Severed Angel the new North-eastern US melodic metal band has released their new single and video ‘In The Red‘ from their self titled debut album ‘Severed Angel‘.
The single goes on sale worldwide on March 31, 2023 and the debut album is scheduled for release on CD and digitally via European label Sliptrick Records on May 2, 2023.
Severed Angel keyboardist Marc Muchnik comments:
“‘In The Red‘ is about a toxic relationship that I was in many years ago. Now, having been in a happy and loving marriage for a long time, this period of my life in time feels like a completely different existence. In unhealthy relationships the negativity that one person emits can invade the other person’s entire being. In my destructive relationship, I lost my sense of self and wanted so badly to help this person on every level. The relationship and breakup ultimately me left numb and bitter. I had to relearn to trust others, restore my faith in humanity and rebuild my ability to love again. I was thankfully able to overcome and rise above my pain, but many other less fortunate individuals could easily be ruined by a similar experience. The color “Red” in the song embodies anger and frustration. It exemplifies the dishonesty and the failed attempts to assist someone who has no desire to help oneself. The song conveys a deep sense of sadness as it focuses on the feelings of hopelessness when we are left at the point where trust is completely lost. This song is unique in our catalog in that most of our lyrics tend to be positive and uplifting. Nevertheless, it is intense, impactful, and relatable, and the subject matter is perfect for a metal tune!”
How It All Began
Severed Angel is a metal band from the Northeastern United States (NY and PA) forged to unleash a sonic assault of melodic heavy metal upon the masses.
In 2018, drummer Wayne Noon started the Rat Salad Review network to promote his favorite bands and have fun with a podcast that provides insight to the metal bands that the mainstream media are unaware of. Some of those bands included Timeless Haunt (PA), The Nightmare Stage (NY), Infinite Spectrum (NY), and Tension Rising (NY).
As the original drummer for Phoenix Reign, a NYC-based power metal band, they released an album called ‘Destination Unknown’, and toured around the tri-state area. Their final show was at the Gramercy Theater in NYC opening for international recording artists Epica.
In 2019, guitarist Lou Mavs started his podcast (Music Is Life Podcast) discussing his opinions and experience as a musician. Wayne and Lou were friends from the time Phoenix Reign was playing shows in Lou’s native Queens, NY, and Wayne asked Lou if his podcast would join Rat Salad Review as a show on the network, to which he did.
In late 2020, Wayne was preparing the release of his new band Project Resurrect. It was around that time that the music world suffered the loss of Edward Van Halen. Lou and Wayne suggested that they cover a Van Halen song as a tribute to Eddie, and enlisted the services of Timeless Haunt bassist George Dimitri and Thrash Or Die/Combat vocalist Ralph Viera. The cover was released to positive responses. 2021 saw the release of Project Resurrect’s “False Reality” CD and Rat Salad Review & Friends’ “Cover Series, Part 1” EP.
In early 2022, Wayne suggested forming a new original band with Lou, George, The Nightmare Stage keyboardist Marc Muchnik, and Infinite Spectrum bassist/songwriter Alex Repetti (also of Tension Rising and Project SEAR), Lou provided an original demo written 12 years ago called ‘Dogs of War’, which was written as entrance music for his cousin – MMA fighter Robby Plotkin (currently a US Army Ranger). Wayne thought the song was perfect for this new project and arranged a new version of it, to which Marc and Alex wrote lyrics, and Lou re-recorded his parts. Upon completion of the song, it was official – Severed Angel was born.
Their debut CD was written, recorded, mixed and mastered within 3 months. In that time, Severed Angel started working on more material, many of which were released as singles: ‘A Fate Worse Than Death‘, ‘Run and Hyde‘, ‘Bump In The Night‘, and ‘Mt. Cyanide‘. Their self-titled debut CD will be released on May 2nd, 2023.
Alex Repetti – Vocals, Guitar (Infinite Spectrum / Tension Rising)
Lou Mavs – Guitar, Vocals
George Dimitri – Bass (Timeless Haunt)
Marc Muchnik – Keyboards (The Nightmare Stage)
Wayne Noon – Drums (Project Resurrect / Ex-Phoenix Reign)