INTERVIEW: Death Angel – Rob Cavestany is so fucking excited!

Early in 2008 I had the opportunity to talk to Mark Osegueda about Death Angel’s killer 2008 release Killing Season. During that interview, Osegueda told me that plans were afoot for this hallmark thrash band to get to Australia during 2009. To the delight of thrash fans across the country, their March 2009 tour was announced later on last year, and we are seeing these guys on our shores this week. To chat about this tour, I got the opportunity to talk with fellow band member Rob Cavestany.

The release of Killing Season yielded Death Angel almost universal critical acclaim. Where Osegueda has pretty strong thirst for approval, and follows critics’ reviews pretty closely, Cavestany tries not to keep track about it, but finds himself doing it anyway. The way that the world reacted to Killing Season filled Cavestany with a proud joy.

‘I don’t know about artists that say they only make music for themselves,’ he told me. ‘I dunno about that. You definitely make it for yourself, but you can’t help but hear things. The album was received quite well and it definitely makes me very, very, extremely proud and very happy.’

Death Angel have been doing their thing for so long that when they got back together after such a huge break, it wasn’t really a shock to hit the road and tour quite hard. Perhaps because these guys were so young when they were touring the world, they all feel quite at home on a tour bus, and really look forward to getting back into that type of thing. It’s an exciting time for them, and almost welcoming, when they hit the stages and hit the road. 

Nevertheless, touring at this stage of their lives, when they are older, more mature and have their heads in a slightly different space, has changed the way that they approach touring. As Cavestany told me… READ MORE ->

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