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Morbid Angel Releasing 'Illud' Remix Album


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Morbid Angel's eighth studio album Illud Divinum Insanus, which made its debut this summer (check out our review here), stunned many hardcore fans of the band's revered occult-oriented death metal by introducing industrial, EBM and even club-friendly electro elements. Now the band is about to travel even further down the same path with a forthcoming remix album, featuring a huge lineup of industrial and techno artists from around the world. Whether you consider this more of a good thing or another nail in the album's coffin, the project does have some noteworthy names involved. Read on to find out who's onboard...

Despite catching hell from a lot of fans, Morbid Angel – reunited with vocalist & bass player David Vincent – defended the latest album's new creative direction, which seems to have been partially influenced by the vibe of Vincent's previous gig with Genitorturers, the industrial shock-rock band fronted by his wife Gen. Those electronic and dance elements will apparently be played up even more in Illud Divinum Insanus: The Remixes.

Thirty-nine different artists & producers will be contributing to the record, including cEvin Key (one-half of electronic music legends Skinny Puppy), Tim Skold (KMFDM, SKOLD), French industrial-metal bands Punish Yourself & Treponem Pal, Slovenian martial-dance team Laibach, and metal icon Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy), working here as Mixhell. Previously released remixes from Illud Divinum Insanus include the track "Destructos vs. The Earth" (itself a Laibach-inspired dance metal number) by electro-industrial superstars Combichrist.

Illud Divinum Insanus: The Remixes will reach North American shores on February 28th. More details coming soon...