Angels In Vein hint oft-delayed debut album to finally be released in early 2023
It’s been a long time coming. Back in May 2016, a new group by the name of Angels In Vein was announced. At the time, the line-up consisted of Chris VanDahl (ex-L.A. Guns) on lead vocals, Stacey Blades (ex-L.A. Guns) and Todd (Taz) Anthony on guitars, Eric Stacy (ex-Faster Pussycat, Jetboy) on bass and Troy Patrick Farrell (ex-White Lion) on drums. A number of singles were released in 2016 and 2017, and the debut album was seemingly close to being finished in 2018, 2019 and again in 2020.
Unfortunately, there was no further news from Angels In Vein for more than two years until one day ago when the following message was posted on VanDahl‘s Facebook page and reposted on the band’s Facebook page:
“Such a very, very long time coming!
Slated for an early 2023 release details soon.”
The Angels In Vein line-up now consists of VanDahl, Anthony, Farrell and bassist Adam Kury, and it appears that the debut album will be released via Perris Records.
In an interview with Sleaze Roxx back in June 2016, VanDahl explained how Angels In Vein got formed in the first place. “Well, Angels In Vein started — like I was saying earlier — it was a labour of love. I have been performing professionally as Steven Tyler for Legends In Concert all over the world for the past five years and I woke up one day and I was like, “Man! I need to get in touch with who I am again. I’ve got to do something that is relevant to me.” And that’s kind of how it started. And I reached out to Taz. We’re long long time friends. We moved from Detroit to L.A. together back in the ’80s when we formed Cherry Street. So I reached out to him. I don’t know. It’s got to be going on two years ago and I said, “Look. I want to do something original.” Like the next day, he had sent me — I don’t know — like 13 songs ghat he had been sitting all like forever! I mean, they were sitting in a drawer somewhere. And that’s kind of like where it began.
I am not exactly sure how long ago it was but I got a call from Stacey whom I have been in regular touch for years now. He had an event that he was planning out here in Las Vegas that he asked me to sing for. We had planned it before with that. The event itself fell through and then we got to talking about what each of us were doing and I told him that I had this thing I was working on. He said, “Well, let me hear it.” So I sent him some music and he called me back and he said, “Look man. Listen. Let’s turn this thing into a band.” And he had been working with Eric [Stacy] on this other event thing and he brought Eric in and that’s pretty much when this became a real band. That’s when it became — you know what I mean — a cohesive unit.”
Angels In Vein‘s “1973” video: