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Artist

Morbid Angel

a.k.a.ex-Heretic
CountryUnited States
Formed1984, Tampa, Florida, United States
GenresDeath Metal
LabelsSeason of Mist

Line-up (members)

  • Trey Azagthoth : Guitars, Keyboards (1983-)
  • Steve Tucker : Vocals, Bass (1997-2001, 2003-2004, 2015-)

Former members

  • Mike Browning : Drums, Vocals (1983-1986)
  • Dallas Ward : Vocals, Bass (1983-1985)
  • Terri Samuels : Vocals (1984)
  • John Ortega : Bass (1985-1986)
  • Richard Brunelle : Guitars (1985-1992)
  • Kenny Bamber : Vocals (1985)
  • Sterling "Von" Scarborough : Bass (1986) (R.I.P. 2006)
  • Wayne Hartsell : Drums (1986-1988)
  • Michael Manson : Vocals (1986)
  • David Vincent : Vocals, Bass (1986-1996, 2004-2015)
  • Pete Sandoval : Drums (1988-2013)
  • Erik Rutan : Guitars (1993-1996, 1999-2002)
  • Jared Anderson : Vocals, Bass (2001-2002) (R.I.P. 2006)
  • Thor Anders Myhren : Guitars (2008-2015)
  • Tim Yeung : Drums (2013-2015)
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Discography

ImageAlbum titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Altars of Madness preview 1,568 collectionwish list Studio 80 10
Blessed Are the Sick preview 1,805 collectionwish list Studio 75 11
Abominations of Desolation preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
Covenant preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
Domination preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
preview collectionwish list Live - 00
Formulas Fatal To The Flesh preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
Gateways To Annihilation preview collectionwish list Studio - 00
no image preview collectionwish list Studio - 00

Top Tracks

Track titleAlbum titleRatingVotes
1Fall from Grace preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 851
2Day of Suffering preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 801
3The Ancient Ones preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 801
4Brainstorm preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 751
5Rebel Lands preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 751
6Thy Kingdom Come preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 751
7Unholy Blasphemies preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 751
8Doomsday Celebration preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 701
9Blessed Are the Sick / Leading the Rats preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 701
10Abominations preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 701
11Desolate Ways preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 701
12Intro preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 651
13In Remembrance preview Blessed Are the Sick (1991) 651
Additional notes
Formed in 1983, by Mike Browning, Trey Azagthoth, and Dallas Ward, Morbid Angel are known as one of the pioneering bands of the death metal genre and also the first death metal band to have a significant commercial success, selling over a million albums throughout their career. This is due in part to them also being the first death metal band to get signed to a major record label, Giant Records, in association with Warner Brothers Records.

For some time Morbid Angel were an instrumental band until bass player Dallas began performing vocals.

A bootleg surfaced several years ago entitled "The Beginning" which features the following track listing:

1. The Gate / Demon Seed
2. Evil Spells
3. The Gate / Demon Seed
4. Evil Spells
5. Evil Spells

This is a rehearsal bootleg with the following lineup:

Dallas Ward - Bass/Vocals
Kenny Bamber -Vocals
Trey Azagthoth - Guitars
Mike Browning - Drums

Several singers were auditioned, and the bootleg rehearsal above, recorded in 1985, had local metal vocalist Kenny Bamber and Dallas sharing vocals. Kenny's style did not fit the band so Dallas continued singing.

Richard Brunelle joined the lineup on guitar and also did some vocals at some live shows before Dallas left the band. After Dallas' departure, Mike Browning took, over lead vocals and the classic "Abominations of Desolation" was recorded in 1986.

The band has a tradition of releasing albums in alphabetical order beginning with the title's first letter. According to the group it was done purely by accidental coincidence when "Blessed are the Sick" was released and when they discovered it they kept the tradition going with "Covenant" and onward.

On August 12, 2004 David Vincent returned to the band. After leaving Morbid Angel, he began playing for the Genitorturers, which is a Shock-Rock / Goth Punk band that features his wife Gen.

Morbid Angel left their longtime label Earache because the sales for "Heretic" were poor compared to their other releases (highest number: "Covenant" - over 500,000, lowest number: "Heretic" - lower than 20,000).

Erik Rutan returned to the band as a special guest for their European festival tour in 2006.

In an interview in December 2013, David Vincent confirmed that Pete Sandoval is no longer a member of the band.
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