San Francisco Bay Area thrash titans Death Angel released their ninth studio album Humanicide on May 31, 2019. The album received positive reviews from fans and proved that Death Angel still releases killer metal music to bang your head to. Death Angel had just finished a co-headlining tour with thrash metal legends Overkill. Now, they embarked on a mini headlining tour and the second to last stop on the tour was at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California. In classic Hollywood style, the show sold out ahead of time. This Saturday night was set to be an unforgettable one.
The Whisky was packed with metalheads by the time Death Angel was ready to take the stage.
The lights went out and the sold out crowd cheered as Death Angel came down stairs and started the show with Thrown to the Wolves. The Whisky came alive as a mosh pit started and welcomed the thrash legends. Up next performed was Claws in So Deep. Death Angel next announced how they would be going back to 1987 to their debut album, The Ultra-Violence. Since their debut album, only vocalist Mark Osegueda and guitarist/founding member Rob Cavestany have remained in the band. The crowd cheered as Death Angel played Voracious Souls and once again sent the audience into a frenzy with classic thrash metal riffs. Death Angel kept the energy alive the whole time as all band members were energetic on stage and seemed to be feeding off the crowd. Some tracks from their previous record The Evil Divide were played which were Father of Lies and The Moth. Death Angel took a quick break so Osegueda could address the audience. He thanked the audience for all their support all these years and also announced that the band’s current lineup is longest-standing lineup from the band’s career. Death Angel would go on to play a mix of classic material and new tunes which consisted of The Dream Calls For Blood, Mistress of Pain and Lost. Osegueda made note on how the band had just released their new record and would now perform some new tracks for everyone’s listening pleasure. The first track played was the title track and the album’s first single, Humanicide. The next two new tracks performed were I Came For Blood and then the album’s next single, The Pack. It was now time for the show to come to an end and so Death Angel once again went back to their debut album. They first played the intro to the instrumental title track The Ultra-Violence which normally just past ten minutes long, but only the intro was played on this occasion. After the intro, Death Angel jumped into one of their most popular songs, Kill as One. The floor went just as crazy with mosh pits and shoving. Death Angel wrapped up their show, thanked the audience again, and took their leave. Fans were left happy from their performance and proves that Death Angel still has plenty left in the tank.