It’s been six days since the joyous news of Dark Angel’s reunion made headlines across the blogosphere.
But wait…Gene Hoglan, drummer extraordinaire and member of Dark Angel, says “rumors” of a reunion are pure “speculation.”
Dark Angel is scheduled to appeare at the Keep It True XVII festival, set to take place April 25 and April 26, 2014, at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.
“Yes, we have been talking about doing something next year, and although it looks like possibly some festivals could be in the works, right now it’s just speculation,” Hoglan says.
“Don Doty and myself have been in contact for the first time in many many years, and it’s been great to reconnect with my old friend. Fortunately, I’ve remained great buddies with all the DFA [Dark Fucking Angel] guys after all these years, and we do try to stay in contact with each other and see each other when we can, especially since we are all spread out over the Western U.S.
“We are indeed discussing the possibility of a reunion, and yes, the DFA guys are well aware of all of my other commitments, such as Testament, Dethklok and the like. So again, we are moving forward s-l-o-w-l-y, with hopes to getting Dark Angel’s wings off the ground for festival season in 2014.”
Adds Doty: “Members of Dark Angel are currently sitting down for talks for a reunion. This will be for the year 2014. All are excited.
“I was talking on a radio show recently and had said that all members would be attending. This statement may have been misunderstood. Myself, Gene, Mike [Gonzales, bass], Eric [Meyer, guitar] and Jim [Durkin, guitar] are talking and when talks are complete, a statement will be given. We will know more in the months to come. We will let you know as it unravels.”