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Formed: 1984
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.

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Obituary Entire Hellfest Concert Posted

German/French TV station ARTE is streaming pro-shot live video footage of Obituary's entire Hellfest performance, which took place last Saturday, June 20th in Clisson, France.

Check it out now below.

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Obituary Releases Animated Video "Violence"

Death metal legends Obituary have released an animated music video for the track "Violence" from their most recent album "Inked In Blood." The video, which was animated and directed by Balázs Gróf, can be viewed below.

The band commented on the video: "We had a blast creating the idea for the video and to watch Balázs animate us was a very cool experience. In the world of modern technology it is easy to shoot a music video with a camera crew and high-tech video equipment but we wanted something different. Something we hope the fans enjoy and understand that OBITUARY, though we are the godfathers of Florida death metal, don't take themselves too seriously and enjoy having fun. This cartoon is a perfect example of what kind of people we are. Not afraid to kick ass on stage but also not afraid to laugh at ourselves.

"We know that music is created for fans to enjoy and get away in their mind from the real world for just a few moments at a time and this video we hope makes them smile and laugh with us and at us."

Director and animator Balázs Gróf commented as well: "I made a video for the Hungarian band Blind Myself which went on Headbangers Ball's best videos of 2008 chart and it was seen by John Tardy, who became interested in having an animated video for OBITUARY. Eventually the long awaited new studio album Inked In Blood provided the reason for making one. More...

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Neurotic Deathfest Finalizes Band Lineup

With American death metal legends Origin, the utterly brutal Morgoth from Germany, Dutch marauders Centurian and Dutch brutal death grinders Korpse rounding off the bill, the line-up for Neurotic Deathfest 2015 is complete.

Europe's premier indoor extreme metal festival sets place on April 17th - 19th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, the Netherlands. 42 bands in total will play at the 12th edition of the festival, including heavyweight acts such as Bloodbath, Obituary and Entombed A.D. Weekend tickets and day tickets are available through this location.

The confirmed bands are as follows:

Bloodbath, Obituary, Entombed A.D., Immolation, Origin, Devourment, Nader Sadek, Broken Hope, Pyrexia, Tribulation, Internal Suffering, Benighted, Internal Bleeding, Morgoth, Dead Congregation, Sinister, Disavowed, Soulburn, Liquid Graveyard, Mass Infection, Gorod, Kronos, Centurian, Ingested, Holocausto Canibal, Jig-Ai, Nominon, Unfathomable Ruination, Acranius, Cardiac Arrest, Incinerate, Regurgitate Life, Hideous Divinity, Contrastic, Perfecitizen, The Walking Dead Orchestra, Near Death Condition, Korpse, Bleeding Utopia, Abhorrent Decimation, Neuroma and Slaughter To Prevail. More...

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Video Of "And Justice For" Art Book Released

A new video preview of the upcoming book "And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers" has been released. Check it out below.

This book includes more than 400 color graphics, 100 exclusive interviews and revealing details about the making of iconic album artworks for bands like Obituary, Death, Neurosis, Slayer, Opeth, At The Gates, Metallica, Amorphis, Cattle Decapitation, Cormorant, Disincarnate, Testament, and many more!

According to Morbid Angel’s frontman, David, Vincent (who wrote the foreword), this 264-pages book is set to become “a historical document about the importance of Metal album covers.”

There are only 300 copies of this beast available. It starts shipping next month. Pre-orders are now available here More...

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Obituary Live Video Footage Of Barcelona Concert

Friedhof Magazine has uploaded video footage of Obituary's January 27 performance in Barcelona, Spain. The band has been touring Europe this January with their latest album titled "Inked In Blood".

Check out the live clip now below.

Speaking to Full Metal Jackie, Obituary drummer Donald Tardy stated about "Inked In Blood": More...

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Obituary Celebrating 30 Years

Longing running death metal band Obituary has checked in with the following new year message about celebrating 30 years of brutality:

"January 1st, 2015 - is that true? Holy crap is time flying by...

"It's hard to believe we started this band in 1985 in my moms house as teenagers just wanting to jam. Here we are 30 years later and going at it harder and stronger than ever. Thanks to you we are still doing it and having a blast.

"This will be a very busy year for us and we are looking forward to meeting all of you guys when we come thru your town or at one of the festivals we will be playing in support of Inked In Blood.

"Hope you are jamming the New Songs and again THANK YOU for listening to and loving Obituary!

"We could not be more excited about hitting the road to perform for all of you on every corner of this little blue planet. See you soon...." More...

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Neurotic Deathfest Announces New Band Additions

The Neurotic Deathfest has announced new names for the 2015 installment, set to take place at 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands on April 17th - 19th, 2015.

Four new acts are confirmed: Obituary, Gorod, Kronos and Holocausto Canibal. The organization earlier confirmed heavyweight acts such as Bloodbath and Immolation. Tickets are available through this location.

The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Obituary To Host Reddit AMA

The Death metal legends from Obituary released their Relapse debut "Inked In Blood" this past October via Relapse Records.

Tomorrow Obituary has scheduled a Reddit "AMA" at 4:00 PM Central Time. Brothers John and Don Tardy will be online to answer any question you may have about the band, the new album and tour dates, and three decades of death metal trailblazing. The AMA will take place at this location.

Obituary has also teamed up with ESP Guitars and Ultimate Guitar for a special guitar solo contest. Visit Ultimate-Guitar.com here and find out how to record your own unique solo on the new song "Violence." Obituary will personally judge each entry awarding one grand prize and 2 runners up. More...

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Obituary Streaming Bonus Track

Obituary released Relapse debut "Inked In Blood" this past October via Relapse Records. The record cracked the Billboard Top 100 coming in at #75 and can be heard in full at this location.

This is Obituary's highest chart number to date and sold almost 5 times as many copies as the 2009 release "Darkest Day."

Today Wondering Sound is hosting a stream of one of the bonus tracks from the special edition of "Inked in Blood." The track is a rerecording of the Obituary classic "Bloodsoaked" from the album "Slowly We Rot" and can be heard below. More...

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Crowd-funding For Album Covers Book Reaches Goal

The race for printing and distributing the upcoming book "And Justice For Art" (which tells the stories behind the making of artworks as iconic as Slayer's "Reign In Blood," Metallica's "And Justice For All," Death's "Symbolic," Carcass "Heartwork," At The Gates' "Slaughter Of The Soul," Opeth's "Heritage", etc.) just reached a new milestone. With one more week to go, the book's Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign has already reached the astonishing amount of $16.267.00. This means almost 200% of its original goal.

"It's simply amazing," enthuses author, Ramon Oscuro Martos, who originally put together the Indiegogo campaign, hoping to raise a couple of thousands dollars in order to produce about 100 physical copies of the book. "With this new amount I'll be able to print and distribute at least 400 copies and it could be even more by the end of the campaign."

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Obituary Streaming Full New Album

Death metal legends Obituary will make their Relapse debut with "Inked In Blood," their 9th full-length LP.

"Inked in Blood" will be released October 27th in North America/UK/World and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th via Relapse Records.

Today Obituary is giving fans a chance to hear "Inked in Blood" in its entirety one week before the album is released. Listen in below, thanks to Lambgoat.com. More...

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Obituary Streaming New Album's Title Track

Obituary will make its Relapse debut with "Inked In Blood," the band's 9th full-length LP due out October 27th.

Today Obituary premieres the title track online, which can be heard below, thanks to Guitar World.

In support of the new album, the group will be touring extensively through North America and Europe, kicking off a run with Carcass and Exhumed on October 28th followed by a North American run with Death (DTA) and Massacre from November 14th through December 7th.

Then the band heads to Europe for a two week headlining tour in January. A complete list of dates is available below. More...

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Massacre Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Pioneering Florida death metal group Massacre, which launched "Back From Beyond" (the band's first studio album in almost 20 years) earlier this year worldwide via Century Media Records, has announced tours through North America and now also Europe in order to continue promoting the release.

The upcoming runs will feature Massacre alongside Death (Death To All), Obituary, and Rivers of Nihil in North America, with Death (Death To All), Abysmal Dawn, and Loudblast in Europe. The band had this to say:

"Massacre is very excited to be part of the Swamp Leper Stomp Tour 2014 & the Death (DTA Tours) Symbolic European tour 2015. This is a great opportunity for us to bring Florida Death Metal to the masses and show people what Massacre is all about. Both tours have great line-ups and the fans get to see some awesome bands!!! With the history that Rick Rozz and I have with Death, we feel this will only add to the excitement and atmosphere of the shows." More...

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Obituary Unleashes Some Serious "Violence"

The death metal legends from Obituary make their Relapse debut with "Inked In Blood," their 9th full-length LP.

"Inked in Blood" will be released October 28th in North America via Relapse Records. So far only one song has been heard by the public from "Inked in Blood," but today that will change as Metal Sucks is hosting the premiere of a second single from the new album.

Check out "Violence" in the player below. In support of the new album, Obituary will also be hitting the road this Fall with Carcass, Exhumed, and Noisem from October 28th through November 9th. Then after a quick break the band will provide direct support for the upcoming "Death to All" Tour. The tour kicks off November 14th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through December 7th in Miami, FL.

The new album's track listing is:

1. Centuries of Lies
2. Violent By Nature
3. Pain Inside
4. Visions in my Head
5. Back on Top
6. Violence
7. Inked in Blood
8. Deny You
9. Within a Dying Breed
10. Minds of the World
11. Out of Blood
12. Paralyzed With Fear More...

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Carcass Announces New Tour Dates

The British extreme metal icons from Carcass will return to the United States once again this October/November.

Joining them on select dates are Florida death metal legends Obituary and the eclectic champions of “murder metal," Macabre. Death grinders Exhumed and newcomers Noisem will open each night of churning insanity as well.

“We thought it would be cool to go off the beaten track a bit and play some places that usually get overlooked,” commented Carcass frontman Jeff Walker. “We figure some of the tumbleweeds needed blowing away. Pretty chuffed to have managed to get our pals Obituary to come along on these dates. As anyone who has seen them recently will testify they're tearing it up live nowadays!”

Catch Carcass live:

05.09. FR Torcy - Fall Of Summer Festival
13.09. PL Warsaw - Progresja Music Zone
19.09. UK Belfast - Limelight
20.09. UK Dublin - Academy
18.10 FR Selestat - Les Tanzmatten
24.10. USA San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
25.10. USA San Bernardino, CA - Knotfest More...

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"...And Justice For Art" Book Cover Revealed

Our very own Ramón ‘Oscuro’ Martos just unveiled the cover artwork for his upcoming revelatory book "...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers."

This one-of-a-kind collection of stories recounts all the particulars behind the making of artwork as iconic as Slayer's "Reign In Blood," Morbid Angel's "Blessed Are The Sick," Metallica's "And Justice For All," Black Sabbath’s “13,” Death's "Symbolic," Carcass "Heartwork," Cormorant's "Dwellings,” Mayhem’s “Grand Declaration Of War,” Testament’s “Dark Roots Of Earth,” Opeth’s “Heritage” and many others.

These are told through 100 exclusive interviews with heavy music’s icons like Jeff Walker (Carcass), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura), Fenriz (Darkthrone), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Paul Masvidal (Cynic), Chris Adler (Lamb Of God), David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) and more. In addition, it features plenty of revealing commentaries by illustrators such as Michael Whelan, Eliran Kantor, Dan Seagrave, Joe Petagno, Arik Roper and Travis Smith, just to name a few.

“Working on the And Justice for Art book was an amazing experience,” comments illustrator Vertebrae33 — who has previously collaborated with artists like Slayer, Slash, and Soundgarden. “Ramon Oscuro Martos has an unbridled love of Metal art as well as a tremendous amount of passion and vision for his project. As an illustrator, there is nothing better than a vision realized and the satisfaction of the client. I am excited to see Ramon's project come to fruition!”

Martos comments: “Today’s Metal scene is overflowed with illustrators and visual artists; however, just a few posses the ability to create distinctive images, rich in detail, colors, and conceptual depth... That’s the case with Vertebrae33. Since the very beginning he was able to understand that And Justice For Art’s cover needed to be iconic and conceptually related to both Metal and Arts. I believe this book will coherently provide fans with plenty of first-hand information regarding to the creation of many iconic Metal album covers. The artwork created by Vertebrae33 perfectly introduces the reader to that world where music and visuals become one.” More...

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Obituary Streaming New Track Off "Inked In Blood"

The death metal legends in Obituary will make their Relapse debut with "Inked In Blood," their 9th full-length LP.

"Inked in Blood" will be released October 28th in North America (U.K. October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th). Today pre-orders have gone online, and the first song has been released for streaming.

Make your pre-order at this location, and listen to the new track "Visions In My Head" below.

In support of their new album, Obituary will be hitting the road this Fall, beginning with an appearance at East Coast Tsunami in Reading, PA on September 27th. Following those dates, Obituary embarks on a tour with Carcass, Exhumed, and Noisem from October 28th through November 9th. Then after a quick break the band will provide direct support for the upcoming "Death to All" Tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.

The "Inked In Blood" track listing is as follows:

1. Centuries of Lies
2. Violent By Nature
3. Pain Inside
4. Visions in my Head
5. Back on Top
6. Violence
7. Inked in Blood
8. Deny You
9. Within a Dying Breed
10. Minds of the World
11. Out of Blood
12. Paralyzed With Fear More...

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Obituary Posts New Album Teaser

The death metal legends in Obituary make their Relapse debut with "Inked In Blood," their 9th full-length LP.

"Inked in Blood" will be released October 28th in North America via Relapse Records and today the first taste of the album has been made available in an exclusive album teaser video.

Samples from three brand new tracks can be heard in the video below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Centuries of Lies
2. Violent By Nature
3. Pain Inside
4. Visions in my Head
5. Back on Top
6. Violence
7. Inked in Blood
8. Deny You
9. Within a Dying Breed
10. Minds of the World
11. Out of Blood
12. Paralyzed With Fear More...

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Bloodstock Live Stream Available This Weekend

This weekend's Bloodstock Open Air Festival will be streamed live over at this location, or by simply watching it in the player here:


Live Stream - Bloodstock Festival 2014 by BloodstockFestival

The schedule of acts set to be streamed live is as follows (all times are BST):

Friday, August 8th:

Bloodshot Dawn - 11.00am
Entombed AD - 12:00
Primordial - 13.05
Flotsam & Jetsam - 14:10
Prong - 15.20
Triptykon - 16.35
Dimmu Borgir - 19.30
Down - 21:15

Saturday, August 9th:

Evil Scarecrow - 11.00am
Shining - 12.00
Decapitated - 13:05
Orphaned Land - 14.10
Lacuna Coil - 16.35
Children of Bodom - 17.55
Carcass - 19.40
Emperor - 21:30

Sunday, August 10th:

Arthemis - 11.00am
Aborted - 12.00
ReVamp - 13.05
Biohazard - 14.10
Obituary - 16.35
Amon Amarth - 19.30
Megadeth - 21.15 More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Joining Death And Obituary On Tour

This November, Pennsylvania's Rivers of Nihil will embark on the biggest tour of the band's career so far.

The group has been added as the openers to the Death (DTA Tours) "Swamp Leper Stomp '14" tour. Additional support will come from Obituary and Massacre. This tour will kick off on November 14th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, and wraps up on December 7 in Miami, FL at Grand Central.

Guitarist Jon Kunz exclaims: "We're incredibly stoked to a part of this years North American Death (DTA Tours)! Death are one of our biggest influences, with the incredible 'Human' album being a constant source of inspiration. Throw in the nasty Tampa savagery of Obituary and Massacre, and you have the best death metal tour of the year. Long live Chuck, Florida death metal is supreme!" More...

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