Danger Angel is a hard rock band from Athens, Greece. The band was formed in 2006 by Ethan Snow (guitars) and Spiros Foussekis (guitars), both members of several small, local bands and private projects since the early nineties. Mike Kasidakis is referenced as the original singer and was replaced by Jimmy Cage in 2008 (left 2010), while Tony V. (drums) and Rudy Rallis (bass) joined up in 2008 too. AHAS took over the keyboards spot a while earlier in 2007, while vocalist M.T. (vocals) joined the band in 2010, replacing Jimmy Cage. Spyros Foussekis left during the summer of 2010 and the band decided to continue as a 5-piece. Danger Angel agreed on a worldwide deal with American label Perris Records in August, 2009 and released their debut album in January 2010. Their second album featuring M.T. in the vocal seat, with the double entendre title “Revolutia” was released in 2013, again via Perris records and was a critics’ and fan favorite all round the world. It was followed by a successful European Tour. M.T. and Danger Angel parted ways early in 2014 but the band lost no time looking around as they, almost immediately, filled the spot with BJ whom they met (and appreciated) during the 2013 European tour as a member of the JSS band. They announced BJ in August 2014 while they had already started recordings for their fourth album.
Members come from different backgrounds, Ethan Snow (guitars) and Rudy Rallis (bass) being former members of rock, hard rock and heavy metal bands like Sacrament, Vertigo and Delivers Of Rock, while AHAS (keyboards) came from a more funk-RnB oriented background, also being a founding member of the Christian Rock band “the Floks”, with whom he released two albums “No Matter What” (2003) and “Ystati Katharotita (tr. Ultimate Purity)” (2009). He was also the keyboards player for the Greek pop-rock band Nekyia (Warner Music) with whom he released an album titled “I Ekdikisi Tis Siopis (tr. Revenge Of Silence)” (2009). His ex side project “Mamacita On Fire” was a band of a more Rock-RnB style. AHAS, is a certified keyboards, piano and jazz theory professor and also plays the trumpet. AHAS is also responsible for the Administration, Management and Maintenance departments of the “Anagennisi” (tr. Renaissance) Conservatory in Athens, Greece. Tony V. (drums) was a former member of Silver R.I.S.C. in the early nineties, with whom he released an album in 1992, titled “Anything She Does”. Tony has been a sought after session drummer ever since
Vocalist B.J. started his career at 17, being member for Brazilian local bands like Henceforth and Skyscraper while he recorded his first album at 18 with The Pills, making his debut appearance in the Brazilian MTV. Constant member of the Brazilian hard rock band Tempestt, he released an album titled “Bring ‘em On” in 2008 followed by a world tour. He released his first solo album in 2013, titled “Acoustic Heroes” as a tribute to his influences. Since 2009 he is a steady member of the JSS band and since 2014 he is a member of the new Jeff Scott Soto project SOTO. In 2014, he performed with Talisman as a keyboard player and back vocalist for their much anticipated reunion performance at the Sweden Rock Festival. Apart from his amazing vocal talent, BJ expertly plays guitar and keyboards.
THE “DANGER ANGEL” ALBUM (2010)
The debut Danger Angel album was recorded in Athens, Greece, during the period between 2008 and 2009. The band had to make several new music arrangements and re-record all vocals due to original singer Mike Kasidakis being replaced by Jimmy Cage within 2008. During the later part of recordings, the band secured the contribution of the legendary American hard rock and heavy metal singer Jeff Scott Soto, who participated in the album by performing the vocals for “Never Let You Go”. The song was not included in the original track-list, yet it was added after the band came to terms with Soto, during June, 2009 to contribute vocals for this song. Further guests in the album are former Firewind and Helloween drummer Mark Cross on “Runaway Angel” and Greek singer Peggy Zarou (Peggy’s Lillies) contributing additional vocals on “Till The End Of Time”. In January 2010, Danger Angel released their LP, titled “Danger Angel”, under Houston based Perris Records.
The album was released January 12, 2010 in Greece and February 5, 2010 internationally.
“REVOLUTIA” (2013) – The New Story of Danger Angel
While the first album was a success and the band was more than happy with it, the changes in the lineup and the evolution in the band’s music brought a distinct change in the music and sound of Danger Angel when they started working on their new material. Their need for a new sound that would express their spirit and influences and the necessity of a more contemporary music image to keep up with what was going around them, made them look for something different.
This difference they elected to illustrate by bringing on board Jeff Scott Soto as the producer to help orientate the new sound and musical approach, who in turn brought along his long-time producer John Ellis for the mixing and mastering.
This new collective brought together what is now “REVOLUTIA” . Not only a new album by a band that broke the borders of their country to look for something more but also the depiction of a life-situation that burdens the lives of all of the band members, their friends and families and millions of people around the world. With songs about love and hate, about dead ends and new opportunities, about turmoil and protest, about loss and confusion, about life and death situations and about what makes us human, “REVOLUTIA” has something for each and every one out there.
This is an album that deals with everyday life and everyday life is hard. So is this album. Sometimes dark, sometimes melancholic and sometimes angry and desperate, it is also loving and optimistic at its core, “REVOLUTIA” is Danger Angel’s statement on their music, their lives and their future.
“Revolutia” was released January 29th, 2013, once again via Perris Records, and started off with great reviews from the press as well as enthusiastic response by fans worldwide. It also led to the first European Tour for Danger Angel, who came aboard Jeff Scott Soto’s Damage Control Tour 2013, performing around Europe, bringing their music and show to a broad audience!
Ethan Snow – guitars
B.J. – vocals
AHAS – keyboards
Rudy Rallis – bass
Tony V. – drums