80s Morbid Angel Alters of Madness Metal t-shirt Small
Chest 17.5 in.
Length 27 in.
Content: Feels like 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Blank
This awesome vintage metal tee is from the 80s and it commemorates the debut album of the death metal band Morbid Angel. The back of the shirt includes an awesome woodcut style graphic to go along with their song "Bleed For the Devil". Their debut, Alters of Madness was released in 1989 and it is one of the earliest examples of death metal. The release, along with albums like Seven Churches by Possessed and Scream Bloody Gore by Death, is cited as setting a new precedent for heavy extreme metal and Alters of Madness's Satanic and occult themes had a major influence on the early black metal scene.
Morbid Angel was formed in Tampa, Florida in 1983 and they were one of the first bands to incorporate death metal staples like guttural vocals, up-tempo blast beats, and a dark aesthetic. They are considered pioneers of the genre alongside other iconic groups like Obituary, Cynic, Autopsy, and Decide. Before their first album was ever released, the group created a name for themselves among the Florida death metal scene, in part thanks to what has been referred to as their "gruesome stage antics". They also recorded an album in 1986 called Abominations of Desolation, but because they were unsatisfied with the sound the album went unreleased until 1991.
Morbid Angel spent two years on tour promoting Alters of Madness and during that time they played with a wide array of bands such as Death Angel, Atheist, Pantera, Forbidden, Sacrifice and Wrath. Afterward they released their second album which was met with critical acclaim, Blessed Are the Sick. And not long after that their music gained even more attention when it was featured on the MTV animated series Beavis and Butt-head.
Fits like a modern unisex adult small. There are small holes on the front and the sleeves are cut, see pics.