What a surprise! Fifth Angel, the legendary US metal band of the ’80s, is back, having joined Nuclear Blast Records and ready to release their first new album in almost 30 years. Most power metal fans know that Fifth Angel released two classic albums in 1986 (“Fifth Angel”) and 1989 (“Time Will Tell”). Now the resurrected band, with the line-up of Ken Mary (drums), John Macko (bass) and Kendall Bechtel (vocals, guitars), will release its new album, “The Third Secret” in September 2018. So, a power metal dream comes true, after the band’s sold-out headline shows in Keep It True Festival.
Drummer Ken Mary says: “Over the years, we have worked with some amazing record companies, such as RoadRunner Records, Shrapnel Records, and one of the biggest labels in the world, Epic Records. However, we are even more excited to be working with the Nuclear Blast family for one simple reason: the incredible people that run this company really love the music itself, and are themselves fans of great metal music. This indeed is a unique and astounding situation, and we could not be more excited to make this announcement of making Nuclear Blast our home! We also want to thank all of the metal warriors that have kept the spirit of Fifth Angel alive and well for over three decades, and we are so very excited to finally…finally…finally announce the release of long-awaited new album “The Third Secret” “.
Vocalist and guitarist Kendall Bechtel adds: “We also want to say a special thank you to Nuclear Blast for giving us the musical freedom to create the art that we feel best represents Fifth Angel! We had an incredible and very long journey creating this record and we hope the fans love it as much as we loved making it for them. In the end, it is the fans of the music that keep it alive, and without you, this record would not be possible!”