Damnation Angels are a symphonic powermetal band from the UK formed in 2006.
They kicked off doing quite well and playing gigs with bands such as Sabaton.
In 2009 they started recording the EP Shadow Symphony with producer Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Cradle Of Filth). The CD was praised rather high, comparing the band to Avantasia and Blind Guardian, maybe also because the UK is not too famous for this style of metal.
The band then signed with Radtone Music (Japan) and released their debut album in Japan on March 7th 2012 with the rest of the world to follow. The album was entitled Bringer Of Light with artwork from Jan Yrlund and production from Scott Atkins.
After selling well in Japan the band signed a multi album deal with Massacre Records (Germany) and Bringer Of Light was released worldwide in February 2013. They’re also scheduled to make their debut appearance in USA at ProgPower September 6th 2013.
You might also check out their singer PelleK’s solo album, Bag Of Tricks, that was produced by Tommy of ReinXeed and released in 2012, featuring a flog of guest vocalists (Amanda Sommerville of Soulspell, Tommy Karevik of Seventh Wonder and Kamelot, Oliver Hartmann of At Vance and Avantasia).
As you may know PelleK was “discovered” through the Norwegian version of American Idol
Bringer Of Light 2012, 2013
1. Ad Finem
2. The Longest Day of My Life
4. I Hope
5. Acerbus Inceptum (Pt. I)
6. Someone Else (Pt. II)
7. Bringer of Light (Pt. III)
8. Shadow Symphony (Pt. IV)
9. No Leaf Clover (Metallica cover)
10. Pride (The Warrior’s Way)
Damnation Angels are
Will Graney – Guitars, orchestration, backing vocals
PelleK – Vocals
Stephen Averill – Bass
John Graney – Drums
Dawn Trigg – Keyboards