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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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Krisiun Prepare For Monsters Of Chaos Tour

Brazil's KRISIUN are gearing up for The Monsters Of Chaos Tour with MORBID ANGEL, BEHEMOTH, and DESPISED ICON. Supporting their hard-hitting 2006 releases, the AssassiNation CD and Live Armageddon DVD, the tour begins April 2nd and runs through May 3rd. Checking in from the band's European tour, Alex Camargo said, "We in Krisiun would like to thank the mighty Morbid Angel for giving us the opportunity to take part in their upcoming tour. We all know that death metal wouldn't be the same without Morbid Angel, and to us it is a big deal to be part of this tour. We will be playing a few new songs and delivering an intense performance for you every night. See you all on tour and thanks to everyone for supporting the most extreme kind of music...death fucking metal!"

Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:
April
2 - Ft Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room
4 - Lake Buena Vista, FL at House Of Blues
5 - Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
6 - West Springfield, VA at Jaxx
7 - Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance
8 - Worcester, MA at The Palladium
9 - New York City, NY at BB Kings Blues Club
11 - Montreal, QC at Medley
12 - Toronto, ON at The Opera House
13 - Cleveland, OH at Peabody's
14 - Mokena, IL at The Pearl Room
15 - St. Paul, MN at Station 4
18 - Seattle, WA at El Corazon
19 - Portland, OR at Roseland Theater
20 - San Francisco, CA at The Pound
21 - San Francisco, CA at The Pound
22 - Santa Ana, CA at Galaxy Theater
23 - Los Angeles, CA at Key Club
24 - Tempe, AZ at Marquee Club
25 - Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theater
26 - Ogden Theater at Denver, CO
28 - El Paso, TX at The Zone
29 - San Antonio, TX at White Rabbit
30 - Corpus Christi, TX at The Ballroom

May
1 - Houston, TX at Engine Room
3 - Tampa, FL at The Masquerade

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Classic Phil Anselmo Morbid Angel Video Online

A classic live video of the then-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo singing the MORBID ANGEL track "Day of Suffering" with the Floridian death metallers in early 2001 has been posted online at this location.

Anselmo underwent back surgery on Nov. 21, 2005 and is expected to spend the next few months recuperating at his home in Lousiana while continuing work on several musical projects, some of which may see the light of day later in the year.

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Two More Dates Added To Master Of Chaos Tour

Due to fan demand, two more dates have now been added to the Master Of Chaos Tour 2006 with Behemoth, Morbid Angel, Despised Icon and Krisiun. They are:

Apr. 04 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
May 03 Tampa, FL - The Masquerade

Here are the rest of the tour dates: More...

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Terrorizer Signs To Century Media Records

Recently re-formed legendary grindcore pioneers TERRORIZER, have signed to Century Media Records worldwide. Released in 1989, the bands highly acclaimed and influential debut album "World Downfall" (Earache Records) took the metal scene by storm. With an as yet unheard of aggression the band became a cult institution even though they quickly disbanded. Following the break up the main founding members, drummer Pete Sandoval and guitarist Jesse Pintado, moved on to join legendary extreme bands Morbid Angel and Napalm Death respectively.

The band remained popular through the next 16 years with newer acts citing inspiration from "World Downfall." The massive amount of available bootleg recordings and band merchandise as well as rumours of a follow-up album kept TERRORIZER’s name alive. Now, after what might seem like an eternity of silence, the band have signed a worldwide deal with Robert Kampf, owner of Century Media. Sondoval and Pintado have already started working on a new studio album, to be recorded early 2006 in Florida with producer Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez (Morbid Angel, Unholy Ghost, Christian Death, Diet of Worms etc.) for a summer 2006 release.

“After long negotiations with several labels, it’s official: TERRORIZER and World Management are happy to announce the new album will be on Century Media,” commented the band.

Introducing themselves to the TERRORIZER fold are guitarist Tony Norman (MORBID ANGEL, MONSTROSITY) and vocalist Tony Militia (RESISTANT CULTURE). Many people have asked why Oscar Garcia (NAUSEA) and David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL) are not returning. Simply put, Oscar is no longer interested in TERRORIZER and wants to focus on his own band NAUSEA.

Regarding what the fans can expect from the group's long-awaited new release, Pintado said, "It will be different but in the TERRORIZER vein." There are reportedly talks of introducing classical piano parts, industrial noise parts and chants on the new record. A 13-minute-plus song is in the works as well as some of the fastest drumming ever put to tape.

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Grindcore Pioneers Terrorizer Reunited

"This is a big step in the process for everyone involved with TERRORIZER and we are pleased to announce the great news," commented TERRORIZER guitarist Jesse Pintado (formerly of NAPALM DEATH).

The new TERRORIZER incarnation will consist of one half of its original lineup. Pintado will grind out the guitars and Pete Sandoval (MORBID ANGEL) will play some of the fastest drumming in recorded history. Introducing themselves to the TERRORIZER fold are guitarist Tony Norman (MORBID ANGEL, MONSTROSITY) and vocalist Tony Militia (RESISTANT CULTURE). Many people have asked why Oscar Garcia (NAUSEA) and David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL) are not returning. Simply put, Oscar is no longer interested in TERRORIZER and wants to focus on his own band NAUSEA.

Regarding what the fans can expect from the group's long-awaited new release, Pintado said, "It will be different but in the TERRORIZER vein." There are reportedly talks of introducing classical piano parts, industrial noise parts and chants on the new record. A 13-minute-plus song is in the works as well as some of the fastest drumming ever put to tape. Recording sessions are set to begin in January 2006. A late spring release is tentatively expected.

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Morbid Angel Reveal Masters Of Chaos Tour Dates

Morbid Angel have revealed dates for their The Masters of Chaos Tour with Behemoth, Krisiun and Despised Icon in 2006. See dates below:

Apr. 02 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Apr. 05 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Apr. 06 Springfield, VA - Jaxx West
Apr. 07 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Apr. 08 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Apr. 11 Montreal, QUE - Medley
Apr. 12 Toronto, ONT - The Opera House
Apr. 13 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Apr. 14 Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Apr. 15 St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Apr. 18 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Apr. 19 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Apr. 20 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
Apr. 21 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
Apr. 22 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater
Apr. 23 Los Angeles. CA - Key Club
Apr. 24 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Club
Apr. 25 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Apr. 26 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
Apr. 28 El Paso, TX - The Zone
Apr. 29 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Apr. 30 Corpus Christi, TX - The Ballroom
May 01 Houston, TX - Engine Room

More dates TBA.

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Morbid Angel Release More Tour Dates

Dates are continuing to leak out for MORBID ANGEL's tour next year with BEHEMOTH, KRISIUN, and DESPISED ICON. Currently confirmed shows are as follows:

April 6 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 9 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
April 12 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
April 15 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's

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Morbid Angel and Behemoth Release More Tour Dates

Another date has been released for the upcoming tour featuring MORBID ANGEL, BEHEMOTH, and KRISIUN. The current set of confirmed dates are as follows:

April 6 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 9 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
April 12 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House

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Morbid Angel and Behemoth Team Up For US Tour

MORBID ANGEL, BEHEMOTH, and KRISIUN will be teaming up for a US tour next year. The first dates to be revealed are:

April 6 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 9 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

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X-Mass Tour With Morbid Angel Cancelled

According to a post on the official Ensiferum website, the X-Mass Fest European Tour with Morbid Angel, Enthroned, Primordial and Ensiferum, has been cancelled because headliners Morbid Angel had decided to pull out from the tour. The preliminary schedule indicates that the next Ensiferum tour will begin in March of 2006.

Upcoming Ensiferum appearances:

Nov. 26 Arnhem Metal Meeting, Arnhem, Holland
Dec. 31 Nosturi, Helsinki (Ensiferum's 10th Anniversary celebration concert)

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Burn In Silence Sign to Prosthetic Records

Bostan metal band, Burn In Silence, have signed to Prosthetic Records. After having toured with bands from Shadows Fall and The Haunted to Deicide and Morbid Angel, they will be going into the studio to record their debut album. The album is scheduled for an early 2006 release and the band will be appearing at the Prosthetic Records CMJ showcase September 14th in New York City at SCB, formerly Downtime.

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Morbid Angel Alters Latin American Tour

Morbid Angel has made some changes to their upcoming Master of Chaos Latin American tour.
The tour is now as follows:

Sept 03 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Palmeiras Club
Sept 04 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Circo Voador
Sept 06 Santiago, Chilie - Teatro Teleton
Sept 09 Aguascalientes, Mexico - Teatro del Parque
Sept 10 Tijuana, Mexico - Hard Rock Cafe
Sept 11 Mexico City, Mexico - Hard Rock Live

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Morbid Angel Guitarist Tony Norman Still Missing

MONSTROSITY drummer Lee Harrison has issued the following update regarding missing MORBID ANGEL/MONSTROSITY guitarist Tony Norman:

"After returning from the last MORBID ANGEL tour, Tony was supposed to have some 'down time' from MORBID ANGEL and we talked about getting together to write some new MONSTROSITY material. I called him several times after the tour and always got no answer. I just presumed he was busy and didn't think too much of it. A few weeks go by and I'm still trying him with no answer... Next, I get a call from David Vincent [MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist], who is concerned, saying he hasn't heard from Tony. At this point I still think he is probably just 'off doing his thing.' Well, another week goes by and Tony is supposed to leave with MORBID to do this Portugal show and Vincent says he still hasnt heard anything and now it's getting really strange. We ask all of his close friends and no one has seen or heard from him. We've called his family, gone to his girlfriend's place of work (she is missing, too, and she doesn't work there anymore), checked hospitals, jails, we've gone to places where he might hang out and no one has seen him. It's just not like him to vanish like that. More...

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Morbid Angel Member Is "Missing"

The following message was sent out by GENITORTURERS frontwoman Gen and MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist David Vincent regarding missing MORBID ANGEL guitarist Tony Norman:

"MORBID ANGEL are scheduled to fly to Portugal this Wednesday for a huge festival. As of today, no one has seen or heard from Tony Norman, MORBID ANGEL's rhythm guitarist, who also used to play in the band MONSTROSITY.

He was last seen by us at our friends wedding when him and his girlfriend were seated at our table. This was well over a month ago and no one has had contact with him since that we can determine.

We have contacted many of his friends, parents etc... no one has heard from him We think that he has recently moved within Tampa to a new place… No one seems to know where and none of his phone numbers are working…. so no one at this point is able to reach him.

At this point David and the rest of the MORBID ANGEL crew are really worried about him as it is not like him to be out of touch. A missing person's report has been filed.

If you know him or anyone that has contact with him… please help us contact anyone you know who might also know him or his girlfriend."

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Choosing Death... In Stores Now

"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" is available in stores. The book, published by Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. “Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack,” the Relapse Records companion CD compilation to “Choosing Death” featuring classic tracks from Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, At the Gates, and many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Suffocation and Pig Destroyer, is also available.

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Leng Tch'e Sign With Relapse, Support Morbid Angel

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Belgian grindcore quintet, Leng Tch'e. The tentative release date for the band's Relapse debut, "Process of Elimination," is June 28th in the US and July 4th in Europe.

Leng Tch'e (Sven De Caluwé: Drums, Jan Hallaert: Guitar, Boris Cornelissen: Vocals, Geert Deverster: Guitar, Nicolas Malfeyt: bass) furrow apart the standards of traditional grindcore and suture it together with hardcore and doom appendages.

On the topic of signing to the band's new home, De Caluwé states, "What can one say about getting signed to a record company one has been looking up to for the past ten years, owning most of their discography & growing up with the label as a fan and now getting a chance to become a part of this legacy is simply amazing. It's definitely a big honor for us to be a part of the Relapse roster, being among all bands who we look up to & work with people who are devoted to the scene. We're thrilled about all this & can't wait to get the new record out & to see all you crazy mofos on tour!"

Leng Tch'e have upcoming tour plans which include dates supporting Morbid Angel, dates with label-mates Pig Destroyer and festival appearances that include Fury Fest (France), Maryland Death Fest (United States), Krakfest (Germany) and FYU fest (Belgium) among others.

Leng Tch'e tour dates:

Mar. 19 Lille, France (F) Splendid
Mar. 20 Groningen, Netherlands (NL) Osterport
Apr. 14 Esch-Alsette, Luxemburg (L) Kulturfabrik
Apr. 15 Antwerp, Belgium (B) Hof Ter Loo
Apr. 17 Amsterdam, Netherlands (NL) Melkweg
Apr. 29 Welmerskirschen, Germany (D) AJZ Bahndam (w/ Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound)
Apr. 30 Antwerpen, Belgium (B) Hof Ter Loo (w/ Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound, Aborted, Illdisposed, and more)
May 1 Weert, Netherlands (NL) Bosuil Weert (w/ Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound)

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Soulfly & Morbid Angel Photo's Posted In Gallery

I recently attended the Soulfly and Morbid Angel show in Philadelphia, Pa on February 25th. I got the chance to take some pictures for the site, they're not up in the gallery section, go here to check 'em out.

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Soulfly And Morbid Angel Philadelphia Show Report

I recently had the chance to attend the Soulfly and Morbid Angel show in Philadelphia on Friday, February 25th at the Trocadero Theater. I also got to take a bunch of pictures as well, they will be up on the site in the very near future. Anyway, this is how the show went: More...

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Hatesphere To Support Morbid Angel

Hatesphere has been confirmed as the main support for Morbid Angel (feat David Vincent!) on their Masters of Chaos Europe Tour.

Tour dates:

Mar. 18 Salle de la Cite Rennes, FR
Mar. 19 Splendid Lille, FR
Mar. 20 Osterport Groningen, NL
Mar. 22 The Rock Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar. 23 KB Malmo, SW
Mar. 24 Rockefellers Oslo "Inferno Metal Festival", NO
Mar. 25 Klubben Stockholm, SW
Mar. 26 Karen Gothenburg, SW
Mar. 28 Markthalle Hamburg, Ge
Mar. 29 Columbia Halle Berlin, GE
Mar. 30 day off
Mar. 31 Proxima Warsaw, PL
Apr. 01 WZ Wroclaw, PL
Apr. 02 Kd Domovina Prague, Czech
Apr. 03 Wigwam Budapest, HU
Apr. 04 Estragon Bologna, IT
Apr. 06 New Age Treviso, IT
Apr. 07 Live Music Milan, IT
Apr. 08 Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
Apr. 09 Live Arena Munster-Breitenfeld Dieburg, GE
Apr. 10 Zeche Karl Essen, GE
Apr. 12 Transbordeur Lyon, FR
Apr. 13 Elysee Montmarte Paris, FR
Apr. 14 Kulturfabrik Esch-Alsette, Luxemburg
Apr. 15 Hof Ter Lo Antwerp, BE
Apr. 16 Podium Hardenberg, NL
Apr. 17 Melkweg Amsterdam, NL
Apr. 19 Mean Fiddler London, Eng

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Ex-Morbid Angel Bassist Forms New Band

Former MORBID ANGEL bassist Steve Tucker has resurfaced in alternative rock band UNDERCURRENT. Tucker, who sings in the band, has also laid down his bass in exchange for a guitar, had this to say about his new outfit:

"Personally I think some of the best musicians in the world play or have played Death metal. But it is very limited emotionally, and I feel that I have gone beyond that emotional level. By no means is UnderCurrent anything near Death Metal. Now I want to do something that is real to me, something that is far more personal and UnderCurrent is definately that."

You can listen to three of their songs, 'Submission', 'Numb or Four', and 'Oneside' here.

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