The second coming of Morgoth has arrived!
It has been a long time between records, 19 years in fact, but the band have returned to produce 'Ungod,' just in time for the revival of German death metal. 'Ungod' offers 11 tracks of dark and dismal death metal, combining the untamed ferocity of Morgoth's infamous EP's with the atmospheric density of the band's two legendary albums, 'Cursed' and 'Odium.'
Originally formed in 1987 by four young kids from Meschede, Marc Grewe (vocals, bass), Carsten Otterbach (guitar), Harry Busse (guitar), and R diger Hennecke (drums) came together in order to wreak sonic havoc upon the scene. Still heavily inspired by classic thrash, their raw and aggressive debut demo tape, 'Pits Of Utumno,' made its way to Robert Kampf's newly founded Century Media Records in nearby Dortmund and Morgoth's second demo, 'Resurrection Absurd,' was pressed onto vinyl in 1989 as the band's proper first release.
From early 1990 on, Morgoth took Europe by storm on tours with Pestilence and Autopsy, and their follow-up release 'Eternal Fall' (1990) was mixed at the ultimate Death Metal temple: Tampa, Florida's renowned Morrisound Studios (Death, Morbid Angel, Obituary). Due to being offered another European tour with Obituary and Demolition Hammer, the band only had time to record five songs, yet the new EP quickly became another much celebrated offering. But then Morgoth quietly went their separate ways, splitting in 1997.
In 2011, Morgoth announced their return to the scene after almost 15 years of silence. Featuring original members Marc Grewe (vocals), Harry Busse (guitars), Sebastian Swart (now on guitars) as well as newly recruited Sotirios Kelekidis (bass) and Marc Reign (drums, ex Destruction), Morgoth reunited for the 20th anniversary of their legendary 'Cursed' album. A string of festival shows like Wacken (Germany), Hellfest (France), Summer Breeze (Germany), Brutal Assault (Czech Republic), Party.San (Germany), Neurotic Deathfest (The Netherlands), Rock Hard (Germany), Maryland Deathfest (USA), even the notorious the Barge To Hell cruise in the Caribbean as well as selected club-shows successfully re-established the band and exposed them to a legion of younger Death Metal maniacs, who finally could witness another revered 90's act.
However, soon after the reunion, the band parted ways with Marc Grewe to have Karsten "Jagger" J ger replace him on vocals. Jagger's intense vocal delivery should leave no long-term supporter of the band unimpressed.
Cat No: 9985241
Packaging: LP Box
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