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Morgion

Formed: 1990
From: Orange County, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Morgion News

Below is our complete Morgion 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.

Maryland Deathfest 2013 Complete Lineup Announced

The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

DOWN
(the) MELVINS
THE OBSESSED
ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
UFOMAMMUT (Italy)
COBALT
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)
EVOKEN
NECROPSY

The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...

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MDF 2013 Location Announced

With Sonar closing, the location of 2013's Maryland DeathFest XI was up in the air. The organizers have finally announced that the fest will be held in the same location as last year, and will be expanded. Maryland DeathFest XI will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 15th at 12 pm (EST). You can read the entire update below:

We're a day early with this announcement, but we can finally let you know where MDF XI will be taking place.

In a nutshell, we will be returning to the property formerly known as Sonar, and will be at least doubling the amount of outside space that we've been used to utilizing. We realize that it's a bit of a mind fuck to wait around for a few months just to hear that the fest is returning to the same place, but truth be told, the other places we looked at were either not able to give us a definite answer anytime soon, and/or had too many inconveniences that we did not want to put the fans through. During the venue search, it was brought to our attention that the new owners of the property were willing to collaborate with us, so we decided to go through with returning to a familiar place that is close to the hotels and conveniences of downtown Baltimore.

The additional space outside will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the MDF vendor village, food vendors/food trucks, places to sit, and other new additions like misting tents to escape the possibility of it being hotter than it should be that weekend. There will be two outside stages plus the stage inside. Due to the new configuration outside, the placement of the outside stages will likely be different.
As for the building itself, there are some renovations currently taking place, but the rooms will be used exactly how they have been in the past, and it will be air conditioned throughout.

We would also like to announce the addition of a second inside stage at Baltimore Soundstage, which is a 1/2 mile walk away from the former Sonar (at 124 Market Place), and will be used from Friday-Sunday. This will be a smaller show without a barricade that will feature mostly hardcore and punk bands, and it will be scheduled in a way that should not conflict with anything going on at the former Sonar compound. All of the bands for this stage will be included in next week's announcement on October 9th.

The latest list of bands playing at this time is as follows: More...

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Morgion's Early Recordings Being Re-Released

"God of Death & Disease," a compilation disc featuring the earliest recordings from death metal legends Morgion, is now available via Dark Descent Records. Before releasing three epic doom/death albums in the mid 90s into the early 2000s, Morgion recorded two demos and an EP. These three recordings represent Morgion's early pure death metal roots - 1991's "Rabid Decay" demo, 1992's "Live Rehearsal" demo and 1993's "Travesty" EP.

In all, over one hour of some of the darkest and nastiest recordings of the early 90's death metal scene finally compiled and wrapped in cover art by Mark Riddick and carefully remastered by Ryan Butler of Arcane Digital. In related news, Morgion has been announced for the 2013 installment of Maryland Death Fest. Originally slated to appear at this year's fest, Morgion was forced to bow out due to circumstances beyond their control. More...

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Maryland Death Fest 2013 Confirms 8 More Bands

Eight more bands have been confirmed for MDF XI, which is to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

REPULSION
PAGAN ALTAR (UK) - Exclusive US show!
BROKEN HOPE
PIG DESTROYER
VINTERLAND (Sweden) - Exclusive US show!
WEEDEATER
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
LOSS

An updated list of confirmed bands up to now can be found below:

!T.O.O.H.! (Czech Republic) - Exclusive US show
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
ANTAEUS (France) - Exclusive US show
AOSOTH (France) - Exclusive US show
BROKEN HOPE
CARCASS (UK) - Exclusive US show
CONVULSE (Finland) - Exclusive US show
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
INTEGRITY
KOMMANDANT
LOSS
MANILLA ROAD
MIDNIGHT
MORGION
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)
PELICAN
PENTAGRAM
PIG DESTROYER
REPULSION
RIGHTEOUS PIGS - Exclusive US show
VENOM (UK)
VINTERLAND (Sweden)
WEEDEATER

Headliners and more band announcements are expected soon. With Sonar closing, information regarding the new venue is expected to be revealed sometime in August.

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Morgion Postpones Maryland Death Fest Appearance

Drummer Rhett Davis of legendary death/doom outfit Morgion and California death horde Gravehill has issued the following statement regarding Morgion's scheduled return at this year's Maryland Death Fest: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

BRUJERIA (Mexico)
AGALLOCH
ARCHGOAT (Finland)
YOB
DYING FETUS
BLACK WITCHERY
UNANIMATED (Sweden)
RORSCHACH
MORGION
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
EXTERMINATION ANGEL

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:

Friday, April 18th

FRONT STAGE
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

MAIN STAGE
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??

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More Info Released For Los Angeles Murderfest

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!

Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…

“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”

Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.

Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketweb. To keep up to date with the festival please visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for up to date information.

Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)

Friday, April 18th:
CONVERGE
THE RED CHORD
BARONESS
GENGHIS TRON
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
ENTOMBED
MASSACRE
REPULSION
VITAL REMAINS
MONSTROSITY
DEMIRICOUS
ANAL BLAST
IMPALED
MORGION
WACO JESUS
DENIAL FIEND
ABYSMAL DAWN
SCARECROW
RISE
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
GHOUL
TRAP THEM
STRONG INTENTION
AT ALL COST
COMPLETE FAILURE
MAGRUDERGRIND
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CARDIAC ARREST
IVEBEENSHOT
POPULATION REDUCTION
THE_NETWORK
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA

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Novembers Doom On Heathen Crusade Metalfest

Novembers Doom and Keen Of The Crow (featuring former members of MORGION) are the latest acts to be confirmed for the Heathen Crusade Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's Moonsorrow, Ireland's Primordial, Sweden's Thyrfing, The Chasm, Typhus and Todesbonden. Additional acts will be announced soon.

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Dark Angel Re-Union Video Available Online

A video from the Dark Angel re-union has been made available for viewing, via a website that hosts webcam performances http://www.studiocam.org. The clip is about 4 minutes long and contains Dark Angel performing “The Burning of Sodom.” This is the only known multi-camera live video performance of Dark Angel with guitarist Jim Durkin, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and guitarist Eric Meyer, joined drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez and bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-Morgion) from the concert filmed at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana CA. on Sept 30th 2002, with Kreator/Destruction headlining the gig. Dark Angel tore into "Burning Of Sodom", the second song off Dark Angel's classic second album "Darkness Descends." You can watch the video at http://www.studiocam.org/dream/channel_MV.htm.

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Former Morgion Members Surface In Keen Of The Crow

According to a posting at Doom-Metal.com, KEEN OF THE CROW is the name of a new band featuring Rhett Davis and Justin Christain of MORGION fame and ex- NEPENTHEAN founder Ron Slater. Songs have been crafted and recording and touring are planned for the relatively near future. Musically speaking the sonic output from Keen of the Crow will not be similar to that of Morgion or Nepenthean as they are striving to cultivate their own sound and identity. As of this writing, key players and additions to the band are still being made and they hope to have a solid line up locked in within the next few weeks. An official Keen of the Crow website is in development and more news regarding Keen of the Crow will be available at the website shortly.

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Headline News

Morgion Split Up

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have officially split up, according to a statement released by the group's record label, Dark Symphonies. The message reads as follows:

"After a five-year hiatus, a successful tour of Europe in 2003 with the Doomination Tour, and their most successful and critically acclaimed release with 'Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth' (Dark Symphonies), the band have mutually agreed to call it a day. The band members are currently working on separate musical projects, and these will hopefully surface in the near future. It was a pleasure working with the band, and all of us at Dark Symphonies wish Dwayne, Gary, Justin, and Rhett nothing but the very best!"

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Morgion Confirmed For Templars Of Doom Festival

California-based doom metallers Morgion are the latest act to be confirmed for the Templars of Doom festival, set to take place Saturday, June 19th at Rehearsal Studios in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bnads confirmed are:

Internal Void
Place Of Skulls
Morgion
While Heaven Wept
Novembers Doom
Pale Divine
Iron Kind
Orodruin
The Gates Of Slumber
Abdullah
Life Beyond
Lair Of The Minotaur
Salt Of The Earth
Servile

More to be announced.

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Morgion End Absence With A New Album

MORGION have ended their five year absence with a new record deal with Dark Symphonies and a forthcoming record, "Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth", due out on April 27th. Formed in 1990, the CA based Doom metallers released two acclaimed albums on the Relapse label with "Among Majestic Ruin" (1996) and "Solinari" (1999). 2003 saw the band tour Europe with Mourning Beloveth and The Prophecy.

"Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth" was recorded at Donner & Blitzen Studios with producer Mathias Schneeberger (Solinari).

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