Angel Dust (3)

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German Heavy Metal band from Dortmund, formed in 1984 as Angeldust.

Starting as a speed/thrash band that did not survive the '80s, Angel Dust were reformed around 1996-97 with a more modern power metal style. The reformation came about when the original rhythm section of Frank Banx and Dirk Assmuth had been playing in a cover band with guitarist Bernd Aufermann and Frank's younger brother Steven, who suggested reviving the Angel Dust name to record original songs that he and Aufermann had been working on.

Aufermann left the band in 2001 and was briefly replaced by American guitarist Richie Wilkison. Aufermann would return in 2004, but around a year later vocalist Dirk Thurisch decided to quit. After five years with Carsten Kaiser in place, but little in the way of serious activity, Thurisch made a brief return to Angel Dust before the band eventually came to a halt.

A second reunion was announced in September 2016.

The band's first two albums were reissued unofficially in very limited quantities in late 2002-2003. The reissues have no label or copyright info and have two bonus tracks each.

Not to be confused with Angel Dust (later Asmodina) from Darmstadt who released a demo in 1985.
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Angel Dust (3) Discography Tracks

Albums

Angel Dust (3) - Into The Dark Past album art Angel Dust (3) Into The Dark Past (Album) Disaster, Disaster Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Angel Dust (3) - To Dust You Will Decay album art Angel Dust (3) To Dust You Will Decay (Album) Disaster Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Angel Dust (3) - Border Of Reality album art Angel Dust (3) Border Of Reality (Album) Century Media Europe 1998 Sell This Version
Angel Dust (3) - Bleed album art Angel Dust (3) Bleed (Album) Century Media Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Angel Dust (3) - Enlighten The Darkness album art Angel Dust (3) Enlighten The Darkness (Album) Century Media Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
Angel Dust (3) - Of Human Bondage album art Angel Dust (3) Of Human Bondage (Album) Century Media US 2002 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Angel Dust (3) - Marching For Revenge  album art Angel Dust (3) Marching For Revenge (Cass, Mono) Not On Label (Angel Dust (3) Self-released) none Germany 1985 Sell This Version
none Angel Dust (3) - Live In The 'Scum Club' In Katwijk / Holland 30.04.1988 album art Angel Dust (3) Live In The 'Scum Club' In Katwijk / Holland 30.04.1988(Cass, C60) Not On Label none Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
9717-4 Angel Dust (3) - "Border Of Reality" "Something Wicked This Way Comes" album art Angel Dust (3), Iced Earth Angel Dust (3), Iced Earth - "Border Of Reality" "Something Wicked This Way Comes"(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Century Media 9717-4 Europe 1998 Sell This Version

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teh_grinder

June 11, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
If you have an appreciation for thrash/speed/power metal with keyboards, then this band is well worth your time! They are loaded exactly with what the metal enthusiast craves: attitude, good hooks, speed(but ofcourse), and high-pitched shrieks like only the Germans know how! Although these guys really haven't struck the masterpiece level with any of their albums, (Bleed comes pretty close) they haven’t made a bad album either. It's just that I find "Into The Dark Past", "To Dust You Will Decay" and "Bleed" superior than the other ones. Anyway, if you have a love for the more traditional side of thrash, speed or power metal (Agent Steel, Helloween), then these guys’ve got you covered!

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