The members of ANGELMAKER were all teenagers when the band formed (half of them even went to the same high school together) and began a decade long streak of independence that continues to this day. 2012’s Decay EP put them on the deathcore map. A three-way split EP with Lament and Isolations arrived the following year.
ANGELMAKER’s full-length debut, 2015’s Dissentient, was a massive standout, demonstrated by ferocious songs like “Godless”, “A Dark Omen,” and “Leech,” the latter of which accumulated 1.7 million views on YouTube and 3.7 million Spotify streams. One Bandcamp commenter likened the album’s sound to “cutting your heart out with a rusty spoon.” Portland, Oregon-based producer Stephan Hawkes (Chelsea Grin, Attila, Red Fang) produced and mixed it. The album was included in Revolver Magazine’s ‘15 Essential Deathcore Albums
‘ list, calling it “a landmark album from deathcore’s second wave.” stating that the band “manage to sew a litany of melodic elements into their sound — clean guitar passages, hardcore gang-chants and genuinely gorgeous leads — without losing any ground in the ongoing war for breakdown supremacy.”
The Unholy Alliance split with A Night In Texas arrived in 2016, less than a year before ANGELMAKER beat more than a dozen bands for a fan-voted spot on 2017’s Summer Slaughter Tour, featuring The Black Dahlia Murder, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail, Origin, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, and Lorna Shore, among others. That momentum continued across Canada, with ANGELMAKER selected as the only opening act for The Faceless on a short trek.
The deathcore subreddit lit up in search of footage from ANGELMAKER’s spectacular performance at the Brutal Assault festival in 2018 in an 18th-century army fortress in Czechia. MetalSucks presented the fall’s Bloodletting North America tour, putting ANGELMAKER alongside Virginia’s Arsis; California’s Decrepit Birth; Slovenia’s Within Destruction; and New York’s Internal Bleeding and Pyrexia.
ANGELMAKER’s self-titled sophomore album emerged in 2019, punctuated by unrelenting tracks like “Hollow Heart,” “BLOODTHIRSTER” and “Requiem.” They supported the record with shows and tours alongside Despised Icon, Kublai Khan, and Ingested.
The band’s dual-vocal and triple-guitar composition allows for new and diverse explorations of extremity, setting AngelMaker both inside and apart from the traditions of the deathcore subgenre. Now, as the British Columbian ensemble’s first new material in roughly two years seeps out from the underground in 2021, ANGELMAKER are back and ready to once again assert their place at the very forefront of the deathcore scene.