FIFTH ANGEL released their first album in nearly thirty years, ‘The Third Secret’, in autumn 2018. Before the quartet will perform at Germany’s Metal Assault Festival (Würzburg) on February 16, they have launched a brand new lyric video for the track ‘Stars Are Falling’, the opening track of the aforementioned record.
“‘Stars Are Falling‘ is a song that will probably have different meanings for different people,” states Ken Mary. “Lyrically I don’t want to get too specific as again, I believe different meanings will be found by different people and I don’t want to ruin that for them. But the overall idea is that there is this race of life that we’re all in…where we strive, we fight, we struggle, and we depend on the fact that the sun will rise and that tomorrow is going to be here one way or another. There’s a time where that may not be the case; whether that’s on a global level or on a personal level. So really it’s a song to ponder some of the deeper meanings of life, actually. And with that, I believe I’ve said enough, lol!”
But additionally, there’s bad news from the band’s camp too as guitarist Kendall Bechtel has left the band.
In an official statement from FIFTH ANGEL, this change was clarified:
“Kendall is a brother and will always be a part of the FIFTH ANGEL legacy. However, if we are going to be honest, he has chosen a path that has left the band, the fans, our label Nuclear Blast, and our promoters in a very difficult situation. He decided that rather than fulfil the commitments that were already in place, he would leave the band with short notice, making it very difficult for the band to find a suitable replacement.”
Ed Archer, John Macko, Ken Mary
‘The Third Secret’ entered the charts in Germany on #48 and in Switzerland on position #51 – which marks the first chart entries for the band ever.
‘The Third Secret’ also reached the #1 position on soundcheck reviews from Rock Hard, Rock It!, and Powermetal.de, and the #2 position on Deaf Forever and Metal.de.
‘The Third Secret’ is available in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/FATheThirdSecret
‘The Third Secret’ – Track Listing:
01. Stars Are Falling
02. We Will Rise
03. Queen Of Thieves
04. Dust To Dust
05. Can You Hear Me
06. This Is War
08. Third Secret
09. Shame On You
10. Hearts Of Stone