Following 2011’s comeback celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic “Cursed” album by successfully appearing at prestigious festival events like Wacken, Party.San or Hellfest, Germany’s seminal Death Metal act MORGOTH are happy to commence a new, next year of activities in 2012.
MORGOTH have already announced a while ago to be returning to North American ground by appearing at Baltimore’s acclaimed Maryland Deathfest on May 27th, 2012. Furthermore, the band has recently confirmed to also perform at Neurotic Deathfest (The Netherlands), Brutal Assault (Czech Republic) as well as the following events in Germany: Winternachtstraum (Arnsberg), Walpurgis Metal Dayz (Passau), Rock Harz (Ballenstedt) and Summer Breeze (Dinkelsbühl).
Next to that string of live-shows, MORGOTH have additionally confirmed to be currently working on their career’s first-ever live-release, which is being mixed in Sweden right now by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio (Opeth, Dissection, Bloodbath, etc.). An international release date is expected for the summer of 2012 via Century Media Records.
The band checked in commenting on their current activity as follows:
“The ‘Cursed’ Anniversary festivals 2011 have been an awesome experience for our fans and us! And that’s why we’ve decided to continue with MORGOTH and some more cool festivals in Germany as well as also in other countries in 2012.
We are also very happy to announce that we are right now in the middle of the production process of our very first live album / DVD and expect to release it before the summer. We have listened to the first audio mixes already and it sounds very, very heavy! We are very pleased that we could get Dan Swanö on board for this project and he is doing an incredible job! See you at one of the coming shows…” – MORGOTH
Dan Swanö added the following words to enhance his collaboration with MORGOTH:
“22 years ago I proudly wore a MORGOTH t-shirt on the group-photo for the first Edge Of Sanity album. Any metal-head knows that for the really important photos, you only wear what you truly worship!!! Sometime during the mix-sessions of the live-material I had to pinch my arm to make sure I wasn’t dreaming! It’s always a great vibe when something in your life comes “full circle” and this is one of those moments for me!”
MORGOTH‘s 2011 live setlist consisted of songs from the “Cursed” album as well as some cuts from the classic 1989/1990 EP’s “Resurrection Absurd” and “The Eternal Fall” as well as a couple of selected songs off “Odium”.
MORGOTH – Live 2012:
SA 25.02.2012 Arnsberg / Oeventrop (Germany) – Schützenhalle / Winternachtstraum Festival
SA 03.03.2012 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013 / Neurotic Deathfest
SA 28.04.2012 Hauzenberg / Passau (Germany) – Walpurgis Metal Dayz Festival
SU 27.05.2012 Baltimore (USA) – Sonar / Maryland Deathfest X
SA 14.07.2012 Ballenstedt / Ostharz (Germany) – Rock Harz Festival
09. – 11.08.2012 Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
FR 17.08.2012 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
More shows will be announced soon…
MORGOTH Line-Up 2011/2012:
Marc Grewe – Vocals
Harry Busse – Guitar
Sebastian Swart – Guitar
Sotirios “Soti” Kelekidis – Bass
Marc Reign – Drums