Texas brutal death thrashers I AM today unleash a delightfully retro, eight-bit arcade game inspired video for “Infernal Panther.” The track comes by way of the band’s Eternal Steel full-length released last year via MNRK Heavy. The video, edited by Hunter Lenoir and featuring art by Kevin Stevens and Anita Karas, includes a “cameo appearance” by Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher at the 2:51 mark.
Offers the band of the clip, “‘Infernal Panther’ is one of our favorite songs off the record so we’re stoked to bring some life to it with a fun video. Now we get to rip this song live for y’all this month. See y’all out there freaks.”
Watch I AM’s “Infernal Panther” video at THIS LOCATION. Stream the track at THIS LOCATION.
Watch I AM’s previously released videos for “The Primal Wave,” “The Iron Gate,” and “Surrender To The Blade” at the band’s official Youtube channel HERE.
I AM will join Suicide Silence and Chelsea Grin on their North American co-headlining tour. The month-long journey begins tonight, October 10th, and runs through November 10th with a handful of one-off shows scattered throughout. Additional support will be provided by Peeling Flesh. Tickets are on sale now at THIS LOCATION. See all confirmed dates below.
I AM w/ Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, Peeling Flesh:
10/10/2023 Encore – Tucson, AZ * No Chelsea Grin
10/11/2023 Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX * No Chelsea Grin
10/12/2023 Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX * I AM only
10/13/2023 Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX
10/14/2023 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/15/2023 Monster Mosh Fest – Dallas, TX
10/16/2023 1810 Ojemen – Houston, TX * I AM, Peeling Flesh only
10/17/2023 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
10/18/2023 Black Lodge – Memphis, TN
10/19/2023 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
10/20/2023 The Roxy @ Mahall’s – Cleveland, OH
10/21/2023 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
10/22/2023 Empire Live – Albany, NY
10/23/2023 Queen City Cinema Club – Bangor, ME * I AM only
10/24/2023 Theatre Capitole – Quebec City, QC
10/25/2023 Bronson Centre – Ottawa, ON
10/26/2023 London Music Hall – London, ON
10/27/2023 Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
10/28/2023 Elevation – Grand Rapids, MI
10/29/2023 Pop’s – St. Louis, MO
10/30/2023 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI * I AM, Peeling Flesh only
10/31/2023 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
11/02/2023 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
11/03/2023 Louis’ – Saskatoon, SK
11/04/2023 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
11/05/2023 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
11/07/2023 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/08/2023 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
11/09/2023 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/10/2023 Twilight – Portland, OR * I AM, Peeling Flesh only
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), I AM’s 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.
“‘…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
Andrew Hileman – vocals
Tom Reyes – guitar
Chris Burgess – guitar
Jayden Baker – bass
Brandon Busa – drums