Tour de Force

Morbid Angel Try to Reclaim Their Cool, Will Play Covenant in its Entirety

  • Axl Rosenberg

Morbid Angel - Covenant

Last time Morbid Angel came to town, I refused to go because I feared that if they played even one song from Ilud Whatever the Fuck, I might projectile puke all over David Vincent. But now that the band has made this announcement

“In 1992, Morbid Angel was the first Extreme Death Metal band to be signed to a major label (Giant Records / Warner Brothers) and Covenant was to be their first release on that label in the USA. The album was released on June 22, 1993 and went on to garner great critical and commercial success. On tour, the band will play the Covenant album in it’s entirety and after a short intermission some additional surprise classic cuts.”

…I know it’s safe to go, because at least the first forty minutes of the set will be sweet. After that all bets are off because who knows what the fuck they consider to be “classics,” but like I said, there’s guaranteed to be at least forty consecutive minutes of non-pukage.

The big question, of course, is: will Pete Sandoval re-join the band for this tour, or will Tim Yeung be handling drum duties once again? Sandoval has now recovered from the back surgery which originally sidelined him, and it would certainly be nice to have all the dudes who played on Covenant present for these shows. (It would also be very reassuring Vis-à-vis  not worrying about even accidentally hearing anything from Ilud again.) But I fear that Sandoval’s public slagging of Ilud may mean the end of his working relationship with Vincent and Trey Azagthoth.

Hopefully this question will be answered soon. In the meantime, below are tour dates, courtesy of Lambgoat:

11/7 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/8 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
11/9 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/10 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Nightclub
11/12 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
11/16 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder
11/17 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
11/18 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/19 Sauget, IL @ Pops
11/20 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/22 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
11/25 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/26 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11/27 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
11/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
11/30 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
12/1 Albuquerque, NM @ Dec 1 @ Sunshine Theater
12/2 El Paso, TX @ Dec 2 @ Tricky Falls
12/3 Austin, TX @ Dec 3 @ Red 7
12/4 Houston, TX @ Dec 4 @ Warehouse Live
12/6 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
12/7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

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