According to Blabbermouth.net, Former DARK ANGEL singer Don Doty has announced the formation of an as-yet-unnamed new project that will revisit the band’s classic “We Have Arrived” and “Darkness Descends” albums, as well as introduce fans worldwide to new material. Joining Doty in the new group is drummer Sasha Horn, who has previously played with FORBIDDEN, AVA INFERI and NOVEMBERS DOOM.
Doty and Horn have hit the ground running in an effort to start the writing process and to warm up the gears in preparation for the touring circuit. They are also considering bassists and guitarists for the new project and hope to make more announcements soon.
DARK ANGEL’s management issued a statement last week accusing 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. The management confirmed that DARK ANGEL will reform for a limited number of appearances in 2014 with a lineup that will feature Gene Hoglan (drums), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass). Guitarist Eric Meyer is also expected to be involved.
DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin said in a statement last month 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.”
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