Death Angel and Armoured Saint to tour Australia in 2009
This tour is going to be killer! Two of metal’s titans of thrash, on the same bill, and on both bands’ first ever tour of Australia.
Death Angel and Armored Saint are metal’s Titans of Thrash. They were there at the start and despite
experiencing enough trials and tibulations that would put most bands out of commission forever, they are still powering away in metal’s modern age.
Death Angel’s 1987 debut album ‘The Ultra Violence’ sold 40 000 copies in its first 4 months paving the way for the Thrash movement to hit the mainstream in a way that opened the floodgates for an entire genre to rise to the top of the musical food chain for the remainder of the decade.
The recent resurgence of thrash among so many of todays younger bands owes much of its popularity to the comeback of the masters themselves! Death Angel’s began in 2004 with their release of ‘The Art Of Dying’ after playing a cancer benefit show for Testament’s Chuck Billy (another of Thrash’s biggest comeback stories) and continues with their thrashtastic 2008 effort, Killing Season – the year’s best thrash release.
Armored Saint are back in top form once more with the return of one of metal’s most dynamic vocalists, John Bush after his time away fronting Anthrax. With John at the helm and the legendary bassist Joey Vera by his side, its a very good time to be a fan of The Saint!
In 2009 both bands will head to Australia for the very first time in either of their careers to play for their fans across the entire nation! With both bands crossing the generational gap, this tour will see metal fans young an old come out to experience a night of thrash just like it was 1985!!
Leticia Mooney is an Australian author whose works focus on the complications of lives, of place-making, place-taking, and place-being. She works in a multiplicity of form, from essays to poetry.
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