metal talk
Type band name, album name, artists name etc here...
Search all our articles by typing band name, album name, artists name etc here...
metal talk
'The Dream Calls For Blood'
(Nuclear Blast Records)
Release Date: Monday 14th October 2013

Johnny Main

johnny main

death angel

'The Dream Calls For Blood' is the seventh album from the Californian thrash giants and the first since 2010s 'Relentless Retribution' album and this new release sees the band produce ten solid numbers which clearly demonstrate that this Death Angel show no signs of slowing down. You can hear a full stream of the album at the bottom of this page.

'Left For Dead' is a good solid start to the album showing the band in fine form with a great guitar riff neatly sandwiched between two mellow and lyrical guitar passages which counterpoint the faster main body of the song.

Likewise 'Son Of The Morning' continues on with a great guitar solo laid on top of a tolling bell giving this track a superbly atmospheric feel.

Article continues below...

'Fallen' has drummer Will Carroll using all his skills to thrash out the beat whilst the relentless guitar riff powers the song along. Words like "ignited" and "invited" during the chorus have some backing vocals added to them which gives them an immediacy, and if the band added this to their live set list you can imagine this section being used to good effect to get the audience interacting with the band.

'Execution/Don't Save Me' shows that Death Angel have more strings to their bow than just writing fast numbers - a fact which is neatly demonstrated by the intro here which is a nice acoustic guitar which is augmented with a subtle harmonising electric guitar track.

There's a breathing space between this intro and the main riff which has Carroll once again holding down a solid drum beat which literally explodes out of the silent speakers. Vocalist Mark Osegueda sounds more aggressive here than in previous numbers - almost shouting the lyrics at you at times.

'Detonate' has a slow (almost epic) intro which is enhanced by some doomy and echoy drumming laid beneath a simple guitar line before the main riff comes in. It's a nice steady riff, lasting as it does for well over a minute, building the tension wonderfully before the guitar and vocals finally kick in. This may not be the fastest song here but certainly amongst my favourite tracks. The fact that the vocals switch between singing and spoken sections just gives the track an extra element too.

Let's not forget the title track, 'The Dream Calls For Blood', of course, which at just over four minutes begins as a full-on-number before settling down to a more leisurely pace during the chorus before picking up pace once again after the main guitar solo. The chorus is repeated half a dozen times which burns itself onto your brain, and like 'Fallen' before it, this track could be used to great effect during the bands live set to get a bit of audience interaction.

Track Listing:
Left For Dead
Son Of The Morning
The Dream Calls For Blood
Execution/Don't Save Me
Caster Of Shame
Territorial Instinct/Bloodlust

You can see Death Angel live here:
Thursday 17th October - Slim's, San Francisco (CD Release Show)
Friday 18th October - Slim's, San Francisco (CD Release Show)
Saturday 19th October - Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood (CD Release Show)
Sunday 20th October - Ramona Mainstage, Ramona (CD Release Show)
Monday 21st October - Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff
Wednesday 23rd October - Dirty Dog, Austin
Thursday 24th October - Scout Bar, Houston
Friday 25th October - South By So What Festival, Fort Worth
Saturday 26th October - Chameleon Room, Oklahoma City
Sunday 27th October - FuBar, St. Louis
Tuesday 29th October - Webster Hall (Marlin Room), New York
Wednesday 30th October - Empire, Springfield
Thursday 31st October - Altar Bar, Pittsburgh
Friday 1st November - Mojo 13, Wilmington
Saturday 2nd November - Middle East, Boston
Sunday 3rd November - Foufounes Electriques, Montreal
Monday 4th November - Opera House, Toronto
Tuesday 5th November - Reggie's, Chicago
Thursday 7th November - Summit Music Hall, Denver
Friday 8th November - Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque
Saturday 9th November - Rocky Point, Tempe
Sunday 10th November - Observatory, Santa Ana
Friday 15th November - Metal Hammer Paradise, Luebeck
Tuesday 26th November - Mega Club, Katowice
Wednesday 27th November - Nova Chmelnice, Prague
Thursday 28th November - Substage, Karlshruhe
Friday 29th November - Brescia, Arci Colony
Saturday 30th November - Temprock Club, Gualtieri
Monday 2nd December - Szene Wien, Vienna
Wednesday 4th December - Backstage, Munich
Friday 6th December - Centrum, Erfurt
Saturday 7th December - Kubiek, Eeklo
Sunday 8th December - La Maroquinerie, Paris
Tuesday 10th December - Underworld, London
Wednesday 11th December - Zeche Carl, Essen
Thursday 12th December - Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Eindhoven
Friday 13th December - X-Mas Metal Festival - Stadthalle Dietikon, Zurich
Saturday 14th December - Chasing Venue, Alsfeld
Sunday 15th December - X-Mas Metal Festival, Event Hall, Geislewind
Monday 27th January - 70,000 Tons of Metal, Miami

You can watch the official lyric video for 'The Dream Calls For Blood' here:

And here's the full stream of the album...

Death Angel are:
Mark Osegueda – Vocals
Rob Cavestany – Guitars
Ted Aguilar – Guitars
Damien Sisson – Bass Guitar
Will Carroll – Drums

Official Website:

beer beer beerbeerbeer




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



Your Email Address:

Travelling To Wacken From:

Your Telephone Number:

Your Enquiry:


metal talk © All written site content is copyright 2008-2017, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.