Thursday, July 14, 2011

Death Angel Interview By Wheeling Rampage Productions

For those who are unfamiliar with the band, where did you come up with the name and who are the band members?

The band name came from a book. The current band members are:

Mark Osegueda – Lead Vocals
Rob Cavestany- Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals
Ted Aguilar – Rhythm Guitar
Will Carroll – Drums
Damien Sisson – Bass Guitar

What gear does each member use?

We use Mesa Boogie, Engl, Ampeg, Jackson Guitars, ESP guitars, Fender Guitars, Pearl Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Sennheiser, Line 6, Dunlop, EMG pickups, Furman, Voodoo Lab, Jet Setter Rigs & Monster Cables

How has Death Angel’s style of playing change over the years of the development of the Green Bay thrash movement?

We progressed & grew up as musicians & songwriters & we’re open minded & listen to a lot of music outside of metal.

Over the years, you had line-up changes. Did these changes effect the band’s overall sound?

Yes it did in a positive & productive way that lead us to write an aggressive album & tour relentlessly.

When you were just starting Death Angel in the early 80s, did you ever you think you would be as successful as you are now?

No. We just wanted to play in a band & write music. We never thought it would be this successful.

How did the hiatus effect the band as a whole or individually?

It affected us because we were not able to tour like a real band should.

What is your favourite venue or city to play in?

So many places. San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Europe (Holland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Slovenia ect).

What was the worst venue you have ever played in?

There are so many, but they shall remain nameless.

Was 70 000 tons of metal exciting to play? What were your feelings about playing on a cruise ship?

It was one of the best times & shows the band has ever been a part of.

What would you say was the highest point in Death Angel’s career and what was the lowest?

The high point was headlining the Dynamo Festival & The Warfield in San Francisco. Low point was the accident.

Do you have any tips or pointers for bands who are just starting?

Stick to what you believe in & never give up. Listen to many styles of music & be open minded.

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