This young Metal commando was born in the year 2000 in Albacete, an isolated small town in the middle of nowhere in Spain which stands for having a great wine tradition and being the most important manufacturer of knives in the whole world; “Albacete has no musical infrastructures at all, so we had to fight really hard and do everything by ourselves”, states lead guitarist, singer and mastermind Guillermo Izquierdo.
The band’s name mixes Spanish and Latin language and can be translated into English as ‘stateless’ or ‘renegade’ angels. Influenced by the early Bay Area Thrash Metal and N.W.O.B.H.M. scenes and more specifically bands like Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, Overkill, Pantera, Testament or Annihilator, ANGELUS APATRIDA have crafted their career in their Spanish homeland so far with two independent, self-released albums, “Evil Unleashed” (2006) and “Give ‘Em War” (2007), as well as countless of live-appearances on larger national festivals (Lorca Rock, Alternavigo, Metalway Festival, etc.) and in the clubs of most of the country’s larger cities together with acts like Barón Rojo, Destruction, Sepultura or most recently labelmates Arch Enemy, who they supported on a tour of Iberia in December 2009.
ANGELUS APATRIDA recently finished recording their highly anticipated new album, “Clockwork”, at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal. Produced by Daniel Cardoso together with the band, “Clockwork” is a masterpiece of modern Thrash Metal and will be released internationally via Century Media Records on June 22nd, 2010 to further allow the band to show what they got, also beyond the borders of their home-country. “We feel this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance and we won’t let it pass. We are ready to show all metalheads around the globe what we got and that we are here!”, adds Izquierdo.
Packaged with striking artwork courtesy of Gustavo Sazes / abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Sonic Syndicate, etc.), “Clockwork” includes 12 relentless, yet dynamic and brilliantly performed own cuts as well as a special cover version of Iron Maiden’s “Be Quick Or Be Dead” on the limited edition first pressing version of the release. Throughout the whole album, ANGELUS APATRIDA not only perfectly manage to combine both the aggression and the melodic edge of classic 80’s Thrash Metal roots with a breathtaking modern southern fury to result in an impressive blend of rage and attitude, but the band also showcases a level of technical skills rarely seen in such perfected shape with other young bands of the style.
ANGELUS APATRIDA will kick off a strong 2010 live-campaign upon release of the new album with shows in their homeland Spain and then a continental tour wich details will be announced soon. Mark the band’s words: “We feel stronger than ever! Everything that’s happening around the band is new and we are taking it with all our enthusiasm. We are ready and can’t wait for the record to come out. Nobody is gonna stop us now!!!”