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MORGOTH Announces Details For New Album, Debut New Song

Photo by Evelyn Steinweg / www.steinweg-photographie.de

Photo by Evelyn Steinweg / www.steinweg-photographie.de

 

After 19 years, the deadly teutonic death metal force of MORGOTH returns with a new studio album: Ungod. Due out March 30th in Europe and April 7th in North America via Century Media Records, Ungod will contain 11 tracks of dark and dismal death metal, combining the untamed ferocity of MORGOTH’s infamous EPs with the atmospheric density of the band’s two legendary albums, Cursed and Odium.

For a preview of this upcoming release, be sure to check out the new track “Black Enemy”:

MORGOTH comments on the new album and the new track as follows:

“After 18 years we can finally present a first glimpse at our new full-length album, ‘Ungod’! We started with the songwriting in January 2013 and finished the recording process by the end of December 2014. It was an awesome experience to go through the sometimes very complex and challenging process of writing and recording an album again.  

Our goal was to present some real MORGOTH-style Death Metal, which closes the gap between ‘Cursed’ and ‘Odium’. We hope that we have achieved this goal and our supporters and friends will like the final outcome.

The idea behind the song ‘Black Enemy’ is that this evil force rests within all of us and all we can do is trying to keep that beast under control. The ‘Black Enemy’ represents the dark and destroying part inside of us and the lyrics deal with someone who is not able to control it anymore, committing a murder in the end”.

Ungod was recorded, mixed and mastered in November and December 2014 by Jörn Michutta and Matthias Klinkmann at Sound Division Tonstudio in the band’s initial home-area of Sauerland / Germany, after having already successfully tested the studio for the God Is Evil EP.

MORGOTH recently parted ways with longtime vocalist Marc Grewe, who was replaced by Karsten “Jagger” Jäger (also in DISBELIEF). Jagger has already proven being the perfect fit for MORGOTH at his live debut in December, and his performance on Ungod will further solidify the choice.

Be prepared for the return of MORGOTH and the coming of the Ungod.

MORGOTH live 2015:
Jan. 17 – Pretzschendorf / Dresden, Germany – Break The Silence Festival
Feb. 20 – Bergen, Norway – Blastfest
Mar. 26 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore *
Mar. 27 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia *
Mar. 28 – Würzburg, Germany – Cafe Cairo *
Mar. 29 – Wermelskirchen, Germany – AJZ Bahndamm  *
June 19 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
June 20 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 21 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 26-28 – Protzen, Germany – Protzen Open Air
July 30-Aug. 1 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
Aug. 13-15 – Dinkelsbühl, Germany – Summer Breeze Open Air
*=Ungod release shows with DESERTED FEAR as main support

Visit CM Distro to purchase the band’s back catalogue items, including their recent God Is Evil 7″ EP, the Pits Of Utumno demo re-released as 12″ MLP and the re-issue of Odium (CD and LP) here: http://www.cmdistro.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=morgoth

MORGOTH line-up:
Karsten “Jagger” Jäger – Vocals
Harry Busse – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Sebastian Swart – Rhythm Guitars
Sotirios Kelekidis – Bass
Marc Reign – Drums

MORGOTH discography:
Resurrection Absurd EP (1989)
Eternal Fall EP (1990)
Cursed (1991)
Odium (1993)
Feel Sorry For The Fanatic (1996)
1987 – 1997 The Best Of Morgoth Compilation (2005)
Cursed To Live (2012)
God Is Evil Single (2014)
Ungod (2015)

MORGOTH online:
www.facebook.com/MorgothOfficial
www.morgoth-band.org

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