With members hailing from Seattle, Las Vegas, and San Diego, Angelshade was founded in 2009 by Brad Hanna. “We are a group of like-minded individuals that assemble in secret creating sonic symphonies to help awaken the sleepers and bring about the new age of reason,” according to the band. “We gather in low lit taverns and houses of ill repute to share our stories and spread our message, for that is the place you will look for us.”
They've shared the stage with Greg Howe's Magnolia, Quiet Riot, Beast Blanco with Calico Cooper and Alice Cooper guitarist Chuck Garric. By 2018, bassist Mike Kaufman had been replaced by Ted Staub.
Their debut album Conspiracy, recorded in November 2019, was released via Rock Avenue Records USA, with a music video for "The Leading Man" filmed and edited by William Baker and Bakerland Media in Van Nuys.