MORGOTH to make first US appearance in 20 years at Maryland Deathfest
The German death metal outfit MORGOTH will be appearing at this year’s Maryland Deathfest on Sunday, May 27th– marking their first US appearance in almost 20 years! In regards to their upcoming performance, the band comments: “We are very much looking forward to our show at MDF. It has been way too many years since we have last played on North American soil. As we have so many good memories on our previous touring through the US, the time to return is really over-due. Our loyal fan base has kept the name of MORGOTH alive throughout all these years, so our return is also meant as a big THANK YOU to all our supporters who have never forgotten us. Be sure to get the full Teutonic death metal treatment when we enter the stage and prepare to get cursed!” — MORGOTH
For more information about MDF, please visit: http://www.marylanddeathfest.com
MORGOTH will also soon release their first-ever live CD/DVD set, Cursed To Live, which celebrates the band’s 20th anniversary of their all-time classic album, Cursed. To give fans a glimpse of this upcoming release, the band has just launched a video clip of the track “Isolated” (Live at Way Of Darkness festival 2011) on YouTube.
The CD, 2LP, and limited DVD+2CD Cursed To Liveset (please note that the DVD is a PAL format) will be available exclusively in North America through CM Distro on June 26th as an import. The live show featured on the album was recorded at the band’s triumphant show headlining the Way Of Darkness Festival 2011, where MORGOTH performed an extensive set of 15 songs that mainly came from Cursed, among various other death metal classics. The DVD includes the Way Of Darkness show in its entirety, plus additional live videos from Rock Hard Festival and their warm-up show in Wermelskirchen, as well as the band’s historic four official music videos (the CD/DVD set includes an additional CD with six live tracks from the Rock Hard show and five live tracks from MORGOTH’s show at Wacken Open Air 2011).
The cover artwork for Cursed To Live (which intentionally alludes to the original Cursedartwork) was designed by the renowned artist Dirk Rudolph (RAMMSTEIN, IN EXTREMO, APOCALYPTICA), who also created the original artwork for Cursed 21 (!) years ago. The audio of the live recordings was mixed by legendary death metal producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, etc.) to sonic brilliance.
To celebrate the release of Cursed To Live, MORGOTH has announced live shows all over the globe. Check out the upcoming tour dates below.
MORGOTH “Cursed” Anniversary Reunion Live Dates 2012:
27.05.2012 – Baltimore (USA) – Sonar / Maryland Deathfest X www.marylanddeathfest.com
09.06.2012 – Athens (Greece) – Fuzz Live Music Club
14.07.2012 – Ballenstedt / Ostharz (Germany) – Rock Harz Festival www.rockharz-festival.com
27.07.2012 – Marburg (Germany) – KFZ
28.07.2012 – Steenwijk (The Netherlands) – Stonehenge Festival www.stonehengefestival.nl
10.08.2012 – Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival http://brutalassault.cz
17.08.2012 – Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air www.summer-breeze.de
02.11.2012 – Berlin (Germany) – H.O.F.23 / Brutz & Brakel “Stromgitarrenfest” 3
03.11.2012 – Essen (Germany) – Turock
03.-07.12.2012 – Miami, FL (USA) – Nassau, Bahamas / Barge To Hell Cruise www.bargetohell.com