I AM MORBID, the band showcasing former MORBID ANGEL customers David Vincent (bass, vocals) and Pedro “Pete” Sandoval (drums), kicked off its “Morbidfest” 2022 European tour on March 24 in Berlin, Germany. I AM MORBID, which also involves guitarists Bill Hudson (NORTHTALE, DORO) and Kelly McLauchlin, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of MORBID ANGEL‘s 2nd album, “Blessed Are The Ill”.
Fan-filmed video of I AM MORBID‘s April 7 live performance at the Underworld in London, England can be found below.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. Immortal Rites
02. Slide From Grace
03. Visions Of The Dark Side
04. Working day Of Suffering
05. Blessed Are The Unwell
07. Discomfort Divine
08. Sworn To The Black
09. Eyes To See, Ears To Hear
10. Useless Shall Increase
11. Maze Of Torment
13. In which The Slime Live
14. Dawn Of The Offended
15. God Of Emptiness
16. Entire world Of Shit
I AM MORBID‘s current tour marks the very first time Sandoval and Vincent have performed alongside one another in 12 several years.
Sandoval, who now lives his lifetime as a born-all over again Christian, was compelled to go away MORBID ANGEL in 2010 right after going through medical procedures for a prolapsed disc.
Vincent instructed Invisible Oranges in a December 2013 interview that Pete had “found Jesus,” which meant that Sandoval and MORBID ANGEL were no lengthier “suitable.”
Sandoval has past the previous number of yrs recording and touring with TERRORIZER, whose latest studio album, “Caustic Attack”, was produced in Oct 2018 by using The Close Information.
A 12 months in the past, Sandoval launched an Instagram movie in which he tackled some of the most normally questioned queries regarding his time with MORBID ANGEL. He mentioned: “I’ve been questioned about who’s my most loved singer or which period is my favourite a single — the period with David Vincent or with Steve Tucker. Perfectly, I wanna notify you that I really like each eras. I had enjoyable. I experienced a terrific time doing the job with David Vincent, and I had a terrific time performing with Steve Tucker as effectively. So, from ‘Altars Of Madness’  to ‘Heretic’ , they’re all masterpieces for me. We worked hard [on] people albums. So I am telling you my reply that I do not have a preferred album, I will not have a favorite period, I really don’t have a favourite singer — I enjoy ’em all. I experienced a terrific time in both eras with just about every album.”
Sandoval added: “And as considerably as the album launched in 2011” — referring to MORBID ANGEL‘s controversial “Illud Divinum Insanus” LP — “you should don’t question me any queries about it, simply because I have no reviews about it — no feedback at all, gentleman. I keep what I am, I did what I did, and I am so joyful and grateful that I did what I did with these fellas.”
In a 2011 e-mail chat with Brazil’s Som Extremo, Sandoval was requested for his view of “Illud Divinum Insanus”, which integrated industrial and digital things into MORBID ANGEL conventional dying metallic seem. “No remark! I you should not play on that album,” he wrote. He was then questioned about what he thought he would have finished diverse on “Illud Divinum Insanus” had he performed on the document. “Extra exreme deathgrind steel and much less DJ, dull awful typical I treatment considerably less industrial experimental same as every person unexciting bull!” he mentioned. “This is not what MORBID has been all about! …Hmmmmmm, and I truly treatment less…!”
Initially declared for 2021, I AM MORBID‘s “Morbidfest” tour had to be postponed thanks to the pandemic. But it can be lastly going on in 2022.
Vincent still left MORBID ANGEL in 2015. He has considering that been replaced by a returning Steve Tucker, who earlier managed bass and vocals on MORBID ANGEL‘s “Formulas Deadly To The Flesh”, “Gateways To Annihilation” and “Heretic” LPs.
In a May 2019 job interview with Jorge Botas of the “Steel World wide” radio exhibit, which airs on the Portuguese community Television set and radio broadcaster RTP, Vincent reported that he had each and every right to carry out MORBID ANGEL‘s vintage songs with I AM MORBID.
“Occasions arrive and everyday living is effective the way that it does,” Vincent said. “And there are moments when… It truly is like a marriage — at times they you should not normally do the job without end. But that would not signify that the small children that we have had together, that I really don’t however really like my small children. Although Trey [Azagthoth, MORBID ANGEL guitarist and sole remaining original member] and I have some irreconcilable distinctions, that would not in any way preclude me from nonetheless obtaining the love and the enthusiasm for all of my little ones.”
Asked what he has to say to individuals who insist that he must not participate in MORBID ANGEL‘s early substance devoid of the other members of the group’s common lineup, David stated: “You can find illustrations of this really situation… I mean, when Ozzy [Osbourne] still left BLACK SABBATH, that didn’t halt him from enjoying ‘Paranoid’ each and every night, even although he failed to generate the music. All of the music that I am singing I wrote. So I will not genuinely realize that. But distinct persons grow to be hooked up to diverse items. And they have their feeling and I have mine. And I will not definitely think about this form of negativity. I you should not have it in my daily life.”
In 2019, Vincent released “A little something Wicked Marches In”, the debut album from his supergroup VLTIMAS, also featuring guitarist Rune Eriksen (formerly of MAYHEM) and CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier. Two decades before, Vincent issued his debut place solitary, “Drinkin’ With The Devil”.
MORBIDFEST – I Am Morbid // Belphegor // Hate at The Underworld – London
Come watch David Vincent and Pete Sandoval…