English gothic rock band Black Angel has today released their second studio album, Kiss of Death, presenting Ten tracks of pure gothic rock with a little sprinkling of psychobilly and punk.
Perfect for fans of Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy and The Cult, Kiss of Death is an album that is all about love. Whether it be unrequited, a lost love or a love out of reach.
Frontman Matt Vowles offers up a little history on Black Angel and his love for the gothic genre:
"Back in the 80’s, my brother Dan introduced me to the goth genre. He took me to a club in Bristol called ‘The Whip’ in 1985. Bands like the Sisters of Mercy, The Cult, Bauhaus and The Damned were all being played. I loved the music and the lifestyle. During the next 30 years I produced and mixed many albums trying to break out as a producer. But I guess my heart just wasn’t in it.
In 2017 I rediscovered my passion for this genre. I started listening again to those goth bands from the eighties. I was totally reinvigorated. So I put down all of my keyboards, picked up my guitars and started MY goth band, Black Angel. Now here we are: two albums later. People say Black Angel captures that sound and feeling from 1985. I love the process which is what is most important. This is what I do now. And as they say, the rest is history.....I guess I was just a little late to the party."
"Animal," the first single from the album fits into this theme by addressing the topic of passion. Give it a listen below!
Kiss of Death is available on CD and digital formats via Bandcamp.