History Music / MorbidAngel

14th Jul '16 9:21:48 AM gewunomox
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[[caption-width-right:350:L to R: Thor Myrhen, Tim Yeung, Trey Azagthoth, and David Vincent.]]

Morbid Angel is a DeathMetal band hailing from Florida, and is one of the many bands that helped lay the foundations of the genre, alongside [[{{Music/Death}} Death]], Music/{{Deicide}}, CannibalCorpse, Music/{{Obituary}}, and such. Despite forming in 1983, MA was plagued with lineup changes left and right, with guitarist Trey Azagthoth being the only original member left. That being said, he is not the only member many fans know, as both Pete Sandoval and David Vincent are both long-serving members.

In 1989, they finally debuted with ''Altars of Madness'', released by Earache Records, which is hailed as a masterpiece among the death metal community and one of the genres classics.

Their sound changed rather dramatically on their second album, ''Blessed Are the Sick'' (1991), the latter half of that album containing re-recorded demo songs.

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[[caption-width-right:350:L to R: Thor Myrhen, Myhren, Tim Yeung, Trey Azagthoth, and David Vincent.]]

Morbid Angel is a DeathMetal band hailing from Florida, and is one of the many bands that helped lay the foundations of the genre, alongside [[{{Music/Death}} Death]], Music/{{Death}}, Music/{{Deicide}}, CannibalCorpse, Music/CannibalCorpse, Music/{{Obituary}}, and such. Despite forming in 1983, MA was plagued with lineup changes left and right, with guitarist Trey Azagthoth being the only original member left. That being said, he is not the only member many fans know, as both Pete Sandoval and David Vincent are both long-serving members.

members.

In 1989, they finally debuted with ''Altars of Madness'', released by Earache Records, which is hailed as a masterpiece among the death metal community and one of the genres classics.

classics.

Their sound changed rather dramatically on their second album, ''Blessed Are the Sick'' (1991), the latter half of that album containing re-recorded demo songs.
songs.



Frontman David Vincent left the band in 1996, after which the band recruited Steve Tucker to handle the bass and vocal duties. This incarnation recorded the ''Formulas Fatal To the Flesh'' album, released in 1998. Again, the sound differed markedly from its predecessor, taking the band in a more ruthless and brutal direction.

Long-serving touring member Erik Rutan (Music/HateEternal) was involved in penning the next album ''Gateways To Annihilation'' (2000), resulting in a somewhat more polished sound.

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Frontman David Vincent left the band in 1996, after which the band recruited Steve Tucker to handle the bass and vocal duties. This incarnation recorded the ''Formulas Fatal To to the Flesh'' album, released in 1998. Again, the sound differed markedly from its predecessor, taking the band in a more ruthless and brutal direction.

Long-serving touring member Erik Rutan (Music/HateEternal) was involved in penning the next album ''Gateways To to Annihilation'' (2000), resulting in a somewhat more polished sound.



The band did a lot of touring and although no new studio album was forthcoming, 2004 saw the return of David Vincent. In 2008 a new touring member was found in
Thor Anders 'Destructhor' Myhren.

''Illud Divinum Insanus'', studio album number eight, was finally released in 2011. Apart from three solid trademark death metal tracks, the band went into a more industrial and electronic direction. The drummer was Tim Yeung, due to Pete Sandoval recovering from spinal surgery.
To say the album was received poorly is an understatement although it most certainly has its adherents.

In 2013, David Vincent announced that Pete Sandoval was no longer a part of Morbid Angel, due to the latter's conversion to Christianity. As of 2015, Vincent himself has departed again, and Steve Tucker has officially rejoined the band. Yeung and Myrhen have also left, citing financial issues (Yeung) and a desire to focus on Myrkskog mixed with the band's desire to work with someone closer in location (Myrhen). After some ambiguity regarding whether Vincent was truly out, an official announcement stating that that was indeed the case was made on June 19, 2015. Replacements for Myrhen and Yeung have not yet been announced.

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The band did a lot of touring and although no new studio album was forthcoming, 2004 saw the return of David Vincent. In 2008 a new touring member was found in
in Thor Anders 'Destructhor' Myhren.

Myhren.

''Illud Divinum Insanus'', studio album number eight, was finally released in 2011. Apart from three solid trademark death metal tracks, the band went into a more industrial and electronic direction. The drummer was Tim Yeung, due to Pete Sandoval recovering from spinal surgery.
surgery. To say the album was received poorly is an understatement although it most certainly has its adherents.

In 2013, David Vincent announced that Pete Sandoval was no longer a part of Morbid Angel, due to the latter's conversion to Christianity. As of 2015, Vincent himself has departed again, and Steve Tucker has officially rejoined the band. Yeung and Myrhen Myhren have also left, citing financial issues (Yeung) and a desire to focus on Myrkskog Music/{{Myrkskog}} mixed with the band's desire to work with someone closer in location (Myrhen).(Myhren). After some ambiguity regarding whether Vincent was truly out, an official announcement stating that that was indeed the case was made on June 19, 2015. Replacements for Myrhen Myhren and Yeung have not yet been announced.

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!!!Notable Past Members:

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!!!Notable !!! Notable Past Members:



* [[Music/{{Zyklon}} Thor Anders Myrhen]] - guitar (2008-2015)

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* [[Music/{{Zyklon}} Thor Anders Myrhen]] Myhren]] - guitar (2008-2015)



!!!Discography:
* ''Altars Of Madness'' (1989)
* ''Blessed Are The Sick'' (1991)

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!!!Discography:
!!! Discography:
* ''Altars Of of Madness'' (1989)
* ''Blessed Are The the Sick'' (1991)



* ''Entangled In Chaos'' (live album; 1996)
* ''Formulas Fatal to The Flesh'' (1998)

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* ''Entangled In in Chaos'' (live album; 1996)
* ''Formulas Fatal to The the Flesh'' (1998)












* BunnyEarsLawyer: Trey is [[CloudCuckooLander quite an odd dude]], but his guitar skills and one-of-a-kind style are still amazing even today, where the skill bar has been set much higher. He also utilizes numerology regarding his solos, with notes sometimes missing at odd places. This is intentional.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Trey is [[CloudCuckooLander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} quite an odd dude]], but his guitar skills and one-of-a-kind style are still amazing even today, where the skill bar has been set much higher. He also utilizes numerology regarding his solos, with notes sometimes missing at odd places. This is intentional.



** ''Domination'' had "Caesar's Palace", clocking at 6:21
** ''Formulas Fatal to The Flesh'' had "Covenant of Death" (6:08) and "Invocation of the Continual One" (9:47)
** ''Gateways to Annilhation'' gives us "Summoning Redemption" (7:17)
** ''Heretic'' has "God of Our Own Divinity" (6:21)

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** ''Domination'' had "Caesar's Palace", clocking at 6:21
6:21.
** ''Formulas Fatal to The Flesh'' had "Covenant of Death" (6:08) and "Invocation of the Continual One" (9:47)
(9:47).
** ''Gateways to Annilhation'' Annihilation'' gives us "Summoning Redemption" (7:17)
(7:17).
** ''Heretic'' has "God of Our Own Divinity" (6:21) (6:21).



* IAmTheBand: Trey Azagthoth

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* IAmTheBand: Trey AzagthothAzagthoth.



* MetalScream: David utilized a type 3 on ''Altars of Madness'', mixed type 3 and type 2 on ''Blessed Are The Sick'', and stuck solely to type 2 on subsequent albums; post-reunion, he's closer to a type 1 with a side of type 2. Tucker, meanwhile, has always been a type 2 with shades of type 1.

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* MetalScream: David utilized a type 3 on ''Altars of Madness'', mixed type 3 and type 2 on ''Blessed Are The the Sick'', and stuck solely to type 2 on subsequent albums; post-reunion, he's closer to a type 1 with a side of type 2. Tucker, meanwhile, has always been a type 2 with shades of type 1.



** ''Illud'' is, well... yeah, it was different. Most of the death metal was eschewed in favor of late-90s industrial metal ala Rob Zombie or Marilyn Manson (Too Extreme!, Destructos, Radikult), groove metal ala Lamb of God (10 More Dead, I Am Morbid), or bizarre industrial grind ala The Berzerker (Profundis - Mea Culpa). The fandom's opinion is, well...not at all positive.

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** ''Illud'' is, well... yeah, Yeah, it was different. Most of the death metal was eschewed in favor of late-90s late-'90s industrial metal ala a la Rob Zombie or Marilyn Manson (Too Extreme!, Destructos, Radikult), groove metal ala a la Lamb of God (10 More Dead, I Am Morbid), or bizarre industrial grind ala a la The Berzerker (Profundis - Mea Culpa). The fandom's opinion is, well...not Not at all positive.



* StartMyOwn: Erik Rutan left to focus on Music/HateEternal, while Steve Tucker started Warfather in 2012.

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* StartMyOwn: Erik Rutan left to focus on Music/HateEternal, while Steve Tucker started Warfather Music/{{Warfather}} in 2012.
22nd Feb '16 5:53:18 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* JerkAss: Steve Tucker. Known for being unpleasant to work with even when he was in Morbid Angel, the circumstances surrounding his departure from Nader Sadek's band (regularly blew his money on drugs, begged and connived to get more money, ripped off Perversion by taking the $1800 that they had paid him to master an album and not doing the job, started talking shit about Perversion when they told people about how Tucker had sat on the album without refunding them for almost a year straight, and then kicked off a flame war on Facebook when people called him out on it) made these claims even more believable. However, he is officially back in Morbid Angel, so his relationship with Trey clearly has been mended.
9th Jan '16 4:05:29 PM Harachte
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Trey is [[CloudCuckooLander quite an odd dude]], but his guitar skills and one-of-a-kind style are still amazing even today, where the skill bar has been set much higher.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Trey is [[CloudCuckooLander quite an odd dude]], but his guitar skills and one-of-a-kind style are still amazing even today, where the skill bar has been set much higher. He also utilizes numerology regarding his solos, with notes sometimes missing at odd places. This is intentional.
6th Jan '16 4:14:29 PM aye_amber
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* YourCheatingHeart: Mike Browning quit (though not before giving Trey the beating of a lifetime) because Trey was banging his then-girlfriend.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Mike Browning quit (though not before giving Trey the beating of a lifetime) because Trey was banging his then-girlfriend.then-girlfriend.
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24th Jul '15 9:37:57 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* SignatureStyle: Wandering, often atmospheric tremolo riffs, lurching midpaced grooves, fairly simple but extremely fast blastbeat-laden drumming with Pete's instantly recognizable feel and approach to fills, and chaotic solos that make heavy use of effects (primarily wah, flanger, harmonizer, phaser, and delay pedals), tapping, and the whammy bar with a very unique tone that is instantly recognizable to anyone who is even slightly knowledgeable about death metal.
8th Jul '15 3:58:08 PM FulminataXII
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In 2013, David Vincent announced that Pete Sandoval was no longer a part of Morbid Angel, do to the latter's conversion to Christianity. As of 2015, Vincent himself has departed again, and Steve Tucker has officially rejoined the band. Yeung and Myrhen have also left, citing financial issues (Yeung) and a desire to focus on Myrkskog mixed with the band's desire to work with someone closer in location (Myrhen). After some ambiguity regarding whether Vincent was truly out, an official announcement stating that that was indeed the case was made on June 19, 2015. Replacements for Myrhen and Yeung have not yet been announced.

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In 2013, David Vincent announced that Pete Sandoval was no longer a part of Morbid Angel, do due to the latter's conversion to Christianity. As of 2015, Vincent himself has departed again, and Steve Tucker has officially rejoined the band. Yeung and Myrhen have also left, citing financial issues (Yeung) and a desire to focus on Myrkskog mixed with the band's desire to work with someone closer in location (Myrhen). After some ambiguity regarding whether Vincent was truly out, an official announcement stating that that was indeed the case was made on June 19, 2015. Replacements for Myrhen and Yeung have not yet been announced.
8th Jul '15 3:52:43 PM FulminataXII
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As of 2015, David Vincent has departed again and Steve Tucker has officially rejoined the band. Yeung and Myrhen have also left, citing financial issues (Yeung) and a desire to focus on Myrkskog mixed with the band's desire to work with someone closer in location (Myrhen). After some ambiguity regarding whether Vincent was truly out, an official announcement stating that that was indeed the case was made on June 19, 2015. Replacements for Myrhen and Yeung have not yet been announced.

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As of 2015, In 2013, David Vincent announced that Pete Sandoval was no longer a part of Morbid Angel, do to the latter's conversion to Christianity. As of 2015, Vincent himself has departed again again, and Steve Tucker has officially rejoined the band. Yeung and Myrhen have also left, citing financial issues (Yeung) and a desire to focus on Myrkskog mixed with the band's desire to work with someone closer in location (Myrhen). After some ambiguity regarding whether Vincent was truly out, an official announcement stating that that was indeed the case was made on June 19, 2015. Replacements for Myrhen and Yeung have not yet been announced.


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* HeelFaithTurn: It's unclear whether Sandoval quit or was fired, but David Vincent made it very clear that his conversion to Christianity was the reason he his no longer in the band.
21st Jun '15 8:09:34 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* IconicItem: Trey's red B.C. Rich Ironbird with "INSTAGIB" emblazoned on the side.
19th Jun '15 6:49:14 PM HasturHasturHastur
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As of 2015, David Vincent has departed again and Steve Tucker has officially rejoined the band. Yeung and Myrhen have also left, citing financial issues (Yeung) and a desire to focus on Myrkskog mixed with the band's desire to work with someone closer in location (Myrhen). Vincent, however, has denied that he is leaving, and while Tucker has vehemently insisted that he is in and Vincent is out (which, to his credit, has not been denied by Trey), an official statement clarifying the matter has yet to be made.

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As of 2015, David Vincent has departed again and Steve Tucker has officially rejoined the band. Yeung and Myrhen have also left, citing financial issues (Yeung) and a desire to focus on Myrkskog mixed with the band's desire to work with someone closer in location (Myrhen). Vincent, however, has denied that he is leaving, and while Tucker has vehemently insisted that he is in and After some ambiguity regarding whether Vincent is out (which, to his credit, has not been denied by Trey), was truly out, an official statement clarifying announcement stating that that was indeed the matter has case was made on June 19, 2015. Replacements for Myrhen and Yeung have not yet to be made.
been announced.
19th Jun '15 7:22:04 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Trey is [[CloudCuckooLander quite an odd dude]], but his guitar skills and one-of-a-kind style are still amazing even today, where the skill bar has been set much higher.



* MetalScream: David utilized a type 3 on ''Altars of Madness'', mixed type 3 and type 2 on ''Blessed Are The Sick'', and stuck solely to type 2 on subsequent albums.

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* MetalScream: David utilized a type 3 on ''Altars of Madness'', mixed type 3 and type 2 on ''Blessed Are The Sick'', and stuck solely to type 2 on subsequent albums. albums; post-reunion, he's closer to a type 1 with a side of type 2. Tucker, meanwhile, has always been a type 2 with shades of type 1.



* StartMyOwn: Erik Rutan left to focus on Music/HateEternal.

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* StartMyOwn: Erik Rutan left to focus on Music/HateEternal.Music/HateEternal, while Steve Tucker started Warfather in 2012.
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