Death Angel guitarist Ted Aguilar is featured in a new interview with MetalBlast.net conducted at Hellfest 2014. He discusses the band's latest album, The Dream Calls For Blood, and their decision to cancel their European tour plans for summer2014. An excerpt is available below:
MB: I read that you were suspending your tour due to some business restructuring. What happened exactly?
Ted: "The behind-the-scenes team that we had working with us didn’t make the European tour work financially and logistically for us, so we just had to pull out. If we had to come out here the way it was set up, I think that Death Angel would have just imploded. It was in our best interest to pull out. We also ended our relationship with our manager and our booking agent, but we picked new ones very quickly, so we’re working to get things back on track before the end of the year."
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Death Angel performed at Hellfest 2014 on June 21st. Pro-shot footage of their entire show is available below:
The Hellfest show was Death Angel's only European show for 2014, as they were forced to cancel their original tour plans. Frontman Mark Osegueda issued the following statement back in May:
"The rest of our summer festival has been canceled, and canceled 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."
Death Angel recently released a video for the title track of their latest album, The Dream Calls For Blood. Check it out below: