Former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) will join forces with guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN) to perform classic MORBID ANGEL songs under the I AM MORBID banner.
The new band, which will play material from MORBID ANGEL's "Altars Of Madness" (1989), "Blessed Are The Sick" (1991), "Covenant" (1993) and "Domination" (1995) albums, will perform five shows in Russia in late May, followed by fourteen dates in the rest of Europe. The tour, which is presented by The Flaming Arts Agency, will feature NECROPHAGIA as direct support.
May 23 - Krasnodar (Russia)
May 24 - Samara (Russia)
May 25 - Ekaterinburg (Russia)
May 26 - Moscow (Russia)
May 27 - St. Petersburg (Russia)
May 29 - Bielsko-Biala (Poland)
May 30 - Kosice (Slovakia)
May 31 - Budapest (Hungary)
Jun. 01 - Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Jun. 02 - Venice (Italy)
Jun. 03 - Lyss (Switzerland)
Jun. 05 - [to be announced]
Jun. 06 - Munich (Germany)
Jun. 07 - Erfurt (Germany)
Jun. 08 - Flensburg (Germany)
Jun. 09 - Den Haag (Netherlands)
Jun. 10 - Tilburg (Netherlands)
Jun. 11 - Leipzig (Germany)
Jun. 12 - Oberhausen (Germany)
Vincent recently told Ghost Cult about I AM MORBID: "It's been discussed off and on for a few years now, but, as they say, actions speak louder than words. While it was exciting to discuss, it was held off for a few years until I decided to go through some personal changes in my life, and really absorb the possibility of it happening. I went ahead and focused on my roots music, but this kept lingering, and now it's time for I AM MORBID to finally happen."
Regarding the I AM MORBID setlist, Vincent said: "Like everything I do, I want to make this special. This is very different from MORBID ANGEL. If you want to see a MORBID ANGEL show, you know where to go, but this isn't it. I'm only going to be performing songs that I wrote on this tour. If I didn't write it, we aren't playing it. We are going to throw in things, here or there, to make things more unique, but it's going to be one brutal show. I can promise you that."