As I’ve found out in my recent travels to rock/metal festivals and shows over the past couple years — “hard music” musicians are some of the nicest, most humble and genuinely ‘open’ performers in entertainment today. NoCal’s, Death Angel not only match those descriptions, but take it a few steps beyond.
As you’ll see in our upcoming interview, they were open about family, life on the road, day in and day out, without their wives and kids (and how their wives and kids deal with that not-so-ideal situation), the metal world’s rep, as well as what it is about the Bay Area that attracts (and generates) so many metal artists.
Afterwards, guitarists Ted Aguilar and Rob Cavestany hung out, chatting with John Fattoruso (*of upcoming metal band The Deceived) about northern California’s robust music scene. Within a few minutes, the three had established about 10 common friends (Fattoruso lived in San Fran back in ’94, playing with metal band I4NI with Bobby Gustafson, formerly of Overkill, Exodus drummer Tom Hunting and the late John Torres) and myriad common bonds. Even Beth Rooney, Blonde And Crossbones production manager, chimed in with a mutual liason of Rob and Ted’s. It was interesting to see — despite the chasm of a continent and two opposing coasts, the hard music world is very, very small. “Incestuous”, we all agreed.
We’re editing that interview, and it’ll post very soon. But first, check out a bit of the ‘after interview convo’ we captured on Facebook LIVE.