San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL are pleased to announce the release of a thrashumentary! The DVD release was directed, shot and edited by Tommy Jones (KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, LAMB OF GOD, CARCASS, TESTAMENT) of Videohammer Studios will be released July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. The release will also include a full live album entitled The Bay Calls for Blood.
“It is with great excitement that I finally get to share this DEATH ANGEL news,” comments vocalist Mark Osegueda. “a thrashumentary is finally complete and ready for release this summer! The film tells the story of DEATH ANGEL from our inception to the present day. With many guest appearances by some of our peers, and contemporaries who happen to be some of the most respected players in the genre. It covers the highs, lows and highs again of the band and the thrash metal movement. A must have for any metal fan!
“The even better news is a thrashumentary will be accompanied by an official live album called The Bay Calls for Blood, which was recorded in our hometown of San Francisco! We are so proud of this recording and performance that we decided to release it as a live DEATH ANGEL record! Did I say record? Damn right I did! Because it will also be available separately on limited edition vinyl for all the true metal fans! Bleed for it!!!”
Adds director Tommy Jones:
“What originally started out as a live music video for ‘River of Rapture’ in 2010, has evolved into a full scale historical documentary on the band and the thrash scene. This is the first time the band in its current lineup has been able to collectively sit down, and tell the story of how DEATH ANGEL came to be Mark, Rob, Ted, Will and Damien. Mixed with live footage I shot in The Philippines, Asia, Germany, Europe and North America, this project was a blast to produce. It became a true evolution from what we originally set out to do, while solidifying a lifelong friendship. I can’t wait for the DEATH ANGEL fans worldwide to be able to sit back and throw on a thrashumentary and hear/see the bands story straight from their mouths. It’s a project I’m very proud of. It’s also something I would have never envisioned doing when I was a kid taking my guitar to my teacher to learn the solo of ‘Bored’! Thrash on!“
Not every band can rise up to be musical legends, but every once in a while a group is able to exceed all expectations and define the boundaries of a genre. Seven albums into their career and DEATH ANGEL has never been stronger or more vital to the scene. Among one of the youngest bands ever to storm the metal world, DEATH ANGEL have come to be known as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the 80s Bay Area Thrash Metal scene. DEATH ANGEL weren’t just a band, they were family! Originally formed in 1982 by five cousins, including surviving members guitarists Rob Cavestany and vocalist Mark Osegueda, a thrashumentary tells the story of the bands incredible musical journey and of a dream that called for blood.
a thrashumentary DVD Chapter List:
02. We Grew Up In The Bay Area Thrash Scene
03. The Original Lineup Of Death Angel
04. Kill As One
05. The Ultra Violence
06. Frolic In The Park
07. Act III
08. The Accident
09. The O
11. Thrash Of The Titans
12. I Like Everything About Ted
13. The Art Of Dying
14. Killing Season
15. Relentless Revolution
16. I’m Looking For Will Carroll
17. And Then Damien Came In
18. Relentless Retribution
19. Impressions Of Suecof
20. Relentless Touring
22. Death Angel Is
23. The Last Song Of The Evening
25. Mistress Of Pain Live
The Bay Calls for Blood Bonus Live Album & Individual LP Track List:
1. Left for Dead
3. Buried Alive
4. The Dream Calls For Blood
5. Execution / Don’t Save Me
9. Caster Of Shame
10. Territorial Instinct / Bloodlust
The Dream Calls For Blood, the band’s seventh studio album, sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 72 on The Billboard 200 chart. This makes it the band’s highest charting record since their reformation in 2004! In contrast the group’s previous CD, Relentless Retribution, opened with 2,700 units in September 2010 and came in at No. 188.
The Dream Calls for Blood was recorded at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL).