MORBID ANGEL Part Ways With EARACHE RECORDS, Seek New Label Home

Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL have parted ways with longtime label Earache Records, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The band, whose last Earache album, 2003's "Heretic", has sold 21,295 copies in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan, are actively seeking a new label home. The SoundScan figures for the group's entire catalog are as follows:

"Altars of Madness" (1990): 41,394*
"Altars of Madness" (special edition) (2003): 6,837
"Altars of Madness" (re-release): 19,254
"Blessed Are the Sick" (1991): 56,127
"Blessed Are the Sick" (re-release) (2003): 4,953
"Blessed Are the Sick" (re-release) (1995): 22,296
"Covenant" (1993): 130,701
"Domination" (1995): 83,401
"Formulas Fatal to the Flesh" (1998): 45,000
"Gateways to Annihilation" (2000): 38,271
"Heretic" (2003): 21,295

* issued prior to the start of the SoundScan era (May 25, 1991)

As previously reported, MORBID ANGEL have rescheduled the dates for their forthcoming South American tour to early August. The rescheduled dates are as follows:

Aug. 06 - Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX - Hard Rock Live
Aug. 07 - Monterrey, N.L., MEX - Cafe Iguana
Aug. 08 - Mexico City, MEX - Arena Lopez Mateos Tlalnepantla
Aug. 10 - Santiago de Chile, CHL - Teatro Providencia -cupo limitado
Aug. 12 - Bogota, COL - Venue TBA


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