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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.
According to a MySpace bulletin from VITAL REMAINS, bassist and vocalist Jared Anderson passed away on Saturday, October 14. He was a former member of MORBID ANGEL and HATE ETERNAL. No cause of death has been released.
Visitation will take place Thursday, October 19 at the E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, St. Rt. 125 Amelia, Ohio from 9 am to 11 am followed by Funeral Services Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Pierce Township Cemetery.
You can now catch a glimpse of the final trailer for Earache Records’ forthcoming videogame online. ‘Earache Extreme Metal Racing’ is due to be released in the UK and Europe on November 3rd on PlayStation 2, PSP and PC and is set to take the videogaming world by storm.
The game features ten evil Earache racing teams battling it out on a torturous track that takes the wicked racers into the depths of hell and beyond. The teams you can drive around the 4 satanically-inspired levels include Mortiis, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Akercocke, Decapitated, Biomechanical, Municipal Waste, The Berzerker, Linea77 and Society 1.
For the first time this game introduces the world of video gaming to the genre of extreme metal head on, as fans will simultaneously be able to race their favourite artists whilst doing battle to over 3 hours of Earache’s most annihilating releases. The soundtrack to this brutal game not only features music and videos from the racing teams, but also includes tracks from classic Earache bands such as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral plus bonus unreleased material and videos.
U.K. satanic death metal act AKERCOCKE has been confirmed as last-minute support to MORBID ANGEL in London this coming Tuesday, August 22 at the Mean Fiddler.
AKERCOCKE released their fourth album, entitled "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", in October 2005 via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Choronzon" was recorded at the band's own Goat of Mendes studios in West London and was mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone" marks the recording debut with the group of new guitarist Matthew Wilcock, who replaced Paul Scanlan in 2005.
A number of high-quality photos of reunited ATHEIST and CARNIVORE, along with ABORTED, ARCH ENEMY, CELTIC FROST, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DANKO JONES, FEAR FACTORY, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, MINISTRY, MORBID ANGEL, MOTÖRHEAD, NEVERMORE, SIX FEET UNDER, SOILWORK, SOULFLY, WHITESNAKE and WINTERSUN, taken at this year's Wacken Open Air festival — which took place on August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany — have been posted online at www.metal-experience.com.
Austrian death metal band DARKSIDE will support MORBID ANGEL at Planet Music in Vienna, Austria on Monday, August 14, 2006.
DARKSIDE recently completed work on its fifth album, "Amber - Skeletal Journeys Through the Void", and is now looking for a label to release it. A track from the CD, "Suite in Pain Major", can currently be heard on the band's MySpace page. Other tracks expected to appear on the album include "Gods Of Death", "Pillars Of 'Err", "The Myth Of Reason", "dEVILerY", "Amber", "Architects Of Modern Atheism", "Solitary Confinement", and "The Burning".
Morbid Angel are about to descend upon European shores to pass over venues bringing death metal. Morbid Angel and World Management would like to welcome back special guest guitarist Erik Rutan! This will certainly be an exciting event with the "Domination" line-up together for the first time in 10 years! We look forward to seeing you all on tour.
05 WACKEN OPEN AIR - WACKEN, GERMANY
07 MONSTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL - KAVARNA, BULGARIA
11 AT TRAUN Spinnerei
12 BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL - SVOJSICE, CZECH REPUBLIC
14 PLANET MUSIC - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
15 SZIGET FESTIVAL - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
16 SKC - BELGRADE, SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
18 SUMMER BREEZE FESTIVAL - DINKELSBUEHL-SINBRONN, GERMANY
19 BE SINT-LIEVENS HOUTEM CC De Fabrik
20 013 - TILBURG, HOLLAND
22 MEAN FIDDLER - LONDON, ENGLAND
24 HOLE IN THE SKY FESTIVAL - BERGEN, NORWAY
26 UP FROM THE GROUND OPEN AIR - GEMUNDEN AM MAIN, GERMANY
Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal will be rejoining Morbid Angel as guitarist for their upcoming European tour. Morbid Angel stated the following on the reunion: "This will certainly be an exciting event with the 'Domination' lineup together for the first time in 10 years!"
The tour will be a summer festival tour and dates are as follows:
Aug. 05 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, GER
Aug. 07 - Monsters Of Rock Festival - Kavarna, BUL
Aug. 11 - Traun - Spinnerei, AUT
Aug. 12 - Brutal Assault Festival - Svojsice, CZR
Aug. 14 - Planet Music - Vienna, AUT
Aug. 15 - Sziget Festival - Budapest, HUN
Aug. 16 - Skc - Belgrade, SER
Aug. 18 - Summer Breeze Festival - Dinkelsbuehl-Sinbronn, GER
Aug. 19 - CC De Fabriek - Sint-Lievens Houtem, BEL
Aug. 20 - 013 - Tilburg, NETH
Aug. 22 - Mean Fiddler - London, UK
Aug. 24 - Hole In The Sky Festival - Bergen, NOR
Aug. 26 - Up From The Ground Open Air - Gemunden Am Main, GER
The 11th edition of the Brutal Assault festival is scheduled for August 10th - 12th in Svojsice U Prelouce (100 km east of Prague), Czech Republic.
Organizers have issued the following update:
This year’s event promises more impressive expansion and confirms that the organizers don’t intend to stagnate. On the contrary, from year to year, the festival’s program is more and more various and promises more and more foreign metal crowd-pullers for the fans of promiscuous extreme genres. Thanks to the participation of many first-rate metal bands, this event aspires to become a major metal festival in central Europe.
It’s difficult to say which band can be branded as the headliner because this year’s lineup offers up several giants of the metal genre.
Great attraction, especially for fans of atmospheric or symphonic black metal are Norwegians black metal gurus DIMMU BORGIR. In their case we can look for a frosty and dark concert experience.
The next exclusive guest comes from the USA. FEAR FACTORY, who were well known as a representatives of dehumanized cyber metal, but nowadays they come with a new actual face of the year 2006. More...
Morbid Angel have announced the following Festivals and club shows for the band in Europe this summer. See list below:
Aug. 05 Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
Aug. 07 Kavarna, Bulgaria - Monsters of Rock Festival
Aug. 12 Svojsice, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 14 Vienna, Austria - Planet Music
Aug. 15 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
Aug. 16 Belgrade, SER - SKC
Aug. 18 Dinkelsbuehl-Sinbronn, Germany - Summer Breeze
Aug. 20 Tilburg, Holland - 013
Aug. 22 London, England - Mean Fiddler
Aug. 24 Bergen, Norway - Hole in the Sky
Aug. 26 Germunden am Main, Germany - Up from the Ground Open Air
THE ALLKNOWING, the new Ohio-based band featuring former GRIP INC./HEATHEN bassist Jason Vie Brooks, will be entering Online studios on May 19 to begin recording their debut album. The self-produced effort (with the help of a local engineer) will be titled "Hours for the Taking" and will feature the following songtitles among others: "Forgive Nothing", "Haunting Memory", "I Am What You Made Me", "Be a Man", "Out", "Mine", "So Complicated", "Truth Be Known", and "Failure". The CD will also contain a cover of MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace of Spades", with a guest vocal spot from Jared Anderson (ex-MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). The band hope to complete the CD by mid-July for a tentative fall release via an as-yet-undetermined label.
THE ALLKNOWING's lineup is completed by vocalist Billy Cox, drummer Sean Harford and guitarist John Lynn.
For more information, including audio samples, visit the band's official web site.
We've got new photos from the Taste of Chaos Tour and Masters of Chaos tour. The Taste of Chaos photos are coutesy of Scott Legato from the show in Dayton, Ohio featuring the Deftones, As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Story Of The Year, Thrice, dredg, Pelican, and Funeral For A Friend. The Masters of Chaos photos are courtesy of Gothique, from the show in Worchester, Massachussetts featuring Morbid Angel, Krisiun, Behemoth and Despised Icon.
You can check them both out in the photo gallery.
Last Saturday, April 8, was the day of the Worcester stop of the Masters Of Chaos Tour. Before the show I was dreading that if not enough tickets were sold, the Palladium owners will pull up a last minute change of floors ( upstairs, instead of downstairs) like they did last year for the Behemoth/ Suffocation show- not that upstairs is bad but there’s no photographers pit which would result in poor quality pictures from the side of the stage. Thankfully, my fears were put to sleep when I got there, the venue was full of enthusiastic metal fans. What an amazing night for metal that was. More...
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:
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
1 - Houston, TX at Engine Room
3 - Tampa, FL at The Masquerade
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.
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...
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.
"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.
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.
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