Morgoth is a German death metal band that was formed in 1985 by Rüdiger Hennecke and Carsten Otterbach in Meschede. Originally the name Cadaverous Smell was used and the band played grindcore / noise style music. When Harry Busse joined the band they renamed themselves to “Minas Morgul”. In 1985 the band settled on Morgoth when singer and bass-player Marc Grewe joined the band.
Harald Busse – guitars (1985–1998, 2010–2018)
Sebastian Swart – guitars (2010–2018), bass (1990–1998)
Sotirios Kelekidis – bass (2010–2018)
Marc “Speedy” Reign – drums (2011–2018)
Karsten “Jagger” Jäger – vocals (2014–2018)
Carsten Otterbach – guitars (1985–1998; died 2018)
Rüdiger Hennecke – drums (1985–1998)
Marc Grewe – vocals (1985–1998, 2010–2014), bass (1985–1990)
As of December 5, 2014 Morgoth parted ways with their longtime lead vocalist Marc Grewe but will continue as a band with a new lead vocalist. The band has also released a new album in the spring of 2015, titled Ungod.
On May 24, 2018, the band announced they would be going on hiatus following their performance on June 8 at the Chronical Moshers Open Air in Germany.