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]

Morbid Angel, Valkyrja, Etc. Drop Off 2022 Maryland Deathfest, Deicide, Immolation, Etc. Added

Morbid Angel, Valkyrja, Archgoat, Blaze Of Perdition, and Antichrist have dropped off the 2022 Maryland Deathfest. Despite this, there is some good news as Deicide (performing “Legion” in full), Immolation, Profanatica, Akhyls, and Sulfuric Cautery have all been added to the festival. As previously reported, the event will take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

May 26 (Rams Head Live):

Asthma Castle
Acid Witch
Cough
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci)
Primitive Man
Warmask
Yautja

May 26 (Soundstage):

Funerus
Limbsplitter
Mortiferum
Putrid Pile
Scattered Remnants
Skeletal Remains

May 26 (Power Plant):

Mortician

May 27 (Edison Lot):

Atheist
Bloodbath
Carcass
Graveyard
Massacre
Monstrosity
Obituary
Suffocation
Scorched

May 27 (Rams Head Live):

Akhlys
Panzerfaust
The Ruins Of Beverast
Spite

May 27 (Soundstage):

ACxDC
At War
Blood Feast
Cloud Rat
Fistula
Fuck the Facts
Miasmatic Necrosis
No/Mas
Sulfuric Cautery

May 27 (Power Plant):

Vio-lence

May 28 (Edison Lot):

Cancer
Cardiac Arrest
Cavalera (Max and Iggor Cavalera performing songs from “Beneath The Remains” & “Arise“)
Cerebral Rot
Coroner
Dismember
Enforced
Imprecation
Novembers Doom
Onslaught
Triptykon
Vircolac

May 28 (Rams Head Live):

Impure
Avslut
Necrophobic
Nifelheim

May 28 (Soundstage):

Backslider
Cadaveric Incubator
Flesh Parade
Haemorrhage
Holy Cost
Impaled
Malignant Altar
Napalm Raid
Skitsystem
Throaat

May 28 (Power Plant):

Deeds of Flesh
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench

May 29 (Edison Lot):

Blood Incantation
Deicide (Performing “Legion” in its entirety)
Demilich
Destruction
Divine Eve
Hypocrisy
Immolation
Necrofier
Nocturnus AD
Nunslaughter
Sacrilegia
Triumph Of Death

May 29 (Rams Head Live):

Devil Master
Dark Fortress
Profanatica
Sacramentum (Performing “Far Away From The Sun” in its entirety)

May 29 (Soundstage):

Antichrist Siege Machine
Birdflesh
Butcher ABC
General Surgery
Gravesend
Shock Narcotic
Warfuck
Whoresnation
Zombie Assault

May 29 (Power Plant):

Exhorder

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.”

Left To Die (Gruesome, Ex-Death, Etc.) Planning To Perform Death’s “Leprosy” In Full On Summer Tour

Left To Die, the band featuring Terry Butler (Obituary, ex-Death), Rick Rozz (ex-Death, ex-Massacre), Matt Harvey (Gruesome, Exhumed), and Gus Rios (ex-Malevolent Creation), are planning to perform Death’s “Leprosy” in its entirety on their upcoming summer tour. Dates for that trek have yet to be revealed.

Butler commented:

“After the recent Chuck [Schuldiner] tribute shows that Matt, Gus, and myself did, Rick posed the question, ‘Would anyone want to see some ‘Leprosy‘ shows?’ With a resounding ‘yes!’, the masses had spoken. Matt and Gus threw their hats in immediately and, in my opinion, they were the only real choice to bring this thing to life. Left To Die coming your way soon!!”

Rozz added:

“It’s going to be an absolute honor and pleasure to play these 34-plus-year-old songs on stage with Terry after all these years, along with the talents of Matt and Gus. It’s gonna be brutal!”

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)

More Artists Added To Upcoming Tribute Shows For Late Death Frontman Chuck Schuldiner

More artists have been added to the upcoming tribute shows for late Death frontman Chuck Schuldiner. The concerts will take place at The Brass Mug in Tampa, FL on December 11-12 and they will find Living Monstrosity performing “Spiritual Healing” in full and Symbolic performing songs from “Human,” “Individual Thought Patterns,” “Symbolic,” and “The Sound Of Perseverance.” Here’s the updated lineups for those groups;

Living Monstrosity:

* James Murphy (ex-Death, ex-Obituary)
* Terry Butler (Obituary, ex-Death)
* Gus Rios (Gruesome)
* Matt Harvey (Gruesome, Exhumed)

Symbolic:

* Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, ex-Death)
* Bobby Koelble (ex-Death)
* Kelly Conlon (ex-Death, ex-Monstrosity)
* Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, ex-Soilwork)
* Max Phelps (Exist)
* Leo Lozano (Symbolic)

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.”

Deeds Of Flesh To Play First U.S. Show In Over 15 Years At 2022 Maryland Deathfest

Deeds Of Flesh have been added to next year’s Maryland Deathfest. The set will serve as the band’s first U.S. show in over 15 years.

The group commented:

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be playing the Maryland Deathfest in May of 2022. It will be our first show on U.S. soil in over 15 years! The set list will contain songs from a mix of old and new albums. Let the pummeling begin!

UPDATE: This is likely to be THE ONLY U.S. show in 2022. We won’t be adding any dates around Maryland, so get your asses there if you want to see the show. Power Plant Live on Saturday, May 28, 2022″

The festival is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, MD on May 26-29 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 26 (Rams Head Live): Asthma Castle, Acid Witch, Cough, Frizzi 2 Fulci (Fabio Frizzi in Concert. A Tribute to Lucio Fulci), Primitive Man, Warmask, and Yautja.

May 26 (Soundstage): Funerus, Limbsplitter, Mortiferum, Putrid Pile, Scattered Remnants, and Skeletal Remains.

May 26 (Power Plant Live!): Mortician

May 27 (Edison Lot): Atheist, Bloodbath, Carcass, Graveyard, Massacre, Monstrosity, Obituary, Suffocation, and Scorched.

May 27 (Rams Head Live): Blaze Of Perdition, Panzerfaust, The Ruins Of Beverast, and Spite.

May 27 (Soundstage): ACxDC, Antichrist, At War, Blood Feast, Cloud Rat, Fistula, Fuck The Facts, Miasmatic Necrosis, and No/Mas.

May 27 (Power Plant Live!): Vio-lence

May 28 (Edison Lot): Cancer, Cardiac Arrest, Cavalera (Max and Iggor Cavalera performing songs from Sepultura‘s “Beneath The Remains” & “Arise“), Cerebral Rot, Coroner, Dismember, Enforced, Imprecation, Novembers Doom, Onslaught, Triptykon, and Vircolac.

May 28 (Rams Head Live): Impure, Avslut, Necrophobic, and Nifelheim.

May 28 (Soundstage): Backslider, Cadaveric Incubator, Flesh Parade, Haemorrhage, Holy Cost, Impaled, Malignant Altar, Napalm Raid, Skitsystem, and Throaat.

May 28 (Power Plant Live!): Deeds Of Flesh and Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench.

May 29 (Edison Lot): Blood Incantation, Demilich, Destruction, Divine Eve, Hypocrisy, Morbid Angel, Necrofier, Nocturnus AD, Nunslaughter, Sacrilegia, Triumph Of Death, and Valkyrja.

May 29 (Rams Head Live): Archgoat, Devil Master, Dark Fortress, and Sacramentum (performing “Far Away From The Sun” in full)

May 29 (Soundstage): Antichrist Siege Machine, Birdflesh, Butcher ABC, General Surgery, Gravesend, Shock Narcotic, Warfck, Whoresnation, and Zombie Assault.

May 29 (Power Plant Live!): Exhorder