FIFTH ANGEL – announce new album ‘When Angels Kill’ + release music video for the title track

FIFTH ANGEL – announce new album ‘When Angels Kill’ + release music video for the title track

14th April 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

The mighty FIFTH ANGEL is proud to announce their epic fourth album, When Angels Kill, which will be released on June 16th, 2023 through Nuclear Blast Records. For FIFTH ANGEL fans and fans of melodic power metal, this album is simply a must-have. Weaving the lyrics and subject matter of the last trilogy of FIFTH ANGEL albums into a double concept record similar to the likes of Helloween’s “Keeper of the Seven Keys,” Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” or Queensryche’s “Operation Mindcrime,” When Angels Kill is all killer, and absolutely no filler.

Pre-order or pre-save When Angels Kill here:

Listen to the single ‘When Angels Kill‘:

Ken Mary (FIFTH ANGEL drummer and producer) commented:

“‘When Angels Kill’ is actually more of a soundtrack to a movie that hasn’t been made yet. This new album combines much of the subject matter from the last three albums and weaves a compelling story. It’s very easy to visualize the “movie” as you listen to this album. Overall, it’s a deep and dark story, but the subjects that the band has always written about deal with the state of mankind. Themes of media deception, war, terrorism, oppression, betrayal, natural disasters, and the battle for survival are all woven in. We even reference many of the previous albums’ song titles in the new lyrics, which to my knowledge has not been done before in a concept album. We hope the fans will feel that this album is something very special”

The story of When Angels Kill begins in the future, when Phoenix, a young man caught in a world undergoing enormous changes, determines that the cunning, deceptive, and ruthless global leader that is enslaving billions will not subjugate him. Although it seems pointless and even fatal to resist, Phoenix joins a remnant of people that fight on for a better world. Traitorous love, catastrophic events, isolation, and impending doom darken his days, but Phoenix somehow retains his will to survive. The story concludes with a surprise ending.
FIFTH ANGEL – When Angels Kill
Release Date: 16 June 2023

01.    Descent Into Darkness
02.    When Angels Kill
03.    Resist The Tyrant
04.    On Wings Of Steel
05.    We Are Immortal
06.    Empire Of Hate
07.    Run To The Black
08.    Seven Angels
09.    Blinded And Bleeding
10.    Kill The Pain
11.    Five Days To Madness
12.    Ashes To Ashes
13.    The End Of Everything
14.    Light The Skies

FIFTH ANGEL will appear this spring at the Keep It True festival once again with the current lineup, and will also perform at Alcatraz (BE) later in August 2023.

FIFTH ANGEL line-up on When Angels Kill
Steve Carlson – Vocals
Ken Mary – Drums
John Macko – Bass
Ed Archer – Guitars
Steve Conley – Guitars
Jim Dofka – Lead Guitars

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