Morbid Angel released their album Kingdoms Disdained at the end of 2017. Bassist/Vocalist Steve Tucker recently had a chat with Metal Wani’s Jake Patton where they discussed the album and the bands touring plans in great length.
When asked about the reception for the album thus far Steve remarks “Most people seem to be extremely happy with it”, before taking some time to discuss the world of internet commentary.
On the subject of the bands previous studio album Illud Divinum Insanus and whether the reception for the album makes the band afraid to experiment or try new things Steve notes “Morbid has always been a band that experiments, and that’s one of the things that has set Morbid apart since the very beginning”, before remarking about how the last album was a quite drastic experimentation which shocked people.
Shifting the conversation back to the current album, when asked about his thoughts on whether the album cover, which depicts a being attacking the earth, was a social commentary piece, Steve notes “There is definitely some relation there, but it was definitely not intentional”.
Steve then takes some time to talk about the writing and recording process with the new members of the band and how the overall vibe of the albums creation was.
When asked about the lyrics and overall themes for the album and the difficulty in writing as an observer rather than being an active party, Steve talks about the difficulty noting “looking at anything from a neutral perspective is very very hard, especially now because it seems as though we have been taught over the past few decades to not look at things from any other perspective than our own”. This then leads into a conversation about belief systems and the lack of choice afforded many people these days and how that all ties into the lyrical writing process for Tucker.
Closing out by discussing future touring plans and the lack of shows announced so far , Steve notes that there are several tours in the pipeline being announced and that the Visa issues that plagued the bands attempts to tour Europe in 2017 have been rectified.