Death Angel's vocalist Mark Osegueda had the task to share today that the Bay Area thrashers have cancelled their summer festival appearances in Europe except for Hellfest in France, where they will be performing in June. Death Angel decided to cancel the tour dates to take care of the business side of the band and come back stronger.

The lengthy statement reads as follows: "It's with a heavy heart I have to inform you that the rumors you are hearing are unfortunately true...Although there is a platinum lining to this black cloud of Death Angel's 2014 summer festival season.

"The platinum lining is that we are very proud to announce that Death Angel WILL be playing Hellfest this year! Hellfest will have the exclusive European Death Angel show this summer! However! Our billing on that festival has been updated. We will now be playing on Sunday June 22! (The Black Sabbath day!) On main stage #1 in place of Megadeth who unfortunately had to cancel...and we plan to give that slot on the bill, and you metal fans the damage it deserves!

"The dark cloud I must announce is the rest of our summer tour has been cancelled...And cancelled by us. I assure you this has NOTHING to do with the structure, or strength of the band itself! We feel the band is at its live performing peak riding on the wave of our latest album, The Dream Calls For Blood!

"It boils down to the infrastructure of the business side of this band... Certain aspects of how this band was being handled were no longer matching up to the quality level of product we are releasing, and the live shows we've been unleashing! And if we carried on that way any longer it would have damaged the core of what is us, and that is the Band! So we are taking this time to restructure our business team to make Death Angel the strongest band that we can possibly be from the outside to the core!

"The lineup is intact! The hunger is voracious! And we will be back in Europe with a full blown tour when we feel confident that we have the full arsenal, and team behind us that this band, and its music, and most of all you fans deserve! We are doing all we can to expedite this process! I know some of you will not understand this aspect of the art form known as music! But it is a business. And hasty business choices in this art has brought down bigger than us....And we have NO intentions of being brought down!

"Some of you will have negative comments, and thoughts... But believe me! No one is more saddened, and disappointed about these cancellations than us... And if you have ever seen us live I'm sure you can attest to our love for being on stage! That being said! We'll see you at Hellfest! And we plan on giving you a performance that night that will convince the naysayers that Death Angel is here to stay! And a force to be reckoned with! The Dream Calls for Blood! And Death Angel is still bleeding! Thank you! Mark Osegueda."


Source: deathangel.us
Band profile: Death Angel
 
Posted: 25.05.2014 by BloodTears



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Cynic Metalhead - 25.05.2014 at 12:44  
Well, it's nice that they cancelled due to business commitments 'cause they really work hard on their music.
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.05.2014 at 12:54  
Oh well, that just made the Sunday of Hellfest even better then.
gilberto_morais - 25.05.2014 at 19:23  
I still remember the EU tour in 2011 they also cancelled in order to play a tour the same time in America. "Nice Guys"!!!

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