Are you ready? 12 new songs - 1 hour of brand new AngelragE! Brace yourself for Heresy, a collection of songs released one at a time along with behind the scenes footage and music video - an interactive experience unlike any album release before it!
3. Paragon Meadows
6. Devil Winds
8. Frozen Dawn
9. Angelus Mortis
12. Law of the Beast
Listen to the first song from the Heresy album on Apple Music, Spotify, and iHeart Radio
(Los Angeles, CA) November 17, 2017
After a lengthy hiatus, Angelrage has returned with a new single, “On Broken Wings,” accompanied by their music video debut, following a girl tormented by harrowing nightmares of Earth being destroyed in a series of freak natural disasters caused by a mysterious celestial object. In addition to the music video for the single, the band has released several behind the scenes clips on their official YouTube channel. On Broken Wings is the first new release since the 2009 Omega CD and the first of 12 songs being released one at a time under the album title Heresy. Each song will be accompanied by behind the scenes video and extras, including the long-teased Full Disclosure video, documenting the band’s history as told by friends and fans and featuring interviews with the original lineup and rare archival live footage.
Angelrage first surfaced in 2003 with the viral internet sensation Fight the Devil, a 4 track demo which infamously clawed it’s way up the charts at the then-thriving mp3.com over current singles by well-known artists like Michael Sweet and King’s X. The band’s sound was initially described as “brutal and beautiful” (Rock City News January 9, 2003) and the group is perhaps best known for the controversy it inspires; metaljet.com editor Rick Fox recalls, “While making the list for The War, I visited both Christian and Black Metal link lists. Angelrage was listed on both types of sites and I had them listed on both sides of my page!”
Heresy sees the band venturing deeper into the progressive metalcore sound hinted at on 2009’s Omega CD, with guitarist Garland Triest covering lead vocals with a new confidence born of appearances as a voiceover artist in films including As Above So Below, Krampus, and Ghostbusters (2016). On Broken Wings is available online through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, and Google Play. Find out more at http://www.angelrage.com or visit Angelrage on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
(Official press release for On Broken Wings)
You can hear some of AngelragE guitarist Garland Triest's voiceover artistry in Legendary Pictures' holiday horror comedy, Krampus, in theaters now! Triest has previously been featured in As Above, So Below (2014) and No Escape (2015).
Onstage for the first time in 10 years at the invitation of Domination 101's Mark Lannin, guitarist Garland Triest joined members of Doom Crew, Domination 101, and Masters of Reality in covering Rainbow's Man On the Silver Mountain at Fitzgerald's Irish Pub in Huntington Beach, California. You can check out video at https://youtu.be/wn9vmfEJfkU
Vocals: Augie Madrigal, Aaron Hanenburg Guitars: Johnny Blade, Garland Triest
Bass: Michael Courtois
Drums: Jeff McCune
Master of Ceremonies: Mark Lannin
Via Facebook: "...today I was in the sound booth at Todd Soundelux giving voice to monsters for the film As Above, So Below. [My favorite moment in the film was when] ...the stone gargoyles come to life and make the whole audience jump. lol This was an absolute joy to work on. I got to go in to the booth and scream my guts out as well as use some of the vocal techniques I employ with my band AngelragE for some of the demons. They needed victim pain/fear screams and it was a pretty intense experience. I felt relaxed and euphoric for the rest of the day!"
AngelragE : Genesis is a graphic novel/multimedia project in development explaining the origins of the AngelragE "superhero" character. When sleazy Hollywood investors attempt to kill him and his girlfriend in order to steal his music - leaving him broken and grieving - a small town boy sets out for revenge. After a long and grueling recovery, he returns to the City of Angels to become the most feared angel of all! Donning a hideous black skull face and wings (custom made for the project by Hollywood's world-famous Mother Plucker Feather Company), he assumes the persona of the Angel of Death in order to strike fear into his foes, making himself a target of cops and thugs alike. How he goes from avenger to hero is the subject of the graphic novel, which will be rolled out at a time TBA...
New Release Features Original Track Listing and Artwork
May 14, 2010 LOS ANGELES
Just after Angelrage finished working on their first full-length CD, Omega, a song called For the Least of My Brothers was written as a side project to try and raise donations for the homeless. This song, although it was never intended to be on the album, reached a whole new audience and due to it's popularity on the web was included on Omega. But it also drastically changed the CD's direction and promotion and Omega wound up being a very different project. This CD, titled simply Angelrage, is the Angelrage debut album as it was originally conceived with the original track listing and cover art, available here exclusively for a limited time! Featuring the band's classic hit Fight the Devil and a new version of This World. The disc takes the band in a much darker and more aggressive direction, featuring extensive soundscapes developed by award-winning Sound Designer Karen Vassar over a solid collection of spiritually and socially charged songs. With the release of Angelrage, the band is ready to live up to their tagline: "The soundtrack of the apocalypse."
"Music is uniquely powerful in that it can deliver a message lyrically while having the ability to further manipulate emotions through its melodic movements, harmonies, and rhythms. This extraordinary amalgamate has power to nurture and to heal, or to oppress and to hurt. Studies have shown that certain kinds of music cause plants to flourish; others to perish. People actually have a physical reaction called thrills, that little chill you get when a piece of music moves you, to music more than any other art form. Think about how many times you will hear a song and find yourself strangely comforted by it, because you associate it with better times. The Bible tells us that Heaven is filled with music and that it plays an important role in worship. Likewise, of the fallen angel Lucifer it is said “the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.” [Ezekiel 28:13, KJV]. This implies that music plays a powerful role in the battle for our souls. I have always felt a great responsibility in regard to the music Angelrage makes, because I know the effect music has on my own life, and because I feel we should use our talents to try and make the world a better place for all. The success we had with “Fight The Devil” made it imperative that our new CD, “Dysangellion”, cover a wide range of socially relevant and emotionally charged topics, as well as the usual fire and brimstone Revelation inspired carnage people expect from us, with the ultimate goal being to challenge the listener to think about the lyrics, what they mean, and maybe want to learn more about what inspired them." - Garland Triest (as Raphael D'Angelo)
THE ARCHANGELS OF METAL RETURN With New Look, New Sound, New Attitude
August 8, 2009 LOS ANGELES
AngelragE, a band with a long and storied past, is preparing to release it’s long-awaited eponymous full length debut CD. The disc takes the band in a much darker and more aggressive direction, featuring extensive soundscapes developed by award-winning Sound Designer Karen Vassar over a solid collection of spiritually and socially charged songs. Featured on the album is the haunting For the Least of My Brothers, a song the band penned to try to help raise awareness of the growing problem of homelessness, and to raise donations for legendary Pastor Bob Beeman’s homeless ministry, thebridgebunch.com. Beeman also contributed to the CD’s liner notes, saying, “I am excited about AngelragE. These guys rock! Not only are their lyrics scripturally based and thought provoking, but their music is outrageous! You will love these guys!”
The band have reinvented themselves for this album as creepy stone angels, cracked and covered in moss, and the stageshow features a graveyard set with large Celtic crosses and gargoyles, lit with eerie hues of green. With the release of AngelragE, the band is ready to live up to their tagline: “The soundtrack of the apocalypse.” The CD is an independent release and will be available in Fall 2009.
AngelragE was formed in 1995 and is best known for their international hit Fight the Devil, for the 1997 car accident that brought the Fight the Devil sessions to an abrupt end, and for the controversy that seems to follow their every move. Their aggressive style of progressive metal and spiritually charged lyrics have gained them fans all around the world.
(Official Press Release)
In a remarkable piece of synchronicity, legendary "Metal Pastor" Bob Beeman of Sanctuary, International, visiting the U.K., autographed AngelragE fan Philip Lowry's original copy of the mp3.com Fight the Devil CD. Guitarist Garland Triest commented on the photo, "This is amazing. I can't get the smile off my face! I still can't believe one of my CDs made it all the way to Ireland! And here it is getting signed by one of my heroes from Nashville. Wow. I am so honored! Thank you for sharing this! P-Lo, YOU ROCK!" Pastor Beeman also wrote on the liner notes of the Ω (Omega) CD, "I am excited about AngelragE. Not only are their lyrics scripturally based and thought-provoking, but their music is outrageous! You will love these guys."
On Saturday, May 14th, 2005, Garland Triest, Matt Rutherford, Jonah Lewis, and Steve Braun - the original members of AngelragE - made their way to Sound Arena Studios in Van Nuys, California for a showcase performance of all new material.
Little did they know that this would be the last time they would ever play together.
The band had recorded the entire performance, however, the only footage to have surfaced is a clip of Epiphany In Blood; a vivid reminder of the band's electrifying energy and undeniable chemistry on stage. The video is raw and unpolished, but that is part of its charm. It captures the essence of what AngelragE was all about: raw, unbridled passion for music.
Several photos were also taken during the performance, and the flash can be seen at regular intervals. These photographs are snapshots of a moment in time, capturing the band's final moments together. Looking at them now, it's hard not to feel a sense of nostalgia for what once was.
AngelragE may be gone, but their music lives on. Fans who were fortunate enough to see them perform live know that there was something special about this band. They were more than just a group of musicians; they were a force to be reckoned with.
It's been almost two decades since that fateful day in Van Nuys, but the memory of AngelragE and their final performance still lingers. Their music continues to inspire new generations of musicians, and their legacy lives on.
AngelragE guitarist Garland Triest escorted the lovely and talented Karen Vassar to the 56th Annual Emmy Awards. Triest later reminisced, "2004 Emmy Awards. Karen took one home for her contributions to the HBO film And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself with Antonio Banderas. I was one of the only long haired dudes in the place but I didn't care. I was proud as punch. My girl just won a f**king Emmy! Angelrage was blowin' up and I was having a blast working in rehearsal studios - best job ever - and partying with bands I grew up listening to! Not bad for a punk from Spalding, Michigan. Fun fact: after she went up with the sound department to accept the award, they were escorted offstage to take official photos and I didn't see her for an hour, leaving me alone wondering what the hell was happening as I boozed and schmoozed with Hollywood's finest."