Erik Rutan is supposed to fill in for Pat O’Brien during a Cannibal Corpse tour, but metal fans can get a chance to hear some of his recent work in a more intimate setting when Morbid Angel brings a 2017 album, Kingdoms Disdained, to Orpheum.
That record found Rutan — who is best known for his work with Hate Eternal — joining Morbid Angel’s founding guitarist Trey Azagthoth and bassist-vocalist Steve Tucker in Mana Studios in St. Petersburg and working together to come out with what Rolling Stone described as a “cyclone of blastbeat-driven fury punctuated with Azagthoth’s signature heaving, lunging grooves and Eddie Van Halen-on-a-bad-trip solos.”
Death metal bands from Yonkers (Immolation), Denver (Blood Incantation) and Oakland (Necrot) round out the bill.
Decibel Magazine Tour 2019 w/Morbid Angel/Immolation/Necrot/Blood Incantation. Thurs. March 14, Orpheum, Ybor City. theorpheum.com.