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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.
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...
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
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
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:
04. MORBID ANGEL
12. BLACK FLAG
15. THE HAUNTED
17. NUCLEAR ASSAULT
18. EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN
20. NAPALM DEATH
24. YOUNG GODS
30. BOLT THROWER
31. PARADISE LOST
32. CELTIC FROST
34. DARK FUNERAL
38. DISCORDANCE AXIS
39. TODAY IS THE DAY
More information on Decibel magazine is available at www.decibelmagazine.com.
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.
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.
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."
The following update has been posted at Genitorturer's official website:
Evil D (former Morbid Angel frontman David Vincent) has been asked to cover four shows that Morbid Angel had to reschedule due to the unexpected last minute departure of their singer/bass player Steve Tucker. He has agreed to play four shows in South America and for now that is the only thing that he has committed to doing with them. His "status" with Genitorturers is unchanged and he is currently in the studio working on the new Genitorturers album. Genitorturers will be announcing select US shows for late October.
Vincent is subbing in for frontman Steve Tucker who chose to leave the band on August 13th.
Steve Tucker has decided to leave Morbid Angel. David Vincent will be in charged of the vocals and bass. Here is a message from Steve:
After many problems and much discussion with the people around me, the people I trust. I have decided it is necessary for me to step away from Morbid Angel. It has been a long trip with a lot of great shows and I have made many friends along the way. The Morbid Angel fans that not only excepted me, but reveled in my being a part of the band, have been the greatest thing about my time in Morbid Angel. They are the reason I came back to the band.
There are many reasons for me leaving the band, personal reasons, musical reasons and very logical reasons. All of which will stay between me and the band . Morbid Angel existed many years before I came along and will for many more I am sure.
I have enjoyed playing with some great musicians and touring with some great bands and meeting some incredible people all over the world. To all these people I say "Thank You" and we will meet again.
I am not done with the music business by any means. I will now be moving into other areas of the business, things I have always enjoyed, but didn't have time for. I will be moving into much more recording, production and management, so any bands interested in working with me, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Again ,thank you to all of the fans for 8 years of making my hour and a half of stage time so brilliant!
MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker has clarified the reasons for the second and latest postponement of the group's South American tour. Says Tucker: "It is true that the tour was cancelled due to me and my health. What was thought initially to be a panic/anxiety attack indeed was not. It is in fact an infection in my lungs, thought to be due to my excessive travel and the variety of weather and environments that I endure in these travels. This is part of being in a touring band and cannot be avoided. I have been advised not to travel for some period of time, and to stay home relax to let my lungs clear. This is very unfortunate for both the fans and the band alike. We were looking forward to doing the Mexican, South American tour. I apologize for any inconvenience for the fans and the promoters, as well as to my bandmates."
The rescheduled South American dates are as follows:
Sep. 04 - Monterrey, N.L., MEX - Cafe Iguana
Sep. 05 - Mexico City, MEX - Arena Lopez Mateos Tlalnepantla
Sep. 07 - Santiago de Chile, CHL - Teatro Providencia -cupo limitado
Sep. 10 - Bogota, COL - Venue TBA
Several photos taken at the Gates Of Metal festival from this past weekend on July 31 in Hultsfred, Sweden, which included performances by Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica, Morbid Angel, Finntroll and Meshuggah, have been posted online. Check out the photos from these bands' performances:
Morbid Angel looks like it won't be with Earache Records too much longer. The band's contract is up and the label hasn't picked up the option of more albums yet. However, they have until August 6th to do.
Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL have rescheduled the dates for their forthcoming South American tour to early August. "We apologize for any major inconvenience but due to some health issues this was unavoidable," the band write on their web site. The rescheduled dates are as follows:
Aug. 06 - Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX - Hard Rock Live
Aug. 07 - Monterrey, N.L., MEX - Cafe Iguana
Aug. 08 - Mexico City, MEX - Arena Lopez Mateos Tlalnepantla
Aug. 10 - Santiago de Chile, CHL - Teatro Providencia -cupo limitado
Aug. 12 - Bogota, COL - Venue TBA
In the wake of SATYRICON drummer Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad not being allowed into the country because of VISA problems and a criminal past, ex-EMPEROR drummer Trym will be joining the band on their forthcoming US trek with MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION and PREMONITIONS OF WAR.
SATYRICON's participation in the upcoming MORBID ANGEL North American tour appears to be in jeopardy after the group's drummer, 30-year-old Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad, was recently denied a work visa required for him to work and perform in the U.S., the Norwegian newspaper VG Nett has reported.
As a result, the planned million Norwegian krone commercial/marketing launch (approximately $144,000) of the legendary black metal band could be stopped in its tracks.
"I've been working on the [band's] launch [in the U.S.] and the tour since last June," SATYRICON's Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven, 28, told VG Nett. "Now we were going to reap the rewards of our hard work."
The SATYRICON singer and songwriter is in despair. Time is running out for the band, who, in just three weeks, are due to play their first concert in Orlando together with MORBID ANGEL.
"We have supplied [the immigration officials] with contracts and letters documenting the fact that SATYRICON will be working with well-known partners in the American music industry," Satyr said. "Therefore we're trying to do things in a professional and formal manner. This is not a hobby band going on vacation." More...
GENITORTURERS, the Florida-based band featuring former MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, have announced the following dates during April/May: More...
MORBID ANGEL fans in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands will be pleased to hear that the band’s video for 'Enshrined By Grace' is being unleashed onto TV Networks across Europe.
Filmed in Florida by UK director Pete Bridgewater, 'Enshrined By Grace' once again sees Morbid Angel raising the standards of creative perfection. Based around a modern day take on the Greek myth of Plato's cave, the video features the band playing in the midst of a veritable inferno, and as ever showcases the extraterrestrial talents of Trey Azagthoth.
'Enshrined By Grace' will be added to stations across Europe shortly. Here's a list of the channels it is currently available on and details on how to vote fot the video: More...
More bands have been confirmed for the upcoming Metal Mania festival. The festival is scheduled to take place on March 13th in Spodek (Katowice) Poland. Here are all of the confirmed bands:
Soulfly, Moonspell, TSA, Morbid Angel, Michael Schenker Group, Lacuna Coil, Vital Remains, Decapitated, Krisun, Hedfirst, Luna And Noctum, Atrophia Red Sun, Tenebrosus, Bright Ophidia, and 11 TBA.
More dates have been added to the MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION, SATYRICON and PREMONITIONS OF WAR tour:
04/13/2004 House of Blues, L. Buena Vista, FL
04/15/2004 Thunderdome, Baltimore, MD
04/16/2004 Saratoga Winners, Cohoss, NY
04/17/2004 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
04/18/2004 B.B. Kings, New York, NY
04/20/2004 The Trocedero, Philadelphia, PA
04/21/2004 The Odeen, Cleveland, OH
04/22/2004 Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH
04/23/2004 Oasis 160, Chicago Heights, IL
04/24/2004 Quest Club, Minneapolis, MN
04/25/2004 The Canopy, Urbana, IL
04/27/2004 Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
04/29/2004 Graceland, Seattle, WA
04/30/2004 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
05/01/2004 Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
05/02/2004 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
05/03/2004 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
05/04/2004 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
05/06/2004 Cajun House, Scottsdale, AZ
05/07/2004 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
More to still be announced. These were posted on MORBID ANGEL's site yesterday, so it looks like SATYRICON are still on the bill.
MORBID ANGEL's guitar wizard Trey Azagthoth is included in a list of 'The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists Of All Time' in the March 2004 issue of Guitar World magazine. Ranking at #55 on the star-studded list, Azagthoth is described as: "One of the most crazed characters to emerge from Florida's late-Eighties death metal scene... A frenzied player, he combines furious, angular power chords with ripping leads, but his songs never lack dynamics, since he often chugs through visceral, pick harmonic-tinted rhythms before lashing out with torrents of blinding noise." Among the other luminaries on the list are Tony Iommi, Eddie Van Halen, and Steve Vai. Congratulations to Trey!