Morbid Angel releases Illud Divinum Insanus
Illud Divinum Insanus is the eighth studio album by American death metal band Morbid Angel, released on June 7, 2011 by independent French record label Season of Mist.
It is Morbid Angel's first album since Heretic (2003), their longest gap to date between studio albums.
Illud Divinum Insanus marks the band's first album featuring second guitarist Destructhor and bassist/vocalist David Vincent since 1995's Domination, as well as their first not recorded with longtime drummer Pete Sandoval, who had undergone back surgery when recording began (former Hate Eternal drummer Tim Yeung recorded the drum tracks for this album).
Illud Divinum Insanus took more than five years to materialize. Work on the album began in 2006 and it was originally going to be released in 2007, but was pushed back several times while the band continued touring and writing new material. After four years of writing, Morbid Angel recorded the album from June 2010 to January 2011 at several studios, including Mana Recording Studios and Red Room Studios for the drum recording and D.O.W. Studios for the bass, guitars, and vocals. The record was mixed in Hollywood, California with Sean Beaven.