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Morbid Angel Drummer Pete Sandoval Undergoes Back Surgery

Tampa, Florida based death metallers Morbid Angel have issued the following update about their drummer undergoing back surgery:

"World Management and Morbid Angel would like to let the fans know that rumors about Pedro Sandoval's back surgery are in fact true. Pete has suffered for a long time with a deteriorating disc problem. He was in daily pain and needed to have this done. He has recently been treated by a Laser Back Surgery specialist in Tampa Florida. He is currently in rehabilitation and doing well. Pete is part of our family and the band¹s History and we all wish him well and a full recovery. Unfortunately this type of injury, subsequent surgery and rehab cannot be rushed and it will take ample time for him to hopefully be back behind his drums again and out on tour with Morbid Angel.

"The band is moving forward on their next recording with Tim Yeung. Currently the guys are in rehearsals in Tampa putting their finishing touches on the songs for the New album, which is slated for later this year with subsequent touring world wide."

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1. METAL213 writes:

Dam that sucks about Pete but they made a hell of a replacement. Tim Yeung is f***in amazing. Listen to the first Hate Eternal album and both Divine Heresy albums and you'll be stunned. STAY METAL MY FRIENDS!
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# Mar 18, 2010 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathfreak writes:

Hope he gets better soon.

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. jimmy j. writes:

hope he gets better soon .

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. xDecapitation writes:

Hope he gets better soon. I saw Decrepit Birth, and Hate Eternal, Yeung was pretty good in both shows but...I hope he can live up to Pete's simple awesomeness though lol.

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Cynic writes:

Can't wait for the new MA - it's been way too long!

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hellrat writes:

MORBID FVCKING ANGEL!!!!

speedy healing, Petey!!!

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Cant stand divine heresy truth be told, but i had no idea yeung was in hate eternal. this could be good. The mans talent is undeniable regardless of my preferences for his bands. Best wishes towards mr. Sandoval.

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. wilco writes:

its time for a new album a damm good band
maybe he can share room with tom araya

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. wilco writes:

hope he will recover soon
all the best pete

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. NoelDrummer writes:

Nothing against Tim Yeung but I think this is a bad idea. Morbid Angel is Pete Sandoval. They should just wait.
Tim is a Amazing drummer however Pete is the one and only Morbid angel drumming that deserves that throne.
Trey and David are taking a big gamble on this one. If it was my band I'd reconsider!!!! Look what happened to Deicide? Deicide will never be the same again without the Hoffmans. Same thing goes with Suffocation. No Cerrito no Suffocation. Well at least not the same Suffocation.

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ThrashattheHeart writes:

hoep he gets better, he's one of the best drummers, if not the best ever

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Bodies writes:

Good luck, stay metal \m/

Wonder if he saw Tom Araya getting back surgery as well.

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Unholy_Thrasher writes:

Pete Commando is one of the top metal drummers in my book. I hope he pulls through soon...

# Mar 18, 2010 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. heavyhepp writes:

This is bad news. No offense to the new drummer but morbid angel has waited 7 freakin years to put out a new album and now when "commando" has to be out, they decide to record. I am not happy, and morbid angel is one of my fav bands and Pete Sandoval is a legend. His absence will be totally noticable on this album. And its more of a kick in the balls because David Vincent has been back, and the classic lineup has not recorded since 95. That trio was unstoppable.

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 12:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Hammerheart writes:

Hope he pulls through alright. I'm excited as hell for new Morbid Angel material, though, even if it's Tim Yeung (who's still a great drummer, by the way) instead of Sandoval. Just the fact that David Vincent's back is enough to make my panties wet... erm, if I were a chick, that is.

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. toxicclown writes:

hope he gets well

# Mar 19, 2010 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Spirit In Black writes:

Get better soon Pete and get behind the kit asap! Saw them in Brisbane last year and they were brutally awesome. It's been far too long since the Heretic offering....the world needs a new MA release!!!

# Mar 20, 2010 @ 6:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. OlafBerzerker writes:

get well Pete

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Peter Parker writes:

I agree with 14. They drag their feet 7 years on a new album and when Pete goes down they can't wait to record? b****es.

On the other hand it's about damn time they put out some new stuff.

Differing opinions, so sue me.

# Mar 22, 2010 @ 7:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. jbjbjb writes:

They had sooooo much time to record this new record with classic line-up. That sucks so much. But i couldn't imagine a better replacement than Tim, he's awesome. Still..Sandoval=LEGEND.

# Mar 23, 2010 @ 7:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Dan Vogtlin writes:

Pete Sandoval is an ABSOLUTE f***ING BEAST!!!!! He is so f***ing dedicated to his job and after all the sh** he has put his body through I guess that it is no surprise that he had to have a major back surgery. He is one of the best drummers on the planet and he is a f***ing legend!! Hopefully he makes a full recovery and get back with The Almighty Morbid Angel as soon as possible!! Get well Pete!!

# Mar 28, 2010 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. XxSorrowxX writes:

hope he will make a speedy recovery!

# Mar 31, 2010 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. RockAndroller writes:

this is really, absolutely bad! we've waited too long for a new MA record and now this...I'm seriously thinking about going pop.my heros are letting me down.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 5:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. METAL DESTROYER writes:

One of the greatest in the world hope he gets well soon. CANT f***EN WATE FOR NEW ALBUM AND TOUR!!!!!!

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