Morbid Angel Reveals New Album Art

Floridian death metal pioneers Morbid Angel have released the artwork for their upcoming album, Illud Divinum Insanus (out June 27 via Season of Mist), which was designed by Gustavo Sazes.

“To create this cover we worked from several references, ideas, elements, and I would say a ‘world’ of options and paths,” comments Sazes. “After a long brainstorming period and some [good and bad] ideas left behind, we came up with the concept of this organic surreal insane being; a fallen God or a weird mirror image of our own madness. It is a different Morbid Angel cover for sure, but I think that’s how Morbid Angel is: deviant and different on each new release. They never repeat themselves. They are always pushing the boundaries and setting new standards. I’m really proud of the final results and hope the fans appreciate my work, while listening to the new album!”

Prior to the release of the album, a single for the song “Nevermore” will be made available on May 16th as a digital download and seven-inch vinyl single. The B-side is an exclusive version of new song “Destructos Vs. The Earth,” remixed by Norwegian electronica group Combichrist.

“Of all the remixes I’ve been asked to do I never expected one of the world’s most notorious death metal bands to have an interest in hearing their music on the dance floor,” said Combichrist mainman Andy LaPlegua. “However, ‘Destructos’ is one of those tracks that are so versatile that it could have been recorded as a folk song and it would still sound amazing. I’m honored to be a part of this project and am excited to see how the Morbid Angel fans react to this unusual new direction.”

The cover art to the single (seen below) was designed by French artists Valnoir and Fursy Teyssier for Metastazis.

 

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  • aesthetics matter, damnit

    the single artwork is wayyyyyy better.. i just can’t get into that software masturbation art =