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Obituary Parts Ways With Longtime Bassist Frank Watkins

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In a recent interview with Tomb Of The Opinionated, Obituary singer John Tardy confirmed the rumour that the band has parted ways with bass player Frank Watkins, who has been performing with the latest incarnation of Gorgoroth.

Tardy states: "Frank is no longer in the band and Terry Butler (Six Feet Under) will be doing all the shows that he can with us. Right now we are happy with that and if Terry’s schedule does not allow him to play with us we can always lean on Stever DiGiorgio (Sadus) or Kenny Andrews."

He also gave an update on the band's next studio album, which will be the first to be recorded without Watkins since 1989's, "Slowly We Rot.": "We have been doing so much traveling that is has been hard to get much done but, we have managed to get some songs started. We now have some time set aside to get some writing done so we will know more in the next couple of months. We are in no hurry and are going to take our time and enjoy the writing and recording process!"

Source: Tomb of the Opinionated

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1. Erebus writes:

You could of at least put up a pic of the latest Gorgoroth

# Sep 17, 2010 @ 8:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Tomb Of The Opinionated writes:

To see the whole interview and John's comments on Frank Watkins, please visit tomboftheopinionated.wordpress.com

# Sep 17, 2010 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

damn that sucks. excited to hear more about new album

# Sep 17, 2010 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianMN writes:

Funny to see Frank with face paint LOL.
Don't care about Obituary.
Last good album was World Demise.
Should have stayed broken up.

# Sep 17, 2010 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

Tomb Of The Opinionated: Wow... What a complete waste of my time. Thanks for that *rolls eyes*

# Sep 17, 2010 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RTB writes:

He left obituary for gorgoroth?
Would have never seen that coming...
I don't like gorgoroth so I won't comment any further. ...good luck

# Sep 18, 2010 @ 1:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

f*** why would he leave obituary only for gorgoroth
damm if you want to play in a different band
at least play in a good band

# Sep 18, 2010 @ 5:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

^haha agreed

# Sep 18, 2010 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. OlafBerzerker writes:

if OB only plays the first 3 albums for the rest of their days.......well! thats ok with me because they were epic!

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