In the December issue of Sweden Rock Magazine, MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent and producer Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA) talk about the recording of the band's classic album "Covenant", widely considered to be the best-selling death metal LP of all time. For the feature, Rasmussen has also shared private photos from the 1993 recording session in Morrisound in Tampa, Florida.
When asked if he'd be open to working with MORBID ANGEL again, Rasmussen said: "That would probably be fun. They actually called me last summer and asked if I was interested. I was, but since then I haven't heard from them. I have no idea how far into the creation of a new album they are."
Regarding why MORBID ANGEL chose to perform the "Covenant" album in its entirety on the band's North American tour, Vincent told Invisible Oranges: "This tour was just an idea that I had been thinking about for a few years, and we eventually talked about it and thought it'd be something cool to do — a themed tour where everyone knows what we'll play."
He added: "I always tell people that when you've done nine or ten records, there are certain songs that you kind of have to play, that people expect to hear. Those take up probably half the set. Then you have the other half of the set, where you're trying to touch on this and touch on that. Sometimes that half works well and sometimes it doesn't. It seems like if you do a themed tour, you can add a couple songs here or there from all over, and that's what we're doing here."
Vincent also spoke about what it was like for MORBID ANGEL to be the first death metal band to sign to a major label. "I looked at it as an opportunity more than anything else," he said. "It gave us some muscle to get us into the big boys' swimming pool, as it were. We had to work a lot harder, obviously, but we had some opportunities available to us that weren't before. We got on some really good tours. We had some really good videos. It takes a lot of money to do some of these things, and Warner has very deep pockets. They allowed us to realize some of our dreams — we got to do some things that I enjoyed a lot, and that the fans tell me they enjoyed as well."