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!!”

Exodus Reflect On The Onset Of The Pandemic And Their 2020 “Bay Strikes Back” European Tour In New Video

Exodus have shared a new video in which they reflect on the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, which got into full swing during their 2020 “Bay Strikes Back” European tour with Testament and Death Angel. That trek led to multiple bandmembers testing positive for the virus including Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, Testament singer Chuck Billy, Testament bassist Steve DiGiorgio, and Death Angel drummer Will Carroll. You can watch the new clip below. As previously reported, the North American leg of “The Bay Strikes Back” tour is scheduled to take place in 2022.

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!”

Faith No More To Replace Limp Bizkit At 2021 Aftershock Festival

Faith No More have been added to this year’s Aftershock Festival. The band will be replacing Limp Bizkit, who have decided to cancel all of their 2021 dates. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Faith No More, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Death Angel, Fit For A King, and Oxymorrons.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Dropkick Muprhys, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Des Rocs, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Black Map, UnityTX,and Contracult Collective.

October 9: Misfits, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Mudvayne, Body Count, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, DED, Bones UK, Alien Weaponry, The Black Moods, Blame My Youth, South Of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, The Blue Stones, Law, All Good Things, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.

Metallica, Death Angel, Living Colour, Etc. Members To Guest On New Santana Album “Blessings And Miracles”

Carlos Santana has revealed the details for his new album “Blessings And Miracles.” The effort will be released on October 15 and it will feature a number of special guests including: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, Living Colour‘s Corey Glover, Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas, Chris Stapleton, and more.

“Blessings And Miracles” Track Listing:

01. “Ghost Of Future Pull / New Light”
02. “Santana Celebration”
03. “Rumbalero” (feat. Salvador Santana & Asdru Sierra)
04. “Joy” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
05. “Move” (feat. Rob Thomas, Zac Barnett & American Authors)
06. “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” (feat. Steve Winwood)
07. “Break” (feat. Ally Brooke)
08. “She’s Fire” (feat. Diane Warren & G-Eazy)
09. “Peace Power” (feat. Corey Glover)
10. “America For Sale” (feat. Kirk Hammett & Mark Osegueda)
11. “Breathing Underwater” (feat. Stella Santana, Avi Snow, MVCA)
12. “Mother Yes”
13. “Song For Cindy”
14. “Angel Choir” (feat. Gayle Moran Corea) / “All Together” (feat. Chick Corea)
15. “Ghost Of Future Pull II“

Santana said the following about the album:

“The title of this album comes from my belief that we’re born with heavenly powers that allows us to create blessings and miracles. The world programs you to be unworthy of those gifts, but we have to utilize light, spirit and soul — they’re indestructible and immutable. Those are the three main elements on this album.”

Two songs from the record, “Move” (feat. Rob Thomas, Zac Barnett & American Authors) and “She’s Fire” (feat. Diane Warren & G-Eazy), can be found below:

Testament’s Chuck Billy To Fans Attending “The Bay Strikes Back” Tour: “If You’re Not Vaccinated, Wear A Mask”

Testament’s Chuck Billy has shared a new video message for fans planning to attend the band’s “Bay Strikes Back” tour with Exodus and Death Angel. The frontman is asking everyone to get vaccinated or at least wear a mask, so the show can stay on the road.

Billy said the following:

“We’re getting ready to get back on tour [in the U.S.], October [and] November, with ‘The Bay Strikes Back’, with TESTAMENT, EXODUS [and] DEATH ANGEL. A killer package.

I just wanna talk about a little bit… Of course, you guys know we came off ‘The Bay Strikes Back’ in Europe [in March 2020]. I think everybody in the bands — all three bands — were sick with COVID. So we’re getting ready to go out on this tour, and we’ve gotta kind of approach things a little different. First of all, we wanna be able to put on a performance and a show for everybody that’s been stuck at home for so long dying to get some music, shows under the belt. So we’re gonna do things a little different as far as… We do wanna offer a meet-and-greet with our fans, but we’re gonna do things a little bit different and offer a soundcheck so we actually don’t really have to touch each other and be that close to each other to spread a virus if someone does carry it. Because if one person gets sick on this tour, the tour is over. So, we’re trying to do everything we can to keep the fans safe, to keep the bands safe and keep us working so the tour doesn’t end. So I wanna apologize, ’cause I know I like to come out after the show and hang out with some fans, sign things, talk to everybody. And it’s gonna be a little different this time. So I wanna apologize in advance to those of you who’ve been hanging out after the shows and I visit with. You’re gonna have to wait a little longer — maybe until next summer, when the tour comes through. But I wanted to make everybody aware of that.

We’re all gonna have to do this together, do our part. Either be vaccinated. And if you’re not vaccinated and you wanna come see the show, do everybody else a favor — wear a mask. I mean, that’s your choice. We’re just trying to do everything we can to keep this tour going, keep fans entertained, and, most of all, keep us and the crews working. I would hate to get out there and start a tour and then, in the middle of it, somebody gets sick and the whole tour’s done. So, we’re all in it together.

We’re looking forward to ‘The Bay Strikes Back’. It’s gonna be a kick-ass tour. Get your tickets, if you haven’t. They’re selling really good — some sold-out shows already. So we’re looking forward to it. It’s been a year and a half since we got to perform [last] — a little over a year and a half. So, here we come. We’ll see everybody real soon.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Exodus And Death Angel Members Perform With Their AC/DC Tribute Band AC/DZ In Concord, CA

Last night (July 17), AC/DZ, the AC/DC tribute band featuring Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza and Death Angel drummer Will Carroll, performed at Vinnie’s Bar And Grill in Concord, CA. You can see some fan-filmed footage from that show below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Metal Allegiance Announce Patchogue, NY Show

Metal Allegiance will be performing at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, NY on September 25. The event will feature core members Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), Mark Menghi, and Alex Skolnick (Testament) as well as Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax).

Several of the participating artists commented:

Bush:

“Always a blast to get on the stage with my Metal Allegiance homies. Never played on the Island with ’em! This is a first for me… I’m looking forward to getting on any stage at this point. We’ll be tearing through some Metal Allegiance originals, classic metal songs along with some Anthrax tunes from the records I made with them… It is Anthrax’s 40th anniversary after all… Come on out, metalheads!”

Menghi:

“Metal Allegiance is back! Can’t wait to hit the stage again and shed some of these COVID pounds! Haha. It’s been way too long since we hit it and this show is a special one as it’s on Metal Allegiance’s home turf of Long Island. New York audiences have some catching up to do with our West Coast friends. Let’s show them how it’s done!”

Portnoy:

“After an unexpected year and half vacation, I am sooooooo excited to finally be playing live again! And what better way to break my post-COVID cherry than with my metal brothers in Metal Allegiance! And what better place than my old home sweet home, Strong Island… I can’t wait!”

Skolnick:

“We are all looking forward to hitting the stage once again as Metal Allegiance, this time in Long Island, our symbolic hometown, sight of many meetings (and tacos) and location of our first recording. After the year or so we’ve all had, this first (and only) Metal Allegiance gig of 2021 will have an extra special energy. Don’t miss it!”

Rob Rush (94.3 The Shark) will serve as a guest MC at the concert, which is set to be filmed for a future streaming event and live release. Killcode, Magus Beast and To The Pain will open.

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!”

Sepultura To Release “SepulQuarta” Album In August

Sepultura will be releasing a new compilation album titled “SepulQuarta” on August 13. The effort will feature various quarantine performances that were recorded for their series of the same name. Andreas Kisser commented:

“‘SepulQuarta‘ was born at the very beginning of the pandemic when everything was halted. We had a new album out, but we couldn’t tour for it. Therefore, we created this recurring event where we could talk with our fans around the world, play our music and exchange ideas, it was a blast! SepulQuarta kept us alive and strong throughout one of the most difficult times in human history.”

“SepulQuarta” Track Listing:

01. “Territory” (feat. ex-Megadeth bassist David Ellefson)
02. “Cut-Throat” (feat. Anthrax’s Scott Ian)
03. “Sepulnation” (feat. Danko Jones)
04. “Inner Self” (feat. Sacred Reich’s Phil Rind)
05. “Hatred Aside” (feat. Hatefulmurder’s Angélica Burns, Torture Squad’s Mayara Puertas & Crypta’s Fernanda Lira)
06. “Mask” (feat. Devin Townsend)
07. “Fear, Pain, Chaos, Suffering” (feat. Far From Alaska’s Emmily Barreto)
08. “Vandals Nest” (feat. Testament’s Alex Skolnick)
09. “Slave New World” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
10. “Ratamahatta” (feat. Os Paralamas do Sucesso’s Joao Barone & ex-Titãs drummer Charles Gavin)
11. “Apes Of God” (feat. Death Angel’s Rob Cavestany)
12. “Phantom Self” (feat. Periphery’s Mark Holcomb)
13. “Slaves Of Pain” (feat. Kreator’s Fred Leclercq & Korzus’ Marcello Pompeu)
14. “Kaiowas” (feat. Angra’s Rafael Bittencourt)
15. “Orgasmatron” (Motörhead cover) (feat. Motörhead’s Phil Campbell)