Alexandre Locher (also known as Xytras or Xy) of Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL has just remixed the song “Existo Vulgor” for the MORBID ANGEL remix album, due to be released early next year via Season Of Mist.
MORBID ANGEL‘s latest album, “Illud Divinum Insanus”, sold around 3,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 141. The effort marks MORBID ANGEL‘s first CD to feature bassist/vocalist David Vincent since 1995’s “Domination”.
MORBID ANGEL‘s previous album, “Heretic”, opened with around 3,900 units back in October 2003. That CD has shifted more than 30,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
“Illud Divinum Insanus” was released on June 7 (one day earlier internationally) via Season of Mist. The cover artwork was designed by Gustavo Sazes.
When asked in a recent interview with Finland’s Kaaos TV how the material from “Illud Divinum Insanus”, has been going over live, David Vincent said, “[The fans] love it live. A few people, maybe some of the songs on the record are a bit too extreme for them, but by and large it’s a great record. It’s doing really well. A lot of excitement. We’re happy to play all these songs live. Obviously, [in] the set we also include a lot of the other classics. This way everyone will have a chance to hear a lot of the different songs that they wanna hear.”
Regarding whether he and his bandmates expected to get such a mixed reaction to “Illud Divinum Insanus” during the making of the CD, Vincent said, “Well, the only thing we do is make music and we’re creative. We don’t think about these things so much. We do what we do. My work is done, other than we perform. But the studio is done. We made a record that broke down a lot of boundaries and included some stuff that was never included before. But we’ve always done these kind of things. It should be no surprise to anyone that we always do crazy things, ’cause we crazy.”
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