I Am Morbid To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of Morbid Angel’s “Blessed Are The Sick” On Fall European/UK Tour

I Am Morbid, the band featuring former Morbid Angel members David Vincent and Tim Yeung alongside Bill Hudson (Circle II Circle) and Kelly McLauchlin, have announced that they will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Morbid Angel’s “Blessed Are The Sick” on a European/UK tour this fall. Grave, Gruesome, and Pyrexia will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/15 Essen, GER – Turock
09/16 Colmar, FRA – Le Grillen
09/17 Paris, FRA – L’Empreinte
09/18 Drachten, NET – Pitfest
09/19 Brussels, BEL – Botanique
09/20 London, UK – Islington Academy
09/21 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
09/22 Cardiff, UK – Fuel
09/23 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
09/26 Kassel, GER – Goldgrube
09/27 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
09/28 Osnabrück, GER – Bastard Club
09/29 Katowice, POL – P23
09/30 Poznan, POL – Tama Club
10/01 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/03 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
10/04 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
10/06 Kranj, SLO – Trainstation
10/07 Bratislava, SVK – MCC Majestic
10/08 Budapest, HUN – Instant
10/10 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice

Morbid Angel’s Trey Azagthoth Reportedly Told Police That He’s A “Professional Drinker” During DUI Arrest

According to The Smoking Gun, Morbid Angel’s George Emmanuel (aka Trey Azagthoth) got arrested for a DUI after being pulled over for speeding in Florida on January 1. The guitarist, who admitted to taking shots of whiskey before getting behind the wheel, reportedly had a blood alcohol content that was nearly three times the legal limit. Emmanuel was given some sobriety tests, which he ended up failing. Despite this, he allegedly told the officer that he was okay to drive because he’s “a professional drinker.” Emmanuel was ultimately arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge, before being released from a county jail the following day.

[via Blabbermouth]

“Ultimate Edition” Of Morbid Angel’s “Altars Of Madness” To Be Released In May

Earache Records will be releasing an “Ultimate Edition” of Morbid Angel‘s 1989 album “Altars Of Madness” on May 29. The reissue features a “full dynamic range” remastering job, new artwork, a b-side titled “Lord Of All Fevers & Plague,” and a 1989 live album titled “Juvenilia.“ Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Immortal Rites”
02. “Suffocation”
03. “Visions From The Dark Side”
04. “Maze Of Torment”
05. “Lord Of All Fevers & Plague”
06. “Chapel Of Ghouls”
07. “Bleed For The Devil”
08. “Damnation”
09. “Blasphemy”
10. “Evil Spells”

Disc 2:

01. “Immortal Rites”
02. “Suffocation”
03. “Visions From The Dark Side”
04. “Maze Of Torment”
05. “Chapel Of Ghouls”
06. “Guitar Solo”
07. “Bleed For The Devil”
08. “Damnation”
09. “Blasphemy”
10. “Lord Of All Fevers & Plague”
11. “Evil Spells”

David Vincent (Ex-Morbid Angel) To Release “I Am Morbid” Autobiography In February

David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel, etc.) will be releasing his autobiography “I Am Morbid” on February 11 via Jawbone Press. Pre-orders are available via Amazon.

Here’s a description of the book:

“‘I Am Morbid” tells the astounding story of David Vincent, former bassist and singer with Morbid Angel, and now outlaw-country performer and leader of the I Am Morbid supergroup. Written with the bestselling author Joel McIver, it’s an autobiography that transcends the heavy metal category by its very nature. Much more than a mere memoir, I Am Morbid is an instruction manual for life at the sharp end—a gathering of wisdom distilled into ten acute lessons for anyone interested in furthering their fortunes in life.

Morbid Angel redefined the term pioneers. A band of heavy-metal-loving kids from all over America who broke through a host of music industry prejudices and went on to scale huge commercial heights, they introduced a whole new form of extreme music to the world. Formed in 1984, and breaking into the limelight in 1989 with their devastating first album, Altars Of Madness, the Florida death-metal legends became the first band of their genre to sign to a major label, from which point they came to dominate the worldwide metal scene for two decades and beyond.

David left Morbid Angel in 1996, and again, following a reunion, in 2015. For the first time, I Am Morbid explores the reasons behind his departure, and the transformation of his life, career, and music in the years since. This is a classic but never predictable tale of a man who has fought convention every step of the way—and won.”

Morbid Angel & Obituary Were Mentioned On A Recent Episode Of “Jeopardy!”

Morbid Angel and Obituary were mentioned in one of the questions on the November 11 episode of “Jeopardy!.” The question said the following: “Morbid Angel and Obituary are popular bands in this genre.” The answer was of course death metal.

Matt DeVries (Ex-Chimaira/Fear Factory, Etc.) Joins 93 (Ex-Vital Remains, Etc.)

93, the new project featuring Brian Werner (ex-Vital Remains), Tim Yeung (ex-Morbid Angel/Divine Heresy), Rithiya Khiev, and Chris Joao, have announced the addition of Matt DeVries (ex-Chimaira/Fear Factory, etc.) to their lineup. Werner commented:

“Big news of the day, Matt Devries (Chimera/Fear Factory) officially joins 93!!!! This has been in the works for a long time, Matt is a very close friend and absolutely amazing player and it’s an honor to have him on board. Music is coming along very fast and bringing Matt on board is going to add a totally new dynamic to it. APKD 93/93″

Ex-Morbid Angel Guitarist Richard Brunelle Passes Away

Ex-Morbid Angel guitarist Richard Brunelle has sadly passed away at the age of 55. A cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Brunelle’s sister-in-law Megan Box-Brunnele issued the following statement:

“This is Richie’s sister-in-law. This devastating post is at the request of my husband and his mother. It is with deep regret and sorrow that we inform Richie’s friends and fans that he passed away [on Monday]. Please feel free to visit the link to share memories and condolences. Rest in peace, Richie. You were so loved and will be forever missed.”

Ex-Morbid Angel drummer Pete Sandoval commented as well:

“This is really sad! So many great memories we shared together that I’ll never forget, hope and wish you are in a better place. My condolences to his family.

I just received an email of his family letting me know about this sad news, please, a little respect guys, don’t ask me the cause of death or something like that, does it matter? he just passed away and that’s sad. Thanks”

Ex-Morbid Angel drummer/vocalist Mike Browning also had the following to say:

“I am beyond devastated and shocked about Richard Brunelle passing away on Monday. As of right now I only know that it happened on Monday and I had talked to him just this month.

Here are a couple pictures from when Richard played his first show with Morbid Angel in 1985, we have always managed to stay friends over all these years and he was always a friend to me since 1985 and at least we managed to make the album that started it all back in 1986.

I had always hoped that one day Richard, Trey and I would at least get together one more time to jam, even if it was only in the back room of my house, it was then and still would have been pure Magick!

Please do not ask me what happened because I only know what everyone else knows right now.”

Brunelle has been mostly inactive for awhile and has battled drug addiction in the past. He also served jail time for drug abuse multiple times.

[via Blabbermouth]

Morbid Angel, Watain, & Incantation Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Morbid Angel, Watain, and Incantation have announced a fall U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/21 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
11/23 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
11/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/26 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
11/27 Santa, Ana, CA – The Observatory
11/29 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/30 San Jose, CA – The Ritz
12/01 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
12/02 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
12/05 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
12/06 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
12/07 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
12/08 Joliet, IL – The Forge
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
12/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
12/12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12/13 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
12/14 New York, NY – The Warsaw
12/15 Reading, PA – Reverb
12/16 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
12/18 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
12/19 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
12/20 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
12/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live

Watch Morbid Angel Perform On Adult Swim’s “FishCenter Live”

Morbid Angel recently performed on the March 12 episode of Adult Swim‘s “FishCenter Live.” You can see footage of the band performing “Architect And Iconoclast” on the show below. The full episode, which also includes a Q&A and more, can be found HERE.

[via MetalSucks]