Former MORBID ANGEL Singer STEVE TUCKER Explains His Departure

In a brand-new interview with the Metal1.info webzine, former MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker spoke about his reasons for leaving the group and his future plans. Several excerpts from the interview follow:

On his decision to leave MORBID ANGEL:

Steve Tucker: "I didn't feel that I wanted to be a part of MORBID ANGEL any longer. There were some issues I had with people's commitment and desire. I play from the heart and could never do anything that wasn't 100% real to me. So I felt it was time to go do something else."

On the announcement that David Vincent was rejoining MORBID ANGEL for their South American tour:

Steve Tucker: "I think it was bound to happen really, I think it is what MORBID ANGEL should do, a reunion!! I think it would be the best thing for the MORBID ANGEL legacy. But I am sure they will do whatever they feel is best, though it may not actually be so. [Guitarist] Trey [Azagthoth] has a very twisted sense of reality."

On David Vincent as a human being:

Steve Tucker: "I have no personal problems with David, we have met many times and he has always been very cool to me, his wife Gen as well, the two of them have never had anything but good things to say to me. And me to them as well. As far as his political views, that is his business. I truly wonder how much of that is gimmick, check the facts, he is very image oriented. That is not an insult; it is just based on facts."

On who the new MORBID ANGEL singer will be:

Steve Tucker: "Man, I have no idea what they are going to do. That is the truth."

On whether there is a singer he would like to see join MORBID ANGEL:

Steve Tucker: "Like I said, I think they should do a reunion tour. I don't know about another cd, I think David and MORBID are worlds from each other musically at this point. But maybe after some touring that will change."

On how long he expects MORBID ANGEL to keep going:

Steve Tucker: "I don't know. I know there are reasons for them to stop and reasons for them to continue. They are not young guys at all, but then again, I think there is no one in the world to match [drummer] Pete [Sandoval]. So I think that is up to them and their desire."

Read Steve Tucker's entire interview with Metal1.info at this location.

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