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Morgion Cancel MDF Appearance and Break Up, Now and Forever

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First, the bad news. The lineup for this year’s Maryland Deathfest just got slightly less awesome: legendary California death/doom-bringers Morgion have dropped off the fest’s lineup for the second year in a row.

Now for some good news: the MDF lineup is still ridiculously awesome. Bolt Thrower, Cobalt, Down, Exodus, Pig Destroyer, Ihsahn, Melvins, The Obsessed, Repulsion and Weedeater are just a few of the highlights.

And now for some more bad news: apparently the MDF incident has forced Morgion to call it quits forever. Here’s a statement from the band:

There will be no reunions, no shows, no new recordings. Morgion tried to work together again for Maryland Deathfest 2013, but things did not work out between us (had nothing to do with Jeremy’s [Peto, bass/vocals] injury; he is better now) so Morgion was laid to rest R.I.P. Maryland Deathfest had no clue that we were not going to play this year until last week, so no fault to Maryland Deathfest; it’s all our fault due to issues between us we cannot resolve. Thanks to all the fans who supported us over the years. We thought we could tuff it out for Maryland Deathfest 2013 for one last go-around, but things just did not work out.

And a statement from Maryland Deathfest:

We attempted to book [Morgion] again after they had to cancel last year, but long story short, there are still too many roadblocks in the way that will keep them from playing this year. As we already had to move Sleep to the Sunday show, there will not be another band added in replace of Morgion.

Oh well. I know at least one dude who’s loudly weeping into his crusty, sweat-ringed Phillies cap.

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