Death Angel were recently used in a psychological study that shows liked and disliked music are equally disruptive to serial recall. The disliked music in the study was the song "Thrashers" by Death Angel.
Dr. Nick Perham explained his reasoning by using Death Angel as the "disliked" music in the study: "We needed a track that most participants would say they did not like. Having been a fan of metal music since my teens, I was pretty confident that a thrash metal song would do the trick as most people never seemed to like the music I liked. In choosing a thrash metal song, I needed a song that was heavy but also allowed the listener to hear many of the different components of the song - the acoustical variation between the successive sound items. We chose "Thrashers". Participants were only allowed to participate in the study if they disliked thrash metal as a musical genre...
San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, Death Angel, have unveiled the track listing and contributing guest musicians for their new album Relentless Retribution. The record is set for release on September 3rd in Europe and the 14th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Claws In So Deep" features performances by the popular acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. The track "Truce" also features a guest guitar solo by Producer Jason Suecof. Relentless Retribution was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof. The album will be released on September 3rd in Europe and September 14th in North America.
TheRaveLive.com presents a free live webcast from Soilwork tonight, Friday July 23th. The free live broadcast will begin at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT / 5:00pm PT / 12:00am GMT, and is scheduled to also include sets from Death Angel, Augury, Swashbuckle, and The Crinn as part of the Panic Over North America Tour.
There will be a re-broadcast next Saturday on July 31 at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT / 6:00pm GMT.
TheRaveLive.com is a service of TheRave.com, the official website of The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI USA. The Rave/Eagles Club is a 180,000 square foot entertainment complex with six concert halls in one building, four of which are wired for simultanteous live broadcasts with anywhere from three to eight camera angles. Over 2000 bands performed at The Rave/Eagles Club in 2009.
Napalm Death singer Mark "Barney" Greenway and Kreator's Mille Petrozza have reportedly recorded guest appearances on Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, the fourth studio album of Volbeat.
Volbeat vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen told Revolver magazine the following: "We were listening to those guys when we were 14, 15 years old, and we have definitely not forgotten them for inspiring us. They know Volbeat — they like our records. We had the opportunity to talk to those guys during the last three years touring around Europe. And to actually have them on the record is really a great compliment. What they did in the studio to the Volbeat sound is amazing."
Recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven will be released in Germany on September 10th and in most parts of Europe and UK on September 13th by Vertigo/Universal.
Last week already, Bay Area Thrashers Death Angel have announced the release of their 6th album entitled Relentless Retribution. The release dates are September 3rd in Europe and September 14th in North America. A picture of the cover art (by Brent Elliot White (Job For A Cowboy) can be found here.
Comments on the artwork by vocalist Mark Osegueda and artist Brent Elliot White can be read here.
As previously reported, the Relentless Retribution album was recorded at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof (Trivium, August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, etc.)
Relapse Records is honored to announce a partnership with Perseverance Holdings Ltd. and the Schuldiner family to reissue the legendary catalog of heavy metal luminary Chuck Schuldiner and his bands Death, Control Denied, and Mantas.
Chuck Schuldiner's Death, one of the most important and influential metal bands of all-time, will see the first official digital releases of it's legendary albums Scream Bloody Gore, Leprosy, Spiritual Healing, Human, Individual Thought Patterns, and The Sound Of Perseverance from May 11th via iTunes. These digital releases will come two days before Chuck Schuldiner would have celebrated his 43rd birthday. Schuldiner passed away on December 13, 2001 after fighting a long, recurring battle with brain cancer.
Debauchery vocalist Thomas "The Bloodbeast" Gurrath was sacked from his position as a philosophy trainee teacher at a high school in Stuttgart in Germany due to the "violent" content of his music. Gurrath was given the choice by the educational authorities between continuing his job teaching ethics to 14-year-old students and maintaining his career as a death metal vocalist. Gurrath, however, refused to give up Debauchery, which caused him not only to lose his job at his school, but also to be banned from teaching anywhere in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg as long as he continues to be a member of a death metal band.
The school governors were apparently not aware of his links to death metal when they hired him. However, one supervisor at the school discovered the band's website and informed the authorities. The parents and the school officials were horrified when they saw some of the band's promotional materials which feature naked women covered with blood and sado-masochistic equipment. The officials described the band's live shows as signs of "mental disability" and decided that it is not safe for children to be in the same classroom with Gurrath.
Napalm Death will team up with Dying Fetus for an Australian tour in September. The dates are as follows:
Sep. 01 - Amplifier Bar - Perth, Australia
Sep. 02 - Fowler's Live - Adelaide, Australia
Sep. 03 - The Hifi - Melbourne, Australia
Sep. 04 - The Factory - Sydney, Australia
Sep. 05 - The Hifi - Brisbane, Australia
E.M. Hearst from The NULLL Collective threw the following bit of news out through e-mail:
"International Funeral Doom Cult The NULLL Collective have signed with legendary U.K. underground label Aesthetic Death Records. The label will release the Collective's debut full-length CD De Monstris this summer.
The NULLL Collective is made up of three veteran Funeral Doom artists: E.M. Hearst (Torture Wheel, Wraith Of The Ropes, Synaptic Fracture), Stijn Van Cauter (Until Death Overtakes Me, Wijlen Wij, The Ethereal, Beyond Black Void), and S.P. White (Uncertainty Principle). The sound of the debut album is morbid, crushing, raw, monstrous, hateful Funeral Doom of a highly twisted and experimental nature.
Soilwork have confirmed a headlining North American tour for the summer. Support will come from Death Angel, Augury, Mutiny Within, and tour sluts Swashbuckle. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jul. 14 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Jul. 15 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Jul. 16 - The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
Jul. 17 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Jul. 18 - FouFounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Jul. 19 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON
Jul. 20 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Jul. 21 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
Jul. 22 - Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Jul. 23 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
Jul. 24 - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
Jul. 27 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Jul. 28 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
Hot on the heels of a busy and productive 2009, Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel have been holed up in their Oakland, California studio for the past few months writing songs for their next Nuclear Blast release, tentatively scheduled to drop in September. The band heads into Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida in March, with production genius Jason Suecof on the board, to start tracking the new record. Suecof is on the cutting edge of the current metal world having produced albums for the likes of Trivium, August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, White Chapel, Devildriver and many more.
Rob Cavestany, lead guitarist of Death Angel had this to say about plans for the new album: "Jason is one of my favorite producers churning out some of the sickest slabs of metal out there today. I am so stoked to have the chance to co-produce our next record with him. It's gonna be vicious! The band is on fire right now in the thick of pre-production and the new songs are crushing! We can't wait to start tracking!"