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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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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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More Bands Added To Graspop Metal Meeting 2008

ARCH ENEMY, SYMPHONY X, BRING ME THE HORIZON, BLACK STONE CHERRY, THROWDOWN and BLEEDING THROUGH have just been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting which is set to take place June 27th - 29th at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium.

Confirmed acts now include: ALCHEMIST, APOCALYPTICA, ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, BEHEMOTH, BLACK STONE CHERRY, BLEEDING THROUGH, BRING ME THE HORIZON, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, COMEBACK KID, DEATHSTARS, DEF LEPPARD, DYING FETUS, FORBIDDEN, HELMET, HOLLENTHON, ICED EARTH, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, KORPIKLAANI, MADBALL, MINISTRY, MORBID ANGEL, MY DYING BRIDE, NILE, NOVEMBERS DOOM, OBITUARY, OPETH, PRIMORDIAL, ROSE TATTOO, ROTTING CHRIST, SABATON, SAXON, SOILWORK, SONATA ARCTICA, SYMPHONY X, TESTAMENT, 36 CRAZYFISTS, THROWDOWN, VOLBEAT, WHITESNAKE and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

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Slayer Confirmed For Gods Of Metal Festival

Los Angeles thrash metal legends SLAYER have been confirmed for the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 in Bologna, Italy. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

Friday, June 27:

IRON MAIDEN
AVENGED SEVENFOLD

Saturday, June 28:

SLAYER
CARCASS
MESHUGGAH
TESTAMENT
AT THE GATES

Sunday, June 29:

JUDAS PRIEST
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN
MORBID ANGEL
ENSLAVED

National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences members have nominated SLAYER for the band's third Grammy Award. The SLAYER track, "The Final Six", from the group's 2007 limited-edition "Christ Illusion", was nominated in the category of "Best Metal Performance."

"The Final Six", written by Tom Araya and guitarist Jeff Hanneman and produced by Josh Abraham, is a chilling look at an hypothesized end of the world. The song made its debut last July as the "Single of the Week" on MySpace where it has since accumulated some 750,000 plays, an astounding number for a song that received no commercial airplay.

"When I first got the word, I thought someone was playing a joke," mused Araya. "But obviously, we've made an impression on the industry. The people at the upper levels have taken notice of what we've done, and that's awesome."

SLAYER's two previous Grammy nominations were for 2002's "Disciple" from the album "God Hates Us All", and last year's "Eyes of the Insane", for which they took home the Grammy Award.

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Morbid Angel Confirmed For Gods Of Metal Festival

Legendary Florida death metallers MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 in Bologna, Italy. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

IRON MAIDEN (headliner June 27)
JUDAS PRIEST (headliner June 29)
CARCASS
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN
MORBID ANGEL
AT THE GATES
MESHUGGAH
ENSLAVED

More bands will be announced soon.

MORBID ANGEL is currently in the studio working on material for its first studio album since 2003's "Heretic". The upcoming CD will mark the group's first release to feature frontman David Vincent since 1995's "Domination".

MORBID ANGEL is presently unsigned, having parted ways with Earache Records following "Heretic"'s release.

Although MORBID ANGEL's upcoming album does not currently have a name, its title will likely begin with the letter "I", in keeping with the band's tradition of titling their albums in alphabetical order beginning with 1989's "Altars of Madness", and continuing through "Heretic".

MORBID ANGEL's current lineup includes Vincent, guitarist Trey Azagthoth and drummer Pete Sandoval.

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Soulfly's Marc Rizzo Offers Guitar Lessons

SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo is offering guitar lessons out of his hometown in New Jersey. Says Rizzo, "I'm accepting all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced. If you want to learn how to shred, flamenco finger picking or just your basic scales, contact me if you can get to New Jersey. Lessons will be available starting January 22 and go practically every day until the end of March when I go back on tour."

If interested, you can e-mail Marc at marcrizzo26@yahoo.com or visit his MySpace page.

Rizzo's latest solo album, "The Ultimate Devotion", was released on July 31, 2007 through Shrapnel Records in the U.S. and Mascot Records throughout Europe. More...

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Morbid Angel Frontman Speaks On Soulfly Appearance

MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent has commented on his guest appearance on SOULFLY's upcoming sixth album, due next summer via Roadrunner Records.

Said Vincent: "I was really stoked to work with Max [Cavalera, SOULFLY mainman] on his new album. SOULFLY is a great band and Max has been a friend for many years."

He added, "I think people are really going to dig the new stuff. The track I worked on is very brutal and Marc Rizzo's guitar work is exceptional!"

David is currently in the studio working on material for MORBID ANGEL's first studio album since 2003's "Heretic". The upcoming CD will mark the group's first release to feature Vincent since 1995's "Domination".

MORBID ANGEL is presently unsigned, having parted ways with Earache Records following "Heretic"'s release.

Although MORBID ANGEL's upcoming album does not currently have a name, its title will likely begin with the letter "I", in keeping with the band's tradition of titling their albums in alphabetical order beginning with 1989's "Altars of Madness", and continuing through "Heretic".

MORBID ANGEL's current lineup includes Vincent, guitarist Trey Azagthoth and drummer Pete Sandoval.

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Lizzy Borden To Film New Video This Weekend

LIZZY BORDEN will film a video this weekend for the song "Tomorrow Never Comes".

The clip, which will be shot on location in downtown Los Angeles with director Kevin Mcvey, is described as "a haunted little tale."

This will be the first video from the band's forthcoming album, "Appointment with Death", due in the U.S. on October 30 via Metal Blade Records (November 5 in Europe). Appearing in the clip will be bandmembers Lizzy Borden, Joey Scott, Marten Andersson and Ira Black.

"Appointment with Death" was produced by Lizzy Borden and Joey Scott. It was recorded at the Zanzibar studios in N. Hollywood CA and was mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) at Mana sound in Florida

Like all past Lizzy Borden recordings, "Appointment with Death" is a conceptual piece; this concept is centered around the theme of, as the title implies, death.

Commented Lizzy: "Oddly enough, writing eleven songs about death was no easy task for me; lyrically being graphic or grotesque would have been too easy, and being overly morbid would bring nothing new to the concept. I wrote this just like I have all of the other LB recordings, as a play or a movie. There is a beginning, middle and an end with the lead character taking us on a journey. Death is all around us, lurking, waiting to pounce, striking fear and antagonizing the living in many different ways, I tried to explore some of those ways in the most poetic way that I know how."

The music on "Appointment with Death" was composed by Lizzy, Ira Black, Marten Andersson and Joey Scott and is epic, heavy, dark and melodic — everything a traditional LIZZY BORDEN recording should be and more. With new guitarist Ira Black along with Marten Andersson on bass and co/founder Joey Scott on the drums, the LIZZY BORDEN sound has evolved into a multi-dimensional ever-lasting-gobstopper working just as well in an ipod as it has always done on stage.

Said Lizzy: "These musicians are more then just special guests, they all, each in their own original way helped to create this work of fiction and bring 'Appointment with Death' to life."

Musicians appearing on the CD:

Lizzy (LIZZY BORDEN)
Joey Scott (LIZZY BORDEN)
Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH)
Ira Black (LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH)
George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB)
Dave Meniketti (Y & T)
Corey Beaulieu (TRIVIUM)
Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN)
Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL)
Michael T. Ross (ANGEL, HARDLINE)
Adam Cameron
Zane
Marliese Quance

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