Death Angel guitarist Ted Aguilar has been discussing the band’s cancellation of their European tour.
Speaking in an interview with MetalBlast.net, Aguilar made clear that the decision was essentially a business one: “The behind-the-scenes team that we had working with us didn’t make the European tour work financially and logistically for us, so we just had to pull out,” he said.
“If we had to come out here the way it was set up, I think that Death Angel would have just imploded. It was in our best interest to pull out. We also ended our relationship with our manager and our booking agent, but we picked new ones very quickly, so we’re working to get things back on track before the end of the year.”
Death Angel played at this year’s Hellfest event on the 21st of June, a date that looks as though it may be their only European show this year.
You can watch the video for the title track of the band’s new album, The Dream Call For Blood, below:
In a statement announcing the cancellation of the European live dates, frontman Mark Osegueda said: “The rest of our summer festival has been canceled, and canceled by us.”
“I assure you this has NOTHING to do with the structure or strength of the band itself! We feel the band is at its live performing peak riding on the wave of our latest album, The Dream Calls for Blood! It boils down to the infrastructure of the business side of this band. Certain aspects of how this band was being handled were no longer matching up to the quality level of product we are releasing, and the live shows we’ve been unleashing! And if we carried on that way any longer, it would have damaged the core of what is us, and that is the band! So we are taking this time to restructure our business team to make Death Angel the strongest band that we can possibly be from the outside to the core!”