Saturday, June 3

Empire Productions welcomes

MORBID ANGEL

SUFFOCATION

REVOCATION

WITHERED

$15 Early Bird, $25 Advance, $35 Doors // Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM // 18+

Throughout history only a handful of artists have been able to achieve a truly iconic stature within any given art form. Morbid Angel is among those select few. Shattering the boundaries of creativity and imagination while evolving with each groundbreaking release throughout its historic career, the band truly is an icon in extreme music.

Formed in 1984 by founding member Trey Azagthoth, the Floridian band went through a number of lineup changes and recorded the demos “Scream forth Blasphemies”, “Bleed for the Devil” and “Abominations Of Desolation”, featuring Trey Azagthoth and Richard Brunelle on guitar, drummer/vocalist Mike Browning and bassist John Ortega. Azagthoth’s interests in the occult, ancient magic, witchcraft and the Necronomicon poured into the band’s lyricism, as the musical context grew darker and attained definitive sophistication.

‘Illud Divinum Insanus,’ Morbid Angel’s eighth studio album, was released on Season Of Mist Records in June of 2011. The album features Tim Yeung on drums, replacing the longtime drummer Pete Sandoval who was dealing with a serious back injury. After touring Europe, Morbid Angel announced the 2012 Illud Divinum Insanus North American Tour with Dark Funeral, Grave and VadimVon, as well as the 20th Anniversary of Covenant U.S. Tour in fall of 2013 and in Europe during late 2014.

Juvenilia, released exclusively on Record Store Day on April 18, 2015 as a 12″ vinyl limited to 1500 copies, is a live album showcasing the band’s early performance on their first tour to the United Kingdom at Nottingham’s Rock City on November 14, 1989.

In June of 2015 came the announcement that Steve Tucker was once again to return to his role as frontman and bassist of Morbid Angel.