This Friday’s Guest DJ: AMERICAN TEARS

Mark Mangold (American Tears)

American Tears is an American keyboard trio that released its first record, Branded Bad, on Columbia Records in 1974. The band released its second, Tear Gas, in 1975, and its final for Columbia Records entitled, Powerhouse, in 1977 when the band went their separate ways. Fast forward to 2018 when keyboard player/songwriter Mark Mangold (Touch, Drive, She Said, The Signal) reformed them.

Now in 2020 American Tears releases their latest album, Free Angel Express which features Alex Landenburg (Stratovarius, Kamelot, Rhapsody, Cyhra) on drums, with guest appearances by Barry Sparks (UFO, Dokken), Doug Howard (Touch, Utopia, Edgar Winter Band) and Charlie Calv (Angel, Shotgun Symphony).

Join us on the noted Friday to hear Mark Mangold plays his top 10 favorite musical inspiration tracks followed by songs from the band’s latest release, Free Angel Express!

Tune in at 15:00 and 21:00 CET/ 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST the Friday it airs to hear the show!

While you wait check out the video for the opening track on the new album entitled “Sledgehammered”:


  • Scott Jeslis

    Scott is one of the partners at Metal Express Radio. He handles a lot of Metal Express Radio's public relations, screening of new music and radio scheduling. On occasion, he also does reviews and interviews. He has been a proud member of the Metal Express Radio crew since 2004.

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