**UPDATE**: MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist David Vincent has released the following statement:
"I am aware of Trey Azagthoth's [MORBID ANGEL guitarist] announcement of a collaboration with Steve Tucker on new music. However, the inference that I have left MORBID ANGEL is incorrect. To be clear, I have not left MORBID ANGEL nor have I been asked to do so."
The original article follows below.
Florida death metallers MORBID ANGEL have once again parted ways with bassist/vocalist David Vincent and have reunited with Steve Tucker (pictured)
Says MORBID ANGEL guitarist Trey Azagthoth: "I'm excited to announce that Steve Tucker and I are working together again for MORBID ANGEL and the next record will certainly be an amazingly sick World Beater!"
Tucker added in a June 14 post on his Facebook page: "Lately I have been talking to a good old friend that I haven't had the chance to speak with in years. It's been great! Now it seems I will be a very busy man in the coming months. More news to come!"
MORBID ANGEL is also believed to have split with Tim Yeung, who joined the band in 2010 as the replacement for the group's longtime drummer, Pedro "Pete" Sandoval. A new sticksman for MORBID ANGEL has not yet been announced.
In a 2014 interview with New Noise Magazine, Tucker was asked for his opinion on MORBID ANGEL's controversial 2011 album "Illud Divinum Insanus", which incorporated industrial and electronic elements into the band's traditional death metal sound.
"I really have nothing to say about that album," he replied. "However, fans have a right to an opinion. Regardless, I think MORBID ANGEL has made a career of doing what they want to do and not being worried about what people think they should do."
After starting out as vocalist/bassist for death/thrash act CEREMONY, Steve Tucker moved on to handle bass and vocals on MORBID ANGEL's "Formulas Fatal To The Flesh", "Gateways To Annihilation" and "Heretic" LPs. In 2009, Tucker was recruited to take part in the NADER SADEK album "In The Flesh" for release through then-brand-new label Greyhaze Records, and licensed to Season of Mist Records. The project also featured Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY), Rune Eriksen (MAYHEM, AVA INFERI) and more. During this time, Tucker struck up a relationship with Greyhaze Records, and together they joined forces to release the debut album from Tucker's WARFATHER project, last year's "Orchestrating The Apocalypse".
"Illud Divinum Insanus" marked MORBID ANGEL's first CD to feature Vincent since 1995's "Domination".