Death Angel ~ Evil Priest
Track (2) from the Album: "The Ultra-Violence"
Release date: April 23rd, 1987
Catalog ID: CDE-73253, 3253-2
Version desc.: US
Label: Enigma Records
Country of origin: United States
Location: San Francisco, California
Formed in: 1982
Genre: Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes: Violence, Rebellion, Insanity, Supernatural Evil
Current label: Nuclear Blast
Years active: 1982-1991, 2001-present
Mark Osegueda Vocals
Andy Galeon Drums
Dennis Pepa Bass, Vocals (on "Thrashers")
Gus Pepa Guitars
Rob Cavestany Guitars (lead), Vocals (additional)
The Filipino act, originally comprising teen cousins guitarist Rob Cavestany, Dennis Pepa on bass, Andy Galeon on drums, marked their individuality with a good degree of technicality and soon carved out a niche fan base on the San Francisco Metal scene. Although the band came together in 1982, very briefly being billed as Dark Theory prior to adopting the Death Angel title from a book cover, it would be five years before their first album the widely admired "The Ultra-Violence".
During his time in the band, original vocalist Dennis still performed the vocals on the song "Thrashers", which has been a set list staple since 1983, before Mark Osegueda joined the band.
Andy Galeon was ten years old when he joined the band in 1982.
All of Death Angel’s members from the 80s-90s lineup are related by blood.
Ted Aguilar is known as "the world’s smallest Samoan".
Mark Osegueda left Death Angel after a final gig in Omiya, Japan in April 1991. Following that split the remaining members performed a few shows in the Bay Area as "The Past" doing acoustic sets. In the summer of 1991 they changed their name to The Organization.