Texas brutal death thrash outfit I AM will return to the road this November on a US headlining tour. The journey begins on November 3rd in Corpus Christi, Texas and will run through November 18th in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Act Like You Know Fest. Support will be provided by Bodybox and MNRK Heavy labelmates Rhythm Of Fear.
Comments vocalist Andrew Hileman, “This is our first headliner since 2019 so we’re insanely excited to give the proper show that Eternal Steel and show goers deserve. We really wanted to focus this run on some of our favorite cities to play in Texas and Florida. We’re joining forces with Florida’s sickest bands right now — Bodybox and Rhythm Of Fear — so get out to these shows and witness a night of banging riffs!”
See all confirmed dates below.
I AM w/ Bodybox, Rhythm Of Fear:
11/03/2022 Boozerz – Corpus Christi, TX
11/04/2022 Vibes Underground – San Antonio, TX
11/05/2022 The End – Houston, TX
11/06/2022 Cheapstakes – Dallas, TX
11/07/2022 La Chelsea’s Live – Baton Rouge, LA
11/09/2022 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/10/2022 Respectables – West Palm, FL
11/11/2022 The Archetype – Jacksonville, FL
11/12/2022 The Haven – Orlando, FL
11/14/2022 The End – Nashville, TN
11/15/2022 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
11/16/2022 The Odyssey – Springfield, MO
11/18/2022 Act Like You Know Fest – Tulsa, OK
I AM will be touring in support of their new full-length, Eternal Steel, released earlier this month 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</em
“…a full-frontal assault of grooving death metal which has all the enjoyability of the modern death metal scene. Through complex polyrhythms and crushing riffage, Eternal Steel gets its point across as classic metal guitar solos suddenly spring to life with the full thunder of death metal whilst still managing to keep that foot stomping beat…” — Metal Digest
Andrew Hileman – vocals
Tom Reyes – guitar
Chris Burgess – guitar
Erik Rodriguez – bass
Brandon Busa – drums