DEATH ANGEL, metal by way of San Francisco Bay, released their 8th album “The Evil Divide”, May 27th via Nuclear Blast. And I according to the charts… it’s THEIR BEST YET. Selling 6,000 units it’s first-week, beating out their previous release, “The Dreams Calls For Blood”, back in 2013. The 6,000+ mark got the latest release a cozy spot in Billboard’s top 200, nestled nicely at 98.
Mark Osegueda, DEATH ANGEL vocalist comments:
“We would like to thank everyone out there who contributed to the success of our first-week’s sales of ‘The Evil Divide’! An album we worked very hard on, and are very proud of! Thank you for keeping our passion and dreams alive! The music industry is not for the meek, and we appreciate you all for continually instilling strength in us to give it our all, and give you our best!”
Rob Cavestany, DEATH ANGEL guitarist compares ‘The Evil Divide’ to past albums:
“‘The Evil Divide’ is an evolution and departure from those two albums. Initially, it was going to be a Part 3, but the album went in its own direction, and there was no point in trying to force a connection, so we let it become its own monster, and I’m very happy it became that way.”
Cavestany, continues about the songwriting process for “The Evil Divide”:
“I [got] the chance to write at home more. But part of it was written on the road, and practically all of it was influenced by the road. I wrote some of it at home after we finished ‘The Dream Calls For Blood’, then wrote a bit while we were out on tour for that album, and mostly decided to soak up the inspiration from being on tour and travelling. Then in the final six weeks before entering the recording studio, I cranked out the second half of the album.”
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