Origin: Germany
Genres: Power Metal
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Angel Dust  


Taking their name from the Venom song, Angel Dust arrived on the German metal scene in 1986 with Into The Dark Past, a solid, crunchy Slayer-esque affair, that, while an excellent album in its own right, has little in common with the band's succeeding releases. The rhythm section of Frank Banx and Dirk Assmuth recruited three new members and the band released the more power-metal flavored To Dust You Will Decay in 1998, but by 1990 the band was done It would be seven years before Banx and Assmuth put another new version of the band together (featuring, among others, Banx's brother Steven on keyboards), and four albums were released between 1998 and 2002 with a mostly stable lineup. By this time the band had risen to the top tier of German power metal bands, as all four albums were well received by both fans and critics.

Since their last release in 2002 the band has again gone into turmoil, with member changes and rumors of breaking up occurring frequently. Finally, a new lineup has emerged (Assmuth is the sole orignal member, but returning guitarist Bernd Aufermann and the aformentioned Steven Banx are still around), and a new album (VII) was announced for a planned 2007 release, but that has not yet happened.

Current Members

Dirk Thurisch

vocals (Mercury Tide)

Bernd Aufermann

guitars (Running Wild)

Christian Polhmann

bass

Steven Banx

keyboards

Dirk Assmuth

drums

Former Members/Guests

S.L. Coe

vocals (Scanner)

Roman Keymer

guitars/vocals (Risk)

Andreas Lohrum

guitars/vocals

Vinny Lynn

guitars

Stefan K. Nauer

guitars

Ritchie Wilkison

guitars

Frank Banx

bass


Discography



Into The Dark Past 
1986 Disaster
  1. Into The Dark Past
  2. I'll Come Back
  3. Legions Of Destruction
  4. Gambler
  5. Fighters Return
  6. Atomic Roar
  7. Victims Of Madness
  8. Marching For Revenge
  • Roman Keymer
  • Andreas Lohrum
  • Frank Banx
  • Dirk Assmuth




To Dust You Will Decay 
1988 Disaster
  1. 3rd Challenge
  2. Mr. Inferno
  3. Wings Of An Angel
  4. Into The Dark Past (Chapter II)
  5. The King
  6. To Dust You Will Decay
  7. Stranger
  8. The Duell
  9. Hold On
  • S.L. Coe
  • Vinny Lynn
  • Stefan K. Nauer
  • Frank Banx
  • Dirk Assmuth




Border Of Reality 
1998 Century Media
  1. Border Of Reality
  2. No More Faith
  3. Nightmare
  4. Centuries
  5. When I Die
  6. Where The Wind Blows
  7. Spotlight Kid
  8. Behind The Mirror
  9. Coming Home
  • Dirk Thurisch
  • Bernd Aufermann
  • Frank Banx
  • Steven Banx
  • Dirk Assmuth




Bleed 
1999 Century Media
  1. Bleed
  2. Black Rain
  3. Never
  4. Follow Me (Part 1)
  5. Follow Me (Part 2)
  6. Addicted ToSerenity
  7. Surrender?
  8. Sanity
  9. Liquid Angel
  • Dirk Thurisch
  • Bernd Aufermann
  • Frank Banx
  • Steven Banx
  • Dirk Assmuth

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Enlighten The Darkness 
2000 Century Media
  1. Let Me Live
  2. The One You Are
  3. Enjoy!
  4. Fly Away
  5. Come Into Resistance
  6. Beneath The Silence
  7. Still I'm Bleeding
  8. I Need You
  9. First In Line
  10. Cross Of Hatred
  11. Oceans Of Tomorrow
  • Dirk Thurisch
  • Bernd Aufermann
  • Frank Banx
  • Steven Banx
  • Dirk Assmuth

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Of Human Bondage 
2002 Century Media
  1. The Human Bondage
  2. Inhuman
  3. Unreal Soul
  4. Disbeliever
  5. Forever
  6. Unite
  7. Got This Evil
  8. The Cultman
  9. Freedom Awaits
  10. Killer
  • Dirk Thurisch
  • Ritchie Wilkison
  • Frank Banx
  • Steven Banx
  • Dirk Assmuth

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 

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