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Formed in 1997 by Morbid Angels Erik Rutan (guitar/vocals), the early line-up of this St. Petersburg, Florida, USA-based death metal band included session musicians Alex Webster (bass, also Cannibal Corpse) and Tim Yeung (27 November 1978, Rochester, New York, USA; drums). Jared Anderson (b. 28 December 1975, USA, d. 14 October 2006, Ohio, USA) joined as full-time bass player before work began on the bands debut album, with ex-Suffocation guitarist Doug Cerrito also on hand to help out. Released on the Earache Records subsidiary Wicked World, 1999s Conquering The Throne was greeted as a fine addition to the brutal death metal genre and prompted Rutan to depart Morbid Angel to pursue Hate Eternal as a full-time project. With new drummer Derek Roddy (ex-Nile, Malevolent Creation) helping out, Rutan and Anderson completed the strong King Of All Kings at the start of 2002. This was to prove to be Andersons final recording with the band, however,...