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!!!”

Watch Obituary Cover “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)” With Members Of Power Trip

During Obituary’s March 27 livestream concert, the band were joined by Power Trip‘s Blake Ibanez and Nick Stewart for a cover of “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe).“ The performance served as a tribute for late Power Trip frontman Riley Gale.

Obituary Announce Two Livestream Shows Including A Full Performance Of “The End Complete”

Obituary have announced two new livestream concerts. The first one will be held on March 27 and it will feature a set consisting of the band’s favorite songs. The second one will be held on April 3 and it will feature a full album performance of “The End Complete.” Tickets can be found HERE.

The group commented:

“The CDC has determined that wearing two masks is proven even more effective at helping slow the spread of Covid-19 and though the vaccines are beginning to work around the world to end the pandemic, there is a new virus lurking in the swamps of Florida and we are not out of the woods yet. With that said, we suggest that you triple mask for these next live-streams because one thing’s clear, this is no ordinary virus. This is the *Metal-21-Virus and there is no vaccine developed to save you from it so… wear your mask & Keep Ur Distance because… Metal Is Contagious!

For the past 7 weeks we have locked ourselves inside the studio to prepare for these next studio livestream sessions. Re-learning the now 29 year old “The End Complete” album and rehearsing many of the bands favorites. We are proud to announce that we are ready to bring our fans the goods and have picked a killer selection of classic songs, rare tracks and The End Complete Album performed in its entirety. We have been busting our asses preparing and now WE are ready.”

Obituary Announce Livestream Concert Series

Obituary have announced a livestream concert series. The band will be playing three virtual shows consisting of a full album performance of “Slowly We Rot,” a full album performance of “Cause Of Death,” and a rare classics/special tracks set.

Here’s the dates:

10/17 Tampa FL – ESI Streaming Studio (performing “Slowly We Rot”)
10/24 Tampa FL – ESI Streaming Studio (performing “Cause Of Death”)
11/07 Gibsonton, FL – Obituary’s Recording Studio (rare classics/special tracks set)

Obituary commented:

“𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒!!!!

The World Health Organization has announced an earth shattering advisory….they’ve tried to develop a vaccine…they’re employing any treatment they can think of….but upon repeated examination and the indisputable death toll it has been confirmed….THERE IS NO CURE FOR METAL!!!!! And with that in mind, we aim to deliver you from the pain within….the pain withOUT this intangible substance your soul survives to crave….and present you with a trifecta of infectious disease that is sure to please your senses…socially distanced, WE WILL ROT TOGETHER!!!!!!

Excited to announce the official OBITUARY live stream concert series beginning October 17th!!! Across three dates, we will first be streaming live from ESI Sound Stage in Tampa, performing Slowly We Rot and Cause of Death in their entirety. Afterwards, witness the band in their natural habitat, streaming-live from the Obituary recording studio playing all classics.

Tickets are on sale, including various bundles for all three concerts and exclusive merch at https://obituarylive.com.”

Obituary Working On New Album

During a recent interview with Riff Crew, Obituary drummer Donald Tardy revealed that the band have been using their coronavirus downtime to work on material for their next album. The effort is expected to be released in 2021.

Tardy said the following:

“I’m basically staying away from everybody — even the band. The band has not been together [since the pandemic started]. Everyone has children — there’s a lot of children involved in this band. So we’re kind of just staying away from each other at this point. Ken’s [Andrews, guitar] over in Orlando, which is a hundred miles away. Trevor [Peres, guitar] lives about an hour away from the studio. So we’re basically just writing riffs on our own and recording them and tucking them away, and we’re gonna begin the process of writing songs together over the Internet.”

“We’ve never done that before; we’ve always been a band to write riffs and come up with ideas and talk to each other on the phone and stuff, but we’re realizing that we’ve gotta do this. There’s no sense to be getting together every day or every other day when we don’t if and when one of us catches this thing. So we’re trying our best to be super safe. So what I’m doing is I’m writing. Trevor and I are going over stuff — he’s sending me riffs, I’m sending him drum beats and we’re kind of compiling some new stuff for the OBITUARY album. I’m also writing new TARDY BROTHERS stuff. And to keep myself busy, when I’m at the studio, I’m filming with my GoPro [camera], just some of my performances, and when I get back to my place, I’m doing a lot of editing and spending a lot of time on some TARDY BROTHERS videos that I’m doing now. Because we did an album a long time ago — a decade ago — and I’ve had new songs that I had not recorded yet. So I’m really diving into that as well. I’m just keeping myself with music, because that’s really all I know. I take care of my house, my girl, my colonies of cats, and after that, it’s on to playing drums and writing riffs and coming up with new music.”

He also added:

“Sadly, even though it’s going on four months now, I don’t think it’s really dawned on us how long we’re about to sit home as a band and as a touring group, because until venues are allowed to do shows and promoters are booking shows and we’re feeling safe to go do something, we’re gonna be home,” he said. “And from the looks of it, and from what my agents are saying, we very well might be home for a year before we get to play one note of one show. So, what a scary reality. We’re trying to stay positive; we’re trying not to panic. Besides the finance part of it, and we don’t really know what’s gonna happen if we are having to sit home for a year, what we’re gonna try and do is we are gonna try and write a monster of a new OBITUARY album. And that’s kind of what our goal is. No matter what happens with us financially, we’re still gonna try and find a way to get music started, because when you write a song or a part of a song, if you can tuck it away for a week or two and then you come back and listen to it, any songwriter knows, you always come up with a better idea and you say, ‘You know what? We need this part. Something here is needed.’ So we’re really gonna just focus on getting an album done, getting it written, getting it recorded, and being ready for 2021. And that’s really the only thing we can do. Our only job at this point is gonna be getting prepared for 2021, when the gate opens and we’re allowed to go unleash the mayhem again.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rescheduled Dates Announced For Black Label Society, Obituary, & Lord Dying Tour

Black Label Society have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour with Obituary and Lord Dying. This news comes after the trek was previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tour Dates:

08/08 Marie, MI – Kewadin Casinos – Sault Ste.
08/14 Bowler, WI – North Star Mohican Casino Resort (Black Label Society only)
08/17 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
08/18 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
08/19 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
08/21 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live (Black Label Society only)
08/22 Dothan, AL – The Plant
08/23 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
08/25 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
08/26 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
08/28 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
08/29 Hartford, CT – The Webster

Black Label Society commented:

“BL FAMILY, we are excited to announce that we were able to reschedule the postponed dates for you quickly,” says frontman Zakk Wylde. “We will be DOOMTROOPING back to you with Obituary and Lord Dying this August! Tickets and VIP Upgrades are on sale now!”

Black Label Society Postpone Remaining Dates On North American Tour With Obituary & Lord Dying

Black Label Society have postponed the remaining dates on their North American tour with Obituary and Lord Dying due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Berserkers! We are postponing the remainder of our North American Crusade. Rescheduled dates will be announced next week so please hold on to your tickets. Thanks to everyone that came out to the shows and everyone please stay safe and healthy. We will see you all very soon!”