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FIFTH ANGEL - Reunite after 20 years!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Metaldrumz, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Metaldrumz

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    OH MY GOD!!! :worship:

    Press Release / Although not active for 20 years, one of Seattle's finest metal bands, Fifth Angel, has begun work toward a new studio project. Fifth Angel, formed in the mid-1980s, released two studio records, Fifth Angel (1986) and Time Will Tell (1989) to critical acclaim, building a rabid underground fan following. The band's song “Midnight Love” was the featured theme song of radio personality Howard Stern's TV show in the early 1990s. The following is an official statement from the band on its status:

    "After 20 years, the musical wheels have started turning in the Fifth Angel world. Last fall, Ed Archer (rhythm guitar) felt the time was right to open up and get out the songs popping into his head and slowly began talking to the other members of Fifth Angel about working on some material. Now in 2009, that work has commenced, with Ed having completed demos for four songs, with another 15-20 ideas being worked on for future demos. John Macko (bass) and Kendall Bechtel (lead guitar) are also doing work with writing and recording demos.

    The road to this point was a long one. We disbanded in 1990 after not receiving support from the industry. Promises weren't kept and the change in musical landscape from metal to grunge had the same impact on Fifth Angel as it did with most bands of the period. While fans didn't forget about Fifth Angel, the business side of music did. We all went on to other careers or other bands, perhaps not content, but proud of what we achieved.

    However, with technology today allowing for remote recording, the Internet, etc., the world is a smaller place and the time is right for us to reconnect with our music and see where it leads. At present, the plan isn't for Fifth Angel to be a “career band,” but we're all dedicated to working on songs, and working toward the possibility of getting an album out there, and perhaps playing a few shows in different areas of the globe for all those fans that were denied that so many years ago.

    Our lineup, as it sits now, remains the one on the Time Will Tell album: Ted Pilot on vocals, Ed Archer on rhythm guitar, John Macko on bass, and Kendall Bechtel on lead guitar. We have a drummer or two in mind to complete the lineup, and when the time is right, will announce who will fill that role in Fifth Angel.

    For now, just know that the entire band appreciates every fan out there that has said such complimentary things about our music over the past 20 years. We've seen the comments on Amazon.com and YouTube, read the e-mails sent to FifthAngel.net and observed all the discussion on message boards on the Internet. We know bands say this all the time, but we truly are humbled by your enthusiasm for our music, particularly after being disbanded for so long. It means a lot to us. Hopefully, schedules permitting, we'll have some new music for everyone in the next year. - Ted, Ed, John, and Kendall (Fifth Angel)."
     
  2. MysticX9

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    Holy shit that's great news!!!:OMG::kickass:
     
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    Those guys kicked ass - great melodies, and their lead guitarist was ALWAYS in the pocket - just enough technique, with awesome feel.... wow.. hope the new stuff is good
     
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    Evil Drunken Bastard

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    THAT is badass news!!
     
  5. Dolamite S. Biffle

    Dolamite S. Biffle Biffliest Person Ever

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    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    I loved the two discs they put out back in the 80s. They are easily one of the most underrated bands in Metal's history. However, I can't say I'm overly excited about this. It's just not reasonable to expect a bunch of guys, who are all now pushing 50, to get together after 20 years and write something on par with their earlier works. I hope I'm wrong and wish them luck.

    Zod
     
  7. DarkOne

    DarkOne Black Belt in Sarcasm

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    One of my favorite bands of all time. They had two amazing albums, and I still listen to them today. However, I'll take a cynical 'wait and see' attitude on the reunion. So much changes after 20 years that I won't expect anything special. Maybe they can reproduce some of that same musical synergy, but I can't expect it after so long.

    Steve in Philly
     
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    Agreed with you. Common sense can be a great thing and some people lack it sometimes. :lol:
     
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    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    Good for them! Just got their two discs last fall after hearing so much about them here in the forums. Good stuff...
     
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    Holy Crap!!! I just listened to Time Will Tell yesterday and now I get in and read this......awesome news!!!
     
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    Thorn23TX Marked By The Triangle

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    I just read this over at Blabbermouth and I have to say the first thing I thought to do was come here! I loved Fifth Angel and agree with everyone - they were criminally underrated and its a shame they never caught a break. After those spectacular two records that they never got to tour in support of, at least I hope this reunion allows them to play some live shows. I pray that they produce some quality material for this reunion album and don't follow in the footsteps of their Bellevue, WA brethren and their recent output.

    Think I'll go spin both these discs now. :headbang:
     
  12. MetalAges

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    Not getting hopes up, not getting hopes up..... (although if it all works out and they actually release anything, I hope it kicks as much ass as their 2 albums. This band along with Malice are 2 of the old skool bands I liked most and hope they release something on par with the older material).
     
  13. Matt Crooks

    Matt Crooks www.fools-game.com

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    As exciting as a new album is, the chance that they might actually play their first live show is just as exciting!

    I will spin some FA today!
     
  14. spag

    spag I am a leaf on the wind

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    Very cool. One of my favorites from the 80s.
     
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    I have to get a cartridge for my turntable now and listen to those old LPs.
     
  16. MetalAges

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    Wow nice! Does your LP for the debut have the original artwork for the cover (the winged horse)?
     
  17. Metaldrumz

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    Mine does. :kickass::headbang:

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    13ShadesofGray RI Porch Commando

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    Booyah! I also hope it turns out as well as one would hope from their past accomplishments. I went through way too many copies of both albums way back when... :)
     
  20. Flavio CotM

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    I agree Zod, let's hope for the best :kickass:
     

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