I AM MORBID — the band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN) — will team up with ATROCITY, VITAL REMAINS and SADIST for the "Morbidfest 2019" European tour in April.
All four bands have prepared unique sets for this tour to make it even more special.
I AM MORBID will perform material from MORBID ANGEL's "Altars Of Madness" (1989), "Blessed Are The Sick" (1991), "Covenant" (1993) and "Domination" (1995) albums.
German metallers ATROCITY have prepared a special program comprising the "Okkult" albums released via Napalm Records and Massacre Records and all the popular death metal classics spanning the band's history.
An exclusive 30th-anniversary set will be performed by the U.S. blasphemers from VITAL REMAINS. Finally, progressive death metal veterans SADIST are going to present their recent album, "Spellbound", along with old songs included in the set.
Apr. 26 - Cottbus (GER) Gladhouse
Apr. 27 - Hamburg (GER) Kultur Palast
Apr. 28 - Aalborg (DEN) Stundenterhuset
Apr. 30 - Manchester (UK) Rebellion
May 01 - Coventry (UK) Empire
May 02 - London (UK) Underworld
May 03 - Apeldoorn (NLD) Gigant
May 04 - Eindhoven (NLD) Effenaar
May 07 - Saint Maurice (SUI) Le Manoir
May 08 - Marseille (FRA) Jas Rod
May 09 - Barcelona (SPA) Salamandra
May 10 - Madrid (SPA) Caracol
May 11 - Murcia (SPA) Gamma
May 12 - Lisboa (POR) LAV
May 15 - Milan (ITA) Legend Club
May 16 - Ingolstadt (GER) Eventhalle Westpark
May 17 - Mannheim (GER) MS Connexion
May 18 - Zwickau (GER) Seilerstrasse *
May 19 - Prague (CZE) Storm *
* No VITAL REMAINS
Vincent told Ghost Cult about I AM MORBID's formation: "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."
MORBID ANGEL's controversial 2011 album, "Illud Divinum Insanus", marked the group's first CD to feature Vincent since "Domination".
In December 2017, the band released a new studio album, "Kingdoms Disdained", with a lineup that includes Steve Tucker on bass/vocals, Scott Fuller (ANNIHILATED, ERRORGEIST) on drums, and Dan Vadim Von (guitarist/frontman of the American death metal group VADIMVON) on second guitar.