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Album Review: Morbid Angel – “Kingdoms Disdained”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 4:20 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel are back, reunited with Steve Tucker, death metal and a proper respect for the elder tentacle gods. The Morbid Disco of Illud Divinum Insanus and David Vincent are nowhere in sight and the band sound evil, fired up and hungry to recapture the death metal crown.

I don’t begrudge a band experimentation, but Morbid Angel had a near flawless legacy of album after solid death metal album. Illud just effed with that way too much and some of the vocals were just…how do I say this…goofy, hot garbage. Steve Tucker understands what the guys who made Illud let themselves forget, that while there are many bands influenced by Morbid Angel (Gojira prominently come to mind), there is no one who can BE Morbid Angel quite like the Morbid Angel. You can take the David Vincent out but I Am Morbid should take note that you can’t really do it without Trey Azagthoth. It just won’t have the same feel.  We have Igorr, Zeal & Ardor, lapis exilis or any number of all over the place stylistically bands in the underground but Morbid Angel are a precious well of slime that can not be replaced. I think about Jay Z telling people to buy his old albums if people want that him, but with Morbid Angel or Slayer it is just different. It just feels wrong when they stray too far somehow, haha.

Anyway, Kingdoms Disdained is incredibly enjoyable. Opening with the shifting and double bass heavy “Piles Of Little Arms”, the band are off to the races. The song title is almost too death metal, like a borderline early Cannibal Corpse title, but the group clearly want to prove they are back at it with no funny business.

The drums are kind of loud in the mix in places but there is a very present yet dirty quality to the bass and guitars. Rutan knocked it out of the park and he knows Morbid Angel, for sure.  Much like he has done with Goatwhore and Agnostic Front or other bands, Rutan captures their strengths and core sound and brings it up front and center to great organic result.

So, the guitar work? The first outro solo at 3:32 is brief but definitely opens a chaos portal and sets up second slogger “D.E.A.D.” awesomely. “D.E.A.D.” has CRAZY riffage, really inspired stuff from Trey that climbs the walls and will make you stare with eyes wide and mouth open at the stereo or computer scarcely believing the structure. “Garden Of Disdain” opens with a lightning fast attack before crashing into a classic mid tempo gnarly crawl riff the way only Morbid Angel can really do it. It is as heavy or heavier than anything on Blessed Are The Sick or Formulas.

While the cover art made me scared they were going to go in some modern technical death direction, the record is very old school. “Paradigms Warped” has the sort of brutal heft that lifts you out of your skin which I crave from Morbid Angel, whether they are blasting you with speed or crushing you to dust. This song falls mostly on the latter side of the spectrum, a trudge through bloody mud towards a black hole swallowing cities as double bass reigns wild. There is also some great slow and muscular bass that is quite prominent through a dissonant chordal section. “For No Master” really lets Scotty Fuller prove his worth on drums, holding down the speed and tom action stupendously. I would say this album is better than Heretic and very close if not equal to Gateways, but it is also really fresh and so far I have loved every second of it.

I don’t want to spoil the awesome finale track, but suffice to say it rips your head off and you know the Gods have returned.

 

Morbid Angel announce “Kingdoms Disdained”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 9:38 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel have a lot to lose if their follow up to the much, uh, destained Illud Divinum Insanus has even one bad song on it. That record left such a poor taste in many people’s mouths that it made Limp Bizkit’s Results May Vary seem universally acclaimed. I am not crazy about the new cover art, which kind of looks like a much later wave up and coming tech death band rather than something we’d expect from such genre forefathers, but the fact that Steve Tucker is back has me very, very happy.

Shit, I am happy all around from ‘it’s about free speech’ people having to eat total shit due to the proof of Breitbart and Milo working directly with Nazis that broke today, and this Morbid Angel news also has me stoked. I really want the album to be good and so if it is I will look past the cover. The new Metallica art was awful but the album pretty much rocked, so there is that. Anyway, remember kids…racist and self hating collaborator karaoke is the most pathetic and least self aware karaoke and keep your metal raging and not cheesy.

Kingdoms Disdained will hit streets on December 1 through UDR Music.

 

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Morbid Angel and Revocation are hitting the road together

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:26 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel have announced a headlining tour that will see support from Revocation, Suffocation and Withered.

Revocation will be touring in support of their sixth full-length, Great Is Our Sin, released last year via Metal Blade Records.

The tour is starting May 23 at The Beacham in Orlando, Florida and is running through til June 27, where the tour will wrap up at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Check the full list of tour dates here.

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Fallujah unleash “Carved From Stone”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 12:29 AM (PST)

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California death metallers Fallujah have released a new track, “Carved From Stone”.

“Carved From Stone” comes off the band’s upcoming album The Flesh Prevails, which will be released via Unique Leader Records on July 22.

Stream “Carved From Stone” over at Lambgoat.

Also if you haven’t heard smash yet, MetalSucks is still streaming it.

Starting next month Fallujah will embark on The Summer Slaughter Tour with the likes of Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, Goatwhore, Decrepit Birth and Within The Ruins.

Check out Summer Slaughter Tour dates here.

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Summer Slaughter announces line-up

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:03 PM (PST)

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Summer Slaughter is bringing back the heavy in 2014.

Summer Slaughter was arguably the heaviest national tour that tears across North America until the Decibel Magazine Tour started last year.

And in a year when Mayhem Festival is bringing Cannibal Corpse and Warped Tour is bringing Born of Osiris and Chelsea Grin Ash Avildsen and co. seemed to have stepped up their game.

With bands like death metal stalwarts Morbid Angel, the brutal Dying Fetus and the relentless Goatwhore, Summer Slaughter is prepared to thrash and pillage this summer.

Check out the full line-up as well as comments from Morbid Angel’s David Vincent here.

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Warfather premiere first single

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2:57 PM (PST)

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Floridian death metaller Steve Tuker (Ex-Morbid Angel) is fronting Warfather these days. Warfather are preparing to release their first album on February 24 in Europe and January 21 in the States via Greyhaze Records.

The album is called Orchestrating the Apocalypse and right now the first single “My Queen Shall Not Be Mourned” is streaming over at DecibelMagazine.com

Check out “My Queen Shall Not Be Mourned” here.

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Morbid Angel denied entry to Canada, cancel shows there

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel have been denied entry to Canada and will have to cancel two scheduled shows there tonight (in Montreal) and tomorrow (in Toronto), which are part of their ongoing tour with Dark Funeral, Grave, and Vadim Von. Here’s what the band had to say:

“Regretfully, as much as we wanted to continue the musical onslaught, the Canadian immigration officers at the border had other intentions. Canada is NOT HAPPENING.”

The band’s latest album Illud Divinum Insanus was released in June 2011 through Season of Mist.

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Morbid Angel announce tour dates

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM (PST)

Morbid Angel has released new tour date and joining them on the road with them will be Dark Funeral, Grave, and Vadim Von.

To see a full list of cities, dates, and venues click here.

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Earache Records Releases Free Best Of Album To Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM (PST)

To commemorate 25 years of excellence in metal Earache Records has put together a 25 song “best-of” album featuring all their best bands from the last 25 years.  The best part of all though…it’s up for free download right now!

Click here to find the album and download it.

Earache has included bands such as Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Entombed, At The Gates, Deicide, Terrorizer and a whole bunch more on this compilation.  So hurry up and download it so you don’t miss your chance to get all the songs for free!

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Morbid Angel reveal fall 2012 tour dates with Kreator and Nile

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM (PST)

Extreme metal legends Morbid Angel have announced a co-headlining European tour with German thrash powerhouse Kreator.  The tour is set to take place in November and December 2012 and feature South Carolina’s death metalheads Nile and Californian thrashers Fueled By Fire.

Click here to view tour dates.

Morbid Angel’s last release was 2011’s Illud Divinum Insanus(there was some kind of remix album about a month ago also), while Kreator and Nile are releasing their newest albums called Phantom Antichrist and At The Gate Of Sethu June 5 and June 29, 2012 respectively via Nuclear Blast.

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Max Cavalera interviewed in Australia

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM (PST)

Max Cavalera, frontman for the thrash band Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy, was interviewed recently in Australia. In the interview he discusses the band’s new album, the new line-up, Big Day Out, influences, Morbid Angel, and more.

To check out the whole interview click here.

Soulfly’s upcoming album, “Enslaved,” will be released March 13th through Roadrunner Records.

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Morbid Angel release “Existo Vulgoré” music video

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:31 PM (PST)

Floridian death metallers, Morbid Angel, have released a music video for their song “Existo Vulgoré” off their album, “Illud Divinum Insanus.” The video was produced by Thomas Mignone and was inspired by the film “The Cabinet of Dr. Galigari.”

To check out the video click here.

The band will release “Illud Divinum Insanus – The Remixes” on February 28th through Season of Mist.

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Floridian death metallers, Morbid Angel,  have released behind-the-scenes footage of them making their music video of “Existo Vulgore.” The video was directed by Thomas Mignone and will include an interview with frontman David Vincent. The band will also release a remixed version of their album “Illud Divinium Insanus” by electro, industrial, and DJ artists with 39 tracks total.

To check out the behind-the-scenes video click here.

“Illud Divinum Insanus – The Remixes” will be released February 28th through Season Of Mist.

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Morbid Angel announce European tour dates

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 2:22 PM (PST)

Florida death metallers, Morbid Angel, have announced that they will be touring in Europe, visiting 11 countries. The tour will last from November 19th through December 18th. To check out the tour dates click here.

The band’s latest album “Illud Divinum Insanus” was released in June 2011 through Season Of Mist.

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Morbid Angel celebrate their return with re-issue of first 4 albums

Posted by Michelle on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 12:10 PM (PST)

Florida death metalers Morbid Angel have returned to the metal world and to celebrate Earache Records are re-releasing the first four albums from the band: “Alters Of Madness”, “Blessed Are The Sick”, “Covenant” and “Domination”.  Hailed as classics of the death metal genre each album will be released as a limited edition digiak CD which includes a free double sided poster and a limited edition coloured vinyl LP.

Reissues for “Alters Of Madness” and “Blessed Are The Sick” have already been released while the final two albums will be released August 8th and August 22nd respectively.

More info on where to get your grubby hands on the reissues can be found here.

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