ANGELDEATH was formed in 2001 when guitarist/mastermind Greg Nyaarlagthotetp was a sophmore in high school. Following various lineup incarnations, ANGELDEATH underwent a decisive and monumental transformation with the arrival of Ryan Bilby on drums. Along with Greg Nyaarlagthotetp, Ryan, although not an original member, would go on to form the explosive duo that is the core of the band. Although this rhythmic core was intact, ANGELDEATH went through a couple minor personnel changes before settling into the classic lineup of Greg on guitars, Ryan on drums, Matt Blendell on vocals, and Charlie Chapple on bass guitar, a unit whose clockwork-like tightness and precision was a marvel to behold. It was a halcyon time, with the band gigging frequently throughout the Albany area, as well as Long Island and Ithaca, NY. It was this lineup that recorded both self-financed ANGELDEATH albums. Recorded in the Summer of 2003 and engineered by Ernest Rau III (Mucopus/Tentacles), the first demo EP, entitled Screams From Beyond, showcased all of their original material at the time, along with a cover of Slayer's Raining Blood. In the Summer of 2004, the band entered Max Trax Studios (now called North Sea Productions) in Albany, NY to record their 2nd EP, entitled Hordes of Sickness/Legions of Hate. Engineered by Brett Portzer, this record displayed a breathtakingly rapid progression and maturity in their songwriting abilities and featured their strongest material to date. At the time of the r...

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