IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 26, 1999
MORBID ANGEL'S STEVE TUCKER LENDS VOCAL TALENTS TO UPCOMING FILM PROJECT WITH MATTHEW BARNEY AND NORMAN MAILER
Morbid Angel vocalist and bassist Steve Tucker will make his cinematic vocal debut later this year as a contributor to the score of filmmaker Matthew Barney's newest work, CREMASTER 2. Tucker recorded his vocal parts in New York City during a break in Morbid Angel's recently concluded 'Formulas Fatal To The Flesh' 1999 World Tour.
CREMASTER 2 is loosely based on the life of Gary Gilmore, who was immortalized in Norman Mailer's epic book 'The Executioner's Song.' The film is a hallucinatory marriage of glaciers, salt flats, bees, murder, magic, and mythology.
The cast includes Barney as Gilmore and Norman Mailer as Harry Houdini. CREMASTER 2's score is composed by Jonathan Bepler with contributions from Tucker, Patty Griffin, and a drum solo from legendary heavy metal performer Dave Lombardo.
"It truly was a great experience to not only see how a film comes together, but to also have been a part of it," Tucker commented. "I'm proud to have had the opportunity to work with people like Dave Lombardo and these talented filmmakers."
CREMASTER 2 premieres in Minneapolis, MN at The Walker Art Center on July 18, 1999; in Florance, Italy at Pitti Imagine on September 22, 1999; and in New York City at the Film Forum on October 13th, 1999. A list of future screening dates at art film houses worldwide can be accessed at: www.gladstonegallery.com.
Here's Earache P/R's list of quotes from various sources and
what they have to say about 'Formulas Fatal To The Flesh':
MORBID ANGEL/FORMULAS FATAL TO THE FLESH
Press Quotes as of 4/8/98
"Morbid Angel is still the best Death Metal band in the world,
in the history of all mankind."
-SECONDS (May 1998)
"Formulas Fatal To The Flesh is its most powerful and musically
accomplished effort to date."
-PULSE (April 1998)
"...the best effort of its 14 year career." -MAXIMUM GUITAR
"...carries their brutal sound considerably forward via the stylistically
stellar guitarwork of Trey Azagthoth, imaginative percussion of Pete Sandoval
and the carnivorous, grindcore growls of new vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker...
one hell of a record."
-GUITAR (April 1998)
"Not only will Formulas Fatal To The Flesh become one of the best albums
of 1998, it will also breathe new life into a declining death metal movement,
setting a new level for other bands to aspire to."
-METAL MANIACS (April 1998)
"Formulas...sets a new standard for death metal bands."
-BIKINI (February 1998)
"Sublimely savage...the band have never sounded better."
-TERRORIZER (January 1998)
"...an album that has unwittingly become the four-foot yardstick by
which all other death metal releases in 1998 will be measured. Someone
else out there might release an album as good as 'Formulas Fatal To The
Flesh' this year, but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for it to
-TERRORIZER (February 1998)
"...the musical brilliance has been left unscathed. Their new opus
shows not only a more chaotic and brutal Morbid Angel, but also a more
-PIT (April 1998)
"Morbid Angel rebounds with an album that draws from the rawness of
'Altars Of Madness' (1989), the concept structure of 'Blessed Are The
Sick' (1991), and the strong songwriting of 'Covenant' (1993)."
-CHICAGO TRIBUNE (Friday, March 20, 1998)
"One of the most skull-scrambling, brilliant death metal records of
-MEAN STREET (March 1998)
(Los Angeles, CA)
"...the best metal release thusfar in 1998."
-LOLLIPOP (April 1998)
"Morbid Angel are more relevant and more powerful than ever..."
-GLASS EYE (March 1998)
"Undoubtedly the old-school death metal album of the year."
-EXCLAIM! (March 1998)
"...a well-crafted album that equals their reputation."
-US ROCKER (March 1998)
"Formulas Fatal To The Flesh...one of 1998's strongest thusfar."
-THE MUSIC MONITOR (March 1998)
"Throw away all your rudimentary, dour misconceptions...this band is
-BRAVE WORDS & BLOODY KNUCKLES (Feb./Mar. 1998)
"...one of the most brutal and furious bands on the planet...death
metal at its finest."
-VICE (March 1998)
"Metal fans will speak of this record for years to come."
-ETCH (May 1998)
"Heaviest grooves of the year?"
-BIZARRE DOMINATION (April 1998)
"Morbid Angel's latest release has hurled extreme metal fans into a
-UNIVERCITY (April 1998)
(New York, NY)
"...one of the heaviest albums to come out in the past couple of years..."
-THE SPECTRUM (March 1998)
"...their most progressive and creative since Altars Of Madness... grab
-GOOD TIMES (February 1998)
(Long Island, NY)
"Easily the best Morbid Angel record to date."
-THE CRASS MENAGERIE (Jan. 20, 1998)
"...one of the few that produce imaginative, good death metal."
-BABYSUE MUSIC REVUE (March 1998)
"Quintessential. Powerful. Masterful. Legendary."
-UNRESTRAINED (#4 March 1998)
"Back with incredible death."
-HAMMERHEAD (April 1998)
"This is one of those "must have" CDs..."
-THE NEW BREED (March 1998)
"This is Morbid Angel's most awe-inspiring album and will leave fans floored
and stunned at the quality of musicianship."
-DA CORE (March 1998)
(Mckees Rock, PA)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 4, 1998
MORBID ANGEL DEBUTS ON BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS CHART
'Formulas Fatal To The Flesh' hits #22 first week on the streets
and debuts at #3 on Billboard's Hard Music Album Sales Chart.
Morbid Angel, the world's leading extreme metal act, has gotten off
to a flying start with 'Formulas Fatal To The Flesh', their fifth studio
This week, the album debuts at #22 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.
'Formulas Fatal To The Flesh' also debuts at #3 on Billboard's Hard
Music Album Sales chart, making it the #1 independent metal
release in the U.S.
The album's domination of loud rock radio continues this week,
charting in the top 10 across-the-board in only it's second week at
radio. Further massive upward movement is expected.
Morbid Angel will begin their world tour on March 19th in Amsterdam,
Holland. The band will be touring the U.S. throughout the summer.