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On December 3rd, 2013, Morbid Angel came to Austin, Texas to promote the 20-year anniversary of its breakout album "Covenant." The said album marked the group's dramatic rise out of the death metal underground. MTV showcased the album's brilliance through videos of "Rapture" and "God of Emptiness"--the latter track was made more famous by the nitwit ridicule of "Beavis and Butthead." This was a wickedly satanic album, possibly their fastest and purest death metal album, but also introduced more clean vocals. The group celebrated the recording by bringing it to their fans in full. More...
Morbid Angel has announced that the band will embark on a U.S. tour in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the 1993 album "Covenant." The album will be played in its entirety and the tour kicks off in Atlanta on November 7th.
Confirmed dates are:
11/07 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masuerade
11/08 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/09 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/10 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
11/12 - New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
11/15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11/16 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
11/17 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues More...
World Management would like to announce that Morbid Angel has added three more shows in Brazil: May 21st at Opiniao Porto Alegre/RS, May 23rd at Cine Joia São Paulo/SP, and on May 25 at Music Hall Curitiba/PR.
The band will also appear on April 13th at "The Metal Fest 2013" in Santiago, Chile and at the Hell and Heaven Metal Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday May 18th. In additional festival appearances, the band will hit the Hellfest Open Air 2013 In Clisson, France on Saturday June 22nd, 2013.
4-13-2013 THE METAL FEST 2013, SANTIAGO CHILE
5-18-2013 HELL AND HEAVEN METAL FEST 2013, GUADALAJARA MEXICO
5-21-2013 Opiniao, Porto Alegre / Brazil
5-23-2013 CINE JOIA, SAO PAULO /SP BRAZIL
5-25-2013 MUSIC HALL , CURITIBA / PR BRAZIL
6-22-2013 HELLFEST OPEN AIR, CLISSON FRANCE
Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about an upcoming Chaostar album:
"After a long wait, it is now time to unveil the title of the new Chaostar album! The Greek band’s forthcoming fourth opus is entitled ‘Anomima’ and will hit the stores on May 10th (May 14th in North America). As previously announced, ‘Anomima’ will feature guest appearances by Morbid Angel frontman David Vincent and Moonspell singer Fernando Ribeiro. More news soon!"
Chaostar’s current line-up is as follows:
Christos Antoniou: Composer / Synths
Androniki Skoula: Vocals
Fotis Benardo: Percussion
George Diamandopoulos: Traditional instruments
Charalampos Paritsis: Electric violin
John Thermos: Synths
Superskum.com has posted video clips online of Morbid Angel performing live at a Denver show on October 7th, 2012. Check out footage of "Rapture" and "Nevermore" in the YouTube clips available below. You can also check out a show report of a recent Morbid Angel show over at this location.
If Satan needed a house band in Hell, he could certainly call on Morbid Angel. Thanks to his guitar acrobatics, journalists have long dubbed band-founder Trey Azagthoth as the Eddie Van Halen of death metal. When the group emerged in 1989 with their first proper release, few, if any, could match the Mercury-footed speed of Pete Sandoval’s double-bass-blasting feet. The groove, mind-blowing skill and heretical lyrics and imagery landed the group at the top of the extreme metal world. Massive touring cycles transformed the band into one of the most prolific, underground touring acts of the 1990s. Their devilish music found its largest audience opening for Slayer and Pantera in the beginning of the new millennium.
After the Pantera gigs, Morbid Angel largely stayed out of the limelight. An opening stint for Soulfly in 2005 was the only North American tour I recall since Pantera. Assumingly, much of the crowd in attendance at Backstage Live in San Antonio had not seen the group in seven or even twelve years. Many long-time fans bemoaned “Illud Divinium Insanus,” the group’s first album in eight years, as the lowest point of artistry in the group’s near-thirty-year career. In fact, many of these fans felt the album was so poor they wouldn’t even venture out to see the band play, which is such a shame because they missed one of the best extreme metal tours of the year! More...
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user "impaledonafence1," of Morbid Angel playing live at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA on September 28th.
Watch the video clips for "Maze of Torment" and "Existo Vulgore" in the clips available below, or find more footage at YouTube here.
After recently releasing 10th studio album, "Endless Procession Of Souls," Swedish death metal masters Grave are now ready to return to North America for a trek with label-mates Dark Funeral and headliners Morbid Angel. Newly signed to Century Media Records, Dark Funeral will be bringing Swedish black metal at its finest (fans can expect a new album in 2013 to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary). Dates are available below.
Sept 24 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater
Sept 25 - Albany, NY -Bogie's
Sept 26 - New York City - B.B. King's
Sept 27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Sept 28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Sept 29 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sept 30 - Montreal, QUE - Club Soda
Oct 1 - Toronto, ONT - Opera House
Oct 2 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct 3 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Oct 4 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Oct 5 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct 6 - Des Moines, IA - Peoples Court
Oct 7 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
Oct 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct 10 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Oct 11 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Oct 12 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Oct 13 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades
Oct 14 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Oct 15 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct 16 - El Paso, TX - House of Rock
Oct 17 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Oct 18 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Oct 19 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Oct 21 - St. Louis. MO - The Firebird **DARK FUNERAL and GRAVE only**
Oct 22 - Lansing, MI - The Blackened Moon **DARK FUNERAL and GRAVE only**
Oct 23 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's **DARK FUNERAL and GRAVE only**
Due to an overwhelming demand from metal fans worldwide, Grammy-nominated and Juno award-winning Banger Films is setting out to raise funds to make what has become known as "The Lost Episode" a reality. Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal “The Lost Episode” covers co-director Sam Dunn’s favorite genres: Death Metal, Black Metal and Grindcore, and he is reaching out to metal fans to help make it happen.
“Hundreds of fans have emailed us demanding, pleading, that we do this episode,” says Banger Films co-founder Sam Dunn. “So in response we're launching an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funding within the Metal community to finance the episode. The goal is to raise $175,000 in 90 days!” The campaign kicked off Friday, September 14th. Details of the campaign, including cool donor gifts at various contribution levels. More...
Christos Antoniou, Septiclfesh’s guitarist and Chaostar’s mastermind, has issued the following update about recruiting a guest musician:
“Chaostar is in the exciting position to announce the participation of the emblematic David Vincent (Morbid Angel) to the forthcoming album. David narrates the prologue of the most vicious song on the album, shading his dark and imposing shadow over the band’s music.
"I consider that cooperation as one of the most representative of Chaostar’s new work. A tragic heroin taken from the ancient Greek tragedies meets the devilish power of the unsurpassable voice of Mr.Vincent.”
Chaostar’s forthcoming album, which title is yet to be announced, will be released next year through Season of Mist.
A trailer for the upcoming Kreator, Morbid Angel, Nile and Fueled By Fire European tour was posted online today. The tour starts on November 1, 2012 in Antwerp. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at this location.
Check out the trailer here:
In a recent "Debunktion Junction" video clip covering claims about Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention, liberal political commentator Rachel Maddow discusses the city's status as a famous death metal gathering place.
Check out the clip below (the part about death metal bands starts at 3:50, but if you want to hear about claims of the city being the strip club capital of the U.S. start at about 2:30) which also features a brief music video segment from Deicide. You can also check out the clip over at NBCNews.com here. More...
Earache Records is celebrating 25 years of bringing extreme metal to the masses and, as part of the celebrations, has released the "World's Shortest Album," striking fear into the hearts of radio DJs everywhere.
Earache is no stranger to world records, having previously claimed two official Guinness World Records, for the world's shortest single with Napalm Death's "You Suffer," as well as the world's shortest music video with Brutal Truth's "Collateral Damage."
Now, Earache is taking the idea of "shorter, faster, louder" to the extreme, with the shortest, fastest and loudest album around. "Earache: World's Shortest Album" celebrates brevity as an art form, featuring 13 extreme, straight-to-the-point tracks totalling just 87 seconds, smashing the previous 121-second record held by Canadian dance group Chromeo.
The attempt at setting the new record for the world's shortest album has been rejected by Guinness however, which no longer recognizes "world's shortest" records, explaining:
"The nature of competing to make something the 'shortest' by its very nature trivialises the activity being carried out, and Guinness World Records has been forced to reject many claims of this kind. As such, we have been forced to cease listing records for the shortest song, shortest poem and indeed the shortest concert."
"Earache: World's Shortest Album" is still available to the public however, and is out now on iTunes at this location.
The full track listing and times for the album are as follows:
01. Napalm Death - You Suffer (00:04)
02. Napalm Death - Dead (00:05)
03. Napalm Death - Your Achievement (00:06)
04. Wormrot - False Grind Sodomy (00:04)
05. Wormrot - You Suffer But Why Is It My Problem (00:04)
06. Brutal Truth - Collateral Damage (00:04)
07. A.C. - Howard Wulkan's Bald (00:09)
08. Lawnmower Deth - Be Scene Not Heard (00:07)
09. Painkiller - Trailmarker (00:08)
10. Brutal Truth - Blockhead (00:07)
11. Morbid Angel - Bil Ur-Sag #2 Lava (00:06)
12. A.C. - Windchimes Are Gay (00:10)
13. Insect Warfare - Street Sweeper (00:13)
Total running time - 01:27
American death metal legends Morbid Angel have announced their first headlining tour of North America in six years, which will be in support of their latest studio album, "Illud Divinum Insanus." Joining them on the trek will be Swedish acts Grave and Dark Funeral, as well as Vadimvon on the East Coast.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Morbid Angel has just been announced to join forces on a co-headlining tour with German powerhouse Kreator in November and December. As if this gathering of cult acts was not exciting enough, the death metal kings from Nile and Californian thrashers in Fueled By Fire have been added to the bill as opening acts. The tour poster can be viewed below.
As previously announced, "Nevermore" and "Existo Vulgoré" (from Morbid Angel’s latest album "Illud Divinum Insanus"), were released for the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3. Season of Mist and developing company Harmonix will offer free download codes for both songs to 10 of the people who correctly answer the following questions:
-Which band did the remix of Morbid Angel’s "Destructos VS The Earth" which appears on the B-side of the "Nevermore" 7" single?
-Who directed the video clip of "Existo Vulgoré"?
Send your answers to email@example.com with "MORBID ANGEL Rock Band" as the subject. The 10 winners will be randomly picked and announced on Season of Mist’s Facebook page on June 12. More...
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...
The Halifax based Spread The Metal Festival, with a goal to raise $100,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, is proud to announce headliners Morbid Angel, along with Blackguard, Cryptopsy and Last Call Chernobyl as the next batch of bands added to the line up to support the festival charity fundraiser.
Matt Day, STM owner and festival organizer, commented: "Spread the Metal Records has lofty ambitions for this festival and as it grows each year, I want to prove that the label is as committed to philanthropy as we are to releasing phenomenal records. We take on the responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves, and this festival has the power to help a lot of people, year after year."
The lineup is as follows:
Answer With Metal - 12pm
Last Call Chernobyl - 1pm
Dischord - 2pm
Hallows Die - 3:15pm
Descend - 4:30pm
Fallen Joy - 6pm
Blackguard - 7:30pm
Kataklysm - 9:15pm More...
Halifax based Spread The Metal Festival, which has a goal to raise $100,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada with 100% of ticket revenues, is proud to announce the first round of Canadian bands supporting the fest and charity fundraiser.
STM Records owner and festival organizer Matt Day commented, "Spread the Metal Records has lofty ambitions for this festival and as it grows each year, I want to prove that the label is as committed to philanthropy as we are to releasing phenomenal records. We take on the responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves, and this festival has the power to help a lot of people, year after year."
Further details on the festival are available here and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Answer With Metal
Cry Oh Crisis
Death Valley Driver
Morbid Angel is streaming 16 new remix tracks from the compilation album "Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes" (heard belo). The double compilation drops on February 24, 2012 (EU) and February 28, 2012 (North America) through Season of Mist and features remixes of songs from the band's latest album "Illud Divinum Insanus" from 39 artists from the Electro/Indus/Dub scene.
The tracks streaming below are:
1. Laibach – i am morbid (wall of morbid mix)
2. Mondkopf – radikult
3. Brain Leisure – too extreme (black symphony edition)
4. Adrian – I am morbid
5. Evil Activities – radikult
6. Scott Brown – i am morbid
7. Chrysalide – nevermore
8. Project Pitchfork – destructos VS the earth
9. Metallizer aka John Lord Fonda – too extreme
10. Mixhell – too extreme
11. Synapscape – too extreme
12. The Horrorist – existo vulgore
13. Tek-One – ten more dead
14. Black Lung – i am morbid
15. cEvinKey – omnidead
16. HIV+ – too extreme (industrial version)
On February 24th (28th in North America) Season of Mist will release a double compilation featuring 39 artists from the Electro / Indus / Dub scene, all remixing a track from Morbid Angel's latest offering "Illud Divinum Insanus."
A second video trailer presenting the "Ilud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes" compilation has now been posted online and can be viewed below.