The Dream Calls for Blood, the follow up to Bay Area thrash legends DEATH ANGEL’s crushing Relentless Retribution (2010), was recorded once again at Audio Hammer Studios utilizing the production services of Jason Suecof (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, GOD FORBID, TRIVIUM). It finds DEATH ANGEL at the height of their powers, summarily fired and inspired by the exhaustive three years touring mounted for the last record, a worldwide onslaught that found the band fully welcomed, as vocalist Mark Osegueda explains, into the pantheon of thrash mastery…

“We finally did some shows with the big four guys, some festivals with SLAYER in Europe. We toured three legs with the ANTHRAX/TESTAMENT/DEATH ANGEL tour, throughout North America, plus we did the METALLICA Fillmore shows. We did some festivals with MEGADETH, so we touched on all the big four. We’re getting the word out that we are a relevant force in this type of music, a force to be reckoned with, because we’ve still got this young anger in us (laughs). Our stage show still completely delivers the goods, back to back with the younger thrash bands or the older thrash bands. We’re very confident in our live performance and we hold our own. And we think this next record is going to solidify that we also do that in the studio.”

Mark took some time the evening of October 3 to talk with Pittsburgh Music Magazine before their appearance at Altar Bar on Halloween night Oct. 31 in PGH to talk about the new record, touring, playing with the big four and newer bands today, and much more.  Listen here…

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DEATH ANGEL’s previous album Relentless Retribution sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 10 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The record also came in at #188 on Billboards Top Current Albums chart, making it DEATH ANGEL’s highest charting record since the bands reformation in 2004.



10/18/13   Slim’s – San Francisco, CA (no DIAMOND PLATE)
10/19/13    The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
10/20/13    Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
10/21/13    Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
10/23/13    Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
10/24/13    Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/25/13    South By So What – Dallas, TX
10/26/13    Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
10/27/13    FuBar – St Louis, MO
10/29/13    Webster Hall (Marlin Room) – New York, NY
10/30/13    Empire – Springfield, VA
10/31/13    Altar Bar-  Pittsburgh, PA 
11/01/13    Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
11/02/13    Middle East – Boston, MA
11/03/13    Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
11/04/13    Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/05/13   Reggie’s –  Chicago, IL
11/07/13    Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/08/13    Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
11/09/13    Rocky Point – Tempe, AZ
11/10/13    Observatory – Santa Ana, CA