guitarist Trey Azagthoth

Because guitarist Trey Azagthoth is having trouble standing, Morbid Angel had to cancel their Florida gig.

When founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth looked to feel unwell and unstable on his feet during Morbid Angel’s home state gig in Florida, the band called it a night after only a few songs.

On Friday (April 21), while performing at Tampa’s The Orpheum, death metal pioneer Azagthoth need assistance from the band’s roadies. While the other three members of the band attempted to play on, they took away his guitar and helped him off stage.

Vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker informed the crowd that guitarist Azagthoth had hurt himself, and the band continued with one more song without him.

After a while, Tucker declared, “I guess we’re gonna call it a night. I’m sorry, but I don’t have the team leader. To the motherfucking world, I adore you. Please accept my gratitude for making the trip here. If Trey is okay, that is. All of you will be seeing us again very soon. Have a good night of fucking, man.

As of this writing, the band has not provided an update on Azagthoth’s health.

Tonight (Saturday, April 22) at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida was supposed to be the last night of their tour. Neither the band nor the venue has announced whether or not the show will go on as of 7:30 p.m.

A post by one of the opening acts, Revocation, on Instagram this morning suggests the show will go on as scheduled.

The mother of Azagthoth later explained the situation on Facebook, blaming dehydration and a back injury on her son. She reportedly also insisted that the show scheduled for tonight will go on.

Fans have started posting on social media to resell their tickets for tonight’s event while others speculate about what led to Azagthoth’s absence from the stage.

The band had a rough 2023 overall, but the tornado that destroyed their Illinois concert site last month was the final nail in the coffin.

The incident claimed the life of fan Frederick Forest Livingston, Jr., and the band has now begged for donations to a GoFundMe page set up in his honour.