Band Photo: Obituary (?)
From: Brandon, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped
Latest Obituary News
Below is our complete Obituary news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
The second installment of Obituary's new documentary for its recently released self-titled album is streaming below. Like the first part, this one also features various other musicians discussing the impact of Obituary on the death metal genre, including Steffen Kummerer (Obscura), Mille Petrozza (Kreator), Trevor Strnad (Black Dahlia Murder), John McEntee (Incantation), Gus Rios (Gruesome) and Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope) among many others.
Check it out below.
Following the release of a crazy animated music video for "Then Thousand Ways To Die," Obituary has now made the band's entire new self-titled album available for streaming.
Listen in via the player below, or over at Bandcamp here.
Additionally, Obituary just kicked off the Decibel Magazine tour with Kreator, Horrendous, and Midnight, which runs through April 15th.
Following that trek, Obituary will hit the road with Gruesome. A full list of tour dates can be found below, and the new album's track listing is as follows:
1. Brave 02:14
2. Sentence Day 02:49 video
3. A Lesson in Vengeance 03:07
4. End it Now 04:02
5. Kneel Before Me 03:04
6. It Lives 03:24
7. Betrayed 03:01
8. Turned to Stone 04:13
9. Straight to Hell 03:57
10. Ten Thousand Ways to Die 03:16
11. No Hope (Deluxe Bonus Track) 03:21 More...
Today marks the official release of Obituary's self-titled new album via Relapse Records. In celebration of the release, the band has shared an animated music video for "Ten Thousand Ways To Die" directed by Balázs Gróf - check it out below.
Obituary also commented on the music video: "We are so stoked about the new 'Ten Thousand Ways To Die' video. We knew even while making the 'Violence' video from the 'Inked In Blood' release that there would be a continuation video to follow.
"It just goes to show once again that this band is not afraid to have a good time and laugh at ourselves. Balázs is an amazing artist and captured the band's characters and personalities perfectly in both videos and we are so excited to get the reaction from the Obituary fans."
Additionally, Obituary kicks off the Decibel Magazine tour tonight with Kreator, Horrendous and Midnight. All confirmed tour dates are listed after the jump. More...
Obituary has begun a documentary series for the band's new self-titled album that arrives today, March 17th. This first installment finds various musicians discussing the impact Obituary has had on their lives, including Trevor Strnad (Black Dahlia Murder), John McEntee (Incantation), Gus Rios (Gruesome) and Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope) among others.
Check it out below.
Florida death metal crew Obituary just shared a new song from the impending self-titled album due out next week on March 17th. Hear "A Lesson In Vengeance" now via the YouTube clip below.
Additionally, Obituary has announced new U.S. headline tour dates with labelmates Gruesome from May 11th till May 21st.
The band kicks off this touring cycle with the 2017 Decibel Magazine tour featuring Kreator, Horrendous and Midnight on March 17th in Charlotte, NC. A complete list of dates, including numerous festival appearances are included below. More...
Florida death metal crew Obituary today shares a guitar playthrough video for "Sentence Day" off the band's forthcoming self-titled album. Check it out in the player below.
"Obituary" is due out March 17th, 2017 on CD/LP/digital formats. Physical and digital pre-orders are available now via Relapse Records. The band will also be touring as part of the 2017 Decibel Magazine tour with Kreator, Horrendous, and Midnight.
The tour kicks off on March 17th in Charlotte, NC and runs through April 15th in Philadelphia, PA. A complete list of dates, including numerous festival appearances are included below. More dates will be announced shortly. More...
Obituary premieres a new song titled "No". The track is taken from Decibel Magazine’s flexi disc series. The band's self-titled new album is scheduled for a March 17th release date via Relapse Records.
Check out now "No" below.
Obituary will be touring with Kreator, Midnight and Horrendous this spring. Here’s the itinerary: More...
Florida death metal group Obituary today shares a second single off a forthcoming, self-titled full-length album. Watch the album art / lyric video accompanying "Turned to Stone" below.
If you missed it, previous track "Sentence Day" can also be heard at this location. "Obituary" is due out March 17th, 2017 on CD/LP/digital formats.
Additionally, Obituary will be touring as part of the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour with Kreator, Horrendous and Midnight. Catch the band live: More...
Florida death metal outfit Obituary today shares the first single off a forthcoming, self-titled album. Watch the motion graphics accompanying "Sentence Day" - which compiles live and fan photos from the band's most recent world tour - below.
"Obituary" is due out March 17th, 2017 on CD/LP/digital formats. Physical and digital pre-orders are available now via Relapse right here.
Additionally, Obituary is touring as part of the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour with Kreator, Horrendous, and Midnight. Full details are available after the jump.
The tour kicks off on March 17th in Charlotte, NC and runs through April 15th in Philadelphia, PA. A complete list of dates, including numerous festival appearances are included below. More dates will be announced shortly.
Florida death metal legends Obituary return with a self-titled, 10th studio album picking up where 2014's "Inked In Blood" left off.
Recorded at the band's home studio in Tampa, "Obituary" is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone-pulverizing death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising, and infectious. The album is due out March 17th and can be pre-ordered right here.
Additionally, Obituary will be touring as part of the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour with Kreator, Horrendous, and Midnight. The tour kicks off on March 17th in Charlotte, NC and runs through April 15th in Philadelphia, PA. A complete list of dates, including numerous festival appearances are included below. The new album's track listing is as follows:
2. Sentence Day
3. Lesson In Vengeance
4. End It Now
5. Kneel Before Me
6. It Lives
8. Turned To Stone
9. Straight To Hell
10. Ten Thousand Ways To Die More...
Florida death metal legends Obituary were just confirmed for the sixth annual Decibel Magazine tour. The band will provide direct support for Kreator with additional support from Midnight and Horrendous.
Tickets for the 2017 Decibel Magazine tour can be found here and all dates and venues are below. Obituary will also release an exclusive flexi track to appear in the annual Decibel tour issue of the magazine due out March 2017.
Mar 17 Charlotte, NC Underground
Mar 18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Mar 19 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Mar 20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Mar 21 Houston, TX House of Blues
Mar 22 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Mar 24 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Mar 25 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
Mar 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mar 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Mar 28 Seattle, WA Neptune
Mar 29 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Mar 31 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
Apr 01 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
Apr 04 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Apr 06 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Apr 07 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Apr 08 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Apr 09 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Apr 11 Toronto, ON Opera House
Apr 12 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Apr 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Apr 14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts More...
Promoters for Bloodstock announced another three acts for the 2017 edition of the annual festival. Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on August 10-13, 2017. Already announced for 2017 are Friday’s headliners Amon Amarth plus Blind Guardian, Hatebreed, Testament, Whitechapel, Possessed and Hell.
Florida death metal kingpins Obituary land themselves a Sunday slot on the main stage. With a brand new studio album coming in Spring 2017 via Relapse Records, the band recently unleashed the 'Ten Thousand Ways To Die" CD, featuring two brand new studio tracks and a full live set from the '"Onked In Blood" World Tour.
Poland’s tech/death-meisters Decapitated are lined up for a Friday slot. Having delivered some of the most influential death metal of the 21st century, anticipation is high for Decapitated’s new studio album set for release in 2017. Guitarist/founder Vogg commented: "We're very excited to be returning to Bloodstock Festival - it will have been three years since our last time. We're currently in the studio getting ready to unleash the monster we've been working on for the past twelve months and can't wait to play some Polish metal for our UK fans next Summer!"
Mexican-American agitators, Brujeria also join the main stage bill! The band recently released their first album in 16 years, "Pocho Aztlan" via Nuclear Blast, comprising twelve tracks of uncompromising riffs and brutality.
Early bird weekend camping tix are already on sale at a discounted £120 and due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages were put on sale last month on a first come, first served basis. This allocation has now SOLD OUT!
VIP sold out well in advance in 2016. VIP upgrades (for those who’ve already bought an early bird ticket) and the remaining VIP allocation will be available from December 16th, but don’t hang around if you want these, as they will sell out even earlier for 2017.
Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at this location. Children’s weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee). Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.
Many more acts are still to be announced. More...
Relapse has a new winter 2016 sampler available for streaming below and up for free download here. The label comments:
"Relapse Records is excited to present one of our largest and most diverse yearly samplers to date, featuring music from all corners of the metalsphere and beyond.
"We’ve gathered 41 tracks taken from new and upcoming releases, including music from rising stars like Gatecreeper, Nothing, Inter Arma, and Gruesome, tracks from sonic boundary-pushers Myrkur, Survive, Brain Tentacles, and Boris, and songs from brand-new signees The Obsessed, King Woman, Cloakroom, and Integrity.
"The sampler also includes new music from Relapse heavyweights Red Fang, Obscura, Obituary, The Album Leaf, and many more alongside selections from our recent reissues of classic albums by Death, Pentagram, and more." More...
Obituary is now streaming latest release "Ten Thousand Ways To Die" online in full, which is a special single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band's storied catalog.
Recorded in eleven different cities during the 2015 "Inked In Blood" world tour, these live tracks capture the incredible performances of a band that has stood atop the death metal pantheon for almost 30 years.
Additionally, the band is about to embark on a fall European tour, "The Battle of the Bays," with support from Exodus, Prong and King Parrot. The tour kicks off next Friday, October 21st in Hannover, Germany and a complete listing of dates is included after the stream. More...
Obituary has shared a new live song from forthcoming release "Ten Thousand Ways To Die."
The song "Visions In My Head" (from the band's Relapse debut "Inked In Blood") was recorded live at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, MD and can be heard below.
"Ten Thousand Ways To Die" is a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band's storied catalog. The release is coming October 21st, just as the band kicks off a European tour with Exodus, Prong, and King Parrot. More...
Obituary just shared a live song from forthcoming release "Ten Thousand Ways To Die." "Intoxicated" (off the classic "Slowly We Rot") was recorded live at Revolution Center in Boise, ID and can be seen below.
"Ten Thousand Ways To Die" is a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band's storied catalog. Additionally, the band has announced a fall European tour, "The Battle of the Bays," with support from Exodus, Prong and King Parrot.
The tour kicks off October 21st in Hannover, Germany and a complete listing of dates is included after the song stream. More...
Death metal legends Obituary announced "Ten Thousand Ways To Die," a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks, plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band's storied catalog.
Recorded in eleven different cities during the band's highly successful 2015 "Inked In Blood" world tour, the live tracks capture the incredible performances of a band that has stood atop the death metal pantheon for almost 30 years. "Ten Thousand Ways To Die" will be released worldwide on October 21st on CD and Digital formats and is sure to satisfy new and die-hard Obituary fans and will quench the bloodthirst of listeners until the band's new album drops in Spring 2017.
Listen to the new single "Loathe" in the player below. Pre-Orders for "Ten Thousand Ways To Die" are available at the Relapse Records Store over here.
Additionally, the band has announced a Fall European Tour, The Battle of the Bays, with support from Exodus, Prong and King Parrot. The tour kicks off October 21st in Hannover, Germany and a complete listing of dates is included below. More...
Tampa death metal veterans Obituary recently announced the "Battle Of the Bays" European tour 2016, which will see the band crushing the U.K. and Europe this October / November alongside Bay Area thrash legends Exodus.
NY rockers Prong and Australian grindcore up-and-comers King Parrot will provide further support.
More countries on this tour will be announced at the end of August, with a handful of extra dates also being revealed today:
Oct 22 Lille, FR Aeronef
Oct 23 Rennes, FR L’Etage
Oct 24 Paris, FR Elysée Montmartre
Oct 25 London, UK Electric Ballroom
Oct 27 Glasgow, UK Garage
Oct 28 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Oct 29 Birmingham, UK 02 Academy 2
Oct 30 Southampton, UK Engine Rooms
Nov 5 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
Nov 6 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Nov 11 Warsaw, PL Progresja
Nov 12 Katowice, PL Mega Club
Nov 15 Bucharest, RO Arlene Romane
Nov 16 Budapest, HU Durer Kert
Nov 17 Zagreb, HR Tvornica Club More...
The Bay Area thrash titans from Exodus are hugely pleased to announce they will be returning to the U.K. as part of the colossal "Battle Of The Bays" European tour in October 2016, alongside famed Florida death metal squad Obituary.
Support will come from influential NYC groove crossover metallers Prong and Australian wrecking machine King Parrot.
The U.K. dates will see this rampageous assembly visit London, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham – culminating with a show in Southampton.
Steve Zetro Sousa comments: "Myself and the rest of Exodus are absolutely excited about going out on tour with Obituary, Prong and King Parrot. What a heavy fucking show!!!! Both Obituary and Prong are solid, legendary bands that have solidified themselves in our genre, and King Parrot has us all turning our heads on what to expect from heavy metal in the future. We can't wait to see you all in the pit on such an epic, heavy tour!! Look out Europe you've been warned!!"
25th October – London, Electric Ballroom
27th October – Glasgow, Garage
28th October – Manchester, Academy 2
29th October – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
30th October – Southampton, Engine Rooms
Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.
Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...