ANGEL BLAKE, the Swedish band featuring former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen, has inked a deal with Dynamic Arts Records. In addition, the group has announced the addition of singer Tobias Jansson following the departure of former TRANSPORT LEAGUE/MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich.
Commented Marko: "I was acquainted with the vocals of one Tobias Jansson since months back due to mutual friends. So I got in touch with him, talked with him, popped the question, and a few days later we were demoing some new ANGEL BLAKE songs. I guess the simplest conclusion to that session is that HE KICKED ASS!!!!! He managed to deliver something really extraordinary into the AB sound that wasn’t simply there before. He definitely managed to convince me and the rest of the ANGEL BLAKE team. With my humble words: Tobias has a very 'in-your-face' vocal style that shares the honesty of singers like Eddie Vedder, Robert Plant the style that really brings forth the 'honesty' in the voice. And the man's vocal range is something I really embrace, goddamned!!! You're in it for a real treat, ladies and gentlemen, if you pick up the forthcoming album, mark my words."
ANGEL BLAKE is currently recording its sophomore album at Tervonen's Studio MT (located three kilometers from Trollhättan, Sweden) for a late April release. A single, entitled "Defenseless", will precede the album in the spring.
Stated Marko: "Fuck all the genres; this is metal straight from my heart. It's heavy, it's addictive, it's energetic, it's emotional, it's honest and it's something I will proudly play out loud from a stage anywhere in the world."
ANGEL BLAKE's current touring lineup is as follows:
Tobias Jansson - Vocals
Marko Tervonen (ex-THE CROWN) - Guitar
Janne Saarenpää (ex-THE CROWN) - Drums
Örjan Wressel - Contrabass
Anders Edlund (INCAPACITY, SOLAR DAWN) - Guitar
ANGEL BLAKE's self-titled debut album was released in North America in April 2006 via Metal Blade Records.
ANGEL BLAKE's "The Forsaken" video (taken from "Angel Blake"):