Belgian metalcore / metallic hardcore veterans ARKANGEL will be celebrating 20 years of their existence next year, but before the calendar is flipped to 2017, we have a perfect new treat on the table. Paris based label Knives Out Records has unleashed the full stream of the newest re-release of the band’s 2004 bomb “Hope You Die By Overdose” (Private Hell Records)! The record marks the second re-release of ARKANGEL’s record and completes their substancial discography, detailed below:
1998: ARKANGEL “Prayers Upon Deaf Ears” – MCD, Vinyl | RPP records (Be), Lifeforce Records (Ge)
1999 : ARKANGEL “Dead Man Walking” – CD | GoodLife Records (Be)
2004 : ARKANGEL “Hope YOu Die By Overdose” – CD | Private Hell Records (Be)
2004 : ARKANGEL “Arkangel Is Your Enemy” – CD | GSR Records (Nl)
2015: ARKANGEL “Prayers Upon Deaf Ears” – Picture disc vinyl 10″ | Knives Out Records (F)
2016: ARKANGEL “Hope You Die By Overdose” – vinyl re-release | Knives Out Records (F)
Photo by Piet Goethals.
ARKANGEL has been going 18 years strong and as one of the first bands to emerge in the European metal core scene and one of the main band’s to influence a generation, they return triumphantly with their debut album for GSR Music, namely ARKANGEL is your Enemy, which is a modern day classic that revisits the mid to late 90’s metal core genre and adds a modern day twist to bring you something fresh and vibrant that rages from start to finish with all the subtlety of a wrecking ball.
The vocals from Baldur are vicious and relentless and have always been one of the strongest points ofARKANGEL and remain that way on ARKANGEL is your Enemy. Matching the vocal intensity stride for stride, the music crushes you with every riffs and every pounding double bass parts, proving thatARKANGEL can give any band a run for their money in terms of bludgeoning power and that’s just whatARKANGEL is your Enemy offers the listener. It’s not a pretty album with catchy hooks, it’s merciless all the way through and is written for the stage, written for maximum violence on the dance floor.
There are no moments of weakness, no moments for you to relax and take a breath, it’s just one punishing aural assault after another until the final seconds.
With a rich history that has seen ARKANGEL perform all over the World including the States, Canada and Japan as well as numerous countries all over Europe, with ARKANGEL is your Enemy will seeARKANGEL retread old stamping grounds and visit new places where audiences will be devastated by their crushing live shows.
ARKANGEL will definitely be your enemy. / Knives Out Records