After 3 years of reunion activity in the light of the 20th anniversary of the release of their legendary 1991 album “Cursed”, the Century Media roster band MORGOTH is now in the studio working on new material, and have additionally also been confirmed as main support for the upcoming European tour of death metal masters Bolt Thrower in September / October.
MORGOTH checked in as follows about their most recent activity:
“We are happy to announce that we will be touring Europe with the mighty Bolt Thrower in September / October. This marks the first proper tour for Morgoth since 1997 and will be a killer package for all of you Death Metal maniacs!
And yes, the rumours are true….Morgoth are currently in the studio working on new material. We decided to team up with Jörn Michutta at Sound Division Tonstudio (sound-division-tonstudio.de) in Sundern, Germany for these sessions and the results are sounding seriously heavy.
The atmosphere and the creativity within the band have been inspiringly good in these past reunion years since 2011, so naturally new ideas started to come up. As consequence, we decided to take some months off from playing shows and properly focus on songwriting.
We expect to already have a brand-new single out before the tour, so stay tuned for more news and details soon…and see you on tour!!!”
In the year 2011 MORGOTH announced their long overdue 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 kicked off a string of successful reunion performances for the “Cursed” anniversary at festivals like Wacken (D), Hellfest (F), Summer Breeze (D), Brutal Assault (CZ), Party.San (D), Neurotic Deathfest (NL), Rock Hard (D), Maryland Deathfest (US) or also the Barge To Hell cruise (Miami/Bahamas) as well as for a few selected club-shows. Their acclaimed comeback has been captured (amongst others at 2011’s Way Of Darkness festival show) and skilfully mixed by Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Edge Of Sanity) for MORGOTH’s impressing first ever live album and DVD release, “Cursed To Live”, in 2012.
View the track “Isolated” (Live at Way Of Darkness festival 2011) taken off the “Cursed To Live” DVD here: youtu.be or check out an audio live version of the song “Body Count” here: youtu.be
Here are all upcoming confirmed shows for MORGOTH in 2014:
SA 19.07.2014 Trutnov (Czech Republic) – Obscene Extreme Festival
+ Possessed, EyeHateGod, Brutal Truth, Immolation, Wehrmacht, Doom, Vallenfyre, Raw Power, Master, etc.
http://www.obsceneextreme.cz / http://www.facebook.com/ObsceneExtremeFestival
SA 26.07.2014 Bertingen (Germany) – Rock Unter Den Eichen Festival
+ Obituary, Misery Index, Hail Of Bullets, Hate, Dr. Living Dead!, Izegrim, Torment, etc.
http://www.rockunterdeneichen.de / http://www.facebook.com/RUDE.Festival
SA 30.08.2014 Essen (Germany) – Turock Open Air
+ Iced Earth, Cryptopsy, Exumer, Vanderbuyst, Jungle Rot, Disgorge, Jaya The Cat, Eat The Gun, etc.
http://www.turock.de / http://www.facebook.com/turock.openair
Bolt Thrower + Morgoth & Supports:
“Overtures Of War” European Tour 2014
SU 21.09.2014 Bremen (Germany) – Schlachthof
MO 22.09.2014 Essen (Germany) – Turock
TU 23.09.2014 Berlin (Germany) – SO36
WE 24.09.2014 Prague (Czech Republic) – Roxy
TH 25.09.2014 Vienna (Austria) – Arena
FR 26.09.2014 Munich (Germany) – Backstage
SA 27.09.2014 Lyss (Switzerland) – Kulturfabrik / Carnage Feast
SU 28.09.2014 Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
TU 30.09.2014 Paris (France) – Divan du Monde
WE 01.10.2014 Saarbruecken (Germany) – Garage
TH 02.10.2014 Leipzig (Germany) – Hellraiser
FR 03.10.2014 Stuttgart (Germany) – LKA Longhorn
SA 04.10.2014 Andernach (Germany) – JUZ
SU 05.10.2014 Hasselt (Belgium) – Muziekodroom
* The ticket pre-sale for the tour starts NOW!
FR 28.11.2014 Bucharest (Romania) – November To Dismember Metal Fest
+ Tankard, Asphyx, Esoteric, The Church Of Pungent Stench, etc.
Marc Grewe – Vocals
Harry Busse – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Sebastian Swart – Rhythm Guitars
Sotirios Kelekidis – Bass
Marc Reign – Drums