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!”

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

Black Label Society, Obituary, and Lord Dying have officially announced the dates for their 2020 tour. The trek was originally scheduled to take place this month, but it ended up getting cancelled within an hour of being announced.

Tour Dates:

02/26 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
02/27 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
02/28 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
02/29 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
03/01 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/03 Seattle, WA – Showbox Presents Showbox SoDo
03/04 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre
03/06 Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place-Bowes Event Centre
03/07 Calgary AB – MacEwan Hall
03/08 Edmonton AB – MidwayYEG
03/10 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
03/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
03/13 Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Kewadin Casinos – Sault Ste. Marie
03/14 Bowler, WI – North Star Mohican Casino
03/16 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
03/17 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
03/19 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
03/20 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live Biloxi
03/21 Dothan, AL – The Plant
03/22 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/24 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
03/25 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
03/27 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
03/28 Hartford, CT – The Webster

Obituary, Municipal Waste, Etc. Set For “Metalcade 2020” Festival

Obituary, Municipal Waste, Exhorder, and Nasty Savage will be performing at the “Metalcade 2020 …And Justice For Brawl” festival in Tampa, FL during “WrestleMania” weekend. The event will take place at Cigar City Brewing on April 4.

Morbid Angel & Obituary Were Mentioned On A Recent Episode Of “Jeopardy!”

Morbid Angel and Obituary were mentioned in one of the questions on the November 11 episode of “Jeopardy!.” The question said the following: “Morbid Angel and Obituary are popular bands in this genre.” The answer was of course death metal.

Obituary Announce East Coat Tour With False Prophet & Extinction A.D.

Obituary have announced an East Coast tour with False Prophet and Extinction A.D. Here’s the dates:

12/06 Savannah, GA – Victory North
12/07 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
12/09 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
12/10 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
12/12 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
12/13 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
12/14 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
12/15 Worcester, MA – Palladium Upstairs
12/17 Huntington, WV – VClub
12/18 Richmond, VA – Broadberry

Obituary To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of “Cause Of Death” On Upcoming Australian Tour

Obituary will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Cause Of Death” on a January Australian tour. Wormrot will open. Here’s the dates:

01/15 Perth, AUS – Badlands
01/16 Brisbane, AUS – Woolly Mammoth
01/17 Sydney, AUS – Crowbar
01/18 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts
01/19 Hobart, AUS – Altar

Black Label Society, Obituary & Lord Dying Tour Announced & Cancelled Within An Hour

Earlier today, Black Label Society, Obituary, and Lord Dying announced a tour together, but it was apparently cancelled within an hour. Black Label Society and Obituary have yet to comment, but Lord Dying issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, due to unforeseen sudden circumstances beyond our control, this tour is no longer happening.”