Origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Dark Angel  


Dark Angel was one of the stalwarts of the American thrash scene in the late eighties, refining a vicious, energetic style that originally owed much to early Slayer (as heard on the debut, We Have Arrived). They were yet another 80's Los Angeles band that debuted on on a Metal Massacre compilation (in this case, VI), going on to release four studio albums and a live EP before disbanding in 1992 following the departures of Ron Rinehart and Gene Hoglan. Since then, several ex-members have become involved in new projects, including Oil (featuring Rinehart), Swine (featuring Eric Meyer, link below), and Dreams Of Damnation (featuring Jim Durkin), with Hoglan participating in several bands as shown below. Persistent rumors and reports of a reformation surfaced for years since the breakup, and finally a confirmed reunion did occur in late 2002, with several original members taking part in some shows.

Current Members

Ron Rinehart

vocals (Oil)

Brett Eriksen (Brett Sarachek)

guitars (Viking)

Eric Meyer

guitars

Mike Gonzalez

bass (Viking)

Gene Hoglan

drums (Daemon, Death, Dethklok, Fear Factory, Mechanism, Old Man's Child, Phantasm, Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Tenet, Devin Townsend, Zimmers Hole)

Former Members/Guests

Don Doty

vocals

Jim Durkin

guitars (Dreams Of Damnation, Ruthless)

Rob Yahn

bass

Jack Schwartz

drums


Discography



We Have Arrived 
1985 Azra
  1. We Have Arrived
  2. Merciless Death
  3. Falling from the Sky
  4. Welcome to the Slaughterhouse
  5. No Tomorrow
  6. Hell's on It's Knees
  7. Vendetta
  • Don Doty
  • Jim Durkin
  • Eric Meyer
  • Rob Yahn
  • Jack Schwartz

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Darkness Descends 
1986 Combat
  1. Darkness Descends
  2. The Burning Of Sodom
  3. Hunger Of The Undead
  4. Merciless Death
  5. Death Is Certain (Life Is Not)
  6. Black Prophecies
  7. Perish In Flames
  • Don Doty
  • Jim Durkin
  • Eric Meyer
  • Rob Yahn
  • Gene Hoglan

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Leave Scars 
1989 Combat
  1. The Death Of Innocence
  2. Never To Rise Again
  3. No One Answers
  4. Cauterization
  5. Immigrant Song
  6. Older Than Time Itself
  7. Worms
  8. The Promise Of Agony
  9. Leave Scars



  • Ron Rinehart
  • Jim Durkin
  • Eric Meyer
  • Mike Gonzalez
  • Gene Hoglan

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Live Scars 
1989 Combat
  1. Leave Scars
  2. The Burning Of Sodom
  3. Never To Rise Again
  4. Death Is Certain (Life Is Not)
  5. The Promise Of Agony
  6. We Have Arrived
  7. The Death Of Innocence
  8. I Don't Care About You
  • Ron Rinehart
  • Jim Durkin
  • Eric Meyer
  • Mike Gonzalez
  • Gene Hoglan




Time Does Not Heal 
1991 Combat
  1. Time Does Not Heal
  2. PAin's Invention, Madness
  3. Act Of Contrition
  4. The New Priesthood
  5. Psychosexuality
  6. An Ancient Inherited Shame
  7. Trauma And Cathrsis
  8. Sensory Deprivation
  9. A Subtle Induction



  • Ron Rinehart
  • Brett Eriksen
  • Eric Meyer
  • Mike Gonzalez
  • Gene Hoglan

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Decade Of Chaos (compilation) 
1992 Relativity
  1. Darkness Descends
  2. Never To Rise Again
  3. Pain's Invention, Madness
  4. Merciless Death
  5. The Promise Of Agony
  6. Death Is Certain (Life Is Not)
  7. Leave Scars
  8. Act Of Contrition
  9. The Burning Of Sodom
  10. We Have Arrived


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