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Tampa, Florida, United States (1984 – present)

Morbid Angel is a Tampa, Florida, United States-based band assembled in 1984. They, along with Deicide, Death, Possessed, Autopsy, Suffocation, Obituary, Massacre and a handful of others were crucial in the development of the death metal genre and its standards. Their songs are complex in arrangement, owing to the considerable technical skills of both guitarist Trey Azagthoth and drummer Pete Sandoval (who also played in the grindcore/death metal band Terrorizer).

Morbid Angel made their vinyl debut in 1987 on New Renaissance Records. Morbid Angel was one of the original death metal bands signed to Earache Records, and was also influential in the transition of death metal from its thrash metal roots to its current form by adding guttural vocals, up-tempo blast beats, incorporating atonality in guitar soloing, and dark, chunky, mid paced rhythms. It was also the first death metal band to have a touch of mainstream success, such as being signed to Giant Records in 1992 and having the music video for the song “God of Emptiness” shown on an episode of Beavis and Butthead.

The original lyrical themes focused mostly on Satanism, paganism and anti-Christian subject matter, but from the second album, Blessed Are The Sick onward, the lyrics slowly moved toward the ancient Sumerian gods, though much of this is a nod to the Simon Necronomicon, which was influenced by Sumerian mythology as well as the author H. P. Lovecraft, as well as a fascination with the Roman Empire, though “anti-christian” elements continue to permeate the lyrics.

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  • Chiliholic

    Considering the recent events, the last song on Illud is pretty ironic. Mea Culpa=my fault sings Vincent lol.

    30 Jun 6:01pm Reply
  • Mystificati0n

    http://www.last.fm/group/Severed+Survival join

    29 Jun 8:05pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    @crazysharky666 Yes, those Formulas Fatal to the Flesh instrumentals are incredible too!

    27 Jun 4:43pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    @GodofDeathMetal: Don't forget Hymn to a gas Giant and Ascent Through The Spheres.

    26 Jun 9:02am Reply
  • srm90

    There is no filler whatsoever on Gateways.

    26 Jun 6:48am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    No talk about Morbid Angel losing members? Now it's only Steve Tucker and Trey Azagthoth.

    26 Jun 2:17am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Trooper is an amazing instrumental. So is Disturbance in the Great Slumber. Oh yeah and Day of Suffering.

    24 Jun 3:38pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    V agreed. And those instrumentals that are so called "filler" are actually quite enjoyable imo.

    23 Jun 10:45pm Reply
  • WiseParanoia

    There are no filler songs in Morbid Angel.

    23 Jun 10:21pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Isn't Pete Sandoval an exhibitionist?

    23 Jun 1:06am Reply
  • ABHORRANCE666

    Am I the only one who prefers David Vincent over Steve Tucker (get the electronic songs out our your mind)? Both guys are good, don't get me wrong. But the first 4 albums beat the living shit out of the Tucker era. Formulas is pretty killer, but Gateways has a few good songs and a lot of slow, boring filler. Heretic has about 3 good songs, filler, and a ton of shitty interludes. Tucker has a deeper pitched growl than DV, but much less powerful/aggressive delivery.

    22 Jun 11:03pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    Tucker's return will hopefully result in a decent to good MA album again. Certainely wouldn't mind a Gateways 2.0 myself.

    22 Jun 2:33pm Reply
  • EDRORR

    Trey + Tucker + Rutan + Mike Smith. Now that would be a massive line up.

    20 Jun 11:49pm Reply
  • patisawesome121

    I'm still waiting for my Skrillex split.

    20 Jun 3:54am Reply
  • _Araya_

    Tim Yeung - out, Destructhor - out , David Vincent - out. Is there any band called Morbid Angel?

    20 Jun 12:17am Reply
  • Widomaker121212

    If only they could get Rutan back!!

    18 Jun 8:52pm Reply
  • lf83

    I'd like to believe that, being David gone, he will take all that modern crap with him, but as far as I know, Trey leads the musical direction of Morbid Angel, isn't he? So he had to agree with that. I'm trying to keep positive that they'll come up with good stuff, but I'm not really counting on it.

    17 Jun 4:18pm Reply
  • slayer_bulia

    Very happy about Tucker being back

    17 Jun 8:37am Reply
  • EDRORR

    If only they could get Rutan back!!

    17 Jun 2:11am Reply
  • Colony666

    farewell gay cowboy!

    15 Jun 11:11pm Reply
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