"Act III" is the third studio album by the thrash metal band Death Angel, released in 1990 on Geffen Records. Regarded by many critics and fans as the band's best recording , the album was produced by famed metal producer Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Loudness), and marked the first (and only) major label release by Death Angel.

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Music Genre:

Thrash Metal 

Album Production Information:


The album: "DEATH ANGEL - Act III" was produced by: Max Norman, For On Yer Bike Ltd, Tom Zutaut

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Stoli, Max Norman, Cavestany, Galeon

Max Norman, also known as Max "On Yer Bike" Norman, is a highly acclaimed British record producer and recording engineer who has left an indelible mark on the music industry. With a career spanning several decades, Norman has worked with some of the most influential and iconic rock and metal bands, contributing significantly to the development and success of their sound.

Born and raised in England in the 1950s, Max Norman developed a deep passion for music at a young age. As a teenager, he immersed himself in the vibrant British rock scene, captivated by the raw energy and sonic possibilities that the genre offered. Inspired by the likes of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath, Norman set his sights on a career in music production and audio engineering.

In 1973, Norman embarked on his professional journey, starting as a staff engineer at Ridge Farm Studios in Surrey, England. This opportunity provided him with invaluable experience working on various recording projects and honing his skills behind the mixing console. He quickly gained recognition for his technical proficiency and meticulous attention to detail, establishing himself as a sought-after engineer within the industry.

Norman's career took a significant turn in the early 1980s when he crossed paths with legendary heavy metal band Ozzy Osbourne. Initially hired as a recording engineer for Osbourne's "Blizzard of Ozz" album, Norman's exceptional abilities soon propelled him to the role of producer. This collaboration marked the beginning of a fruitful partnership that would define Norman's career.


With his distinctive production style characterized by powerful guitar tones, thunderous drums, and meticulous attention to song arrangements, Max Norman became synonymous with the emerging heavy metal sound of the 1980s. His work on Ozzy Osbourne's albums, including the iconic "Diary of a Madman" and "Bark at the Moon", solidified his reputation as a go-to producer for rock and metal acts.

Norman's skills extended beyond his work with Ozzy Osbourne, as he lent his expertise to other influential bands of the era. He worked with the likes of Megadeth, producing their landmark album "Rust in Peace", which remains a seminal release in the thrash metal genre. Norman's contributions to the album's sound and overall impact were instrumental in its success and critical acclaim.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Max Norman continued to produce and engineer for a wide array of notable artists, including Loudness, Armored Saint, and Y&T, among others. His sonic signature and ability to capture the essence of each band's unique sound remained constant, garnering him respect and admiration within the industry.

In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Norman has also made significant contributions as a mixer and remixer, ensuring that the music he touched resonated with audiences worldwide. His technical prowess, combined with a deep understanding of the artists' vision, allowed him to elevate their work to new heights and leave an indelible mark on the final product.

Max "On Yer Bike" Norman's legacy as a British record producer and recording engineer is undeniable. His innovative approach to capturing the energy and essence of rock and metal music, coupled with his unparalleled attention to detail, has shaped the sound of numerous iconic albums. His tireless dedication and unwavering commitment to quality continue to inspire aspiring producers and engineers around the world, solidifying his place as a true master of his craft.

This album was recorded at: Dodge City Sound, California, September - Octiober 1989

Album cover design: Cavestany and Galeon
Album cover paintings Adrian Stubican

Album cover photography: Caroline Greyshock

Record Label Information:

GEFFEN Records 7599-24280

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1990 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: DEATH ANGEL - Act III
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Mark Osegueda – Vocals
  • Rob Cavestany – Guitars
  • Gus Pepa – Guitars
  • Dennis Pepa – Bass
  • Andy Galeon – Drums
Complete Track-listing of the album "DEATH ANGEL - Act III"

The detailed tracklist of this record "DEATH ANGEL - Act III" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. "Seemingly Endless Time" (Cavestany) – 3:49
  2. "Stop" (Cavestany, Osegueda) – 5:10
  3. "Veil of Deception" (Cavestany) – 2:35
  4. "The Organization" (Cavestany, Galeon) – 4:16
  5. "Discontinued" (Cavestany, Galeon, Pepa, Pepa) – 5:50
  6. "A Room with a View" (Cavestany) – 4:42
  7. "Stagnant" (Cavestany, Galeon) – 5:33
  8. "EX-TC" (Cavestany, Osegueda) – 3:06
  9. "Disturbing the Peace" (Cavestany) – 3:53
  10. "Falling Asleep" (Cavestany) – 5:54
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Photo of the custom inner sleeve showing the lyrics of all the songs 

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Photo of the 12" Vinyl LP Records Side II

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Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

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Album Description & Collectors information: 

This album "DEATH ANGEL - Act III" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos


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Band Description:

 Death Angel is an American thrash metal band that was formed in 1982 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band's members include Mark Osegueda on vocals, Rob Cavestany and Ted Aguilar on guitars, Damien Sisson on bass, and Will Carroll on drums. Death Angel is known for their aggressive and fast-paced music, which has gained them a loyal following of fans over the years.

 The band's early years were marked by a series of demo recordings that showcased their raw energy and intense songwriting. They soon caught the attention of Metallica, who were also based in the Bay Area, and were signed to their label, Megaforce Records. In 1987, Death Angel released their debut album, "The Ultra-Violence," which received critical acclaim and established them as one of the leading bands in the thrash metal scene.

 Over the years, Death Angel has continued to release a string of successful albums, including "Frolic Through the Park" (1988), "Act III" (1990), and "The Art of Dying" (2004). The band's music has evolved over time, incorporating elements of funk, jazz, and other genres while still maintaining their trademark intensity and aggression.

 One of the defining features of Death Angel's music is their lyrics, which often deal with themes of death, violence, and social issues. The band's songwriting is often politically charged, with songs that tackle topics such as police brutality, war, and the environment.

 Despite their success, Death Angel has also experienced its share of setbacks. In 1990, drummer Andy Galeon was involved in a serious car accident that forced the band to go on hiatus for several years. They eventually reunited in 2001 and have continued to tour and release new music ever since.

 Throughout their career, Death Angel has remained committed to their fans and to the thrash metal scene. They have performed at countless festivals and shows around the world and have consistently received positive reviews for their live performances. Their fans appreciate their high-energy shows and the band's willingness to connect with them on a personal level.

Act III 12" LP

GEFFEN Records 7599-24280 , 1990 , Germany

"Act III" is the third studio album by the thrash metal band Death Angel

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DEATH ANGEL - Frolic Through the Park 12" LP
Frolic Through the Park 12" LP

Enigma Records 3332-1 , 1988 , Enigma Records 3332-1

Death Angel is a Filipino-American thrash metal band from San Francisco, California.

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DEATH ANGEL - Ultra Violence 12" LP
Ultra Violence 12" LP

Enigma Records ST-73253 , 1987 , USA

"The Ultra-Violence " is the first album by the band Death Angel, and was released in 1987.

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