Mark Osegueda of Death Angel
Interview by Luxi Lahtinen
On/offstage pictures by Terhi Pihlaja
Much thanks to both Silke of Tough Enough Promotion and Flo for setting up the interview with Mark
Death Angel – among so many other Bay Area thrash metal acts like Testament, Exodus, Vio-lence, Heathen, Forbidden, Defiance and so forth, has come a long way from the times of their monstrously wicked thrash debut, THE ULTRA-VIOLENCE. Many people still consider their best album to dat when the band seems to spend months on tours, just like back in their old days.
It’s been almost 30 years since the formation of the band and Death Angel´s engine is still in excellent shape, just like their energetic live performances have proven for many of us lately. Witnessing Death Angel playing live at Sauna Open Air Metal festival in Tampere, Finland on Friday, 11th of June, simply kicked each and everyone of us fully awake in the venue. These fine Cali-thrashers seem to get better as they age over the years, just like an old wine.
I managed to hook up shortly with the band´s always polite and smiling frontman Mark Osegueda in the dressing room of the band after the show – and naturally I couldn´t help but ask him some details about their 6th studio, titled RELENTLESS RETRIBUTION, which by the words of Mark himself, contains some of ´the most technical and aggressive´ stuff they´ve ever recorded since the classic ULTRA-VIOLENCE album. Of course the old times weren´t left untouched completely either…
(: This interview was done in June 11th 2010)
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