Gene Hoglan On DARK ANGEL Rehearsals: “We Have Returned!”

Monday, 24th February 2014

In early February, recently reunited thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL rehearsed with the full lineup in southern California.

Drummer Gene Hoglan comments on the rehearsals: “Hey everybody, just to let you know, Dark fuckin Angel has been working real hard behind the scenes, and I can’t tell you enough how happy we are to bring this beast back to the fans. I’ll admit before the rehearsals I really didn’t know what to expect, but let me tell you, you to will be as stoked as I am. We have returned!”

A video of the rehearsal can be seen below.

As previously reported, DARK ANGEL will reform for a limited number of appearances in 2014 in the U.S. and select festivals in Europe. These dates are still pending and have not yet been booked at this time.

DARK ANGEL’s management issued a statement last month accusing former singer Don Doty of displaying a “lack of responsibility” by posting “false information” and starting “unfounded rumors” that have been “creating confusion” among the group’s fans.

Doty previously made an online posting in which he claimed that Hoglan would not take part in the DARK ANGEL reunion because Gene was “unable to make the practices” due to his “many commitments.”

DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin said in a statement that any talk of the band’s reunion was “premature,” and added that “when I was last in the band, Ron Rinehart was my singer. And IF the band were to come back and continue. he would STILL be my singer. He was our rock when we needed him and there is NO WAY I would do this without him. He and I talk daily and are as close now as ever. If anything, all this talk has brought us all back into more frequent contact! Which is a wonderful thing.”