|Angel Of Disease|
|Tracks 1-13 - W‚ldrock Festival, Bergum, Holland, July 4, 1992|
Track 14 - ?
|Blasphemy Records 001|
|Given tracklisting:||Correct tracklisting:|
|1. Intro||1. Immortal Rites/Suffocation|
|2. Immortal Rites||2. Blasphemy Of The Holy Ghost|
|3. Blasphemy Of The Holy Ghost||3. Fall From Grace|
|4. Fall From Grace||4. Abominations|
|5. Abominations||5. Brainstorm|
|6. Brainstorm||6. Visions From The Dark Side|
|7. Visions From The Dark Side||7. Lord Of All Fevers And Plague|
|8. Lord Of All Fevers And Plague||8. Day Of Suffering|
|9. Day Of Suffering||9. Damnation|
|10. Blessed Are The Sick||10. Angel Of Disease|
|11. Damnation||11. Evil Spells|
|12. Angel Of Disease||12. Maze Of Torment|
|13. Evil Spells||13. Chapel Of Ghouls|
|14. Haze Of Torment [sic]||14. Fall From Grace|
|15. Chapel Of Ghouls||-- --|
W‚ldrock is not mentioned on the bootleg, but David Vincent mentions they're playing at a festival in the stage banter. In Bergum, that would obviously be W‚ldrock.
Track 9 seems to be introduced as "Blessed Are The Sick," but "Damnation" is played with no obvious edits (?).
The last track is not a continuous part of the others and has different sound quality (the crowd noise is less prominent), so I assume it's a live version of "Fall From Grace" from another gig.
|from 1985 demos|
|1. The Gate/Demon Seed|
|2. Evil Spells|
|3. The Gate/Demon Seed|
|4. Evil Spells|
|5. Evil Spells|
Tracks 1 and 2 feature vocals by Dallas Ward. Tracks 3-5 feature lead vocals by Kenny Bamber (a local metal vocalist who they tried out). Track 4 is listed as having Dallas on vocals, but it's got the same helium-high vocals all the way through like the other Kenny tracks.
The last two tracks are not mentioned anywhere on the CD. Track 6 is a long track of acoustic guitar playing. Track 7 starts off with some deep philosophical comments, followed by a mock introduction for a band called Chaos (it's unclear whether this the actual name or not) and a brief bit of what seems to be an instrumental jam session.
Mike Browning has stated that the bonus track (he only mentioned it in the singular, so I assume he means track 7) was a post-Morbid Angel band Dallas was in. Whether this applies to both unlisted tracks or not is unclear.
|Blessed Are The Boots...|
|Tracks 1-12 - Live Fagersta, Sweden, Feb. 6, 1990 (or June 2?)|
Track 13 - live ?
Track 14 - live ?
Track 15 - live ?
Track 16 - from "Abominations of Desolation"
Track 17 - live Escapades, Jersey City, NJ, Oct. 12, 1988
|Label unknown M.E. 9101|
|Given tracklisting:||Correct tracklisting:|
|1. Immortal Rites||1. Immortal Rites|
|2. Suffocation||2. Suffocation|
|3. Visions From The Dark Side||3. Visions from the Dark Side|
|4. Damnation||4. Damnation|
|5. Thy Kingdom Come||5. Thy Kingdom Come|
|6. Desolate Ways||6. Abominations|
|7. The Gate||7. Blasphemy|
|8. Maze Of Torment||8. Maze Of Torment|
|9. We Shall Rise||9. Dead Shall Rise (Terrorizer cover)|
|10. Unholy Blasphemies||10. Unholy Blasphemies|
|11. Chapel Of Ghouls||11. Chapel Of Ghouls|
|12. Welcome To Hell||12. Evil Spells|
|13. Bleed For The Devil||13. Bleed For The Devil|
|14. Fall From Grace||14. Fall From Grace|
|15. Blessed Are The Sick||15. Blessed Are The Sick|
|16. The Invocation||16. The Invocation|
|17. Burial||17. Funerals (?)|
There are two color variants of this bootleg, one with blue disc art and one with red disc art.
No recording info of any kind is given on the bootleg. The bootleg is commonly said to be from a '91 show, which really doesn't make sense given the tracklisting. David mentions Fagersta as the location as the beginning of "Desolate Ways," and later states it's their second time in Sweden. The show was videotaped, but I'm unsure of the date order. It's also unclear what the venue was--the video commonly lists it as Rockborgen, but I've seen Folketspark mentioned too. Can someone clear that up?
The volume dips for a moment at 3:00 of track 4. There are also sound glitches at 3:31 and 3:55 of track 7 (if you have this CD too, please verify if they are on your copy). There's occasionally a subtle noise during track changes.
A pair of legendary Scandinavian 'zine editors get a dedication at the beginning of "Blasphemy."
The guitar in "Evil Spells" doesn't start until the end of the first verse; actually, the intro sounds awesome solely on bass.
Track 12 fades out, and then the bootleg seems to present a bunch of random live tracks. Track 12 is mentioned as the last song and 11/12 were already encores, so I think it's pretty safe to say none of the tracks past 12 are from the Swedish gig.
Tracks 13 and 14 end abruptly. It may be possible tracks 14/15 are from the same show. "Blessed are the Sick" is dedicated to "The Unleashed," so it may very well be from one of the fall '91 U.S. shows with Unleashed and Entombed.
Tracks 16-17 are the same stuff as on the Slaughter Lord split bootleg EP. 16 is just "The Invocation" (without segueing into "Chapel of Ghouls"). Track 17 is the infamous, supposedly-dumped "Funeral"/"Funerals" song taken from a live NJ show with Immolation. I can offer no further insight on the origin of this song.
Sound quality on the Fagersta tracks isn't that great--the vocals more prominent and everything else is a bit pushed back and subdued. Though on that note, I rather like the vocals here, they're raspier like the first LP and not as guttural as they'd later become.
The same material is also available under another guise on the "Live Madness Over Europe 89-91" bootleg CD. If you can clear up any info on any of the points I mentioned, please contact me.
|Tracks 1-3 - Rehearsal Jan. 30, 1987|
Tracks 4-7 - Rehearsal Feb. 1986
Track 8 - Rehearsal Nov. 1986
Tracks 9-12 - Rehearsal July 4, 1986
Tracks 13-15 - "Thy Kingdom Come" Demo 1987
|Slow Death Records SLD 6013|
|1. Unholy Blasphemies|
|2. Chapel Of Ghouls|
|3. Evil Spells|
|4. Chapel Of Ghouls|
|6. Hellspawn [sic]|
|7. Welcome To Hell|
|8. Bleed For The Devil|
|10. Reanimators Mutilations [sic] (Incubus cover)|
|11. Chapel Of Ghouls|
|12. Hellspawn [sic]|
|13. Thy Kingdom Come|
|15. Blasphemy Of The Holy Ghost|
There is a new knock-off of this bootleg with H.R. Giger cover art. It adds three bonus tracks (from "The Beginning" bootleg above), but has poorer soundquality.
Companion bootleg to the "Evil Live" CD. Note that both bootlegs seems to have gold/bronze and yellow-colored cover variants/pressings. There are also versions of both "Evil Demos" and "Evil Live" on Earpaine Records (with their normal layout style and tarot art covers). The tracklisting and content is exactly the same as the Slow Death versions. Since the catalog numbers are the same for both sets of bootlegs, I think the Earpaine bootlegs probably came first, as they used "6000" numbers for their other bootlegs as well.
Tracks 8, 9, and 10 are vocalless.
Track 10 is technically an Incubus song. I assume Sterling von Scarborough brought it with him from the old Incubus lineup, but it's not clear if it was actually intended to be adopted as a Morbid Angel song. After he and Mike Browning left and reformed Incubus, it appeared on the Incubus 1987 demo in a faster form.
|Tracks 1-7 - The International Club, Charlotte, NC, Jan. 23, 1988|
Tracks 8-14 - Rock City, Tampa, Florida, May 25, 1986
|Slow Death Records SLD 6015|
|1. Bleed For The Devil|
|3. Maze Of Torment|
|4. Lord Of All Fevers And Plagues|
|5. Blasphemy Of The Holy Ghost|
|7. Evil Spells (partial)|
|8. Unholy Blasphemies|
|9. Bleed For The Devil|
|10. Chapel Of The Ghouls [sic]|
|12. Maze Of Torment (with drum solo)|
|13. (Guitar solo)/Hellspawn/(guitar solo)|
|14. Morbid Angel|
Companion bootleg to the "Evil Demos" CD. As mentioned above, there's also a cover color variant and an Earpaine version of this CD. This material was also released as the "Live In Concert" silver-CD. However, that bootleg wrongly lists the shows as being live in New York City and Los Angeles. I cannot fully verify the location of the '88 gig, it's only what I've been told.
The 1986 material is from a 2-day Tampa metal fest with Massacre, Hellwitch, etc. that Morbid Angel headlined. This same gig is on the bootleg LP "Unholy Blasphemies" (which also contains the song "Lord of All Fevers and Plagues" at the end, although even with the extra song it's still an incomplete gig). Video footage of this show exists, although the audio here is from another source, possibly the soundboard.
Many of the tracks have some differences in lyrics and arrangements from later studio versions.
Most tracks have breaks/edits between them, although these are more subtle during the '88 stuff. There's a quick sound drop-out at 2:12 of track 3. "Evil Spells" suddenly cuts off after about a minute and a half into the song during the main solo, and the crowd noise for the '86 portion actually begins at the end of track 7. After the drum solo in the middle of the '86 "Maze of Torment," the audio jumps to later in the song.
Azagthoth noodles around a bit at the end of track 13. I don't recognize it as being a specific solo frong a song. It's not directly connected to "Hellspawn" and there's a break between the solo and track 14, so I'm not sure if the solo is supposed to be connected to any particular song as an intro/outro.
The song "Morbid Angel," played during some other early live gigs, starts off similarly to "Immortal Rites;" most of the song is quite different, so I'm not sure whether it's really correct to say it's an earlier version of "Immortal Rites" or whether they just recycled the riff.
|Tracks 1-2 - from "Thy Kingdom Come" demo 1987|
Tracks 3-16 - Live Erfurt, Germany, 1998 (?)
|Splattermaniac Records MA-01|
|Given tracklisting:||Correct tracklisting:|
|1. Thy Kingdom Come||1. Thy Kingdom Come|
|2. Abominations||2. Abominations|
|3. Intro||3. Disturbance In The Great|
|4. Umulamahri||4. Umulamahri|
|5. Bil Ursag||5. Bil Ur-Sag|
|6. Promised Land||6. World of Shit (The Promised Land)|
|7. Nothing Is Not||7. Nothing Is Not/Ascent Through the|
|8. Lord Of All Fevers And Plague||8. Ascent Through the Spheres (partial)/|
Lord Of All Fevers And Plague
|9. Rapture||9. Rapture|
|10. Day Of Suffering||10. Day Of Suffering|
|11. Prayer Of Hatred||11. Prayer Of Hatred|
|12. Covenant Of Death||12. Covenant Of Death|
|13. Hymn To A Gas Giant||13. Hymn To A Gas Giant/Invocation|
Of The Continual One (part 1)
|14. Invocation Of The Continual One||14. Invocation Of The Continual One|
(part 2)/Nar Mattaru (partial)
|15. Blood On My Hands||15. Nar Mattaru (partial)/Blood On|
|16. God Of Emptiness||16. Heaving Earth|
There is no information about the live tracks other than the title. Steve mentions Erfurt in the song introduction to "Promised Land." If you have any more info about the specific date of this show, please let me know.
A second version with a demon on the cover and a different booklet layout exists, which is also a real CD. I'm not sure how else the packaging and layout differ, but the tracklistings are identical and I assume the content is the same. I didn't even know this Trey cover version existed until I received it, so I assume it's more scarce.
Tracks 1 and 2 were also pressed on a 7" version of "Thy Kingdom Come" (by Erich Keller/the real Splattermaniac Records). Several bootleg versions of this EP also exist.
The live tracks are relatively clear, but the vocals and drums often cause a rumbly distortion. Tucker lacks the elocution of Vincent, live or not, and his vocals come across as rather forced and generic. He also uses his forced death metal voice to address the crowd which makes him sound like a total cretin. Compared to other '98 shows, he seems to use the same recited stage banter verbatim from gig to gig, almost to a greater extent than any other metal vocalist I've heard. If all that wasn't bad enough, this bootleg is a bit light on old material, so it's not among my favorites.
Some of the synth interludes/instrumentals from "Formulas..." were played over the PA during the gig, but have been heavily edited here. Track 3 is about the last 20 seconds from "Disturbance In The Great Slumber." There are a few seconds of "Ascent Through the Spheres" at the end of track 7, which fades out, and then the end fades in at the very beginning of track 8. This happens again between tracks 14 and 15 with "Nar Mattaru."
Track 13 starts with "Hymn to a Gas Giant" and the track continues with most of "Invocation of the Continual One." The band pause and the rest of the track continues on track 14 (about the last two verses).
"Hellspawn: The Rebirth" and "Chapel of Ghouls" were played at the end of the show but do not appear here.
|Gods Of All Heretics|
|Metalmania Festival, Spodek Hall, Katowice, Poland, Mar. 13, 2004|
|1. Day Of Suffering|
|2. Within Thy Enemy|
|3. Curse Of Flesh [sic]|
|4. Chambers Of Dis|
|5. Stricken Arise/Where The Slimes Lives [sic]|
|6. Bil Ur-Sag|
|7. Cleansed In Pestilence|
|8. Lord Of All Fevers And Plague|
|10. (Nar Mattaru intro)/God Of Emptiness|
|11. Chapel Of Ghouls|
|12. Enshrined By Grace|
The underside of the disc has been scratched up to hide the matrix information. The only recording information the bootleg gives is "music was catched live somewhere in Europe after releasing 8th Morbid Angel's studio album - 'Heretic.'" Steve Tucker mentions Poland at the beginning of track 7. Krisiun and Decapitated are also mentioned later and they played Metalmania 2004 as well. There are no gaps, but most tracks sound like they have edits between them.
The end of "Nar Mattaru" plays before "God of Emptiness" starts. Track 10 also cuts off abruptly near the end.
Trey plays a brief unaccompanied solo during "Chapel of Ghouls."
Track 12 fades out before the song is finished.
The audio sounds distant and muddy. Again, they're not exactly in their prime here; I suppose "Chapel of Ghouls" was mildly interesting, but otherwise...
|Harmony Dies Vol. 1|
Split with Necrovore and Incubus (FL.)
|Tracks 1-4 - Necrovore demo 1987|
Tracks 5-7 - Incubus demo 1987
Tracks 8-10 - Morbid Angel "Thy Kingdom Come" demo 1987
|1. Mutilated Death - Necrovore|
|2. Slaughtered Remains - Necrovore|
|3. Divus De Mortuus - Necrovore|
|4. Toxic Decay - Necrovore|
|5. God Died On His Knees- Incubus|
|6. Reanimator's Mutilations [sic] - Incubus|
|7. Engulfed In Unspeakable Horror - Incubus|
|8. Thy Kingdom Come - Morbid Angel|
|9. Abominations - Morbid Angel|
|10. Blasphemy Of The Holy Ghost - Morbid Angel|
Bootleg showcasing legendary 1987 material from the US death metal underground.
Track 10 ends with a quick spoken word snippet in Norwegian. There's a sketch of Arne Babb printed on the disc. You are free to draw your own conclusions on who graced us with this CD...
|Leading The Rats|
|Noorderligt, Tilburg, Holland, Dec. 15, 1990|
|Meltdown ML 91609|
|Given tracklisting:||Correct tracklisting:|
|1. Intro||1. Intro|
|2. Fall From Grace||2. Fall From Grace|
|3. Immortal Rites||3. Immortal Rites|
|4. Blasphemy||4. Blasphemy (part 1)|
|5. Maze Of Torment||5. Blasphemy (part 2)|
|6. Doomsday Celebration||6. Maze Of Torment|
|7. Day Of Suffering||7. Doomsday Celebration/Day Of Suffering|
|8. Blessed Are The Sick||8. Blessed Are The Sick|
|9. Unholy Blasphemies||9. Unholy Blasphemies|
|10. Visions From The Dark Side||10. Visions From The Dark Side|
|11. Abominations||11. Abominations|
|12. Desolate Ways||12. Desolate Ways/The Ancient Ones (part 1)|
|13. The Ancient Ones||13. The Ancient Ones (part 2)|
|14. Damnation||14. Damnation|
|15. Lord Of All Fevers And Plague||15. Lord Of All Fevers And Plague|
|16. Brainstorm||16. Brainstorm|
|17. Chapel Of Ghouls||17. Chapel Of Ghouls|
David Vincent wishes the crowd "Happy Holidays" and "a cool Yule" before "Chapel of Ghouls."
Warning: A mass-produced CD-R version of the "Blessed are the Boots" bootleg, which is on a real CD, exists. The easiest way to tell them apart is that the CD-R has a red stick-on label on top.
"Blessed are the Unholy" and "Infernal Madness" are Omerta Rec. CD-Rs.
|Crush Jesus Christ|
|Live 1991, "Blessed Are The Sick" Tour|
|Nightwing Productions NWCD013|
|1. Fall From Grace|
|2. Immortal Rites|
|4. Maze Of Torment|
|5. Blessed Are The Sick|
|6. Unholy Blasphemies|
|8. Day Of Suffering|
|9. The Ancient Ones|
|10. Chapel of Ghouls|
|11. Evil Spells|
Seems to be a mass-produced CD-R with semi-pro inserts and labeled disc. No specific date/location information is given on the bootleg. I think this is the same recording as the "Crush Jesus Christ Tour '91" bootleg-LP, as the tracklist is almost exactly the same--the only difference is that the LP has "Thy Kingdom Come" between "Unholy Blasphemies" and "Abominations." And there is indeed an edit at the end of "Unholy Blasphemies," hinting that something was cut out.
Note there are two noises at the end of track 4 that sound like a record skipping. I can't tell whether these are defects in the recording or whether they're poorly-done edits.
If anyone can provide more info on the date/location, please let me know.