Keep It True Festival - Cancels Dark Angel Appearance

There has been a lot of turmoil regarding Dark Angel's possible reunion and statements thrown around. The thrash metal veterans were announced as part of the Keep It True XVII fest set to take place next year. But that will not happen after all since the festival decided to pull the plug on the band's performance and thus preserve the fest credibility. In other news, Eric Meyer has also been confirmed for the 2014 Dark Angel lineup.

Keep It True released this statement: "Hello Friends, there have been many turbulences around the Dark Angel reunion and their show at Keep It True lately. Right now it looks like there are two separate sections with on the one hand Don Doty and Eric Meyer and on the other hand Gene Hoglan and Jim Durkin, who fight each other with almost daily statements about who is the real Dark Angel. We watched this quietly for some days and hoped that all will be sorted out, but it seems there is no satisfying solution for everyone. Keep It True stands for many years for honesty and credibility and we fear that these actions around the Dark Angel reunion can put damage on the good name of the festival. So we decided that NO version of Dark Angel will play on Keep It True 2014. We do not want to be in the middle of a fight where there is no end in sight. I hope you all understand our decision, we know some of you will be disappointed, but this is the only way for us. We will now look for a different Saturday headliner."

The latest statement from the band was the following: "Due to the recent rumor-inducing statements made by estranged ex-Dark Angel singer Don Doty, the band is forced to offer a premature release of information. Dark Angel will reform for a limited number of appearances in 2014 in the U.S. and select festivals in Europe. These dates are still pending and have not yet been booked at this time. The confirmed lineup for these rare and unique, select 2014 shows features Gene Hoglan (drums), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass). The lack of responsibility that Don Doty is displaying by posting false information and unfounded rumors is creating confusion for Dark Angel fans. There is no 'Team Don Doty' or 'Team Ron Rinehart.' There is ONLY Dark Angel. We will not be a part of anything that damages this band and its reputation. All future official statements will come from Dark Angel's management."

The band might as well get their act together or it will be difficult for any festival to take them in.

Band profile: Dark Angel
Posted: 06.09.2013 by BloodTears


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Comments: 2   Visited by: 23 users
06.09.2013 - 19:41
"The Quaker"
Why can't the feature both Doty and Rineheart?
07.09.2013 - 04:19
I'll quote an user from metal-archives, seems apropriate

The band is guilty
The crime is greed
The sentence is disgrace
Cash-grab descends

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