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Seventh Angel

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Seventh Angel is a thrash/doom metal band from Netherton, UK, that formed in 1987. Their first two releases, The Torment (1990), and Lament for the Weary (1991) were distributed through the label “Music for Nations” making them label mates with bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer, and were considered by many at the time to be one best metal acts in the United Kingdom. They were one of the few bands to combine elements of doom and thrash metal. The band headlined the Metal Meltdown festival in 1990, played concerts in Germany and Holland, and they were featured in both Channel 4 and BBC TV for several live performances of their Greenbelt festival concerts.

Seventh Angel disbanded in 1992 then announced their reforming on May 23, 2008, followed by the release of their third album, The Dust Of Years in 2009, in which the band progressed from Christian to more neutral lyrics, and included notable death metal influences to their sound, influenced by other projects of Ian Arkley’s such as the death/doom bands My Silent Wake and Ashen Mortality.

Current members:
* Ian Arkley: Vocals, Guitars (Century Sleeper, My Silent Wake, The Other Window, ex-Ashen Mortality, ex-Paramæcium
* Mark Broomhead - Bass (Firefly, ex-Exhoria ex-Detritus)
* Andrew “Tank” Thompson - Drums (My Silent Wake, ex-Freekspert, ex-Sukmunki)
* Simon Bibby - Guitars (Firefly, ex-Exhoria ex-Amaranth)

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  • mrmichel0927

    @starbearer- "The Dust of Years" is a masterpiece. It's a lot different from their earlier material and has a lot more death metal influence, which for me is a plus. You should definitely check it out.

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • starbearer-

    didn't know they came out with another album after lament. I'll have to check it out. I love their first album. The guitar work is just incredible. The sound they got for the guitars were amazing. Tuned to standard E if I recall. There is something about standard tuning going through high gain amps... you get a really tight sound. Even if you use thick strings on lower tunings... which I myself end up doing but... I always think I need to get a decent shredding ax just for standard tuning. Then I can relearn all of those metallica songs. ha ha ha ha!!

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mrmichel0927

    lol

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • GiaNXGX

    wow, 777 listeners Lament for The Weary, what a coincidence... Is like finding out 666 listeners in an Incantation album.

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • iik95

    The Dust of Years is their best!!

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Jomsey

    I agree!

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • mrmichel0927

    We need a new album!

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Xipe_Totec_

    The torment is great

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • fridtjofk

    doom and thrash. very cool

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • mysilentwake

    Thanks to all for the comments! - Ian.

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Space-Cowboy892

    very underrated! Good stuff

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mrmichel0927

    The Dust of Years is such a masterpiece, a hidden gem - I just wish more people knew about it and listened to it! And of course their old stuff is really quite solid and enjoyable thrash metal.

    21 Sep 2010 Reply
  • rege93

    isn't it Deaththrash ?

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Kovisje

    This is a really unique band. Very, very good!

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • mrmichel0927

    Check out this playlist featuring a track by Seventh Angel: http://www.last.fm/user/mrmichel0927/journal/2010/04/15/3kdrku_an_awesome_christian_metal_playlist

    16 Apr 2010 Reply
  • XSoulHunterX

    they were really great when i saw them at Fear Dark Festival,

    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mrmichel0927

    Their new CD is SO awesome. How do they not have more plays?!?!

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • maikmusik

    The Torment - A Great Album!

    22 Mar 2010 Reply
  • reformedREBEL

    I have been a Seventh Angel fan since I bought their first cassette tape back in the 1990. Great band!

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • nebbo13

    so far in ruins reminds reminds me of opeth, awesome!

    1 Jan 2010 Reply
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