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Morbid Angel

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

Latest Morbid Angel News

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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Earache To Release "Metal Survival Kit"

Earache Records is set to release the "Metal Survival Kit" on November 22nd, 2010. The kit includes three audio discs and one DVD, offering more than 80 total tracks. Earache Records commented on the release:

"The three audio discs, 'Festival Faves,' 'Future Classics' and 'Under the Radar,' offer an indispensable mixture of established classic hits, the best of metal's new breed and more underground artists deserving of recognition. Included are tracks from such greats as NAPALM DEATH, WHITE WIZZARD, ANNIHILATOR, AT THE GATES, EVILE, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, CLUTCH, MORBID ANGEL, GODFLESH, ENFORCER, GAMA BOMB, DEICIDE, OCEANO, BONDED BY BLOOD and many, many more.

"The DVD includes classic videos as well as previously unreleased videos from EVILE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AT THE GATES, WHITE WIZZARD, BONDED BY BLOOD, AKERCOCKE and more. METAL SURVIVAL KIT also includes a selection of exclusive, free essential goodies, including earplugs in a handy holder, a woven patch, a keyring and stickers. Everything comes housed in a rigid, deluxe box."

You can view an image of the box here or watch a video of its contents below. More...

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Morbid Angel Studio Footage Available

Florida death metal legends Morbid Angel have posted a new video online featuring the recording of drums for its forthcoming studio album. The band went to Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 22 with engineer Erik Rutan to record its ninth full length album, due in early 2011 through Season Of Mist records.

You can view the video below:

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Cryptopsy Drummer To Appear On Nader Sadek Debut

New York-based visual artist Nader Sadek has announced a long list of guest musicians set to appear on his debut record "In The Flesh". The long list of musicians set to appear on the album include Steve Tucker (ex -Morbid Angel), Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Mike Lerner (Behold… The Arctopus) and Destructhor (Morbid Angel, Zyklon) amongst many others. "In The Flesh" is planned for release sometime in 2011 through Florida based Greyhaze Records.

A video for the track "Nigredo In Necromance" featuring Flo Mounier and Rune Eriksen can be viewed below.

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Morbid Angel Enters The Studio

Florida based death metal legends Morbid Angel has revealed that they have entered Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida to record their ninth full length album. This will be the band's first album to not feature drummer Pete Sandoval, who is currently recovering from a deteriorating disc. In his place will be Tim Yeung, who has previously worked with the likes of Divine Heresy, Nile and All That Remains.

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Morbid Angel Drummer Undergoes Back Surgery

Tampa, Florida based death metallers Morbid Angel have issued the following update about their drummer undergoing back surgery:

"World Management and Morbid Angel would like to let the fans know that rumors about Pedro Sandoval's back surgery are in fact true. Pete has suffered for a long time with a deteriorating disc problem. He was in daily pain and needed to have this done. He has recently been treated by a Laser Back Surgery specialist in Tampa Florida. He is currently in rehabilitation and doing well. Pete is part of our family and the band¹s History and we all wish him well and a full recovery. Unfortunately this type of injury, subsequent surgery and rehab cannot be rushed and it will take ample time for him to hopefully be back behind his drums again and out on tour with Morbid Angel.

"The band is moving forward on their next recording with Tim Yeung. Currently the guys are in rehearsals in Tampa putting their finishing touches on the songs for the New album, which is slated for later this year with subsequent touring world wide."

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Zyklon Calls It A Day

Norwegian metal outfit Zyklon has announced that they have decided to call it a day, after the band had been inactive for some time. A message from guitarist Samoth (also formerly of Emperor) reads as follows:

"After taking an offical break over two years ago, it has now become the reality that Zyklon is no longer a functional band, and thus the decision is made to formaly split up the band, instead of just letting it decend into nothingness. As a final release from the band, Candlelight Records will later this year put out a boxset, entitled The Storm Manifesto, including all three full-length albums with various bonus material. Zyklon played its final show in Tokyo, Japan on September 28th, 2007.

"All members of Zyklon are still active on various fronts. Samoth is currently in the studio working on the debut album for his new project, The Wretched End. Destructhor is still touring with Morbid Angel, and is still planning to complete a new Myrkskog album with Secthdamon. Trym is mainly working in his tattoo shop, but is scheduled to appear in a new music project soon."

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Genitorturers Signs To Season of Mist

Florida's GENITORTURERS has announced that they have signed a deal with Season of Mist. Led by bombshell singer Gen and bassist David "Evil D" Vincent (of MORBID ANGEL fame), the American industrial metal act will see their new album "Blackheart Revolution" [cover art] released in Europe through Season of Mist next January 18th. The band recently released a new song, "Revolution," on their MySpace page. More...

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Just For Fun

Ten Worst Album Covers From Great Bands

In a special article at Noisecreep.com, you can check out their own list of the ten worst album covers from otherwise well respected bands (and Dragonforce.) Among the embarassing album covers are Iron Maiden, Pantera, Razor and Artillery. You can check it out by heading to NoiseCreep.com.

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Blood Red Throne Guitarist Død Cites Influence

Many people might not realize that this month marks the 20th anniversary of the release of MORBID ANGEL's landmark release, "Altars of Madness." The album has had tremendous impact on many guitarist from all genres of metal. Among them is BLOOD RED THRONE guitarist Død; who stated the following:

"When I started listening to death metal in 1991, this album was already a classic and an innovative album at that time. I remember we tried to pick "Maze of Torment" and "Chapel of Ghouls," but it was
hard to figure out all the riffs."

Død, a MORBID ANGEL lifer, also mentions: "One of the first death metal gigs I went to was Morbid Angel in 1995. Immortal was support and Hellhammer did the drums!"

BLOOD RED THRONE's upcoming new album, "Souls Of Damnation" is due to be released by Earache Records on June 1st in Europe and June 30th in the USA. More...

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Australian Support For Morbid Angel Announced

Promoter Soundworks touring has announced the support bands to take part on Morbid Angel’s Australia/NZ tour - their first in 13 years - in May/June. Here are the supporting bands announced:

Sat May 30th - Transmission Room, Auckland w/ Dawn Of Azazel and Vassafor
Mon June 1st - Billboards Nightclub, Melbourne w/ The Ocularis Infernum and Aphotic Dawn
Wed June 3rd - Capitol, Perth w/ Malignant Monster and Nails Of Imposition
Fri June 5th - The Metro, Sydney w/ Daemon Foetal Harvest and Infinitum
Mon June 8th - The Hifi, Brisbane w/ Vomitor and Empyrean

Tickets are fast running out, however some still remain at the following vendors:

Auckland - www.ticketek.co.nz, www.undertheradar.co.nz, Real Groovy
Melbourne - www.ticketek.com.au, www.moshtix.com, www.billboard.webtickets.com.au
Perth - www.moshtix.com, 78 Records, Mills Records
Sydney - www.ticketek.com.au, www.themetrotheatre.com.au
Brisbane - www.oztix.com, www.hifi.com.au/brisbane

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Morbid Angel Guitarist Questions The Metal Scene

Morbid Angel guitarist Trey Azagthoth has posted a lengthy blog on his Myspace asking whether or not the Metal scene is close minded. You can read the blog below.

"Is the metal scene close minded????

"Well, is it????
My purpose with this blog is that I have a desire to create some live performance concerts sometime in the future that include a set of Morbid Angel along with sets of the most extreme representatives of industrial, hardcore, terrorcore, jungle drum and bass etc DJs and groups.

"EXTREME MUSIC FOR EXTREME PEOPLE!!!! Right???

"Well, so it seems there are certain promoters and so called "authorities of the scene" who have some idea that such a gig wont work. Saying that metal people are narrow-minded and hate the various forms of Hardcore DJ Music for one reason or another. Is this true???
People who know me know I am already a freaky freak artist and so then such an idea for crossing over such types of music is amazing,. Exciting!!! More...

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Morbid Angel Heading To New Zealand

In addition to their recently announced dates in Australia, death metal legends Morbid Angel will also be heading to New Zealand in May.

The tour schedule is as follows:

May
30 - Transmission Room - Auckland, New Zealand

June
1 - Billboards Nightclub - Melbourne, Australia
3 - Capitol - Perth, Australia
5 - The Metro - Sydney, Australia
7 - The Arena - Brisbane, Australia

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Morbid Angel Announces Australian Tour Dates

Florida based death metal legends Morbid Angel has announced a string of dates in Australia beginning this summer. This will be their first Australian tour in thirteen years.

The tour dates are as follows:

June
1 - Billboards Nightclub - Melbourne, Australia
3 - Capitol - Perth, Australia
5 - The Metro - Sydney, Australia
7 - The Arena - Brisbane, Australia

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Morbid Angel And Marduk To Tour Europe

Swedish black metal act Marduk will be teaming up with American death metal legends Morbid Angel for a European trek in a few days.

The tour dates are as follows:

November
27 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage
28 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
29 - Rennes, France - Cite
30 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Hof Ter Loo

December
2 - Neu-Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
3 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
4 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
5 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
6 - Bamberg, Germany - Hauptsmoorhalle
7 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
9 - Milan, Italy - Rolling Stone
10 - Maribor, Slovenia - Stuk
11 - Padova, Italy - Palanet
12 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
13 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
14 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC
16 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
17 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
18 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
19 - Osnabruck, Germany - N8
20 - Essen, Germany - Weststadthalle
21 - Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg

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Keep Of Kalessin To Tour Europe w/ Morbid Angel

Keep Of Kalessin is about to embark on yet another tour, this time around with legends in Morbid Angel. They'll be joining Kataklysm, Marduk and Arsis on the Rock The Nation Metalfest tour of Europe. Here are the latest tour dates:
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Earache Records To Release Box Set

Earache Records has posted the following message online:

"In recognition of a music genre that has spawned some of the most original and talented bands hailing from every corner of the globe, Earache Records is proud to announce the release of Worldwide Metal.

"Celebrating the diversity of metal in all of its forms, Worldwide Metal is the ultimate collection of the fastest, heaviest and most brutal metal tracks to rock this planet. Offering 5 CDs of pure metal mayhem plus a fully playable PC game - all for the price of one CD - this collection consists of over 80 tracks from some of the most legendary and inspirational bands of all time. More...

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Footage Of New Morbid Angel Song Posted Online

Live footage of death metal legends Morbid Angel performing a brand new song entitled, "Nevermore" has been posted online. You can check it out below. More...

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Morbid Angel Announces New Guitarist

Morbid Angel have revealed that longtime Zyklon guitarist Destructhor (also known as Thor Anders Myhren).

Frontman David Vincent has said: “The hunt for another guitarist to play alongside Trey (Azagthoth, the band’s primary songwriter) was long and difficult. Man, I tell you, we had tapes sent to us from all over the world from guys who wanted to play in our band, and many of them were extremely talented – but Thor was the right choice for us. He’s a fantastic guitarist and fits right in with the band. Also, Zyklon have supported Morbid Angel in the past, so the guys knew each other already.”

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Soulfly Reveals "Conquer" Track Listing

SOULFLY will release its new album, "Conquer", on July 29 via Roadrunner Records.

SOULFLY members Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Joe Nunez (drums), Marc Rizzo (guitar), and Bobby Burns (bass) entered Porch Studio in Florida on September 12, 2007 to begin recording the band's sixth studio LP.

SOULFLY's upcoming CD will feature guest appearances by MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent and THROWDOWN singer Dave Peters.

"Conquer" track listing:

01. Blood Fire War Hate
02. Unleash
03. Paranoia
04. Warmageddon
05. War Ghost
06. Rough
07. Fall Of Sycophants
08. Doom
09. Rot
10. Touching The Void
11. Soulfly VI

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Soulfly Announce New Album Title And Release Date

SOULFLY are scheduled to release their forthcoming new album, Conquer, on July 29th via Roadrunner Records. Guest appearances on the album include MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent and THROWDOWN singer Dave Peters.

Soulfly entered Porch Studio in Florida on September 12th, 2007 to begin recording the band’s sixth studio album. Working titles for some of the 13 songs which were tracked include 'Burndown', 'Enemy Ghost', 'Axis Of Wrath' and 'Blood, Fire, War, Hate'.

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