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Morgion has parted ways with the label, Relapse Records

Doom metal stalwarts Morgion have officially announced they've amicably parted ways with longtime label Relapse Records after two acclaimed records.

"It was a good run, but it has come apparent to both label and the band that things simply weren’t working out on either end; Morgion’s line-up changes in the last couple years were not good for Relapse, and on the other hand, the lack of support for the new lineup and new album did not help the band," stated Morgion in an email to DigitalMetal. “At first we thought Relapse would be great because we would be so diverse compared to the rest of the roster, but that faded quickly. We realized we should be with a label that has a working knowledge of the doom scene and support other bands of the same genre. I give them lots of credit for wanting to spread their horizons a bit; but since most of their dabblings into the doom arena fell short for them financially, they stopped branching out and stuck to what they’re known for."

"Obviously, it is hard to take a doom band seriously when sided with 20 grindcore/hardcore bands; we really feel a need to join with other bands of the same genre," continued Morgion. "In the end, I think both Morgion and Relapse are happy with what we’re accomplished in the past, but we’ve taken it as far as we could together.”

Presently, Morgion are without a label, but continue to work on the follow-up to 1999's Solinari opus. The band are moving forward with a new line-up following the departure of bassist/vocalist Jeremy Peto. New members Justin Christian (Bass), Peter Surowski (Synths) and Adrian Leroux (vocals; ex-Mindrot) join Rhett David (drums) and Dwayne Boardman (guitars) and Gary Griffith (guitars) to work on their much-anticipated third album, Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth.

Source: Digitalmetal

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