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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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David Vincent Subbing, Not Joining, Morbid Angel

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.

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Steve Tucker Leaves Morbid Angel

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 hewhosleeps@hotmail.com.

Again ,thank you to all of the fans for 8 years of making my hour and a half of stage time so brilliant!
Tucker

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Morbid Angel Frontman Clarifies S. American Tour

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

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Gates Of Metal Festival Photos Posted Online

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:

Sonata Arctica
Dragonforce
Meshuggah
Finntroll
Within Temptation
Morbid Angel
Sodom
Stratovarius

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Morbid Angel Parting Ways With Earache

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.

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Morbid Angel Reschedule South American Tour Dates

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

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Satyricon Recruit Former Emperor For US Tour

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.

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Satyricon May Not Make It Into US For Morbid Angel

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...

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Genitorturers Announce Tour Dates

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...

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Morbid Angel Release Video In Europe

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...

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More Bands Confirmed For Metal Mania Festival

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.

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More Dates For Morbid Angel And Satyricon Tour

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.

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Morbid Angel's Azagthoth Honored In Guitar World

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!

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Morbid Angel, Satyricon, Suffocation US Dates

Here are the first confirmed dates for the upcoming American Heretic Tour 2004 with MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION, SATYRICON and PREMONITIONS OF WAR: More...

Read the full article at Morbid Angel.

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Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Satyricon To Tour US

World Management has announced that MORBID ANGEL's "American Heretic tour" will start on April 14th, 2004, the first headlining tour in support of their new album, "Heretic". Headlining will be MORBID ANGEL, with SUFFOCATION as direct support with SATYRICON and PREMONITIONS OF WAR to follow. A full list of dates and 25 major US cities will be released in early 2004.

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Suffocation To Support Morbid Angel In The U.S.

Reunited New York death metallers Suffocation have been confirmed as direct support slot on Morbid Angel's upcoming U.S. tour, scheduled for mid-March through April. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

As previously reported, Suffocation have set "Souls To Deny" as the title for their first full-length release since 1995's "Pierced From Within", tentatively due in the spring through Relapse Records. The songwriting process for the follow-up to the 1998 "Despise The Sun" EP has reached the midway point and plans exist for the band to self-produce the CD during January.

Suffocation's current lineup consists of founding members Frank Mullen (vocals), Terrance Hobbs (guitar), Mike Smith (drums) and Josh Barohn (bass), plus longtime friend Guy Marchais (guitar, formerly of Pyrexia and Internal Bleeding).

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Suffocation To Support Morbid Angel

Reunited New York death metallers Suffocation have been confirmed as direct support slot on Morbid Angel's upcoming U.S. tour, scheduled for mid-March through April. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

As previously reported, Suffocation have set "Souls To Deny" as the title for their first full-length release since 1995's "Pierced From Within", tentatively due in the spring through Relapse Records. The songwriting process for the follow-up to the 1998 "Despise The Sun" EP has reached the midway point and plans exist for the band to self-produce the CD during January. More...

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Additional Morbid Angel Dates Announced

Morbid Angel have announced more dates as part of the European leg of their "Heretic" tour.

Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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