I AM MORBID Parts Ways With Guitarist IRA BLACK, Announces Replacement

April 1, 2019

I AM MORBID has parted ways with guitarist Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN) and has replaced him with Kelly McLauchlin.

McLauchlin will make his live debut with I AM MORBID on the "Morbidfest 2019" European tour in April. Also appearing on the bill are ATROCITY, VITAL REMAINS and SADIST.

I AM MORBID is the band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarist Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA).

I AM MORBID's European tour will see the group perform material from MORBID ANGEL's "Altars Of Madness" (1989),"Blessed Are The Sick" (1991),"Covenant" (1993) and "Domination" (1995) albums.

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".

Vincent left MORBID ANGEL in 2015. He has since been replaced by a returning Steve Tucker, who previously handled bass and vocals on MORBID ANGEL's "Formulas Fatal To The Flesh", "Gateways To Annihilation" and "Heretic" LPs.

Pleased to welcome guitarist, #KellyMcLauchlin (Pessimist, former Possessed),to the #Morbid family! #KeepingTheMorbidLegacyAlive #IAmMorbid Official David Vincent, Tim Yeung, Bill Hudson.

Posted by I Am Morbid on Sunday, March 31, 2019

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