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Morbid Angel

Formed: 1983
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Morbid Angel 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Morbid Angel Premiere Gory NSFW Music Video

Morbid Angel premiere a NSFW music video for their track “Garden Of Disdain”streaming below. Nader Sadek produced the clip. States the band’s vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker :

“Nader does some of the most interesting and dark visual art I have ever seen. We were excited to work with him and see our musical ideas put into such amazing visuals!”

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Morbid Angel To Kick Off U.S. Headlining Tour

Iconic death metal unit Morbid Angel will kick off their U.S. headlining tour next week. Slated to commence on April 16th and run through May 17th, the month-long trek includes a headlining set at the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest. Direct support will be provided by Misery Index from April 16th to April 25th and Origin from April 26th through the tour's conclusion. Additional support will be provided by Dreaming Dead and Hate Storm Annihilation. See all confirmed dates below. More...

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Morbid Angel, Misery Index & Origin Announce Tour

Dates for the Morbid Angel, Dreaming Dead and Hate Storm Annihilation tour have now officially been revealed. Misery Index will be direct support on the first leg of the trek, while Origin will take over on the second. Here’s how the trek will run:

w/ Misery Index:

04/16 Charlotte, NC – The Underground at the Fillmore
04/17 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry (feat. Misery Index) (no Origin)
04/18 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/19 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
04/20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (‘New England Metal &Hardcore Festival‘)
04/24 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
04/25 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

w/ Origin:

04/26 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
04/27 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/28 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall
04/30 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05/01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/03 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/04 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/07 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
05/08 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
05/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
05/10 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
05/12 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
05/13 Albuquerque, NM – The El Rey Theater
05/15 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
05/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
05/17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar More...

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Azagthoth Calls "Radikult" A "Silly Song"

Guitarist Trey Azagthoth of Morbid Angel thinks that the band's "Illud Divinum Insanus" album was a "confused effort" whose hard to place direction eventually led to the exit of vocalist/bassist David Vincent.

In an interview with Guitar World, Azagthoth tells:

"It just shows how David and I are in different worlds these days. He is, for sure, an artist and great in his own way, but was becoming so very different than what I was into. It was a confused effort and that is why I changed the lineup. More...

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I Am Morbid First U.S. Show Announced

I Am Morbid, the Morbid Angel tribute band featuring former frontman David Vincent and drummer Tim Yeung, announce their first U.S. show. They will take to the stage at the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood, California on January 31st.

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Morbid Angel Premiere New Song "For No Master"

Morbid Angel premiere their new track “For No Master” from their upcoming new album, “Kingdoms Disdained“, which comes out this Friday via Silver Linings Music. Check it out now below.

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Morbid Angel Singer Slams Divisive Media Rhetoric

Morbid Angel frontman Steve Tucker, who is currently promoting the band's upcoming album "Kingdoms Disdained", states in an interview he recently gave Metal Mofos:

"Honestly, dude, the most uninformed people in the world have to be poor American people. If you're so poor that you can't afford cable or the Internet to get varying opinions of things, then the opinion that is shoved down your throat is the most uninformed, unnewsworthy thing that you can ever hear."

You can now listen to the entire chat below.

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Morbid Angel Frontman Slams Clickbait Culture

Morbid Angel frontman Steve Tucker criticizes the fact that the 24-hour entertainment news cycle forces journalists to come up with sensationalized headlines for stories that are at times misleading.

Tucker, who is currently promoting Morbid Angel's forthcoming album "Kingdoms Disdained", tells Metal Rules in a new interview:

"In America, one of the big problems is the fact that the news has now become part of the entertainment business. There's so many competing news organizations that are just looking for ratings. So, everything is so sensationalized and even metal. Metal has become so sensationalized. There's so many metal web sites and metal magazines that are really just about gossip and not about metal. And, really, I have to say, personally, man, it breaks my fucking heart, because metal was always a different culture, man. Metal didn't have anything to do with pop culture whatsoever. It was about people that want the same as everyone else and they didn't just want to listen to candy-ass music. People were little bit different, a little bit of a counterculture.


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Morbid Angel Cancels European Tour

Morbid Angel has scrapped its November/December European touring plans. The following official statement was issued on that matter:

"World Management and Morbid Angel announce today that there will be No November / December show dates in Europe due to continued problems with the U.S. State Department and passport issues. We apologize to our promoters and fans and hope to be able to solve this in 2018."

The band will release their new album “Kingdoms Disdained” on December 01st through UDR Music.

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Morbid Angel Issues More Details On New Album

Legendary death metal unit Morbid Angel will unleash the ninth studio album on December 1st via Silver Lining Music and JVC in Japan. Titled "Kingdoms Disdained," the record reunites founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth with bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker.

Just one play of Morbid Angel's searing "Kingdoms Disdained," and you'll realize that this is the only true current aural document of a world sinking into uncharted despair. "The album title says it all," says Tucker, "everybody's fed up and nobody can figure out how to fix it. We've got all these miniature wars in neighborhoods, cities, countries, and we've got people with varying opinions causing chaos, yet everyone is doing what they feel is right. Which all makes it feel like the world has reached a point of utter madness and confusion."

As if fate constructed the moment, these forefathers of death metal found themselves witnessing the storm's eye as they prepared to create "Kingdoms Disdained," deciphering it with their ferocious music via long-held Sumerian-based beliefs. "It's been written but nobody pays attention, because we erase our history," furthers Tucker. "We don't understand much about the Sumerian texts because things got erased, buried, and broken up. And for years, Trey and I talked a lot about the idea of those Gods waking up and coming back to show us that they're angry." More...

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Morbid Angel Premieres New Song

Morbid Angel premieres a new song entitled "Piles Of Little Arms" through premium streaming services and YouTube (not available in all countries). The track is taken from the band's upcoming new album "Kingdoms Disdained", which will meet a December 01st release through UDR Music.

The album finds the band reunited with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker. Furthermore, relative newcomers to the band, guitarist Dan Vadim Von and drummer Scott Fuller, make their recording debut with the band on "Kingdoms Disdained".

Check out now "Piles Of Little Arms" below.

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Morbid Angel Reveals New Album Details

American death metal legends Morbid Angel has announced that their name of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "Kingdoms Disdained" and that will be released on December 1st through UDR Music. You can also view the album cover below. More information, including the track listing is expected to follow shortly.

This will mark the first album with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker since 2003's, "Heretic," as former frontman David Vincent returned in 2004, with whom the band released the controversial album album, "Illud Divinum Insanus" in 2011, before he once again parted company with the group in 2015. It will also mark the first Morbid Angel album to feature new guitarist Dan Vadim Von and drummer Scott Fuller. More...

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Watch: Clip Of I Am Morbid's Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of I Am Morbid's entire concert performed past friday at Club Volta in Moscow, Russia can be streamed below. The band is featuring former Morbid Angel members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarists Bill Hudson (Circle II Circle) and Ira Black (Metal Church).

The band's setlist was as follows: More...

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Revocation Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

After having a song appear on the "Power Rangers" movie soundtrack, Revocation is readying to kick off a mammoth U.S. tour with Morbid Angel next week.

Beginning with three headlining shows on May 19th, 20th, and 22nd, the band will join Morbid Angel on May 23rd, pillaging through nearly three dozen venues across the country by July 1st 2017.

Additional support with be provided by Suffocation and Withered. See all confirmed Revocation 2017 tour dates below. More...

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New Bands Added To Brutal Assault 2017

A bunch of new bands have been announced for the 22nd edition of Brutal Assault, which takes place this year in Fortress Josefov near Jaromer in the Czech Republic on August 9-12. Returning once more are heavy-weights Hatebreed, who last graced the fortress stages in 2012 and 2013. This is reportedly in response to festival-goers requests for more hardcore in the line-up.

The Dillinger Escape Plan will be including the festival in their series of farewell dates. It looks like the band's appearance here won't be affected by the bus crash that caused some European tour dates to be cancelled last month. Dillinger last played Brutal Assault in 2015.

Thrash veterans Overkill, touring in support of their recently released 18th studio album, "The Grinding Wheel", have also been added. No stranger to the fortress stage, Overkill last appeared at the festival in 2013.

Helsinki's Wintersun are newcomers to Brutal Assault, appearing for the first time. Can we assume they will be playing material from their long-awaited third album? There's no official word as yet. More...

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Withered Announces More U.S. Tour Dates

Atlanta's Withered has announced a new winter tour kicking off on May 23rd in Orlando, and sees the band trekking across the USA alongside Morbid Angel, Suffocation, and Revocation. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Regarding the tour, Withered comments: "We're proud to announce our participation in this incredible tour. We couldn't be more honored to share this with our friends, Revocation, extreme metal legends, Suffocation, and the progenitors of death metal, Morbid Angel with an incredible new lineup!" More...

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Warfather Premieres Full Album Stream

Morbid Angel frontman Steve Tucker's Warfather premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's new album "The Grey Eminence", which will be out in stores on September 16 via Greyhaze Records. The album was recorded at Erik Rutan's Manna Studios.

Check out now "The Grey Eminence" below.

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Morbid Angel To Release New Album In 2017

Legendary Florida death metal act Morbid Angel has signed on with UDR Music for the band's upcoming new release (as of yet untitled), which is set to drop in 2017.

The album is the first since the departure of vocalist/bassist David Vincent and re-joining of Steve Tucker (Warfather) in 2015.

The only confirmed members are Tucker and band leader/guitarist Trey Azagthoth. The album will be the first full length since the polarizing 2011 release "Illud Divinum Insanus" (reviewed here).

As for the direction of the new album, in a 2015 interview with Jet, Steve Tucker expressed his desires: "All I know is I'm back in Morbid Angel to do a death metal album. I mean, I expect the album to be full-on death metal. I mean, I expect there to… Obviously, it's a Morbid Angel album, there'll be twists and turns on the album, there'll be stuff that's different, but I think it being aggressive and it being underground is really what it's gonna be about. I think that Morbid Angel is a death metal band, and that's what this album — this next one — will be."

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1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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Melted Space Reveals Guest Musician Lineup

As the album nears release via Laser's Edge this October, the entire track listing and guest musician track-by-track breakdown for Melted Space's "The Great Lie" has now been released.

The new full-length album from the metal opera project created by French composer Pierre le Pape features a wide cast of internationally-revered vocalists and musicians including members of Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Sunn O))), Dark Tranquillity, Orphaned Land, Shining, Ayreon, Sirenia and many more, in addition to the work of The City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra.

Laser's Edge division Sensory Records will release "The Great Lie" on October 16, 2015. Stand by for audio samples from the album, an official lyric video and more to be issued in the weeks ahead. More...

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