Death Angel (2)

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Thrash Metal (Heavy Metal) band from San Francisco, CA.

Death Angel (2) was formed in 1982 by cousins, guitarists Rob Cavestany and Gus Pepa, bassist Dennis Pepa and drummer Andy Galeon. Mark Osegueda, who is second cousin to the founding members and was their roadie, joined as the vocalist in 1984.

Death Angel were a mainstay of the Bay Area thrash movement in the early 80s and recorded their demo, Kill As One, produced by Metallica's Kirk Hammett. The success of the demo which was credited to the underground tape-trading scene, led to a record deal with Enigma Records. Their debut album, The Ultra-Violence, was released in 1987. The follow up, Frolic Through The Park, was released in 1988, which spawned the single "Bored" and was later featured in Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.

Geffen bought Death Angel out of their record deal with Enigma in 1989. In turn, Enigma released an unauthorized Death Angel live album, Fall From Grace, without their knowledge. Their third studio album, Act III was released in 1990. The album features the singles "Seemingly Endless Time" and "A Room with a View", and received heavy rotation on MTV's Headbanger's Ball.

The group's tour bus crashed in Arizona en route to a show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Drummer Andy Galeon was critically injured and required more than a year to recover. At the urging by Geffen to continue the tour without Galeon, the band refused and were eventually dropped. Osegueda said he quit the band two days after accident and moved to New York. The band eventually parted ways.

In the time of their breakup, the members were involved in various music projects. At the request of Chuck Billy of Testament, they reunited for a one-off gig for the Clash of the Titans benefit concert. However, with Gus Pepa was living in the Philippines at the time, Ted Aguilar was brought on as his replacement. Due to the positive reception, they played various gigs throughout the San Francisco area. In October 2003, they were signed to Nuclear Blast, and released their first album in 14 years, The Art of Dying, in 2004.

Invited by Dave Grohl to record at his studio, they recorded and released Killing Season in 2008, their fifth studio album and the final studio album featuring the original line up. In October 2008, it was announced that Dennis Pepa was leaving the band. The following year, Andy Galeon was forced to leave the band due to his commitments as a new father.

Their sixth studio album, Relentless Retribution, was released in 2010. It was produced by Jason Suecof and Rob Cavestany and marked a return to their trash metal sound. Now featuring Damien Sisson on bass and Will Carroll on drums, the line up also released The Dream Calls for Blood in 2013. Cavestany stated that he saw The Dream Calls for Blood as a companion piece to Relentless Retribution and once again, produced the album with Jason Suecof. It has been their most well-received album since Act III, landing at number 72 on the Billboard 200 and selling 5,400 copies in the US in its first week of release.
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Albums

CDE-73253, 3253-2 The Ultra-Violence — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) The Ultra-Violence (Album) Enigma (4) CDE-73253, 3253-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
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ALI-28112 Frolic Through The Park — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Frolic Through The Park (Album) Enigma (4), Enigma (4) ALI-28112 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
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7 73585-2 Fall From Grace — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Fall From Grace (Album) Enigma Records (3), Restless Records 7 73585-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
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85990 Act III — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Act III (Album) Geffen Records 85990 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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WPCP-3459 Act III = アクトIII — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) = デス・エンジェル* Death Angel (2) = デス・エンジェル* - Act III = アクトIII(CD, Album, Promo) Geffen Records WPCP-3459 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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KICP 1006 The Art Of Dying — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) The Art Of Dying (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast KICP 1006 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
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NB 2082-5 Killing Season — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Killing Season (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2082-5 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
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NB 2289-9, 2289-9 Sonic German Beatdown - Live In Germany — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Sonic German Beatdown - Live In Germany (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2289-9, 2289-9 US 2009 Sell This Version
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SR0583-0 Relentless Retribution — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Relentless Retribution (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast SR0583-0 Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
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NB 2986-2 The Dream Calls For Blood — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) The Dream Calls For Blood (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2986-2 US 2013 Sell This Version
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SR1179 A Thrashumentary. — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) A Thrashumentary. Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast SR1179 Mexico 2015 Sell This Version
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GQCS-90020 The Bay Calls For Blood (Live In San Francisco) — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) The Bay Calls For Blood (Live In San Francisco) (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast GQCS-90020 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
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NB 3498, 3498 The Evil Divide — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) The Evil Divide (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 3498, 3498 US 2016 Sell This Version
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27361 46451 Humanicide — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Humanicide (Album) Nuclear Blast 27361 46451 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
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GQCS-91124~5, GQCS 91124~5 The Bastard Tracks — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) The Bastard Tracks (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast GQCS-91124~5, GQCS 91124~5 Japan 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

7 75026-4 Bored — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Bored(Cass, Single) Enigma Records (3) 7 75026-4 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
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EPRO - 100 Cold Gin / Bored — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Cold Gin / Bored(12", Promo) Enigma (4) EPRO - 100 US 1988 Sell This Version
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24280 A Room With A View — Death Angel (2) D.A.* A Room With A View (Single) Geffen Records 24280 US 1990 Sell This Version
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NB 2112-9 Sonic Beatdown — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Sonic Beatdown (Single) Nuclear Blast NB 2112-9 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
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none The Dream Calls For Blood — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) The Dream Calls For Blood(CDr, Single, Promo) Nuclear Blast none Europe 2013 Sell This Version
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NB 4965-6 The Pack — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) The Pack(2xFile, MP3, Single) Nuclear Blast NB 4965-6 2019
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none Under Pressure — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Under Pressure(4xFile, MP3, EP) Nuclear Blast none 2020
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CHURCH072 River Of Rapture — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) River Of Rapture Church Of Vinyl CHURCH072 Germany 2022 Sell This Version
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Compilations

REST 73786 Archives & Artifacts — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) Archives & Artifacts (Album) Restless Records REST 73786 US 2005 Sell This Version
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NB 3245-2, 27361 32452 The Art Of Dying / Killing Season — Death Angel (2) Death Angel (2) The Art Of Dying / Killing Season (Comp, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 3245-2, 27361 32452 Europe 2013 Sell This Version