Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Carcass, As I Lay Dying, Amaranthe, Death Angel, Etc. At 2022 Alcatraz Open Air Festival

ARTE Concert have shared some pro-shot footage from this year’s Alcatraz Open Air festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. You can watch sets from Carcass, As I Lay Dying, Amaranthe, Death Angel, Life Of Agony, Exhorder, Accept, Benediction, Mgla, Suicidal Angels, and Evil Invaders below:

Death Angel’s Ted Aguilar: “There’s Some New Material Floating Around”

During an episode of his “Alive & Streaming” livestream series, Death Angel’s Ted Aguilar revealed that the band have some new material in the works. He said the following:

“There is new music being worked on. There are some skeletons that [have] been floating around before [‘The Bay Strikes Back’ U.S.] tour. We’ll probably start continuing maybe. If we have some time before [we leave for shows in] Europe [this summer], maybe we’ll get together and work on some stuff. That’s for sure. But there’s some new material floating around. Nothing set in stone yet — just some skeletons.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Testament, Exodus, & Death Angel Add Second North American Leg To “The Bay Strikes Back Tour”

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel have added another North American leg to their “Bay Strikes Back Tour.” You can find the new dates below.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
09/10 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/12 Wichita, KS -Cotillion
09/13 Kansas City, MO – Truman
09/15 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/16 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/18 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
09/19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09/21 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09/22 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
09/23 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
09/26 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
09/27 Albany, NY – Empire Live
09/28 Portland, ME – State Theatre
09/30 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
10/01 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/04 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/06 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
10/08 Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
10/10 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
10/12 Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10/14 Reno, NV – Cargo
10/15 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic

Several members of the bands commented:

Testament’s Chuck Billy:

“We’ve all been having a killer time playing a lot of sold out shows for die hard metal fans across the US and we wanna keep the party rolling!”

Testament’s Eric Peterson:

“We’re so excited to do a second leg of Bay Strikes Back Tour into Canada- Its been a ling time coming and now things are starting to gel with Dave. We will be adding some newer songs and some older ones too into the set METAL!”

Exodus’ Gary Holt:

“This tour has been so raging, so crushing, what do we do to follow it up? We do it again! Exodus will be joining Testament and Death Angel for another round of The Bay Strikes Back Tour in the US! Hitting some major markets and also Canada! More Brutality on tap for all, come join the violence!”

Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda:

“I can’t begin to tell all of you how excited Death Angel is that this AMAZING tour has been extended with a second leg of North American dates! Night after night all three bands see how amazing the crowd reactions have been and we as band members are also so appreciative that we’re back doing what we love doing most of all! Playing music and exchanging energy with the most passionate fans of all! Thrash Metal Fans! The Bay Strike Back Tour is extending it’s endless reach! See you on the road!!”

Death Angel Premiere “Absence Of Light” Live Video

Death Angel have premiered a new live video for their song “Absence Of Light.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live album/film “The Bastard Tracks,” which was released today (November 26). That effort was recorded at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA on May 22. Mark Osegueda commented:

“‘Absence Of Light‘ is a song that I have been championing since the album that it is on called ‘Relentless Retribution‘ was released in 2010. It’s an extremely dark song lyrically that sits on top of this thunderous and driving riff and beat. It is not a fast song by any means. But! It’s HEAVY!! DARK and HEAVY!!! We finally took the time to re-familiarise ourselves with it and we were all surprised at how HEAVY it sounded when we all played it together in the room! I’m pretty confident it will rear it’s DARK and HEAVY head in some future live sets. In front of an actual audience!”

Ted Aguilar Says Death Angel Have “Some Ideas Floating Around” For Their Next Album

During a recent appearance on the “Loaded Radio” podcast, Ted Aguilar offered an update on the new Death Angel album. The guitarist said the following:

“There is plans [to record a new LP]. Right now, there’s just rumblings and just ideas floating around. We haven’t really sat down and pieced them together. But there’s plans. I mean, who knows? We could have an album ready in two months or we may not. It all depends. It’s kind of hard to predict the future, because of the landscape of the world right now. I know our tour with Testament and Exodus got pushed back to April-May [of 2022]. So that gives us time to do some writing. And who knows? Maybe we could have something by then; we may not. But there’s some ideas floating around, for sure.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Five More Dates Added To Testament, Exodus, & Death Angel’s Upcoming North American Tour

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel have added five more dates to their upcoming North American tour. You can find the updated schedule for that run below.

Tour Dates:

2021:

11/27 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

2022:

04/09 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
04/10 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/12 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/13 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/15 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/20 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/21 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04/22 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
04/23 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
04/25 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
04/26 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/27 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
04/28 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
04/30 Sayreville, NJ -Starland Ballroom
05/01 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/02 Boston, MA – House of Blues
05/03 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
05/05 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/06 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
05/07 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/10 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
05/11 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
05/12 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
05/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
05/19 Denver, CO – Summit
05/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/22 Seattle, WA – Showbox
05/23 Portland, OR – Roseland
05/25 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

Death Angel To Release New Live Album “The Bastard Tracks” In November

Death Angel will be releasing a new live album, titled “The Bastard Tracks,” on November 26. The effort was recorded during the band’s May 2021 livestream concert at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA. You can find a live video for “Where They Lay” from that set below:

“The Bastard Tracks” Track Listing:

01. “Lord Of Hate”
02. “Where They Lay”
03. “Why You Do This”
04. “Fallen”
05. “Absence Of Light”
06. “The Organization”
07. “Execution / Don’t Save Me”
08. “Succubus”
09. “It Can’t Be This”
10. “Let The Pieces Fall”
11. “Faded Remains”
12. “Volcanic”
13. “Falling Off The Edge Of The World”
14. “Guilty Of Innocence”
15. “Alive And Screaming”

Vocalist Mark Osegueda commented:

“When we performed and filmed the songs for ‘The Bastard Tracks‘ it was such a crazy time, and having missed being able to perform live for so long was taking it’s toll on me to a certain degree as I have been a live performer for the majority of my life.

I must say… it was a pretty dark time. I know it was for so many of us… but! Music once again helped to pull us through it… it was a bit odd performing to no crowd… but! It felt great re-learning some deep tracks and getting on stage with the guys and unleashing this pent up aggression! And the response from everyone who tuned into it suggesting that we release it as an album was overwhelming! Well…thanks to them here it is! I hope you enjoy it!”

Guitarist Rob Cavestany added:

“Choosing and sequencing the songs for ‘The Bastard Tracks‘ set list was quite a different trip. All of them had rarely (and in some instances never) been played live. We hadn’t performed in front of a live audience for over a year, the longest ever for this band. It was to be filmed live at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and then broadcast worldwide on the good ol’ inter-web! I could get into that…

From basically re-learning most of these songs to getting them as tight as they should be, we put our energy together and made it happen! I’m thankful for having had this goal to focus on during those (still) crazy earth crisis days. It gave us an important reason to get together at DA Studio and JAM! Literally the only time I’ve felt “normal” since 2020 was while we were jamming! Fortunately we’ve been able to do it a lot. Now, we proudly present the audio and visual recordings of those sessions. Turn it up! P.S. – We cannot wait to exchange live energy with you as soon as possible!!”

Testament, Exodus, & Death Angel Postpone U.S. Tour To Spring 2022

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel have postponed their upcoming U.S. tour until 2022. Despite this, the three bands will still be performing at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on November 27 and at the 2021 Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA.

2022 Tour Dates:

04/09 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
04/10 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/12 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/13 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/15 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/20 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/21 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04/22 Dallas, TX -Amplified Live
04/23 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
04/26 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/27 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
04/30 Sayreville, NJ -Starland Ballroom
05/01 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/02 Boston, MA – House of Blues
05/03 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
05/05 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/06 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
05/07 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/10 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
05/11 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
05/12 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
05/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
05/19 Denver, CO – Summit
05/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

Several members of the bands commented:

Testament guitarist Eric Peterson:

“We were really on the fence with this decision. But seeing other bands make it through with a few mild cases and other bigger bands just cancelling their entire tours, we felt it is in our best interest to postpone these shows to ’22.”

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick:

“It gives none of us any pleasure to be the bearers of bad news yet again, but here we are. Although Bay Strikes Back is a top tour package for theaters, the reality is this: It can’t afford to take the risks that top grossing larger venue tours have been taking. The type of disruptions Kiss and other large outdoor venue tours have experienced could cause our shows to be permanently cancelled – a lose/lose for everyone.

The fact that a lower budget tour such as ours is limited to indoor venues with tight backstage space only adds to the risk. It should go without saying that calling off these dates was a ‘last resort’ decision, and everyone involved would much rather this weren’t the case. However, this is the new reality we’re all in. All we can do is hope for everyone’s understanding, which we ask for sincerely.”

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt:

“We are saddened to announce that the Bay Strikes Back tour is being postponed, but the risk of cancelled shows due to positive tests leading to tour personnel being quarantined and isolated is just too great at this time. We want to feel safe, enjoy the tour and be able to hang out with our close friends. The silver lining in this is that Tom Hunting no longer needs chemo and will have more time to work his way back to doing a full tour. He will make his return behind the drums at Aftershock but a full tour requires more preparation, so that is the good part.”

Death Angel vocalist Mark Osegueda:

“Usually when I’m asked to contribute a quote to an announcement it pertains to something I’m extremely excited about. In this case I’m gutted… It pains me to announce that The Bay Strikes Back U.S. Tour is being postpone. No one was looking forward to this more than me. But, on the brighter side of things, the tour is in fact going to happen – just at a later time. And I can assure you that the already ravenous to play live members of Death Angel promise to provide a crushing set during a crushing tour. The Bay WILL Strike Back!”

Testament, Exodus, & Death Angel Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel have announced a fall U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Testament only)
10/06 San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival (no Death Angel)
10/08 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
10/10 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
10/11 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/12 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/14 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/15 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/16 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/17 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/18 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
10/20 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/21 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
10/22 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
10/23 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/24 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/26 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/27 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
10/28 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
10/29 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
10/30 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
11/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/02 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/04 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
11/05 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/07 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/09 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/11 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues (no Exodus)
11/27 Oakland, CA – The Fox

Testament guitarist Eric Peterson commented:

“Finally we are able to announce this suspended tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic! We are totally excited to get out on the road again and continue where we left off supporting our newest release ‘Titans of Creation!’ Along with our brothers of thrash Exodus and Death Angel! Get your tickets now! Horns up!!!!!”

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt continued:

“YES!! Finally back on the road! This time we are bringing the ‘Bay Strikes Back‘ to our own shores with our good friend’s Testament and Death Angel! To say this is awesome would be an understatement! Cannot wait!!”

Death Angel added:

“At last the wait is over! We couldn’t be more pleased to announce the continuation of ‘The Bay Strikes Back Tour‘ with our brothers Testament and Exodus! This leg takes us across the United States to bring our brand of Bay Area Thrash to live onstage, coming soon to a theater near you. Join us for a long-overdue release of some serious pent-up energy! We’re gonna blow the roof off these joints! Come be a part of these explosive performances. See you soon!”

Death Angel Announce “The Bastard Tracks” Livestream Concert

Death Angel have announced a livestream concert, which they are calling “The Bastard Tracks.” The virtual event will be held on May 29 at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA and tickets can be found HERE. The group said the following about the show:

“Join us for the concert experience of the year! We’re digging deep into our catalog to perform older favorites, newer classics and songs that have never been performed live before. You’ll hear the stories behind the songs, and get a glimpse into the collective minds and souls of Death Angel.”