Sunday, June 7, 2009

Morbid Angel – 14 Nov. 1989 – Nottingham Rock City, UK

To my ears, Morbid Angel's 1989 release Altars of Madness still sounds just as vital and entrail crunchingly powerful now as it did on first listen. Epitomized by lead guitar player Trey Azagthoth's other dimensional fret work, the technical ability displayed by all involved is surgical steel sharp and unrelenting - as is the resulting explosive audio output.

The footage in the following clips present Morbid Angel in a late 1989 UK gig supporting and highlighting selections exclusively from Altars of Madness. Saw the band several months later on their US tour to support Altars... when they played The Channel in Boston. Just as in the clips below, they put on an incredible performance that remains one of my favorite Channel shows. Dig the extreme metal...

Morbid Angel Live part I
01. Immortal Rites
02. Suffocation
03. Visions from the Darkside
04. Maze of Torment

Morbid Angel Live part II
05. Chapel of Ghouls
06. Guitar solo
07. Bleed For The Devil
08. Damnation

Morbid Angel Live part III
09. Blasphemy
10. Lord Of All Fevers and Plague
11. Evil Spells


  1. Thanks for posting this. I had never really heard much of their music. It was great to get a chance to listen to it. Hope you had a cool weekend. Cheers!

  2. Thanx for rocking out with the heaviness and speed of Morbid Angel. Hope your week is progressing relatively hassle free.