MORBID ANGEL have confirmed their split from longtime record label, Earache Records. The band’s official annoucement reads as follows:
“MORBID ANGEL and World Management would like to clear the air with the announcement that after more than 15 years and nine albums and one EP the band and Earache Records have parted ways on future recordings. We will be exploring all interested labels as well as other options and and will make a decision on a new release for 2005 in the next few months. Currently we are still in the final phases of tour commitments for Heretic. We wish Earache continued success in selling our catalogue and have an obvious professional vested interest in this. We wish to thank all of the Earache employees past and present for their work on MORBID ANGEL‘s releases. We are looking forward with excitement to the future.”
As recently announced, the band have also parted ways with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker. Original frontman, David Vincent, has agreed to fill in for the band’s upcoming South American tour. Vincent remains a full-time member of his other band, GENITORTURERS.