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Below is our complete Morgoth news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Morgoth Posts "Traitor" Video

Having recently released the band's first full-length in almost two decades, German death metal legends Morgoth are now ready to unleash a new video from "Ungod."

Check out the new clip for "Traitor" below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine. Morgoth's Harry Busse (guitar) also comments:

"The first idea that existed for 'Traitor' was the marching riff you find in the verse of the song. After we wrote the bridge and the chorus, the song was almost finished from its instrumental side. I still had no idea in which direction the lyrics should go.

"Only when Sebastian came up with the clean guitar, that introduces and completes the song, did I have the idea for a theme that would perfectly match the sadness and desperation of this interlude, followed by the brutality and mercilessness of the song itself. A child soldier, betrayed by the ones supposed to protect him, betrayed by the "Traitor'." More...

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Morgoth Posts New Music Video

German death metallers Morgoth are now streaming a new video for "Voice Of Slumber," which was directed by Dirk Behlau of Pixeleye Interactive.

The song is taken from the band's upcoming new studio album "Ungod" set to drop on April 7 in North America via Century Media. Check out now "Voice Of Slumber" below. More...

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Neurotic Deathfest Finalizes Band Lineup

With American death metal legends Origin, the utterly brutal Morgoth from Germany, Dutch marauders Centurian and Dutch brutal death grinders Korpse rounding off the bill, the line-up for Neurotic Deathfest 2015 is complete.

Europe's premier indoor extreme metal festival sets place on April 17th - 19th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, the Netherlands. 42 bands in total will play at the 12th edition of the festival, including heavyweight acts such as Bloodbath, Obituary and Entombed A.D. Weekend tickets and day tickets are available through this location.

The confirmed bands are as follows:

Bloodbath, Obituary, Entombed A.D., Immolation, Origin, Devourment, Nader Sadek, Broken Hope, Pyrexia, Tribulation, Internal Suffering, Benighted, Internal Bleeding, Morgoth, Dead Congregation, Sinister, Disavowed, Soulburn, Liquid Graveyard, Mass Infection, Gorod, Kronos, Centurian, Ingested, Holocausto Canibal, Jig-Ai, Nominon, Unfathomable Ruination, Acranius, Cardiac Arrest, Incinerate, Regurgitate Life, Hideous Divinity, Contrastic, Perfecitizen, The Walking Dead Orchestra, Near Death Condition, Korpse, Bleeding Utopia, Abhorrent Decimation, Neuroma and Slaughter To Prevail. More...

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Morgoth Posts "Snakestate" Clip

Today Morgoth has released a lyric video for the track "Snakestate" off the upcoming album, "Ungod." Century Media Records comments:

"'Snakestate' perfectly displays the trademark sound and musical variety of 'Ungod,' an album that turned out surprisingly diverse and fresh, capturing the essence of Morgoth by blending the ferociousness of the band's legendary EPs, 'Resurrection Absurd' and 'The Eternal Fall,' with the abysmal atmosphere of Morgoth's great classic albums, 'Cursed and Odium.'"

"Ungod" will be released on March 30th in Europe and April 7th in North America via Century Media Records. See the band live:

Mar. 26 - Hamburg (Germany) - Bambi Galore
Mar. 27 - Berlin (Germany) - Cassiopeia
Mar. 28 - Würzburg (Germany) - Cafe Cairo
Mar. 29 - Wermelskirchen (Germany) - AJZ Bahndamm
Jun. 13 - Cerveny Kostelec (Czech Republic) - Czech Death Fest
Jun. 19 - Copenhagen (Denmark) - Copenhell Festival
Jun. 20 - Dessel (Belgium) - Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 21 - Clisson (France) - Hellfest
Jun. 26-28 - Protzen (Germany) - Protzen Open Air
Jul. 18 - Wadersloh/Diestedde (Germany) - Black Frenzy Festival
Jul. 30-Aug. 1 - Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air
Aug. 13-15 - Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air More...

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Morgoth Unveils The All Powerful "Ungod"

Greek cover designer Seth Siro Anton (Paradise Lost, Soilwork, Moonspell, etc.) captured the atmosphere of Morgoth's upcomign album “Ungod” and transformed it into an eerie piece of delusion and despair, which can be seen below.

Seth Siro Anton commented: “When you have the mission to visualize a legendary band like Morgoth, you must seek ancient traditions to properly transmit classic darkness!“

Morgoth added: “We are very happy to have worked with Seth for the cover artwork of the album. We knew it wouldn’t be very easy to put the title 'Ungod' into a design that is vivid, brutal and aesthetic at the same time. We had received a couple of good different suggestions for the artwork, but Seth’s simply was the one who pictured exactly what was already in our minds. It can roughly be described as God drowning in the void, killing its own creation and becoming the 'Ungod' - The dawn of the Antichrist.”

“Ungod” will be released on March 30th, 2015 in Europe and April 7th, 2015 in North America through Century Media Records. More...

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Morgoth Releasing New Album

The deadly teutonic death metal force of Morgoth finally returns with a new studio album: "Ungod."

Due out March 30th in Europe and April 7th in North America via Century Media Records, "Ungod" will contain 11 tracks of dark and dismal death metal, combining the untamed ferocity of Morgoth's infamous EPs with the atmospheric density of the band's two legendary albums, "Cursed" and "Odium."

For a preview of this upcoming release, be sure to check out the new track "Black Enemy" below. Morgoth also had this to say:

"After 18 years we can finally present a first glimpse at our new full-length album, 'Ungod'! We started with the songwriting in January 2013 and finished the recording process by the end of December 2014. It was an awesome experience to go through the sometimes very complex and challenging process of writing and recording an album again.

"Our goal was to present some real Morgoth-style death metal, which closes the gap between 'Cursed' and 'Odium.' We hope that we have achieved this goal and our supporters and friends will like the final outcome.

"The idea behind the song 'Black Enemy' is that this evil force rests within all of us and all we can do is trying to keep that beast under control. The 'Black Enemy' represents the dark and destroying part inside of us and the lyrics deal with someone who is not able to control it anymore, committing a murder in the end." More...

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Morgoth Wraps Up Work On New Album

After parting ways with vocalist Marc Grewe, Morgoth has now checked in with the following update about recording a new album:

"Morgoth has wrapped up the recordings for the 'Ungod' album and is mixing the results in the coming weeks!

"The vocals on the album as well as on upcoming gigs will be handled by Karsten 'Jagger' Jäger, who you might already know from the long-running band Disbelief.

"Here is a (rough mix) teaser of new Morgoth music straight from the studio featuring Jagger on vocals for you to check out. 'Ungod' will be released by the end of March 2015 via Century Media Records." More...

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Morgoth Splits With Vocalist

Morgoth has checked in with the following announcement about splitting with the band's front man:

"Today we must bring you the unfortunate news that we have parted ways with our longtime vocalist Marc Grewe. The chance for a further cooperation between us simply wasn’t possible anymore.

"This has been an extremely tough decision for us to make, and one that was not made easily, but we believe it to be the best for the band at this stage.

"That said, we are already working with a new vocalist on our upcoming album. The record will be entitled 'Ungod' and will be released in spring 2015 via Century Media Records.

"More details about the recordings and a string of new shows for next year will be revealed soon. Please notice: All upcoming confirmed shows will be performed as planned!" More...

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Blastfest Expands To Four Days

Blastfest will be held from the 18th - 21st of February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. The organizers of the festival have now checked in with the following announcement about expanding with new band confirmations:

"It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.

"And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent spate of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian black metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic black metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian death metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!"

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Gehenna | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Wyruz + more yet to be announced.

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Morgoth Resumes Work On New Album

Returning from a recent tour with Bolt Thrower, Morgoth has now checked in with the following update:

"The European tour with Bolt Thrower ended three days ago. We're back from a fantastic trip and returned to the so called 'reality.' We are still impressed by all the support we experienced by all of you out there.

"We would like to thank everybody who was involved in making this tour such a massive success. Now we'll continue working on the new album... Thank you all and see you in the pits!"

After the band's reunion in 2011 and the release of the "God Is Evil" 7" (the first studio release in 18 years), Morgoth is now working on new album, "Ungod," which is planned for a release in Spring 2015. Stay tuned! Be sure to also catch the band live:

28.11.2014 - Bucharest (Romania) - November to Dismember Metal Fest
08.11.2014 - Brescia (Italy) - Circolo Colony / Hellbrigade Fest V
17.01.2015 - Dippoldiswalde / Dresden (Germany) - Break The Silence Festival
20.02.2015 - Bergen (Norway) - Blastfest

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Blastfest Confirms Finntroll, Moonsorrow, And More

Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work.

Today the festival organizers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish folk metal upstarts Finntroll, melodic black metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial. Also confirmed today are Djevelcult, Tortorum, Crib 45, and Morgoth.

The Bergen festival is only in its second year and previously announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx for the 2015 edition. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Morgoth Streaming "God Is Evil"

German death metal band Morgoth recently released the "God Is Evil" 7" and today the title track has been made available online for streaming. Check it out below.

Featuring powerful artwork by Costin Chioreanu, the "God Is Evil" single contains two new studio tracks: the title track, as well as "Die As Deceiver." You can pick up your own copy at this location.

Next up, Morgoth will team up with mighty Bolt Thrower for a European tour in September and October. In addition to "God Is Evil," Morgoth will also have two more classic releases out in time for the tour: the "Pits Of Utumno" demo from 1988 (to be re-issued on vinyl and digitally) and the long unavailable "Odium" album from 1993 (to be re-released on CD, LP and as digital download). Catch Morgoth live on these dates:

30.08.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock Open Air
28.11.2014 - Bucharest (Romania) - November to Dismember Metal Fest
08.11.2014 - Brescia (Italy) - Circolo Colony / Hellbrigade Fest V
17.01.2015 - Dippoldiswalde / Dresden (Germany) - Break The Silence Festival

w/Bolt Thrower
21.09.2014 - Bremen (Germany) - Schlachthof
22.09.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Weststadthalle
23.09.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - SO36
24.09.2014 - Prague (Czech Republic) - Roxy
25.09.2014 - Vienna (Austria) - Arena
26.09.2014 - Munich (Germany) - Backstage
27.09.2014 - Lyss (Switzerland) - Kulturfabrik / Carnage Feast
28.09.2014 - Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
30.09.2014 - Paris (France) - Le Trabendo
01.10.2014 - Saarbruecken (Germany) - Garage
02.10.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser
03.10.2014 - Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
04.10.2014 - Andernach (Germany) - JUZ
05.10.2014 - Hasselt (Belgium) - Muziekodroom

*=The support slot for the tour will rotate between Soulburn (Sept. 21st - 23rd), Incantation (Sept. 24th - 28th) and Vallenfyre (Sept. 30th - Oct. 5th). More...

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Morgoth Posts "God Is Evil" Teaser Clip

Reunited German death metal act Morgoth released a teaser clip from the new single "God is Evil." The 7" complete with b-side track "Die As Deceiver" drops today as a digital single and as special vinyl 7" via Century Media Records.

Morgoth hits the road with Bolt Thrower next month. Confirmed dates are:

SU 21.09.2014 Bremen (Germany) - Schlachthof
MO 22.09.2014 Essen (Germany) - Weststadthalle
TU 23.09.2014 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
WE 24.09.2014 Prague (Czech Republic) - Roxy
TH 25.09.2014 Vienna (Austria) - Arena
FR 26.09.2014 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
SA 27.09.2014 Lyss (Switzerland) - Kulturfabrik / Carnage Feast
SU 28.09.2014 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
TU 30.09.2014 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
WE 01.10.2014 Saarbruecken (Germany) - Garage
TH 02.10.2014 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser
FR 03.10.2014 Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
SA 04.10.2014 Andernach (Germany) - JUZ
SU 05.10.2014 Hasselt (Belgium) - Muziekodroom

* The support slot for the tour will rotate between Soulburn (Sept. 21st – 23rd), Incantation (Sept. 24th – 28th) and Vallenfyre (Sept. 30th – Oct. 5th).

Check out the teaser clip here: More...

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Morgoth To Release New 7"

On August 12th in North America, Germany's death metal band Morgoth, which reunited in 2011 for the 20th anniversary of the "Cursed" album and documented the return via the "Cursed To Live" live album / DVD from 2012, will release a 7" EP / digital single entitled "God Is Evil," featuring two brand new tracks.

Morgoth comments: "Finally, after 17 years, we have some new tunes to share with you. We are excited about the nearing release of the 'God Is Evil' single, which contains the title track as well as the song 'Die As Deceiver.' These two brand-new songs are meant to be a first teaser for our upcoming album 'Ungod,' which we will be recording later this year for a release early 2015 via Century Media Records."

The artwork for "God Is Evil" was created by Costin Chioreanu. Stay tuned for more news about this release coming soon. You can also catch the band live: More...

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Bolt Thrower Announces New Tour Dates

This fall in Europe Bolt Thrower will be touring with support from Morgoth, while select shows will also feature Soulburn, Incantation, and Vallenfyre. Bolt Thrower comments:

"We've completed the line-up for the tour and we've got some killer bands joining us. We already have Morgoth on board, and now we can also announce Soulburn, Incantation and Vallenfyre will be joining us for selected shows! Looking forward to hanging out with old friends again and meeting new ones."

Bolt Thrower / Morgoth / Soulburn:
21.09: Germany, Bremen – Schlachthof
22.09: Germany, Essen – Weststadthalle (moved from the Turock!)
23.09: Germany, Berlin – SO36

Bolt Thrower / Morgoth / Incantation:
24.09: Czech Rep, Prague – Roxy
25.09: Austria, Vienna – Arena
26.09: Germany, Munich – Backstage
2709: Switzerland, Lyss - Carnage Feast
28.09: Germany, Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal More...

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Morgoth Recording New Album

Morgoth has checked in with the following announcement about recording a new album and gearing up for tour dates:

"We are happy to announce that we will be touring Europe with the mighty Bolt Thrower in September / October. This marks the first proper tour for Morgoth since 1997 and will be a killer package for all of you Death Metal maniacs!

"And yes, the rumours are true….Morgoth is currently in the studio working on new material. We decided to team up with Jörn Michutta at Sound Division Tonstudio in Sundern, Germany for these sessions and the results are sounding seriously heavy.

"The atmosphere and the creativity within the band have been inspiringly good in these past reunion years since 2011, so naturally new ideas started to come up. As consequence, we decided to take some months off from playing shows and properly focus on songwriting.

"We expect to already have a brand-new single out before the tour, so stay tuned for more news and details soon…and see you on tour!" More...

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Cripple Bastards To Play Obscene Extreme Fest

Italy's Cripple Bastards has been confirmed for the upcoming Obscene Extreme Festival. The following press release was also issued about the appearance:

"You could say this is a 'grindcore hat-trick' as it is the third OEF appearance in 2014 for Italian hate mob Cripple Bastards after headlining the insane Obscene Extreme Asia in Tokyo and Obscene Extreme Australia in Melbourne earlier this year. But if you really want to see the Bastards play at home, then Obscene Extreme Trutnov is the grounds for the final massacre. They have been blasting the shit on stage since the festival's birth back in 1999 and raised the most infernal stage diving pits for countless times through the years that followed.

"26 years after their conception Cripple Bastards still hold the banner high as Italy's most hostile and aggressive grind/hardcore unit around. With one foot firmly in the past and all the vicious savagery of manic fast 80's hardcore extremity, Cripple Bastards are also charging forwards. With bloodshot eyes and a rabid 'get out and bite them' attitude, this band are ready to introduce their brand new 2014 full length 'Nero In Metastasi' on Relapse Records and they will consolidate their ongoing mission of bringing nihilistic, fuck-you-all, grinding hatred to every corner of an underserving mankind. Cripple Bastards will also be introducing for the first time ever on Trutnov's Battlefield their 5 piece line-up with new axeman Wild Vitto on second guitar which will only enhance their wall of hate/grind fury!"

The Obscene Extreme Festival 2014 will take place from July 16th - 20th, 2014, with full details available right here. The confirmed lineup includes the following bands: More...

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Brutal Truth To Play Obscene Extreme Fest

The Obscene Extreme festival will be taking place from July 16th - 20th, with ticket information available at this location. Now the festival has announced several new additions to the lineup, including Brutal Truth and Morgoth. The festival organizers comment:

"Few bands represent Obscene Extreme as fully as US grind legends Brutal Truth – they've weathered break-ups and line-up changes, but never once have they halted in their mission to keep pushing the bleeding edge of grindcore.

"Never complacent, each steamroller of Brutal Truth album has furthered their sound and moved the goalposts for the whole damn genre in the process. Now bassist, founding member and extreme metal champion Dan Lilker approaches his 50th birthday, he's stepping back from music and his baby - Brutal Truth - will be no more.

"When the band returned in 2006, it was Obscene Extreme the following year that welcomed them back as very personification of the festival. Now, seven years later we'll bid them farewell with one final performance. Obscene Extreme 2014 – this promises to be unforgettable!!!

"Another band that will be stepping out onto the Obscene Extreme stage this year will be fathers of the German death metal scene, the mighty Morgoth. Originally split in 1998 after only three albums - the coffin-lid hammering of 1991's ‘Cursed,’ 1993's forward-thinking ‘Odium’ and their most divisive albums ever, 1995's post-punk ‘Feel Sorry For The Fanatic.’ More...

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Morgoth Releases Catalog Digitally

Germany's notorious death metal outfit Morgoth has finally released the band's catalog digitally for fans in North America.

In addition to the now classic "Cursed," "Odium," and "Feel Sorry For The Fanatic," the band's two legendary EPs, "Resurrection Absurd" and "The Eternal Fall," are also available as one album bundle. The digital release track listings are as follows:

"Resurrection Absurd" (1989) / "The Eternal Fall" (1990)
1. Dictated Deliverance
2. The Travel
3. The Afterthought
4. Selected Killing
5. Lies Of Distrust
6. Burnt Identity
7. Female Infanticide
8. White Gallery
9. Pits Of Utumno
10. Eternal Sanctity More...

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Tiamat And More Added To Eindhoven Bill

This years edition of the the Eindhoven Metal Meeting will take place from December 12th - 14th, 2013.

The festival's organizers have now checked in with the following announcement about adding more bands to the bill:

"Tiamat, Elvenking featuring Martin Walkyier's Skyclad, Brutal Truth, In Solitude, The Rotted, Centurian, entrapment and Sound Storm have been added to our bill!

"Get your tickets through our official website here." More...

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