Band Photo: Obituary (?)
From: Brandon, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped
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Finland's Finntroll is the latest act to be confirmed for the Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place on August 4-6, 2005 in Wacken, Germany.
The other confirmed bands to appear are Accept, Sinner, Nightwish, Marduk, Overkill, Obituary, Axel Rudi Pell, Edguy, Ensiferum, Illdisposed, Endstille, Turisas, Mercenary, Eisregen and Potentia Animi. More bands will be announced soon.
Playing on the Blackstage at the 2005 Wacken Open Air Festival is Obituary, Eisregen, Potentia Animi.
Other bands confirmed for W:O:A 2005:
Axel Rudi Pell
W:O:A is to take place on August 4-6 in Wacken, Germany.
John Tardy, frontman of the legendary death metal band Obituary is featured in Roadrunner Record's Ask the Artist this month. He answered your questions, including how Obituary formed, vocal influences, and his thoughts on the current death metal scene. Read all the answers in the Ask the Artist section.
Next month's artist is Cam from 3 Inches of Blood. Click here to submit a question to him.
Roadrunner's Ask the Artist this month features John Tardy of the legendary Obituary. Ask your questions here.
Obituary are currently recording their long awaited follow-up to 1998's "Dead." The album is expected to see the light of day sometime in 2005.
Recently, Tardy opened a site where he posts updates about the recording process. You can access that site at www.obituary.cc.
Obituary bassist Frank Watkins recently spoke to Decibel magazine about the songwriting process for the group's new studio album, tentatively due in 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label (most likely Roadrunner). Watkins described the group's new material as "going towards more of our older style, more like the 'Slowly We Rot' or 'Cause of Death' era; we're not really going to experiment like we did on past albums. We're trying to make this album as brutal as we possible can, we're going to try to make it the heaviest album we've ever recorded."
With regards to how the legendary death metal band's reunion came about, Watkins said that Andrew W.K. (whose band features Obituary drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy) was playing Ozzfest in 2002, "He asked me and John [Tardy, Obituary vocalist] if we'd get up with them and do a song, so we did it, and then just from there it kind of sparked more interest in all of us to get back together, so we called everybody and it took about a year and a half, and we just said, 'We should start doing it again'."
The Swedish death metal band Visceral Bleeding, along with Master, will be teaming up with death metal legends Obituary on their reunion tour accross Europe. The tour will kick off early October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Oct. 08 - Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar
Oct. 09 - Sint-Lievens-Houtem, BEL @ De Fabriek
Oct. 10 - Dublin, IRE @ The Village
Oct. 11 - Paris, FRA @ La Locomotive
Oct. 15 - Reggio Emilia, ITA @ Transilvania Live
Oct. 19 - Bradford, UK @ Bradford - Rio
Oct. 20 - London, UK @ The Electric Ballroom
Oct. 21 - Osnabrück, GER @ Düttehalle
Oct. 22 - Berlin, GER @ K 17
Oct. 23 - Thessaloniki, GRE @ Hydrogios
Oct. 24 - Athens, GRE @ Rodon Club
More dates TBA.
"Wow! I can’t believe that this site is actually working! First off, thank you for your patience. If you have been waiting for me sorry it took a little while. I have been learning as I go along and, even though I have had fun, it has been a lot of work. I would like to thank Paul Poyntz and Trevor Peres for all their help. You guys rule! Trevor designed our other Official Web Site: slowlywerot.net. Don’t ask why we have two websites. We just do because we want to. Keep on checking in with us because I have a lot of plans for this site and it will keep changing and updating with the more I learn about Web Design.
Secondly, it feels really good to be back writing new music and playing some shows here and there. We are playing only a few shows right now until the new CD is done. We hope to be recording it near the end of the year and hope for a release sometime early 2005! The shows we are playing are really fun for us because we are playing a lot of old songs we normally don’t play live as well as some other stuff. Hopefully we will see you on the road so you can see what I mean.
I am not one to go on for too long, but I just want to say thank you to all of you for the support over the years and we hope to see you out on the road.. Please keep in touch at email@example.com. We try to answer as many emails as we can but occasionally the mailbox gets filled up. If this happens please try again some other time and we will do our best to keep up because we would really like to hear from you.
The following guest musicians will be appearing on MC Necro's new album, "The Pre-Fix For Death":
Jamey Jasta and Sean Martin of Hatebreed , #0 of Slipknot aka DJ Starscream (Sid Wilson), Trever Perez of Obituary, Away of Voivod, Dan Lilker of Nuclear Assault, S.O.D., Brutal Truth, and Danny Diablo of Crown of Thorns, Scarhead.
Necro's official biography says the following: More...
Three short video clips of the reunited death metal legends OBITUARY performing live at last weekend's March Metal Meltdown VI in Irvington, New Jersey have been posted online at this location.
Formed in 1984 as EXECUTIONER (later shortened to XECUTIONER), OBITUARY are widely considered to be one of the most influential and groundbreaking bands in the death metal genre. After releasing several successful albums in the late Eighties/early Nineties (including the classic 1989 debut "Slowly We Rot" and its equally punishing 1990 follow-up, "Cause of Death"), the band announced their breakup, with John Tardy's disinterest in touring apparently a major factor, according to the Internet heavy metal encyclopedia BNR Metal Pages. Trevor Peres has since started CATASTROPHIC, while Donald Tardy joined Andrew W.K.'s band some time ago. OBITUARY are currently working on material for a new studio album, tentatively due later in the year through Roadrunner Records.
The reunion of OBITUARY is now confirmed on the Metalfest.com website for the 1st annual Sun N' Steel Florida Metalfest, held March 6th and 7th at Pinellas Expo Center in Tampa, Florida. Other bands added are THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ENTOMBED, ANAL BLAST, 3 INCHED OF BLOOD and other locals. Also confirmed are the "NWOBHM ALLSTARS" featuring AL ATKINS (JUDAS PRIEST), JESS COX (TYGERS OF PAN TANG) and, DENNIS STRATTON (IRON MAIDEN, PRAYING MANTIS).
The full list of bands confirmed so far can be seen here.
More to be announced.
Legendary Florida death metallers OBITUARY are in the process of reforming with a view towards releasing a new CD in late 2004 or early 2005. "[Drummer] Donald [Tardy], [guitarist] Allen [West] and I have been working on some new stuff and are thinking about a new album," singer John Tardy told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We are just getting started and I know [Donald] has talked to [ex-OBITUARY guitarist] Trevor [Peres] about it, too. Right now we have no timeline or record deal set up, but we are writing songs. If all goes well, [the reunion] would be with all 'original' members [John, Donald, Allen, Trevor and bassist Frank Watkins]."
Although the reformed OBITUARY would likely perform select live shows before and after the recording of a new studio album, there is no truth to the reports that the band will make an appearance at the Sun N' Steel festival in Tampa in early March. "I don't know anything about a Sun N' Steel show...never heard of it," John said.
Formed in 1984 as EXECUTIONER (later shortened to XECUTIONER), OBITUARY are widely considered to be one of the most influential and groundbreaking bands in the death metal genre. After releasing several successful albums in the late Eighties/early Nineties (including the classic 1989 debut "Slowly We Rot" and its equally punishing 1990 follow-up, "Cause of Death"), the band announced their breakup, with John Tardy's disinterest in touring apparently a major factor, according to the Internet heavy metal encyclopedia BNR Metal Pages. Trevor Peres has since started CATASTROPHIC, while Donald Tardy joined Andrew W.K.'s band some time ago.