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Texas brutal death thrashers I AM will kick off 2023 supporting Thy Art Is Murder on a month-long US tour. The Decade Of Hate trek begins February 8th in Buffalo, New York and runs through March 11th in Patchogue, New York. Additional support will be provided by Kublai Khan, Undeath, and Justice For The Damned.
Comments I AM vocalist Andrew Hileman, “This will be our first full US tour since releasing [latest full-length] Eternal Steel so we’re so ready to rip these songs across America. Y’all bring the energy and we will provide the riffs!”
Tickets are on sale now! See all confirmed dates below.
I AM w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Kublai Khan, Undeath, Justice For The Damned:
2/08/2023 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
2/09/2023 The King Of Clubs – Columbus, OH
2/10/2023 Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
2/11/2023 The Forge – Joliet, IL
2/14/2023 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
2/15/2023 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
2/16/2023 The Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
2/17/2023 The Granada – Lawrence, KS
2/18/2023 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
2/19/2023 The El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/21/2023 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
2/22/2023 Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
2/23/2023 The Observatory – San Diego, CA
2/24/2023 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
2/25/2023 Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA
2/26/2023 Encore – Tucson, AZ
2/28/2023 The Vibes Event Center Showroom – San Antonio, TX
3/01/2023 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
3/03/2023 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
3/04/2023 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
3/05/2023 The Basement East – Nashville, TN
3/06/2023 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
3/08/2023 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
3/09/2023 Reverb – Reading, PA
3/10/2023 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
3/11/2023 Stereo Garden – Patchogue, NY
I AM will be touring in support of Eternal Steel, released in September on MNRK Heavy. Brandishing a unique fusion of ferocious thrash and death metal like a weapon of mass destruction, I AM is purely no-nonsense in their patented “Texas Death” assault. Armed with riffs, speed, and overwhelming power, the band channels discontent and anger into empowering anthems, as likely to inspire a grueling workout as to incite the pit.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Randy Leboeuf (Kublai Khan, Sentinels, The Acacia Strain), Eternal Steel combines the onslaught of the band’s well-received Hard 2 Kill (2018) full-length with the primal bite of Life Through Torment (2017) into a singular statement of intent. The death n’ roll groove of Obituary, the street-smart violence of Cro-Mags, it all coalesces into something fresh, exciting, and distinctly I AM.
Eternal Steel is available now on CD, LP, cassette, and digitally. Order yours today at THIS LOCATION.
View I AM’s videos for “The Primal Wave,” “The Iron Gate,” and “Surrender To The Blade” at the band’s official Youtube channel HERE.
“‘…a strapping mix of deathly growls, thrashy riffs, and a concussive rhythm section. Eternal Steel is pretty much everything the title and cover promise. And there’s a fucking three-headed black panther on the cover!” — Decibel Magazine
“…a big, gnarly and unrepentant metal album. I AM’s sound makes no attempts to reinvent the wheel. This is a bellicose and groovy hybrid of gritty death metal, savage thrash and deathcore dynamics, with just enough of a seething, southern twang to warrant a Pantera comparison or two.” — Blabbermouth
“This might be an overall faster record, but first single ‘The Iron Gate’ largely finds I AM exploring their slower, doomier side, with just a small dose of thrash peppered in… It’s a very heavy, very Texas, very promising first taste of the LP.” — BrooklynVegan
“…the perfect recipe of anger and aggression, dead center of the pit destruction, damn memorable songs, and not one bad track amidst the bunch.” — Nine Circles
“…straight, no frills, heavy, and brutal…” — Ghost Cult
Andrew Hileman – vocals
Tom Reyes – guitar
Chris Burgess – guitar
Erik Rodriguez – bass
Brandon Busa – drums