MORBID ANGEL has unleashed a deluxe edition of their latest album “Kingdoms Disdained“. The set dropped on March 30th and features a number of instrumental bonus tracks previously included on the band’s EP, “Complete Acid Terror“. Those bonus songs appear on a second disc of this latest release and include:
01 – “Piles Of Little Arms” (Instrumental Version)
02 – “Battlebots” (Instrumental Version)
03 – “Sludge Creeper” (Instrumental Version)
04 – “Acid Crusher” (Instrumental Version)
05 – “7 String Swing” (Instrumental Version)
06 – “Warped” (Instrumental Version)
07 – “Secret Hell” (Instrumental Version)
You can pick it up now via Amazon. The band are about to head out on this North American headlining tour with Misery Index, Origin and more.
Morbid Angel was formed in 1983 in Tampa, Florida by guitarist Trey Azagthoth and drummer/vocalist Mike Browning. The band made their debut in 1987 on the New Renaissance Records record label. They recorded their debut album, Abominations of Desolation, in 1986, but the band was unsatisfied with the final product and it remained unreleased until 1991, printing 10,000 copies. In the early stages of their career the band developed a reputation for “gruesome stage antics.”
In 1986, David Vincent joined the band, replacing Michael Manson and Sterling von Scarborough as vocalist and bassist respectively. Fellow Terrorizer drummer Pete Sandoval soon followed. Their first studio album, Altars of Madness, was released in 1989, and is regarded by many as one of the most important death metal albums of all time. It is also considered the first true death metal album. Music journalist Jason Birchmeier writes that:
Few albums struck a chord within the ears and minds of the late-’80s underground metal scene like Morbid Angel’s Altars of Madness did at the end of the decade, setting a new precedent for metal bands to reach. With the arguable exception of Chuck Schuldiner’s Death, never before had a heavy metal band carried their lightning-fast guitar riffs and equally spellbinding guitar solos into such horrific territory. Venom and Slayer redefined the extent to which a metal band could align itself with all things evil during the beginning of the decade, but Morbid Angel made these two groups sound like children’s music compared to the Florida-based group’s assaulting death metal sounds.
Source: The PRP