German death metal veterans MORGOTH have released the following statement:
"Today we must bring you the unfortunate news that we have parted ways with our longtime vocalist Marc Grewe.
"The chance for a further cooperation between us simply wasn't possible anymore.
"This has been an extremely tough decision for us to make, and one that was not made easily, but we believe it to be the best for the band at this stage.
"That said, we are already working with a new vocalist on our upcoming album. The record will be entitled 'Ungod' and will be released in spring 2015 via Century Media Records.
"More details about the recordings and a string of new shows for next year will be revealed soon. Please notice: All upcoming confirmed shows will be performed as planned!
"Thank you and kind greetings,"
Fan-filmed video footage of MORGOTH performing a new song, "God Is Evil" on October 3 at LKA-Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany can be seen below.
MORGOTH in August released a seven-inch EP/digital single titled "God Is Evil" featuring two brand new tracks.
"God Is Evil" is available on black vinyl and limited golden vinyl (300 copies). The powerful artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu, who has previously worked with ARCH ENEMY, GRAVE, DARKTHRONE and many others.
MORGOTH released its first-ever live album and DVD, "Cursed To Live", on June 25, 2012 via Century Media Records. The audio tracks were mixed at Unisound Studio in Sweden with Dan Swanö (OPETH, KATATONIA, DISSECTION).
"Cursed To Live" is the documentation of MORGOTH's 20th-anniversary celebration of the band's all-time classic album "Cursed" (released by Century Media Records in 1991). It was released on CD, a limited DVD+2CD as well as a limited deluxe 2LP. The live show featured on the album was recorded at the band's triumphant show headlining Way Of Darkness festival 2011, at which MORGOTH performed an extensive set of 15 songs, with the main focus on the songs off "Cursed". The cover artwork — with an intentional nod to the original "Cursed" art — was designed by the renowned artist Dirk Rudolph (RAMMSTEIN, IN EXTREMO, APOCALYPTICA), who had also created the original artwork for "Cursed".