Angels Of Babylon: Old Guys In Leather

Dave Ellefson

I don’t know where this line came from, but it was on Blabbermouth this morning. It sounds like it could have come from a press release, but at the same time, it comes across as too cocky to be in a press release. Then again, I don’t think Blabbermouth would get this editorial or this sarcastic, so it must have come from a press release.

“Angels of Babylon is the answer to your heavy metal supergroup prayers,” reads the Blabbermouth piece. That’s either the height of sarcasm or the boldest statement ever made at the start of a press release. The answer to your heavy metal supergroup prayers. Frankly, I wasn’t praying for a heavy metal supergroup. So, here’s the breakdown.

Angels of Babylon is a group featuring a bunch of dudes who were the second or third most recognizable players in their respective bands. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is the biggest name here. Former Manowar drummer Rhino is also in the group, along with Forgotten Realm David Fefolt, and heavy metal guitarist Ethan Brosh. One listen to their MySpace page has me wondering who the hell prayed for this monstrosity.

You know a record’s awesome when it comes out in Europe and Japan first. That’s right: Angels of Babylon’s disc Kingdom of Evil has been released everywhere but the U.S. We’ll be blessed with the LP July 27.

“At a point in metal history when the best music moving forward is really drawing from our pasts, Angels of Babylon has become a unique and eclectic composition of music and styles, encompassing many from across the entire genre,” says bassist David Ellefson, who rejoined Megadeth in February. “Power, melody, and hooks stand the test of time regardless of what category the ‘experts’ put it in.”

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