Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
Last week, Death Angel announced the exciting news that their long-awaited documentary A Thrashumentary is finally ready to see the light of day, and will be released on July 24th on Nuclear Blast Records. On top of that, they announced that a new live album entitled The Bay Calls For Blood - Live In San Francisco will be included with the DVD and will also be available separately on limited edition vinyl. Today, the band have revealed the cover artwork for The Bay Calls For Blood and let me just say that it looks awesome. The cover artwork can be viewed down below. The cover was designed by Joey James Hernandez. Guitarist Rob Cavestany comments:
"Joey James Hernandez has created designs for most of our tour merch over the past few years. We love his style and felt it the perfect fit with this record.
Joey is also creating original art for the back cover and poster that will be included. We want to give our fans the full old-school album experience with lots to look at while listening to the record, the way we used to check out music back in the day when it was quality over quantity!
We are a Bay Area band - and have always been proud of it. That's why we recorded the album here and wanted the art to reflect where we're from - in a brutal way, of course! It's a tribute to our hometown fans. The city has evolved so much since we were kids growing up here. Unfortunately, swarms of parasites have invaded SF like a disease and are sucking the life out of it in many ways. I envisioned an image depicting the aftermath of the eradication of these dot com techie scums!
The front cover depicts a disintegrated Bay Bridge while in the distance San Francisco lies in ruin. The ominous sky is the color of fire, the water is blood red. The title is written in the blood of victims whose bodies have been dragged down to the second deck of the bridge, where their assailants plot the next attack..."
Artist Joey James Hernandez comments: "I am not used to drawing atmospheres but when the boys at Death Angel asked me to do this, it was a no brainer to do it and challenge myself. Their visuals and music for this reminded and inspired me of Mad Max, Chernobyl Diaries, any bad dream or premonition we have of aftermath, strife and danger that still lurks in its ashes.
We're really excited for both the documentary and the live album. In the meantime, Death Angel are gearing up for an extensive tour across Europe playing numerous festivals, headline and support shows. The band are also in the process of writing for the follow-up to The Dream Calls For Blood (2013), and are scheduled to hit the studio to start recording on October 1st. The album is scheduled for release in April 2016 on Nuclear Blast Records. The Dream Calls For Blood was a monster album, so we look forward to seeing what direction the new album will go in. Death Angel never disappoint.