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Obituary To Reform And Release New CD

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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.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. politiKILL writes:

I'm very stoked Obituary have decided to reform, they are legendary...
They were influential in every aspect of the word, and as said, groundbreakers!
Personally, I've been into them for about 15 years and still spin their sh** in my player as often as possible. This goes out to you for making a return and producing another album...\m/

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2. CauseOfDeath writes:

hopefully trevor will have more say in the new material, since he wrote cause of death(their best album) almost totally by himself. regardless, one of the greatest death metal bands of all time is back and i'm a happy camper!!

# Jan 21, 2004 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. drchaka writes:

YEAH!!! So many other bands have reformed over the last couple of years, it's great to hear that Obituary will return!!! Get the body bags ready, Obituary kicks ass!!
Can't wait to hear some new stuff and live shows. Please come to N.Y.!!
Venom? Frost? Where are you guys? Slayer is still around-come back for your true fans!!!
The infection will soon set in...
Slowly we rot...

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4. napalm writes:

i look forward to the new stuff!!!
please....come to greece!

# Jan 22, 2004 @ 5:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Suffocated writes:

SWEET!, I've been waiting for this to happen, and it has, i just hope the new album won't be like "Back from the Dead" Rock on \\m//

# Jan 22, 2004 @ 9:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Allan writes:

Obituary is the greatest deathmetal band of all time....they have the greatest sound ohh god there f***ing break down's are brutal...Intoxicated is the sickest song on the planet the ending of it makes you wanna f***ing kill someone

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7. konfia writes:

obituary f***in rules! end complete f***in destroys and dead is my favourite live cd of all times..

# Jan 25, 2004 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hari writes:

Obituary is my fave band...No other band like Obituary...I miss john tardy's growling scream..
Please Tell them that we support the reunion...and your fans are waiting here in the true land of brutality, Indonesia. Cause of Death is the best, Infected is the anthem....

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9. fishsteamer writes:

from all the years of listening to death metal i can say i never get tired of obituary go on and blow the world up i cant wait for the return of the greatest legendary band of all time this news makes me very excited kick a$$ you guys .

# Feb 5, 2004 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Thomas writes:

Obituary rules.....i hope trevor will be in reunion line-up to (no problems the proberably)
anyway i hope the new album is there soon and it would be cool if it was as good as cause of death and the end complete! AH what the hell...all the obituary albums kicked a$$ so !!!!!! see ya in Holland

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11. Mallek writes:

Trevor you suck....hahaha

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