Origin: Seattle, Washington, USA  
Genres: Hard Rock
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Last update/review: July 3, 2023

Fifth Angel

Fifth Angel played mainstream hard rock/metal, ultimately becoming yet another band in the "decent following but no superstardom" category, though they did manage a major label contract for their second album in 1989. Notable for supplying the theme music for Howard Stern's old TV show of several years ago, as well as launching the career of guitarist James Byrd's solo career, who later several albums on the Shrapnel label. They did reunite for a time around 2010 but it appears they are no more.

Last Lineup

Steven Carlson


Ed Archer


Steve Conley

guitars (Flotsam & Jetsam)

John Macko


Ken Mary

drums (ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Chastain, Flotsam & Jetsam, ex-Impellitteri, ex-TKO)

Former Members/Guests

Ted Pilot


James Byrd


Kendall Bechtel



Fifth Angel  
1986 Shrapnel
  1. In the Fallout
  2. Shout It Out
  3. Call Out the Warning
  4. Fifth Angel
  5. Wings of Destiny
  6. The Night
  7. Only the Strong Survive
  8. Cry Out the Fools
  9. Fade to Flames
  • Ted Pilot
  • Ed Archer
  • James Byrd
  • John Macko
  • Ken Mary

Time Will Tell  
1989 CBS
  1. Cathedral
  2. Midnight Love
  3. Seven Hours
  4. Broken Dreams
  5. Time Will Tell
  6. Lights Out
  7. Wait For Me
  8. Angel of Mercy
  9. We Rule
  10. So Long
  11. Fell the Heat
  • Ted Pilot
  • Ed Archer
  • Kendall Bechtel
  • John Macko
  • Ken Mary

The Third Secret  
2018 Nuclear Blast
  1. Stars Are Falling
  2. We Will Rise
  3. Queen Of Thieves
  4. Dust To Dust
  5. Can You Hear Me
  6. This Is War
  7. Fatima
  8. Third Secret
  9. Shame On You
  10. Hearts Of Stone
  • Kendall Bechtel
  • John Macko
  • Ken Mary

When Angels Kill  
2023 Nuclear Blast
  1. Descent into Darkness
  2. When Angels Kill
  3. Resist the Tyrant
  4. On Wings of Steel
  5. We Are Immortal
  6. Empire of Hate
  7. Run to the Black
  8. Seven Angels
  9. 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
  • Steven Carlson
  • Ed Archer
  • Steve Conley
  • John Macko
  • Ken Mary

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