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.
Goatwhore has finished filming a video for the first single from "Carving Out The Eyes Of God," "Apocalyptic Havoc," which was recently filmed by acclaimed video director, Dave Brodsky (The Red Chord, Unearth, The Black Dahlia Murder). You can check out the video below. More...
Florida based death metal legends Obituary will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America later this year in support of their new studio album, "Darkest Day." Joining them on the tour will be Goatwhore, Krisiun, The Berzerker and Warbringer.
The tour dates are as follows:
September 3 – The Rock – Tucson, Arizona
September 4 – U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, Arizona
September 5 – Gator’s – Farmington, New Mexico
September 6 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, Colorado
September 8 – Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, California
September 9 – Key Club – Los Angeles, California
September 10 – Slim’s – San Francisco, California
September 11 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, Oregon
September 12 – El Corazon – Seattle, Washington
September 14 – Sugar – Victoria, British Columbia
September 15 – Plazza Club – Vancover, British Columbia
September 17 – Warehouse – Calgary, Alberta
September 18 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, Alberta
September 19 – The Riddell at University of Regina – Regina, Saskatchewan
September 20 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 22 – Rave – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 23 – The Pearl Room – Mokena, Illinois
September 25 – Opera House – Toronto, Ontario
September 26 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, Quebec
September 27 – FouFounes – Montreal, Quebec
September 28 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 29 – The Blender Theatre at Gramercy – New York, New York
September 30 – The Palladium – Worcester, Massachusetts
October 2 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, North Carolina
October 3 – Orange Peel – Asheville, North Carolina
October 4 – Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, Kentucky
John Tardy, the lead vocalist of legendary American death metal group Obituary has checked in with a road report from Europe. It reads as follows:
"That was a busy few days there to finish this run out! Not much sleep happening, a lot of travel, but some really good shows. Thanks to all of you that came out to see us! We finished out in Spain at a great festival in Lorca. It was a good show and great to see our good friends in SEPULTURA. It had been a while since we saw them and they want us to put the S.O.S. Tour back together. Sepultura, Obituary, SADUS...that sounds fun to me. We will see what happens.
"Next up for us, we will be headed to Portugal for a festival and our first trip there! After that we start our US tour and we are looking forward to that!
"I will go through all my photos and get them up here in the next day or two as soon as I get my self together and try to get caught up with all the fan email. I did not have internet for the last few days so I am falling behind, but I will get to them as soon as I can!"
The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest has announced the first batch of bands for the next edition of the festival. More bands will be announced shortly, including the headliners.
The first bands to be announced are as follows:
BIRDS OF PREY
FUCK THE FACTS
Phoenix, Arizona extreme metal band LUSTMORD (DEATH STAR RECORDS/DEATH RAPE INC.) welcomes ex-Obituary guitarist ALLEN WEST as a guest musician on their new album. Allen West will record leads and guest tracks in Florida, for use on the NEW LUSTMORD album, which is currently being recorded.
LUSTMORD bass player ROCK ROLLAIN is also working with Allen, and Marco on their new project, which they recently recorded a 3 track demo for at Red Room Recording in Tampa Florida.
Lustmord is currently slated to perform on upcoming shows with Monstrosity, and Obituary when the bands stop in the Phoenix Metro area this summer.
Firewind will be appearing at the Festival Ilha do Ermal in Vieira do Minho, Portugal on August 29.
Bands scheduled to perform at the festival include Blind Guardian, Sepultura, Obituary and more. For more info on the festival, visit www.myspace.com/festivalilhadoermal.
Catch Firewind at the following festivals this summer:
June 26 Dessel, BEL - Graspop Metal Meeting
June 27 Helsinki, FIN - Tuska Festival
July 11 Chania, GR - Creta Festival
July 19 Istanbul, TR - Uni Rock Festival
Aug. 14 Dinkelsbühl, GER - Summer Breeze Festival
Aug. 29 Vieira do Minho, PT - Festival Ilha do Ermal
Florida based death metal legends Obituary has posted a brand new song online entitled, "List Of Dead" which will appear on their forthcoming new studio album, "Darkest Day." You can check out the song by heading to their official Myspace. The album will be released on June 30th through Candlelight Records.
Phoenix, Arizona extreme metal band, LUSTMORD, welcomes new members ROCK ROLLAIN on bass, and ABEL RODRIGUEZ on Rythm guitar.
LUSTMORD is currently writing new music and getting ready to go into the studio in late june/early july. The band is also touring California, Arizona, and Nevada over the next 4 months. Shows with KULT OF THORN, WINTER DARKNESS, BLOOD STAINED PYRAMIDS, MONSTROSITY, and OBITUARY have been confirmed.
Florida death metal band Obituary has posted an e-card online for their upcoming album "Darkest Day" here. The album is currently set for a June 30th release date via Candlelight Records.
The track listing for the album will be as follows:
1. List Of Dead
2. Blood To Give
4. Outside My Head
6. Your Darkest Day
7. This Life
8. See Me Now
9. Fields Of Pain
10. Violent Dreams
11. Truth Be Told
12. Forces Realign
13. Left To Die
Florida based death metal legends Obituary has revealed that their brand new studio album will be entitled, "Darkest Day" and will see a release date of June 30th through Candlelight Records.
The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
"List Of Dead"
"Blood To Give"
"Outside My Head"
"Your Darkest Day"
"See Me Now"
"Fields Of Pain"
"Truth Be Told"
"Left To Die"
Death metal legends Obituary have finished their tour of Europe alongside Amon Amarth, Legion Of The Damned and Keep Of Kalessin. The tour report reads as follows:
"We really want to thank all the fans for coming out this tour and showing us so much support! This has been a great time for all of us and we owe it all to you! We also want to thank the guys in AMON AMARTH, LEGION OF THE DAMNED and KEEP OF KALESSIN! Three great bands that it was a pleasure touring with and I hope you all keep in touch. Lastly, all the crew guys that worked so hard to keep everything going smoothly, we appreciate all of you, especially Peter, who we could not do without!
"I made it home last night and will here for a while for a much needed break. After recording 2 albums (one Obituary and one Tardy Brothers) and this European tour, I am ready for a break! We have some US shows set up and some European Summer Festivals we will be doing so I will get you all caught up on that soon!
"Thanks again to all of you and feel free to email me at email@example.com anytime! If any of you have some tour photos for the website I will put them up!"
REGAIN RECORDS has announced the co-operation with US Death Metal masters OBITUARY. Frank Watkins(bass) has issued the following statement:
“OBITUARY is very excited to announce a new Live DVD we'll release thru Regain Records! We did over 30 festivals last summer and the Party San Festival in Bad Barka, Germany was the very last and best one for Obituary...fortunately the show was filmed....it was like a Live Xecution!! The tentative Title!!!
OBITUARY “Live Xecution”
Bad Barka 2008
DVD on Regain June 2009”
Florida based death metal legends Obituary has completed the mixing for their new studio album. Lead vocalist John Tardy has checked in with the following message:
"We have been so busy finishing up this new Obituary album and getting ready to leave for Europe in a few days that I just have not had time to do it. The good news is, last night, we finished up the mixing and we are done. It came out really sick and I cannot wait for you guys to hear it...it is heavy!!!!!!!
"Like I said, we now focus on heading to Europe for our Full Of Hate tour that runs pretty much the month of March! It should be a good time and I hope you all can come out and see us."
Florida based death metal legends Obituary has entered the studio to record their brand new album which will be released later this year through Candlelight Records. A message from guitarist Ralph Santolla (formerly of Deicide) reads as follows: "Trevor [Peres, guitar] finished his tracks yesterday, and I'm doing solos now. The new stuff is HEAVY, some of my favorite Obituary riffs yet. Trevor's guitar sounds huge and menacing. If you like Obituary, you're gonna love this record."
Hardcore metal act Hatebreed has announced that their forthcoming new covers album, "For The Lions" will be released in North America on May 5th in North America via E1 Music (formerly known as Koch Records) and will appear on the shelves on Europe on May 11th through Century Media.
The covers appearing on "For The Lions" are as follows:
Slayer - "Ghosts of War"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Maniac"
Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
Metallica - "Escape"
Bad Brains - "Supertouch/Shitfit"
Misfits - "Hatebreeders"
D.R.I. - "Evil Minds"
Madball - "Set It Off"
Sick Of It All - "Shut Me Out"
Black Flag - "Thirsty"
Negative Approach - "Sick Of Talk"
Crowbar - "All I Had I Gave"
Merauder - "Life Is Pain"
Agnostic Front - "Your Mistake"
Judge - "Hear Me"
Obituary - "I'm In Pain
Subzero - "Boxed In"
HATEBREED has revealed the release date and tracklisting of their new covers album, "For The Lions." The album is set for release on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD, LIVE DOMINANCE (released September of 2008).
The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).
FOR THE LIONS was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.
You can preview of “Suicidal Maniac” on the band's MySpace page.
In additional HATEBREED news, the band announced the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin, welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak.
Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.” More...
Florida based death metal legends Obituary has announced a lengthy tour this September. They'll be joined on the trek by Goatwhore, Krisiun, The Berzerker and Warbringer.
The tour dates are as follows:
September 3 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
September 4 - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.’s Bar
September 5 - Farmington, NM @ Gator’s
September 6 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
September 8 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
September 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
September 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
September 11 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
September 12 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
September 14 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar
September 15 - Vancouver, BC @ Plaza Club
September 17 - Calgary, AB @ Warehouse
September 18 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
September 19 - Regina, SK @ The Riddell
September 20 - Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert Arms
September 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
September 23 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
September 25 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 26 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
September 27 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
September 29 – New York, NY @ Blender Theatre at Gramercy
September 30 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
October 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
October 2 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
October 3 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
October 4 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
Philly's Single Bullet Theory have posted a Metal Church cover of "Badlands" on their MySpace page. The cover was originally featured on their 2004 release, "Behind Eyes Of Hatred." The song also features guests James Murphy, of Testament, Death, and Obituary fame and Matt Thompson of King Diamond fame. More...
Amon Amarth has issued the following year end update and 2009 touring plans:
2008 has been one hell of a year for Amon Amarth. The year has been filled with one exciting event after another. We started the year with our first ever Australia/New Zealand tour - one more continent conquered. It was great to finally meet some of our Australian and New Zealand fans and experience an authentic Aussie barbie.
Our new album, Twilight of the Thunder God was a tremendous success. Not only debuting #48 on the US Billboard, #10 and #11 in Finland and Sweden as well as an amazing #6 in Germany! But also being part of the top 10 of many albums of the year lists. We had a very successful North American tour with Ensiferum, Belphegor and The Absence in early fall. We're looking forward to heading back across the ocean for another tour in 2009.
It's impossible to talk about 2008 without mentioning Unholy Alliance Tour Chapter III. It's been a great honor to share the stage with our heroes, Slayer. We ended the year with a bang. Bloodshed over Bochum was more successful than we expected. 4 sold out shows with fans coming from all corners of the world. 4 memorable nights and a hell of a way to spend New Years Eve surrounded by friends and fans, thank you all! More...
Obituary have confirmed they will be joining fellow Florida-based death metallers Malevolent Creation in Central America for two shows in early 2009. More...