Morbid Angel frontman Steve Tucker was interviewed by WSOU. When asked about the current state of the world, he said:
“State of the world – honestly, I truly believe that it’s not an accident that extreme music seems to grow in popularity and grow in intrigue when the world is in more and more chaos.
“The more negativity going on in the world, the more it seems people turn to metal. It seems to be when it grows the most. Oppression and metal seem to go hand in hand. For me, heavy metal music is always something I’ve been passionate about because a part of it is that is it’s a little bit of a rebellion.
“It’s not a matter of how many people are listening to my album in two weeks then never caring about it again. With a band like Morbid Angel, people listen to albums, people still talk about ‘Altars of Madness,’ that it’s one of the greatest death metal [albums] ever. And that’s really what is exciting, when you create something, 30 years later, or 20 years, [Tucker’s Morbid Angel debut] ‘Formulas Fatal to the Flesh’ was over 20 years ago. When you create something and people are still loving it 20 years later, then it’s relevant.”