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A masterpiece of raw and rabid, deadly thrashing madness is going to return as a stunning reissue on March 11th, 2016 via Century Media Records: Morbid Saint's "Spectrum of Death!"
Originally recorded as a demo in the late 80's and produced by Eric Greif (Acrophet, Viogression), the 1990 released album by the Wisconsin thrashers offers a vicious and intense mix of early Slayer, Kreator, and Dark Angel that has not lost any of its violent impact.
After a series of low-key reissues and shabby bootlegs, "Spectrum of Death" will now be released on digital form, double CD, and vinyl, visually orientating on the original design in a gatefold sleeve to house the extensive 8-page LP-sized booklet.
For this release, founding member Jay Visser (guitar) dug deep into his personal archive and excavated tons of rare photos, obscure logo designs, and flyers as well as telling the history of Morbid Saint in a detailed interview.
Whereas the "Spectrum of Death" album was specially mastered for vinyl, and hardly touched to preserve its original sound, all other tracks have been carefully restored and remastered by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony (Iced Earth, Grave, Massacra). Pre-orders are up now at this location. More...
A masterpiece of raw and rabid, deadly thrashing madness is going to return as stunning a reissue in March 2016 via Century Media Records: Morbid Saint's "Spectrum of Death!"
Originally recorded in the late 80's and produced by Eric Greif (Acrophet, Num Skull, Viogression), the 1990 released album by the Wisconsin thrashers offers a vicious and intense mix of early Slayer, Kreator, Dark Angel, and Destruction that has not lost any of its violent impact.
Morbid Saint originally formed in 1984 and shared stages with the likes of Death, Dark Angel, Acrophet, and many more. After a never fully realized second album, the band performed its final show in 1993 and disbanded. Morbid Saint reformed in 2010 and the band has been ravaging stages worldwide since then.
For this release, founding member Jay Visser (guitar) dug deep into his personal archive and excavated tons of rare photos, flyers as well as audio material hardly anyone has ever heard before.
After a series of low-key reissues and shabby bootlegs, "Spectrum of Death" will now be released on vinyl replicating the original sleeve design with an extensive LP-sized booklet telling you the full history of the band. The double CD and digital versions will contain everything Morbid Saint has recorded so far including the rough mix of the unreleased, often bootlegged second album, "Destruction System," various tracks recorded in 2010 and 2012, plus a previously unreleased early 90's demo, of which only 50 copies were ever made. More...
The 2013 edition of the Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse will take place at Reggies Rock Club in Chicago, IL this coming May 3rd - 4th. Additional details can be found at the festival's Facebook profile here. The following bands have now been confirmed for the upcoming festival:
The organizers of the festival also commented:
"Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse is the premier true metal festival in the USA, held in Chicago, IL. Now in its third year, Ragnarokkr is dedicated to bring the very best in all sub-genres of metal from around the world, which is often unrepresented in the USA. In the past, Ragnarokkr has brought luminaries from across the metal world to Chicago to play for all true metal warriors, including Virgin Steel, Helstar, Cage, the reunion of metal legends Brocas Helm and, for the very first time in the U.S., Wizard out of Germany and Voltax out of Mexico. 2013 promises to the best year yet...by far."
Sheboygan, Wisconsin thrashers Morbid Saint are streaming the classic thrash track "Crying for Death" from the band's 1988 release "Spectrum of Death." The debut LP will be re-released through Relapse Records on vinyl with two additional bonus tracks on June 19, 2012. Pre-orders are available at this location.
"Spectrum of Death" was previously re-released in 1989, twice in 1992, 2005, 2006 and 2008 in various formats and titles. Check out "Crying for Death" here:
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.
The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:
Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end
Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...
Relapse Records is pleased to announce the vinyl reissue of Morbid Saint’s criminally underrated debut album "Spectrum of Death." Relapse commented:
"Originally released in 1988, this death/thrash cult classic, produced by Eric Greif, was light years ahead of its peers, leaving posers crushed in a heap of destruction! The long out-of-print album has been repressed in celebration of the band’s reunion performance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest X.
"Spectrum of Death will see a June 19th re-release with pre-orders and an officially licensed exclusive shirt available now at this location. A full list of upcoming Morbid Saint reunion shows is available below."
May 4th - Mexico City, Mexico - Metal on the Rocks Fest
May 12th - Sheboygan, WA - Vibez
May 26th - Baltimore, MD - Maryland Deathfest X
2013 - Germany - Keep It True Fest
The Day Everything Became Nothing was forced to cancel their appearance at Maryland Deathfest X, as one of the members has a commitment that he can't get out of around that time. The band tried but was unable to find a fill in for the upcoming U.S. shows.
Morbid Saint has been announced as the replacement for The Day Everything Became Nothing, and has been added to the Saturday show of Maryland Deathfest X.
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. You can find the complete and up to date Maryland Deathfest X running order here.
After a painfully long hiatus, thrash band Morbid Saint will be playing its first live show in almost two decades on December 10th, 2011 in the band's home town of Sheboygan, WI.
“It currently is the purest form of Morbid Saint in all its brutality,” says founding member and current guitar player for Morbid Saint Jay Visser about the show in Sheboygan. “We will be playing mostly all of Spectrum of Death, songs off Destruction System, and new Morbid Saint Songs at the December 10th show in Sheboygan.” The show will be held at the SpeakEasy Bar and is part of a tribute to the late great Dimebag Darrel.
Although a full-length tour is not planned at this time, Morbid Saint will be playing shows in the United States in 2012 and is working on re-releasing the 1989 album “Spectrum of Death” with new songs added. You can see Morbid Saint live at the SpeakEasy bar in Sheboygan, WI on December 10th, 2011. For more information about the band visit the Morbid Saint Facebook profile here.
The band's newly reformed lineup is as follows:
Pat Lind – Vocals
Jay Visser – Guitar
Kevin Koski – Guitar
Bob Zabel – Bass
Randy Wall – Drums