last update: January 25, 2016
The Story Of The Beast
Beast is a Hair Metal project initiated by singer and guitarist
Julian Angel. Angel, who had already recorded two solo albums ('angel-rock.com'
(2001) and 'Choreography Sucks' (2007)) started Beautiful Beast
in 2010 along with fellow musicians Frank McDouglas (bass, keys,
backing vocals) and Roland 'Ro Lee' Jahoda (drums).
saw the release of 'Adult Oriented Candy', a critically
acclaimed musical (and optical) step back to the year 1989. Due
to its huge success, Julian Angel started working on a new album
immediately, but this time he went solo again: "I'm both a
control freak and an enthusiast. I can't just record my guitars
and vocals and then leave it. I can't stop. I feel the urge to
lay down the bass lines, backing vocals and keyboards too; it's
like a kid sitting in front of a bowl of candy".
Beautiful Beast in 2011: Frank McDouglas, Julian
Angel, Roland 'Ro Lee' Jahoda
later in August 2012 'California Suntan' was released after a
huge for-fans-only pre sale and recouped all production and
manufacturing expenses after only one week - and without any
media coverage yet. The Beast's second album emphasizes
the party rock elements while still being backed by virtuous
So what's the difference
between Beautiful Beast and Julian Angel? "With Beautiful
Beast, be it a band or a one man show, I can live all my Hair
Metal dreams while still reserving the 'right' to create other
stuff as Julian Angel, the solo musician" he explains.
in the face of great adversity Julian Angel and Beautiful Beast
continue to deliver what their fans love so much. Some Hair
Metal / Melodic Rock media and even mailorder outlets
specifically seem to boycott anything that has 'Angel' written
on it, but why let that stop you?
Julian Angel in 2012
Angel has worked with Rolf Munkes (Empire, Tony Martin Band),
Iain Finlay (Running Wild) and currently agreed to play some
guitar solos on Johnny Lima's next album.
had his music recorded by international artists and used in
commercials and television including CBS and American
Angel is the sole organizer and producer of MusicBiz Madness, a
music business conference which will take place on April 21,
2013 in Nuremberg, Germany for the first time ever. Read more
Madness (in German).