Band Photo: Obituary (?)
From: Brandon, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped
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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.
Death metal act Obituary will kick off a string of tour dates on May 28th, including an appearance at this year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest, before kicking off their summer run of festival dates. Vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, and guitarists Trevor Peres and Ralph Santolla will be joined by bassists Kenny Andrews from 5/28 - 6/07 (Andrew WK, Pain Principal), Steve DiGiorgio from 6/26 - 7/10 (Death, Testament, Iced Earth, Sadus etc.) and Terry Butler from 8/12 - 9/02 (Death, Massacre, Denial Fiend).
The upcoming Obituary tour dates are as follows:
5/28/2010 The Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
5/29/2010 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
5/30/2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
6/01/2010 Opera House - Toronto, ONT
6/02/2010 Blondes - Detroit, MI
6/03/2010 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
6/05/2010 Marquee - Tulsa, OK
6/06/2010 Emo's Alternative Lounging - Austin, TX
6/07/2010 Meridian - Houston, TX
6/26/2010 Grasspop Festival Kastelsedijk - Dessel, Belgium
6/30/2010 Het Burgerweeshuis Deventer - Holland, Netherlands
7/02/2010 Tuska Open Air Festival - Helsinki, Finland
7/04/2010 Unirock Festival - Istanbul, Turkey
7/08/2010 Rockweekend Festival - Soderham , Sweden
7/09/2010 Metal Camp Festival - Tomin , Slovenia
7/10/2010 Savoi Rock Fest - Stade De Baithe Rhone-Alpe, France
8/12/2010 Brutal Assualt Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic
8/13/2010 Open Mind Festival - Ostrolecka, Szcyton, Poland
8/14/2010 Bloodstock Festival - Derbyshire, Midlands, United Kingdom
8/19/2010 Summer Breeze Festival - Dinkelsbühl, Germany
8/21/2010 Alte Zuckerfabrik Rostock - Meclenbur, Germany
8/26/2010 Lido - Belin, Germany
8/28/2010 Usf Veftet - Bergen, Norway
8/30/2010 Reaktor Club Minsk - Horad, Belarus
9/02/2010 Global East Rock Festival - Kyiv, Ukraine
As the tributes from fans, friends and critics alike pour in, more contemporaries of Ronnie James Dio have spoken about the man, his music and his legacy. You can read some more tributes below.
Exodus' Gary Holt - "What more can be said about Ronnie that hasn't been said by so many others. He was the kindest, most humble metal god I've ever had the pleasure and honor of touring with. I first met him at Foundations forum, about two to three weeks before our tour with them during the Dehumanizer tour, for about ten minutes while he waited outside for his cab. I introduced myself, said it was an all time honor to meet and tour with him and said see you soon. Fast forward to the first day of the tour, and he sees me and says "How are you doing Gary?". I would not have been offended if he never knew my name the whole tour, but he remembered it from a ten minute chat around three weeks earlier. We had many golden moments hanging out with him, while he allowed me to relentlessly badger him for stories about Ritchie Blackmore and the time spent singing for my favorite band, Rainbow. R.I.P., your impact on me won't ever be forgotten." More...
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
In a recent update, Obituary vocalist John Tardy revealed that the band have begun work on their next studio album, which will be the follow up to last years album, "Darkest Day." The message reads as follows:
"We are enjoying some time off and it has given us a chance to finally work on some new music. Trevor (Peres - guitar) was in town and we got some new Obituary songs down. Heavy as balls! Donald (Tardy - drums) and I also have been working on some new TB BLOODLINE material. ...just having a blast jamming!!!!
"I am still working on this studio! It is coming along slowly, but starting to see the light at the end of tunnel! I need some carpet!!! Can't find anything I like! I will also try to get that webcam back up soon.
"We are getting closer and closer to the start of our US Tour! It starts off in Orlando and the Club Firestone! This place is awesome and we have not played in Orlando in a long, long time so we are hoping for a killer show!!"
The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Florida based death metal legends Obituary has posted a new tour report online from their current trek across Europe. A message posted by the band whilst in England reads as follows:
"We are in Birmingham, England for our first of five shows in the UK (counting one in Scotland). This has to be the most shows we have played here in a long time. It seems like we always come over for one show, so it is nice to have several in a row!
"Last night in Belgium was awesome! It was a Hard Core and Metal Festival and I think it went really good. 12 hours of music may have been a little much for most people, me included, but it was a good show!
"UK you have plenty of shows to choose from, so I hope you can make it out to a couple of them!"
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."
The lineup (in no particular order) is now as follows: More...
The Tomahawk Festival, which was set to take place on March 13th, 2010 in Germany, has official been canceled. The organizers of the festival posted a message on their website citing poor ticket sales as the reason for the cancellation. More info on the festival can be found at this location. Obituary and Persefone, who were scheduled to perform at the festival, will still play on March 13th, 2010 instead at the N8 Club in Osnabruck.
The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
According to a recent post by Obituary guitarist Trevor Peres, police in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador stopped the band's concert taking place due to permit issues. The message reads as follows:
"Local police stopped Obituary's sound check in Cuenca, Ecuador after fans were waiting outside in the rain for three hours because of production delays. The show was billed for Obituary to start playing at 2:30 pm, but due to the PA company getting a late start in the morning Obituary didn't started to sound check until 3:30 pm. During the sound check the local police decided to make an appearance and stop the entire show from going on. Apparently, the local promoter did not have the proper permits to put on a live concert. We were never officially told what exactly the permits were for, but the show was canceled.
"Obituary was ready to put on a show but was stopped. We are very sorry for the fans who drove hours and purchased tickets to see the concert. We hope that this show can be made up to the fans who paid for tickets. As soon as Obituary knows any information we will post it right here."
Arizona death/black metal band Lustmord will be entering the studio later this month to finish recording the tracks for the new album "RAPE DISMEMBER KILL." Lustmord have taken a couple weeks off from touring to finish writing the material. Once the recording is finished Lustmord will return to the "RAPE DISMEMBER KILL" tour to finish the west coast portion of shows. The Midwest/East coast shows will start this summer. Famed metal guitarist Allen West (ex-Obituary) will take part in some of these recordings, and will also help to produce a couple of the songs.
The organisers of Belgium's biggest rock festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of seven more bands to the bill. The biggest news is that iconic rockers Motorhead will be performing at the event along with Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero. Also added to the lineup are death metal legends Obituary, Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Job For A Cowboy and Ghost Brigade.
The lineup now reads as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
GOJIRA has announced that its only show in the United Kingdom will be its act on the Bloodstock Open Air Festival bill. Although GOJIRA has stated it will be playing more shows in the US, no new tour dates have been released as of yet. The current Bloodstock Open Air Festival lineup is as follows:
OBITUARY, ROSS THE BOSS, RAGE, ANDROMEDA, BEHEMOTH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, DORO, LEAVES EYES, SUFFOCATION, DREAM EVIL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, KORPIKLAANI, GWAR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FEAR FACTORY, AMORPHIS, GOJIRA
The Bloodstock Open Air Festival is currently scheduled for August 13th, 14th, and 15th.
Philadelphia's RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER has announced a handful of upcoming tour dates. RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER will be playing regionally starting next weekend in addition to joining D.R.I., OBITUARY, and NAGLFAR for a couple of shows. A listing of confirmed RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER is touring in support of their recent release, "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest." RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have debuted the first video from the album, for “Nothing Defeats The Skull,” which can be seen below. “Nothing Defeats The Skull” was directed by David Causa for The DC Experience and produced by DRP Entertainment. "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest" is currently streaming online now in its entirety at this location.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER tour dates are as follows:
01/15 - Philadelphia, PA - JR’s Bar
01/16 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar and Grille
01/17 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (w/ D.R.I.)
05/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Europa (w/ D.R.I.)
05/31 - Cleveland, OH - Pirate’s Cove
06/02 - Detroit, MI - Blondies (w/ OBITUARY)
06/03 - Toronto, ON - Opera House (w/ NAGLFAR) More...
The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom and industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be headlining the 2010 edition of the event.
Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho comments: "I'm really glad we're playing Bloodstock next year – it's the only UK show for us in 2010, and the crowd over there has been awesome for us lately!"
The lineup is now as follows:
Children Of Bodom
Ross The Boss
American death metal legends Obituary has announced that they will be heading to Europe in March of next year for a headlining tour. More details, including support acts, are expected to be revealed nearer the time.
The tour dates are as follows:
March 4 - Helling - Utrecht, Holland
March 5 - Watt - Rotterdam, Holland
March 6 - Maximum HXC & Metal Fest - Espace Magnum Colfontaine, Belgium
March 7 - O2 Academy - Birmingham, England
March 8 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, England
March 9 - O2 ABC2 - Glasgow, Scotland
March 11 - O2 Academy - London, England
March 12 - O2 Academy - Sheffield, England
March 13 - Tomahawk Festival - Alfred Fischer Halle - Hamm, Germany
March 14 - Trabendo - Paris, France
March 16 - Turock - Essen, Germany
March 17 - Zizers/Chur, Swiss - Event Stage
March 18 - New Age Club - Roncarde (Treviso), Italy
March 19 - Di Cervia Rockplanet Club - Pinarella, Italy
March 20 - Blackout Club - Rome, Italy
March 21 - TBA - Sardinia, Italy
A trailer for OBITUARY's "Live Xecution - Live @ Party.SAn Open Air 2008" DVD has been posted online. The video footage was filmed at PARTY.SAN Open Air (Germany), August 9, 2008. The DVD is out now via REGAIN RECORDS. Check out the trailer below.
Tampa based death metal band Obituary has issued the following update:
"We just landed in Miami International Airport after returning from our shows in Brazil. See photo of us updating the website watching Monday Night Foorball. We had a sick time in South America and we want to thank all of the fans that came out to support Obituary. We can't wait to get back and throw down again. We should have the rescheduled shows that were canceled posted on our website soon. Check back soon for the rescheduled shows."
"Also, Obituary will be playing a concert in Tampa, Florida at the Crow Bar in Ybor City. The date is presently scheduled for January 8th. We will keep you posted. "
Dr. Mikannibal of Japanese metallers Sigh is sharing her Habanero Gyudon recipe with the world in the new cookbook "Hellbent For Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook." The book, which was put together by Annick "Morbid Chef" Giroux, is now available from Bazillion Points Books. "Hellbent For Cooking" features 101 entries from 32 countries and includes entries from bands such as Thin Lizzy, Anthrax, Destruction, Possessed, Obituary, Accept, Doro, Gwar, Toxic Holocaust, EyeHateGod, Saint Vitus, Amebix, Melechesh, Cauldron, Uriah Heep, and more. About 30% of the entries are vegetarian. More info on the cookbook can be found at this location.
Just For Fun
Guitarist Trevor Peres of Florida death metallers Obituary has released his own line of Bar-B-Que sauce. More information on the "T-Bones Famous Original Rib'Licious" sauce can be found at this location.