Morbid Angel

Morbid Angel Grace the Cover of the January Decibel

November 14, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Extreme music legends return to death metal and to Decibel’s cover. Advance copies of the new issue are available now!

Morbid Angel Announce New Album, ‘Kingdoms Disdained,’ Out December 1

October 5, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Morbid Angel’s long-rumored return to death metal via the “K” album is nearly upon us.

Why Do You Really Care About Not-So-Grim Kim?

July 14, 2017 Neill Jameson

Our Neill Jameson doesn’t care about Kim Kardashian’s Morbid Angel shirt, but he is concerned about the aggressively stupid reactions to it. 

TRACK PREMIERE: ENTER THE…MAZE OF SOTHOTH

December 21, 2016 Shawn Macomber

You want the truth about “Lies,” the track we’re exclusively premiering this morning from upcoming extreme metal opus Soul Demise courtesy  Italian quartet Maze of Sothoth? It’s dark, nasty, gloriously old school death metal that will gutpunch fans of early Morbid Angel, Vader, and Nile right in their deviant feels. 

Dan Seagrave’s “Migrators” Soar from Distant Worlds on Mangled Wings

September 14, 2016 Sean Frasier

Cambridge, MA tattoo shop/art gallery Eridanos hosts Dan Seagrave’s mind-bending swarm of winged creations.

Exclusive Full LP Stream: Warfather’s ‘The Grey Eminence’

September 6, 2016 Albert Mudrian

The Grey Eminence just might be the best thing frontman Steve Tucker (Morbid Angel) has ever recorded. Hear Warfather‘s sophomore LP in full now. 

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Morbid Angel’s ‘Domination’

September 6, 2016 Neill Jameson

Was Morbid Angel’s minor change in direction in 1995 just “too extreme” for old-school death metallers to accept? Our Neill Jameson defends Domination’s place in metal history.

December 2017

June 24, 2016 Decibel Magazine

New titles from Morbid Angel, Midnight, Autopsy, Bloodbath and more!

That Tour Was Awesome: Grindcrusher UK, Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, Carcass (1989)

June 9, 2016 Greg Pratt

For our first instalment of That Tour Was Awesome, we speak with members of Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Morbid Angel, and Napalm Death about the legendary Grindcrusher UK 1989 jaunt.

Go Green (and Morbid!) with this Green Death Song Debut Featuring David Vincent

March 28, 2016 James Lewis

The Des Moines heavy thrashers educate on how to catch attention with a re-release.

New Year’s Metalutions

December 31, 2013 Jeff Treppel

In 2014, I resolve to: Descant the insalubrious. Yoko Ono Chimaira. Stop smashing hammer faces. Train my army of attack hamsters. Look into whether or not goat sacrifice requires a permit. Resist your touch of evil. Follow Darkthrone on tour. Convince Albert to do a Hall Of Fame on Nightwish’s Wishmaster. Transcribe Obituary lyrics. Watch…

STREAMING: Warfather’s “My Queen Shall Not Be Mourned”

November 20, 2013 Justin Norton

It’s been more than a decade since Steve Tucker played death metal as vocalist and bassist of Florida titans Morbid Angel. His first album with the band was Formulas Fatal To The Flesh, an underrated gem that we named one of the best 100 death metal albums in our special last year. Tucker is back…

Tales From the Metalnomicon: 90s Island

August 16, 2013 Shawn Macomber

Welcome to Tales From the Metalnomicon, a column delving into the surprisingly vast world of heavy metal-tinged/inspired literature and metalhead authors… In his latest antagonism 90s Island, reliably hilarious literary raconteur and self-described “luscious beacon of truth” Marty Beckerman (The Heming Way, Generation S.L.U.T.) spins a satirical yarn of two brothers fed up with a…

Decibel’s Top 5 Death Metal Logos

April 8, 2013 Chris Dick

5. Carcass – Carcass has had a few logos over their storied and infamous career, but none of them evinces the manic, electric quality of the group’s music quite like this iteration. Its angular, slightly italicized letters, the long stems of the two “c”s and “r,” and the near interlocking of the double “s” imparts…

FREE DEATH METAL – Apply within: Dead Beyond Buried “The Dark Era”

October 8, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

UK underground champs Dead Beyond Buried are giving their new album, The Dark Era, and that’s pretty cool, right? Everyone likes free stuff. That’s a given. And especially free music. Eight out 10 features with bands at some point touch upon the music industry’s perilous position right over yon great fiscal abyss, into which it’s…

INTERVIEW: Finland’s Gorephilia on playing death metal Sunshine State-style

August 20, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

Seeing as Florida’s output of death metal has slowed to a trickle as scene veterans spend more time on the road, less time in the studio, or just sweat it out in semi-retirement, you could do worse than check in on Finland’s Gorephilia. Gorephilia’s long-awaited debut LP Embodiment of Death is old-school all right, and…

Remixing metal: What’s the worst that could happen?

December 16, 2011 Jonathan Horsley

Maybe it’s the straight-to-video action movie genre or the rising popularity of MMA that’s to blame, seeing that both seem to love setting action to metal guitars and electronic beats, but despite metal remix albums almost always sucking they’re not disappearing any time soon. On February 24th, Morbid Angel will release Illud Divinum Insanus—the Remixes,…

Morbid Angel “Existo Vulgore” Set Visit

December 6, 2011 Shawn Macomber

Morbid Angel recently invited Decibel to the set of the band’s upcoming video for “Existo Vulgore.” We didn’t spot any strange winged demonic creatures skulking about, alas, but it was a good time nonetheless and during the drive from Morbid HQ in Tampa to Seminole’s Studio 75 David Vincent graciously answered our questions, riffing on…

MORBID ANGEL: Live in London, November 22nd

November 28, 2011 Jonathan Horsley

Morbid Angel are playing a shopping mall tonight. It’s OK, though, ‘cos it’s not like they are opening it, or performing exclusively for the switching on of the festive lights. That sorta shit’s demeaning and they’ve already had a tough year of it. There weren’t too many organs of record with their ass in the…

Yo! Bum Rush the (Morbid Angel) Show

September 12, 2011 Jeanne Fury

Cuidado, homies. Fans at the September 8 Morbid Angel concert in Santiago, Chile, were not taking any shit from walkie-talkie-wielding security guards in windbreakers, Blabbermouth reports. Hell no. They broke right through whatever flimsy human barricade was in place like a pack of wild dogs. While some guards attempted to do their jobs, the security…

David Vincent (Morbid Angel) interviewed

July 1, 2011 Chris Dick

Well-spoken, Morbid Angel’s David Vincent has labeled the group in 2011 as “spearheaders”, which is fine when you look at albums like Hall of Fame album Altars of Madness, Blessed Are the Sick, Covenant, Domination. etc. Morbid Angel were the creme de la creme. However, time marches on and it’s rarely kind. Certainly, Vincent is…

REVIEW: Morbid Angel “Illud Divinum Insanus”

June 9, 2011 Chris Dick

Opinions on Illud Divinum Insanus have gone from applauded to appalling. Mostly appalling. Check out the 35 (and growing) reviews on Amazon. Thus quoteth some Amazon reviewers: “a Spinal Tap level embarrassment”, “Inexcusable”, “An eight year wait for an absolute train wreck”, “How the mighty have fallen!”, and (my favorite) “It’s not completly [sic] terrible……

STREAMING: Morbid Angel “Nevermore”

May 9, 2011 Chris Dick

Anticipation is a strange thing, man. Since frontman David Vincent re-joined longstanding death metallers Morbid Angel in 2004, fans from Chicago to the outermost regions of space have looked forward to the follow-up to non-David Vincent fronted Heretic. Actually, not just looked forwarded to, but debated endlessly and heatedly on Internet forums, in livingrooms, and…

Morbid Angel’s Oh So Morbid Cover Art

April 12, 2011 Chris Dick

No secret to anyone familiar with Decibel, its fearless editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian, or the magazine’s highly-trained metal taskforce that “seminal” (their words not ours) Florida outfit Morbid Angel are crucial the existence of proficiently extreme, Lovecraft-informed death metal. Countless—as a quick test of our quantitative use of “countless”, ask your fav band if Morbid Angel…

Scion Rock Fest 2011 – Unannounced Bands, uh Announced!

January 20, 2011 Chris Dick

Scion A/V announced the partial line-up for the 2011 Scion Rock Fest. It was ridiculous! But it just got even more ridiculous! So much so, Scion A/V proposed to fly Decibot from his digital hovel to Pomona, CA to witness the awesomeness, but Decibot declined because the new Rev Theory album is imminent. OK, so…

Scion Rock Fest 2011 – Line-up Announced

January 14, 2011 Chris Dick

Scion A/V just announced the line-up for the 2011 Scion Rock Fest. Uh, it’s ridiculous! Morbid Angel, Obituary, Death Angel, Municipal Waste, Agalloch, Integrity, Bastard Noise… Well, you can just read the handbill for the rest. This looks to be an awesome ear-destroying fest. And it’s fucking free (if you RSVP)! Also, Decibel are co-sponsors….

Morbid Angel – “Altars of Madness”

April 1, 2006 Jesse Chase

The sweltering heat and merciless humidity of mid- to late-‘80s Florida proved a fertile breeding ground for a burgeoning genre that would announce itself to the world as death metal.