AngelragE was a progressive metalcore band from Los Angeles, California. Led by visionary guitarist Garland Triest, the group featured in its final incarnation lead vocalists Nancy Carpenter and Shaun Pilon, bassist Michael Courtois, and drummer Dean Guldswog. Elements of the band's sound included thundering double bass drums and brutal guitar riffs set against soaring choirs and lush orchestration with innovative effects and elaborate soundscapes. The songs varied greatly in style yet shared an intensity that became the band's trademark. The music of AngelragE pulled from both modern and classic influences in the heavy metal and progressive rock genres, utilizing other modern influences as well as classical influences such as Bach, Beethoven, and DeBussy. A review in LA's Rock City News described AngelragE's music "at once so brutal and beautiful it takes your breath away!”
From the ashes of a devastating car accident, AngelragE's early demos made the band an underground legend. Courting controversy with iron-fisted control over press coverage, guitarist Garland Triest used the internet - then, still in its infancy - to bring the band international attention before they ever played a show.
A number of shocking events in 2020 led to the end of AngelragE, long before its time in what should have been its finest hour. This website is a tribute to AngelragE and - to friends and fans around the world - a place to come and remember and to dream of what might have been...