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|Origin||Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Genres||Death metal, thrash metal|
|Years active||1984–1994, 2010–present|
Morbid Saint is an American death/thrash metal band from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The band is known for being a regular opening act for Florida's Death, one of the progenitors of death metal, as confirmed by Jay Visser, as well as having an influence in the genres of blackened thrash and death metal.
After splitting up about half a decade following the release of their debut album Spectrum of Death (1989), Morbid Saint reunited in 2010 and released their first album in 26 years, Destruction System, in 2015. Their third album, Swallowed by Hell, will be released on February 9, 2024.
Morbid Saint was formed on November 1, 1984 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The band debuted a demo in 1988 titled Lock Up Your Children, licensed by Edge Entertainment to Mexican label Avanzada Metálica, who reissued it as a full-length album in 1989 under the title Spectrum of Death; however, it was not released other territories until years later. In 1992, they released a fan-exclusive demo titled Destruction System as an advance cassette for a planned second full-length, but never was officially released in latter form. A single-sided demo titled The Black Tape was released later that year containing only four tracks from the Destruction System demo. The band then split-up in 1994.
In early 2010, Morbid Saint announced their reunion with a new line-up, performing various shows in the U.S. and abroad, including the 2012 edition of Maryland Deathfest, Metal on the Rocks in Mexico City and the 2013 edition of the Keep It True festival in Germany. In 2012, the band released the compilation album Thrashaholic, containing both Spectrum of Death and Destruction System in remastered CD-R format, with four new songs and a live DVD in DVD-R format.
In 2014, the band released the live album Beyond the States of Hell, which was recorded live from Beijing. In November 2015, Destruction System was officially released as the band's second full-length album that was originally intended for release in 1992, but went unfinished since then, with new artwork.
- Current members
- Jay Visser – guitar (1984–1994, 2010–present)
- Jim Fergades – guitar (1984–1994, 2010, 2022–present)
- Pat Lind – vocals (1988–1994, 2010–2016, 2022–present)
- Bob Zabel – bass (2010–present)
- DJ Bagemehl – drums (2016–present)
- Former members
- Lee Reynolds – drums (1984–1994)
- Mike Chapa – vocals, bass (1984–1987)
- Tony Paletti – bass (1987–1990)
- Bob Sinjakovic – vocals (1987–1988)
- Gary Beimel – bass (1990–1994)
- Chris Jacobs – drums (2010)
- Randy Wall – drums (2010–2016)
- Kevin Koski – guitar (2011–2013)
- Marco Martell – guitar (2015–2016)
- Cliff Wagner – vocals (2016–2022)
- Martin Russell Gesch – guitar (2016–2022)
- Studio albums
- Spectrum of Death (1989)
- Destruction System (2015)
- Swallowed by Hell (2024)
- Live albums
- Beyond the States of Hell (2014)
- Lock up Your Children (1988)
- Destruction System (1992)
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