Wednesday, January 6, 2016

CD Review: Metal Blade Records Re-Issues Two Death Angel Albums

A good way the start the new year off right is with the newly re-issued Death Angel albums "Frolic Through The Park" and "Fall From Grace" on vinyl and CD. On January 22nd, Metal Blade Records will be releasing these out-of-print albums. The band's 1988 release "Frolic Through The Park" will be available on CD and limited edition red vinyl double LP. It was a breakthrough for the band as the song "Bored" was featured in the movie "Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III" and was in heavy rotation on MTV's "Headbanger's Ball." The album also contains a beefed-up cover of KISS's "Cold Gin" and shows a band that has taken the next step in becoming a worldwide success.
Unfortunately, riding that wave of success crippled the band in 1990 when their tour bus crashed in Arizona, critically injuring their drummer. What was to be a short hiatus for the band, turned into ten years as Death Angel went their separate ways. Prior to the accident, the band discovered that one of their former record labels released the live album "Fall From Grace" without their consent. This caused the album to become unavailable shortly after Death Angel sued the label. Now, Metal Blade Records will be releasing the album "properly" with all of the same packaging as the original release. The music on this release is high-energy and has Death Angel performing at their best. Do yourself a favor in the new year and re-discover this band by searching out these two new re-issues. To find out more about the reformed Death Angel, please visit their Facebook page at

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