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Steve Tucker (Morbid Angel) Launches New Band, Malefic Throne


Steve Tucker, who has fronted and played bass in Morbid Angel since 2015 (reprising the role he served twice previously, from 1997 through 2001 and from 2003 through 2005), has launched a new band, Malefic Throne, and debuted their first single “Deciding the Hierarchy.”

Malefic Throne also feature guitarist Gene Palubicki (Perdition Temple, Angelcorpse, Blasphemic Cruelty) and drummer John Longstreth (Origin, Hate Eternal, ex-Angelcorpse), making for a death metal supergroup of sorts.

Palubicki explains how the band formed, saying:

“Malefic Throne was conceived over conversations and shared ideas among the three of us since around summer of 2020, deep in the early pandemic upheaval, while everyone was — and has been — in limbo for live shows/tours/etc. We hit on the idea of just going for it, writing some furious death metal material with the three of us, and seeing what would happen. Given who the bandmembers are, it is surely clear the nature of what this is all about. We originally considered just doing an independently released demo, but we approached Hells Headbangers to see if they were interested in handling the debut EP release. They agreed, and onward it goes.”

You can check out “Deciding the Hierarchy” below, a tad faster and more frenetic than typical Morbid Angel fare but not completely dissimilar from that band. A release date, cover and track listing for an eventual full-length album will be revealed shortly.

Morbid Angel’s most recent album, Kingdoms Disdained, arrived in 2017. Tucker said in a 2019 interview that the band planned to begin working on a new album that year.

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