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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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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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Photos Of New Morbid Angel Lineup Available

Morbid Angel's official website has posted some new photos of the band's lineup here. The current lineup features returned vocalist/bassist David Vincent, guitarists Trey Azagthoth and Tony Norman, and drummer Pete Sandoval.

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Cradle Of Filth Tour Report From Bassist

How are things going on the road for Cradle Of Filth? The band is currently touring the US in support of their latest release, "Nymphetamine"...and bassist Dave Pybus writes in with the following:

Sun 31 October - Quebec, Le Capitol Theatre More...

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More Soulfly, Morbid Angel Dates Announced

A number of Soulfly/Morbid Angel North American tour dates have been revealed:

February 5 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
February 6 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
February 8 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
February 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
February 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
February 12 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
February 15 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
February 22 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
February 23 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
February 24 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
February 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
February 26 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
February 27 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
February 28 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

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Morbid Angel And Soulfly To Co-Headline US Tour

MORBID ANGEL's manager, Gunter Ford of World Management, Inc. has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that MORBID ANGEL and SOULFLY will be embarking on a U.S. co-headlining tour in February. "[It will be] just a two-band bill to give both bands a great chance to play a good-quality set and show for the fans," Ford said. "And yes, because of the success and great time everyone had in South America with South American fans and those shows, David [Vincent, bass/vocals] is doing these shows [with MORBID ANGEL]. We did this years ago with SEPULTURA in Europe and had a great time together. Max [Cavalera, SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA frontman] and Gloria [Max's wife/manager] are longtime friends."

So far, these are the only three confirmed dates for the trek:

Feb. 22 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Feb. 27 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Feb. 28 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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Top Extreme Music Logos Of All Time

The staff of Decibel magazine has has ranked the "Top 40 Extreme Music Band Logos of All Time" for its December 2004 issue, which is scheduled to hit the newsstands November 7. The complete list is as follows:

01. SLAYER
02. DARKTHRONE
03. GODFLESH
04. MORBID ANGEL
05. MOTORHEAD
06. MAYHEM
07. METALLICA
08. POSSESSED
09. A.C.
10. NEUROSIS
11. CARCASS
12. BLACK FLAG
13. DEATH
14. OBITUARY
15. THE HAUNTED
16. MARDUK
17. NUCLEAR ASSAULT
18. EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN
19. CRASS
20. NAPALM DEATH
21. VENOM
22. EMPEROR
23. CONVERGE
24. YOUNG GODS
25. VOIVOD
26. AUTOPSY
27. SEPULTURA
28. D.R.I.
29. IMMORTAL
30. BOLT THROWER
31. PARADISE LOST
32. CELTIC FROST
33. ABRUPTUM
34. DARK FUNERAL
35. ENTOMBED
36. DISCHARGE
37. CATHEDRAL
38. DISCORDANCE AXIS
39. TODAY IS THE DAY
40. TERRORIZER

More information on Decibel magazine is available at www.decibelmagazine.com.

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The Legion To Enter Studio In Early 2005

Swedish black/death metallers The Legion are busy writing songs for the follow-up to last year's debut album, "Unseen to Creation". "Seven tracks are completed so far and the new material will for sure surpass anything we’ve ever done before," the band write on their web site. "We are planning to start the recording of this as-yet-untitled album sometime early next year."

The Legion's debut album, "Unseen To Creation", was released last October through France's Listenable Records. The CD, which was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren, features "ten songs of complex and eclectic black/death metal, ranging in style from Morbid Angel to Setherial." The cover art was done by Kris Verwimp, who has previously worked with Marduk, Absu, and Immortal, among others.

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Steve Tucker Comments On Leaving Morbid Angel

German zine www.metal1.info has posted a new interview with ex-Morbid Angel vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker where he comments on this departure from the band.

I didn't feel that I wanted to be a part of Morbid Angel any longer. There were some issues I had with people's commitment and desire. I play from the heart and could never do anything that wasn't 100% real to me. So I felt it was time to go do something else.

Read the full article at www.metal1.info.

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Earache Confirms Morbid Angel Departure

Earache Records has officially announced that they and Morbid Angel have parted ways after fifteen years of working together. Here's a quote from the label: "They are without a doubt one of the most influential and innovative metal bands ever and their creative talent is matched by their hard work and dedication. We wish Morbid Angel all the best of luck with their future endeavors."

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