On June 26th in North America (June 25th in Europe), MORGOTH will release their first-ever live CD/DVD set, Cursed To Live, that 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 Century Media’s YouTube channel
Cursed To Live will be released digitally in North America, and the limited DVD+2CD will be available exclusively at CM Distro. 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 Cursed artwork) 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 further 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 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
MORGOTH line-up 2012:
Marc Grewe – vocals
Harry Busse – lead & rhythm guitars
Sebastian Swart – rhythm guitars
Sotirios Kelekidis – bass
Marc Reign – drums