Seventh Angel

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Line Up

Ian Arkley (V,G,Ebow)
Simon Bibby (V,G,K,Ebow)
Mark Broomhead (B,V)
Tank (D)

Origin: United Kingdom
Label: Bombworks Records
Style: Thrash-,Death-,Doom Metal


British thrash legends SEVENTH ANGEL return with their first full length album in over 15 years. SEVENTH ANGEL stormed onto the scene in the late 80s and blessed the UK thrash circuit with several demos before being signed and bringing the world thrash classic "The Torment" and the thrash / doom meld of "Lament for the Weary". After multiple international tours and great album sales worldwide, the band hung it up at the end of 1992, and each of the members went their separate ways. Frontman and guitarist Ian Arkley has played in a number of bands since, the most well known being current Bombworks band MY SILENT WAKE. Joining him are Simon Bibby and Mark Broomhead (FIREFLY, DETRITUS) and Tank on drums (SUKMUNKI). Rather than writing a rehash of older material like many bands who reunite tend to do, SEVENTH ANGEL has boldly tread new ground, delivering an album that still hearkens back to the classic SEVENTH ANGEL sound while drawing influences from each of the members current projects to create a brilliant soundscape that mixes thrash, doom, and a little death along with some killer haunting melodies. Ian's trademark snarls are at the forefront, but they are joined by clean vocals dominated by minor harmonics that give the music an even more sombre and dark sound. The guitar lines include crushing riffs, killer melodies, and well-placed solos, and the drums range from slow and gloomy to bombastic and in your face. The Dust of Years features 9 molten tracks clocking in at approximately an hour, and they are sure to whet any true metal fan's appetite. Current fans of SEVENTH ANGEL will be thrilled, and all fans of bands like CELTIC FROST, BELIEVER, VENGEANCE RISING, CANDLEMASS, MY DYING BRIDE, and thrash, doom, and death metal need to buy this album immediately. It may have taken over 15 years, but wait no longer to get this brilliant slab of metal!

Press Feedback Album Of The Month July 2009
Heavy Magazine (GER): Top 10 Soundcheck Album

I can really say that this is a great work of art. They've managed to mix a lot of attributes and sounds to one perfect release. It might sound a bit sad but if you look through that you will hear some great Oldskool Thrash-metal. They're back again, for the third time!
Seventh Angel are backing with excellent charm, that we can't even imagine. Album "The Dust Of Years" is a beautiful example of tasty fruit of artist's researches. It can compare also with wine: the older the better. It was worth to wait this over 15 years to make it taste. The music certainly fascinates and enchants. All fans of such climates like Celtic Frost, My Dying Bride or Vengenace Rising, My Silent Wake shouldn't be disappointed.
Monika Laciak/
Everything becomes cold and dark. Is there any sign of life? A sick and unexpectable change. I can strongly recommend this album to all music fans. Take a listening of it, this CD can't be neglected.
The quintet knows to maintain the high level of playing throughout all the nine tracks, which clocks a total of almost an hour, convincingly. If you love atmospheric, immersive, dark metal (did I hear someone say Candlemass and Novembers Doom?) than this "The Dust of Years" deserves a place in your CD collection.
"The Dust Of Years" zeigt die Band in sehr guter Form. Die Jungs besinnen sich auf ihre Wurzeln ohne sich aber für neue Sachen zu sperren und klingen 2009 nicht, als ob sie Staub angesetzt hätten. Ob sich die Wiedervereinigung gelohnt hat? Auf jeden Fall!
Lord Obirah/
Doom und Thrash. Schwermut, Verzweiflung und Aggression. Die Briten SEVENTH ANGEL haben eine starke Comeback-Scheibe in petto. Nicht einen schwachen Titel haben SEVENTH ANGEL auf "The Dust Of Years" geparkt. Die Plattenfirma Bombwork Records aus den USA hat mit SEVENTH ANGEL eine tolle Formation an Land geholt, die auf hohem Niveau mit deutlichem Wiedererkennungswert zu komponieren vermag.
Martin Loga/


New Album

Pic: Album 2009
The Dust Of Years
Street Date: 06/23/2009

Sales sheet

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Austria: Rebeat
Belgium: Bertus
Denmark: Target Distr.
Finland: Firebox
France: Season Of Mist
Germany: Twilight
Italy: Andromeda Distribuzioni
Italy: Masterpiece Distribution
Japan: Disk Union
Luxembourg: Bertus
Netherland: Bertus
Norway: VME
Poland: Agonia Records
Slovakia: Metal Age Productions
Sweden: Border
Switzerland: Non Stop Music
UK: Plastic Head
USA: Century Media Distro
International: H'Art Music Vertrieb

Top review results

Print media

Heavy Metal Pages (PL): 5/6 pts.
Heavy Magazine (D): 10/12 pts.
Legacy (D): 11/15 pts.
Terrorizer (UK): 7/10 pts.

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