Obituary Release New “Slowly We Rot” & “Cause Of Death” Live Albums

Obituary have released new live versions of “Slowly We Rot” and “Cause Of Death.” The records, which are titled “Slowly We Rot – Live And Rotting” and “Cause Of Death – Live Infection,“ were recorded at Odd Life Studios and they are currently available in digital outlets. They will also be available on LP/CD and Blu-ray on August 26.

Amon Amarth Announce North American Tour With Carcass, Obituary, & Cattle Decapitation

Amon Amarth have announced a headlining North American tour in support of their new album “The Great Heathen Army“ (out August 5). Carcass, Obituary, and Cattle Decapitation will open.

Tour Dates:

11/11 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl (no Carcass)
11/12 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theater
11/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
11/15 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
11/16 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
11/18 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
11/19 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/23 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
11/25 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/26 Chicago, IL – The Aragon Ballroom
11/27 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
11/30 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
12/01 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
12/02 Toronto, ON – History
12/03 Laval, QC – Place Bell
12/05 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
12/06 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
12/07 Kansas City, MO – Uptown
12/09 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
12/12 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12/13 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
12/15 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live
12/16 San Diego, CA – SOMA
12/17 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum

Heaven Shall Burn, Trivium, Obituary, & Malevolence Announce 2023 European Tour

Heaven Shall Burn, Trivium, Obituary, and Malevolence have announced a 2023 European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/12 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy (no Obituary)
01/13 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy (no Obituary)
01/14 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse (no Obituary)
01/15 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton (no Obituary)
01/17 Tilburg, NET – O13
01/18 Saarbrücken, GER – Saarlandhalle
01/20 Düsseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
01/21 Erfurt, GER – Messe
01/22 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlín
01/23 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
01/25 Helsinki, FIN – House of Culture
01/27 Stockholm, SWE – Fållan
01/28 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
01/29 Germany, Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
01/31 Brussels, BEL – AB
02/01 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
02/03 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
02/04 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo
02/05 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
02/07 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
02/08 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
02/10 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
02/11 Hamburg , GER – Sporthalle
02/12 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
02/14 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
02/15 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
02/17 Munich, GER – Zenith
02/18 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
02/19 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
02/20 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle

Obituary Waiting “Until Europe Opens Up” To Release Their New Album

Obituary have officially finished their new album. However, according to drummer Donald Tardy, the band are “gonna wait until Europe opens up” to release it.

Tardy told Chaoszine the following about the record:

“It is fucking awesome. It is OBITUARY, absolutely 100 percent, meat and potatoes, but with Ken’s [Andrews, lead guitar] influence and him being able to write a few songs with me on this one, he brings a much more old-school thrash metal feel. So it’s fresh, it’s killer, it’s exciting on some of those songs, but then also the meat and potatoes, there are some songs that are so heavy on this record, man. I’m so proud of it. I can’t wait for people to hear it. And the production — we recorded it at our studio and then we sent it off to Joe Cincotta, my boy who’s done the last four albums with us. He did an amazing job; the sound of this record is fantastic. I can’t wait for everybody to hear it. We’re working on the album cover right now. And we are now just waiting for the target date that we’re gonna release it.”

He continued when asked about release plans:

“Until this pandemic opens up Europe, we will not release this album until we are invited back to Europe. Because the only thing that albums are good for now, and some people won’t agree with this, especially fans, is that it’s there to get people talking about the band so when we get ready to go tour, we can make a living because nobody — and I don’t mean nobody as in zero percent — but the percentage of people actually walking to a Best Buy or walking to a store and physically buying one of my albums compared to 18 years ago, as you can imagine, is nil. So we have to wait for the prime opportunity to release this thing so everybody wants to go and get it. And the prime opportunity is when Europe is open, when America is open, we can release it and we can be in Europe and we can go bust our asses and hope that people go and buy the new album. ‘Cause everyone is listening to it, but we’re all listening to it on Spotify and on these streaming sites, and that doesn’t do musicians like myself, it doesn’t do us any good because we don’t get royalties from those companies.

The reality is we haven’t been to Europe in four years and they’re deserving of it as well. So we’re gonna wait so all of us around the whole world can celebrate this album with us properly where we can go do a world tour and promote it. So, you guys are gonna have to have patience. We’re gonna wait until Europe opens up.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Obituary Announce East Coast Tour With Gruesome & 200 Stab Wounds

Obituary have announced a headlining East Coast tour. Gruesome and 200 Stab Wounds will open.

Tour Dates:

03/18 Jacksonville, FL, – 1904
03/19 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
03/20 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
03/22 Norfolk, VA – Elevation 27
03/23 Millersville, PA – Phantom Power
03/25 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
03/26 Burlington, VT – Nectar’s
03/27 Albany, NY – Underground Live
03/29 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/30 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
03/31 Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedraft’s Brewing Co
04/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
04/02 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
04/04 Indianapolis, IN – Hi-fi
04/05 Huntington, WV – The Loud
04/06 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony
04/08 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
04/09 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
04/10 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

Obituary commented:

“It’s time to put away the leather jackets and boots, bust out the FlipFlops & TankTops and prepare yourself for an outrageously, awkward yet undeniably amazing evening that could possibly turn into the best night of your life.

The Florida Boys are at it again and are firing up the RV, checking the brake lines and high tailing it out of town and heading your way…so breaking out the SunBlock and prepare to Rock!

The EastCoast RedNeckRun III is about to go down and we need to know two things…who’s joining us and is the Beer Cold? Contrary to the Apollo-13-Mission, failure is an option and so are Shoes…but having a GodDamn GoodTime is a none of your money back guarantee!

This isn’t Rocket Science nor have we ever claimed to be scientists or the smartest band in the world..we’re just thirsty, ready to jam and hope you are too. Where will WE see YOU?

We’re just happier than a puppy with two peters to be headed back out on the road.”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Obituary Performing “Cause Of Death” In Full During 2020 Melbourne, Australia Show

The Riff Crew have shared pro-shot footage of Obituary’s January 18, 2020 show at Max Watts in Melbourne, Australia. That concert featured a full album performance of “Cause Of Death” and more.

Five More Dates Added To Upcoming Obituary, Municipal Waste, Gatecreeper, Enforced, & SpiritWorld Tour

Five more dates have been added to the upcoming Decibel Magazine tour. As previously reported, that trek will take place in winter 2022 and it will feature: Obituary, Municipal Waste, Gatecreeper, Enforced, and SpiritWorld.

Tour Dates:

01/28 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum (no SpiritWorld)
01/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (no Gatecreeper/SpiritWorld)
01/31 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (no SpiritWorld)
02/01 San Antonio, TX – The Vibes Event Center Showroom (no SpiritWorld)
02/03 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
02/04 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
02/05 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
02/06 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
02/07 San Diego, CA – Music Box
02/09 Grand Junction, CO – The Mesa Theater
02/10 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
02/11 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
02/12 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
02/14 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
02/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/17 Rochester, NY – Anthology (no SpiritWorld)
02/18 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place (no SpiritWorld)
02/19 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (no SpiritWorld)
02/20 Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall (no SpiritWorld)
02/21 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry (no SpiritWorld)

Obituary, Municipal Waste, Gatecreeper, Enforced, & SpiritWorld Set For 2022 Decibel Magazine Tour

The lineup has been revealed for the upcoming Decibel Magazine tour. The trek will take place in winter 2022 and it will feature: Obituary, Municipal Waste, Gatecreeper, Enforced, and SpiritWorld.

Tour Dates:

01/28 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum (no SpiritWorld)
01/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (no Gatecreeper/SpiritWorld)
02/03 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
02/04 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
02/05 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
02/06 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
02/07 San Diego, CA – Music Box
02/09 Grand Junction, CO – The Mesa Theater
02/10 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
02/11 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
02/12 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
02/14 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
02/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/19 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (no SpiritWorld)
02/21 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry (no SpiritWorld)

Obituary commented:

“We are very proud, excited and honored to be a part of the 2022 Decibel Magazine Tour. Sharing the stage with our good friends and fellow shredders Municipal Waste is something we’ve been wanting and waiting to do for a long time, so super stoked to join forces with them along with Gatecreeper and Enforced to reassure fans for an all-out raging lineup!

And we want to make this fun and interesting for the fans as well, so we are asking everyone to give us their thoughts on which songs Obituary should play. We are really looking forward to reading all the comments and suggestions, and start working on the setlist. So, hit us with your favorite song suggestions and let’s do this!”

Municipal Waste added:

“We’re very excited to be a part of a tour with so many heavy hitters from start to finish! Looking forward to hitting so many of these places we haven’t played in such a long time.”

Decibel Books To Release “Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary”

Decibel Books are planning to release a fully authorized Obituary biography, titled “Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary,” next year. The book, which was written by David E. Gehlke, is available for pre-order and it is expected to ship in January.

Donald Tardy commented:

“This is the first time that we, as a band, have ever officially opened up to the fans. We took a look at the past, remembering how it all began in Tampa. We shared stories from the studio and the road, and also the mayhem throughout our career like it really was: the good, the bad and the ugly. ‘Turned Inside Out’ sets the record straight after 35 years — these are the events that made us who we are and the facts that made it history.”

Here’s a description of the book:

“Tampa, Florida’s Obituary have been a death metal institution since 1984. Guided by the inhuman, if not unfathomably deranged, vocals of John Tardy, the obscenely brutal guitar tone of Trevor Peres and rhythmic brilliance of drummer Donald Tardy, Obituary defined heaviness throughout the 1990s. Their 1989 ‘Slowly We Rot’ and 1990 ‘Cause of Death’ studio albums are undisputed classics, but their live prowess and unwavering dedication to their fans made them one of the metal underground’s most respected bands.

An unexpected five-year hiatus starting in 1998 only saw Obituary’s stature grow when a new generation of bands adopted their sonic trademarks. However, their post-reformation efforts were nearly sidetracked by the perils of the music industry and inter-band tumult. Through the unbreakable bond between the Tardy brothers and Peres, Obituary emerged stronger than ever, entrenched in their rightful position as death metal vanguards.

Penned by David E. Gehlke, author of ‘No Celebration: The Official Story of Paradise Lost,’ and featuring a foreword by Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy/ex-Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, ‘Turned Inside Out: The Official Story of Obituary’ is the first fully authorized biography of Obituary, providing an unprecedented look into the band’s career through in-depth interviews, studio recollections, road stories and scores of exclusive photos. This 328 page tome available exclusively through dB Books and is limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.”

Obituary Announce September Livestream Show

Obituary have announced that they will be playing a livestream concert later this month. The virtual event, which they are calling “11th Hour 12-Pack Studio Live Stream,” will take place on September 25 and tickets can be found HERE.

The band commented:

“Down to the wire…as the band is in the studio, putting the final touches on the new album, we are also gearing up and preparing for the U.S. Tour with Black Label Society which is just a few weeks away. With that said, we know that fans around the world are also waiting and wondering when they will be able to see us perform live so this is what we are going to do: We are setting the cameras back up in the studio and will stream one of our final rehearsals for everyone to be a part of!

We are picking 12 songs for the tour setlist and are turning to our fans for help!

We want to hear from you guys which songs we should play so let’s hear it! You tell us which songs you want to hear and we will monitor all our socials and the Obituary website for all of your song suggestions and YOU GUYS will help us pick the setlist for the tour AND we will play them in front of the cameras for you guys! We’ll taking suggestions all week and unveiling the setlist next Monday, September 20th!

We are also going to bring you inside the studio to witness the boys writing, discussing and working on new material plus give you a little taste of the New Album and play you guys a NEW SONG, if that sounds cool with you!

We are officially calling this the “11th hour 12-pack” Studio-Live-Stream!

You guys Ready?

Let’s do this!!!”