Morbikon to Hit the Road for the First Time This Month
It was almost a year ago to the day that the world was introduced to the black metal supergroup known to us feeble mortals as Morbikon. Featuring the brutal styles of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse, and Iron Reagan guitarist Phil “Land Phil” Hall, drummer Dave Witte of Municipal Waste, and vocalist Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns of …And Oceans and Finntroll, the band released their debut album Ov Mournful Twilight and then vanished off into the ether.
Well, starting later this week, the band will be out on the road in the midwest. Unfortunately, Lillmåns wasn’t able to make it to the states for the shows, so the band’s original lyricist Quotidius will fill in the vacancy, while guitarists Toby Swope (Psychosomatic) and Adam Guilliams (Cannabis Corpse) will fill out the lineup.
Speaking on the band and the upcoming trek, Hall said he was fired up to get the music in front of a live audience.
“Morbikon was started as a passion project between myself and my writing partner Quotidius in 2020 to express our love of early ‘90s black metal while simultaneously blowing off some steam trapped in a quarantine. Getting Dave Witte involved pushed the music to a new level, then an awesome opportunity came to work with the outstanding vocalist Mathias Lillmåns from the Finnish band Finntroll. We completed the album Ov Mournful Twilight in the middle of the pandemic not considering any live show prospects.
“Now, three years after the inception of the band, we finally have the opportunity to play the music live. Unfortunately, the logistics of bringing Mathias Lillmåns all the way from Finland has proved to be infeasible. Stepping into the role of vocalist will be original lyricist Quotidius. We are also welcoming guitarists Toby Swope (Psychosomatic) and Adam Guilliams (Cannabis Corpse). Drums will be handled by Dave Witte. We are looking forward to playing live and bringing these awesome tunes to everyone soon!”
You can catch Morbikon’s debut live shows at the following dates and venues:
9/7 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN w/ Exhumed
9/8 Wake Brewing Anniversary – Rock Island, IL
9/9 Full Terror Assault Fest – Cave Rock, IL
12/1 Decibel Metal and Beer Fest @ Summit – Denver, CO