Morbid Angel Cancel Summer European Dates

Morbid Angel have been forced to cancel their upcoming European dates. The cancellations come as a result of one of the members having passport issues.

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Here’s an official statement:

“World Management and Morbid Angel would like to announce that due to unfortunate and last minute, unforeseen problems with a passport for one of the members of the band, as a result the Summer Festival dates slated for late July and August will have to be cancelled. In well over 30 years we have never had an incident like this, nor have we ever cancelled shows in our past.

We have been advised by The US State Department / Passport Agency that a new passport will not be forthcoming in time for any of the upcoming festivals. Morbid Angel are extremely unhappy about this loss of shows and want to apologize to all the Fans, Promoters, and Vendors in Europe! We are working to have this issue remedied for the future and are looking forward to coming back to Europe and playing for all of our fans in November!!!”

Morbid Angel Reveal Second Guitarist, Announce Tour With Suffocation, Revocation, & Withered

Morbid Angel have added guitarist Dan Vadim Von (VadimVon) to their lineup. This is the latest addition to the band following the announcement of their new drummer Scott Fuller (Annihilated). In other news, the group will also be heading out on tour with Suffocation, Revocation, and Withered.

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Tour Dates:

05/23 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
05/24 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
05/25 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/27 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
05/28 Boston, MA – Brighton
05/29 New York NY – The Gramercy Theater
05/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Small’s
06/01 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
06/02 Detroit, MI – The Crofoot
06/03 Chicago, IL – The Metro
06/04 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
06/06 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
06/07 Lawrence, KS – Grenada
06/08 Denver CO – Bluebird
06/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
06/12 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/13 Portland, OR – Dame’s
06/15 San Francisco, CA – The Social Hall
06/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
06/17 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
06/18 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
06/20 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
06/21 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
06/23 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
06/24 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
06/25 Houston, TX – House of Blues
06/27 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

Morbid Angel Recruit Annihilated Drummer

Morbid Angel have been working on a new album, and have recruited Annihilated’s Scott Fuller to drum on the effort. Trey Azagthoth said the following:

“Happy New Year Everyone!!!

It’s gonna be a good one.
We have all the drums recorded for the new record, performed by Scott Fuller from Annihilated, and will soon start on the guitars, vocals and bass. It has been awesome working with Erik Rutan and Mana Studios. We have a really cool collection of new material.
There are also lots of touring plans for this new year so we hope to see you all on the road!!!!…”

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Morbid Angel Sign With UDR Music

Morbid Angel have signed a new deal with UDR Music in all territories, except Japan. The band will release a new album through the label in 2017.

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Here’s the official press release:

+++ MORBID ANGEL SIGN WITH UDR Music +++

Godfathers of death metal genre to release new album in 2017

Morbid Angel, the Tampa, Florida-based death metal legends, are proud and excited to announce they have signed with UDR Music for all territories exclusively outside Japan. Featuring founder-member and venerated guitar legend Trey Azagthoth plus returning long-time member bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker, Morbid Angel are delighted to be back working with people who know metal music and will ensure the band reaffirm their status as the world’s greatest death metal band.

“We are extremely excited to be in this partnership with UDR!” says Tucker, “we are looking forward to making a great album and destroying the stage at many shows. UDR is a great label that supports the bands that they believe in, and we are proud to be one of those bands! Looking forward to a successful Partnership !!!!!!”

Formed in Charlotte, North Carolina during 1984, Azagthoth played with several line-ups before joining up with David Vincent and Pete Sandoval from grindcore specialists Terrorizer, as well as Richard Brunelle. It was this line-up which recorded and released the first Morbid Angel album in 1989, Altars Of Madness, which is widely recognized as a masterpiece and one of the major cornerstones of death metal music. Their intricate yet incredibly heavy music, featuring Azagthoth’s supremely technical yet ferociously feral guitar work, has seen Morbid Angel become one of the top selling death metal bands in the world.

While there are no specific details at this moment, Azagthoth and Tucker both look forward gleefully to writing and recording Morbid Angel’s ninth studio album, to be released sometime in 2017, and to taking Morbid Angel back out on tour.

Striking a consistent chord of dark, dissonant death-metal empathy with their loyal fanbase, and with the world in its current state, this is the perfect time for Morbid Angel to ascend once more.

David Vincent Officially Parts Ways With Morbid Angel

David Vincent seems to have officially parted ways with Morbid Angel. This news comes after the singer/bassist previously said that he was not leaving the band, despite the return of Steve Tucker.

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Vincent issued the following statement:

“I had good communication with Trey [Azagthoth] yesterday and we agree that there are incompatibilities with regards to us working together.

Trey and I have accomplished amazing things together over the past 30 years and I wish him the best with his future projects. Out of respect for the legacy of these accomplishments, I encourage Morbid Angel fans to not take sides because, I am not.

I look forward to sharing my new endeavors with all of you in the near future.

Until then, stay Morbid! ~David Vincent“

Vincent was the third member to recently exit the band, following Tim Yeung and Destructhor.

Morbid Angel Part Ways With Destructhor

Morbid Angel have parted ways with another member. Guitarist, Thor Ander Myhren, aka Destructhor, has issued a statement saying he has officially left the band.

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Destructhor issued the following statement:

“I would like to announce that I, Destructhor, as well am out of MORBID ANGEL. Due to issues of them wanting to work with someone more local. Actually pretty good news to me, since I personally decided to leave MORBID ANGEL after the last tour we did in Europe in November/December 2014. It is definitely time for me to move on with the Norwegian extreme act MYRKSKOG. This is where I truly belong and exciting things are happening! A new record is being released next year with coming tours, festivals and so on. So it’s time to step it up and prepare for war with my Norwegian/Swedish brothers in MYRKSKOG. As for MORBID ANGEL, I wish them all the best with everything! It’s been a lot of great experiences! No hard feelings at all and may the future bring us all to another dimension!”