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David Vincent (musician)

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David Vincent
Vincent performing in 2012
Vincent performing in 2012
Background information
Birth nameDavid Justin Vincent
Also known asEvil D
Born (1965-04-22) April 22, 1965 (age 59)
OriginCharlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
  • Vocals
  • bass
  • keyboards
Years active1986–present
Member of
Formerly of

David Justin Vincent (born April 22, 1965), also known as Evil D, is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist and bassist for the death metal band Morbid Angel, as well as the bassist for Terrorizer and Genitorturers.



Vincent's early influences include Kiss, Alice Cooper, Black Flag, Slayer, Venom, Voivod and Black Sabbath.[1][2] He typically plays bass with a pick, though he occasionally uses his fingers.

He left Morbid Angel in 1996[3] to join his then-wife's industrial metal band Genitorturers. Vincent's first contribution to the band was backing vocals on the song, "House of Shame", from their major label debut 120 Days of Genitorture.[4] Vincent rejoined Morbid Angel in 2004,[3] and resigned in 2015.[5] He currently performs in I Am Morbid, featuring former drummer Tim Yeung and guitarist Bill Hudson,[6] The Head Cat[7] and death metal supergroup VLTIMAS, alongside Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy and Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen, formerly of Mayhem (both musicians also collaborated with Steve Tucker before, David Vincent's predecessor and successor in Morbid Angel).[8]

Vincent also played bass on the album World Downfall by the influential grindcore band Terrorizer, with Pete Sandoval (also of Morbid Angel) and Jesse Pintado.[9]

Vincent contributed lead vocals on the opening song, "Blood Fire War Hate", on Soulfly's 2008 album Conquer.[10] In 2015, he collaborated with Mexican metal band Nuclear Chaos, providing lead vocals and appearing in the music video of their single "Suffocate". As of 2016, Vincent has also been performing outlaw country music and released a single, "Drinkin' With The Devil" which he performed live at SXSW in March 2017 in Austin, Texas.[11]

Vincent relocated from Tampa, Florida, in June 2014 to Austin, Texas, where he resides with his wife, Suzanne Penley.

Vincent's biography, I Am Morbid: Ten Lessons Learned from Extreme Metal, Outlaw Country, and the Power of Self-Determination, written with Joel McIver, was published by Jawbone Press in February 2020. The foreword to the book was written by astronomer Matt Taylor.[12][13]



Morbid Angel







  • Something Wicked Marches In (2019)
  • Epic (2024)




  1. ^ "David Vincent's (Morbid Angel) favourite Bands/Albums, ca. 1992". YouTube. March 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2023.
  2. ^ Johnson, Matthew (March 23, 2008). "Genitorturers – Open the Doors of Depravity". ReGen. Archived from the original on March 14, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "Biography-Morbid Angel". AllMusic. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  4. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Biography-Genitorturers". Allmusic. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  5. ^ "DAVID VINCENT: I Am No Longer Working with TREY AZAGTHOTH and MORBID ANGEL". June 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Former MORBID ANGEL Members DAVID VINCENT And TIM YEUNG Reunite In I AM MORBID". Blabbermouth.net. December 15, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Replaces LEMMY In HEADCAT". Blabbermouth.net. May 6, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  8. ^ "Nader Sadek – Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives".
  9. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Review World Downfall". Allmusic. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  10. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Review Conquer". Allmusic. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  11. ^ "Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Is Back With Original Country Song 'Buyer Beware' (Video)". Blabbermouth.net. January 27, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  12. ^ "David Vincent and Joel McIver Talk 'I Am Morbid' Biography". decibelmagazine.com. February 20, 2020. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  13. ^ "Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT To Release 'I Am Morbid' Autobiography In February". Blabbermouth.net. November 18, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2021.