German death metallers MORGOTH will release their first ever live album and DVD in June 2012. “Cursed To Live” marks the band’s live documentation of their currently ongoing 20thanniversary celebration of their all-time classic album “Cursed” (released on Century Media Records in 1991). “Cursed To Live” will be released on CD, a limited DVD+2CD as well as a limited deluxe 2LP. The live show featured on the album was recorded at the band’s triumphant show headlining Way Of Darkness Festival 2011, on which MORGOTH performed an extensive set of 15 songs with the main focus on the songs off “Cursed”, among various other death metal classics.
The cover artwork – with intentional reminiscence to the original “Cursed” artwork – was designed by the renowned artist Dirk Rudolph (Rammstein, In Extremo, Apocalyptica), who had also created the original artwork for “Cursed”, 21 (!) years ago. The audio of the live recordings was additionally mixed by legendary Death Metal producer Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, etc) to sonic brilliance.
The band has checked in with the following comment about the upcoming release:
“By the end of June we will be finally releasing our career’s first-ever official live DVD / live album “Cursed to Live”. Get ready for the full power of MORGOTH during the 2011/2012 “Cursed” reunion! The package’s main show is a 70 min. live recording of the “Way Of Darkness” festival show that we played on October 7th, 2011 in Lichtenfels, Germany. Next to this main feature, we also added plenty of extra bonus-material for the DVD format (like the early, original promo clips and more recent live footage) and its companion bonus disc (composed of live songs from Rock Hard Festival and Wacken Open Air, both in 2011). There will even be a Gatefold-2LP release of the live album, so this is all sounding and looking really cool…Watch out!”
“Cursed To Live” will be released on June 25th, 2012 via Century Media Records and some first samples of the release will be available in the coming weeks.
MORGOTH initial “Cursed” album anniversary shows commenced in the summer of 2011 and saw the band playing triumphant sets so far at prestigious festival events like Rock Hard Festival (Germany), Party.San Open Air (Germany) or Hellfest (France). After having most recently already appeared at Winternachtstraum Festival (Germany), Neurotic Deathfest (The Netherlands) and this past weekend’s Walpurgis Metal Dayz Festival (Germany), MORGOTH have already confirmed a string of next shows for 2012, including appearances at Maryland Deathfest (USA), Summer Breeze (Germany), Brutal Assault (Czech Republic) a special clubshow in Greece (together with Exodus, Obituary and Heathen) and also the Barge To Hell cruise in the Caribbean. Here is a list of all upcoming dates:
MORGOTH – “Cursed” Anniversary Reunion Live Dates 2012:
27.05.2012 Baltimore (USA) – Sonar / Maryland Deathfest X
09.06.2012 Athens (Greece) – Fuzz Live Music Club + Exodus, Obituary & Heathen
14.07.2012 Ballenstedt / Ostharz (Germany) – Rock Harz Festival
28.07.2012 Steenwijk (The Netherlands) – Stonehenge Festival
10.08.2012 Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
17.08.2012 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
03.–07.12.2012 Miami, FL (USA) – Nassau, Bahamas / Barge To Hell Cruise