This has been a turbulent time for Morbid Angel. Their line up has seen a lot of changes this week. First off, it was announced by founding member / guitarist Trey Azagthoth that Steve Tucker would be coming back as a vocalist and presumably replace David Vincent… Until David said nope. Then it was announced that drummer Tim Yeung would be leaving.
Now, another line up change has occurred. Guitarist, Destructhor has been asked to leave the band. He had the following to say in response to this:
“I would like to announce that I, Destructhor, as well am out of Morbid Angel. Due to issues of them wanting to work with someone more local. Actually pretty good news to me, since I personally decided to leave Morbid Angel after the last tour we did in Europe in November/December 2014. It is definitely time for me to move on with the Norwegian extreme act Myrkskog. This is where I truly belong and exciting things are happening! A new record is being released next year with coming tours, festivals and so on. So it’s time to step it up and prepare for war with my Norwegian/Swedish brothers in Myrkskog. As for Morbid Angel, I wish them all the best with everything! It’s been a lot of great experiences! No hard feelings at all and may the future bring us all to another dimension!”
UPDATE – David Vincent is out of the band. He had the following to say:
“I had good communication with Trey yesterday and we agree that there are incompatibilities with regards to us working together.
Trey and I have accomplished amazing things together over the past 30 years and I wish him the best with his future projects. Out of respect for the legacy of these accomplishments, I encourage Morbid Angel fans to not take sides because, I am not.
I look forward to sharing my new endeavors with all of you in the near future. Until then, stay Morbid! ~David Vincent”