Death metal legends Morbid Angel have just announced huge news via their official social page! The band will apparently return this year with not only a fresh lineup, but with plans to tour the U.S. and record a brand new LP as well. Read the full statement below:
WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC. and MORBID ANGEL would like to announce the band’s first official Tour of the United States in 2017. The tour will commence on May 23rd in Orlando Florida at the Beachum and continue around the country until June 27th, in New Orleans at the HOUSE of BLUES. Full dates posted soon.
Steve and Trey: “We are excited to get back out on tour with longtime friends and death metal brothers SUFFOCATION as main support. We have also added the technical thrash metalers REVOCATION and newcomers THE WITHERED to what will promise to be a great night. The tour will also mark the unveiling of the new lineup of MORBID ANGEL featuring Scott Fuller (Annihilated, Errorgeist), on drums, and Dan Vadim Von (guitarist / frontman of the American death metal band VadimVon) on second guitar.”
Dan: “It is an honor to stand among my brothers Trey, Steve and Scott in the one and only Morbid Angel.”
Scott: “I’m beyond thrilled & excited to have claimed the drum throne with my brothers in the mighty Morbid Angel! We are chipping away right now on the new album at Mana Recording with our great friend Erik Rutan! Stay Tuned!”
Steve: “I am stoked to get out and do some bad ass shows. This will be a devastating tour and I am looking forward to watching every band.”
Trey: “We are excited to bring back lots of cool songs that haven’t been in the live sets for a long while. Do you suffer the same sickness ????”
Trey and Steve are currently still in Mana’s studios, continuing work with Long time friend ERIK RUTAN on the new album which is planed for a 2017 release on UDR / JVC world wide.
Full dates can be viewed via the tour flyer below. A show in NYC at Gramercy Theatre goes down on May 29th. Ticket info tba.