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]

System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

June 4:

Main Stage:

Kiss
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Confirmed For 2021 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France. The event will take place on June 18-20, 2021 and it will feature a majority of the bands that were previously booked for the scrapped 2020 edition.

Lineup:

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
Opeth
Leprous
Soen
Ego Kill Talent
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghostemane
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
Danko Jones
The Wildhearts
Laura Cox

Temple Stage:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Altar Stage:

Obituary
At The Gates
Death DTA
Entombed A.D.
Grave
Cadaver
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Warzone Stage:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Dog Eat Dog
Slapshot
Cro-Mags
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley Stage:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
OM
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Puscifer
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Northlane
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daisies
Galactic Empire

Temple Stage:

Wardruna
The Hu
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einjerjer
Helheim
Aktarium
Artus

Altar Stage:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Loudblast
Exciter
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Warzone Stage:

Social Distortion
The Toy Dolls
Agnostic Front
Reverent Horton Heat
Anti-Flag
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley Stage:

Envy
Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet
John Garcia & The Band Of Gold
High On Fire
Pelican
Me And That Man
The Picturebooks
Duel
Point Mort

June 20:

Mainstage 01:

System Of A Down
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Delain
Sortilege
Battle Beast
Tempt

Temple Stage:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onirique
Deliverance

Altar Stage:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Warzone Stage:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Rotting Out
Landmvrks
Wolfpack

Valley Stage:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
3TEETH
Hangman’s Chair
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Ecstatic Vision

Lineup Confirmed For 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas festival. Most of the artists that were set for the cancelled 2020 edition have been rebooked for the event, which is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 20-22, 2021.

Here’s the lineup:

– Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“)
– Mercyful Fate
– Emperor
– The Flaming Lips
– Blue Öyster Cult
– Down (performing “NOLA“)
– Mayhem
– Satyricon
– Obituary
– Warpaint
– Blonde Redhead
– HEALTH
– Watain
– Ulver
– Katatonia
– At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show)
– Poison The Well
– Paul Cauthen
– Amigo The Devil
– Exhorder
– Wolves In The Throne Room
– Thursday
– Pinback
– Zola Jesus
– Drab Majesty
– Boris
– Eyehategod
– Repulsion
– Immolation
– Midnight
– MGLA
– Windhand
– Cursive
– TSOL
– King Dude
– Pig Destroyer
– Brutus
– Profanatica
– Lower Dens
– Cult Of Fire
– Intronaut
– Boysetsfire
– Death By Stereo
– Curl Up And Die
– Adamantium
– This Will Destroy You
– Khemmis
– Mothership
– Guantanamo Baywatch
– Dengue Fever
– Kaelan Mikla
– Black Joe Lewis
– Fatso Jetson
– Wino
– Creeping Death
– Mephisofeles
– Frankie And The Witch Fingers
– Toke
– Foie Gras
– Flavor Crystals
– Silvertomb
– Lord Buffalo
– Warish
– Alms
– Bömbers
– Glacial Tomb
– Relaxer
– Black Sabbitch
– Hippie Death Cult
– Vaelmyst
– Mother Mercury
– “Two Minutes To Late Night”

Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer will also perform during a “Psycho Swim” event at the Daylight Beach Club on August 19.

Gatecreeper Announce Summer European/UK Tour

Gatecreeper have announced a summer European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/21 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage (feat. Obituary)
06/22 Frankfurt, GER – Zoom (feat. Obituary)
06/23 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard (feat. Obituary)
06/25 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau (feat. Obituary)
06/26 Bourlon, FRA – Rock in Bourlon Festival
06/27 Ferropolis, GER – Full Force Festival
06/29 Rouen, FRA – Le 3 Pieces
07/01 Rennes, FRA – Superbowl Of Hardcore
07/02 Toulouse, FRA – Connexion
07/03 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – Raymond Bar
07/04 Ieper, BEL – Ieperfest
07/05 Tilburg, NET – Little Devil
07/07 Bristol, UK – Exchange
07/08 Manchester, UK – The Star and Garter
07/09 Glasgow, UK – Audio
07/10 Birmingham, UK – Dead Wax
07/11 London, UK – Boston Music Room
07/12 Paris, FRA – Glazart
07/16 Anykšciai, LIT – Devilstone Festival
07/17 Trutnov, CZE – Obscene Extreme Festival
07/18 Dour, BEL – Dour Festival
08/07 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/08 Sinzendorf, GER – Void Festival
08/09 Bern, SWI – Rossli Bar
08/11 Bratislva, SLO – Kulturak Klub
08/12 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
08/13 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze
08/14 Francavilla al Mare, ITA – Frantic Festival
08/15 Saint-Nolff, FRA – Motocultor Fest
08/18 Hengelo, NET – Innocent
08/19 Rotterdam, NET – V11
08/20 Arnhem, NET – Willemeen
08/21 Andernach, GER – Deathfeast Festival
08/22 Helsinki, FIN – Helsinki Death Fest
08/23 St. Petersburg, RUS – Zoccolo 2.0
08/24 Moscow, RUS – Gorod

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!”

Danzig, Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Etc. Set For 2020 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

More artists have been added to the 2020 Psycho Las Vegas festival. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 14-16 and it will feature: Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“), Mercyful Fate, Emperor, The Flaming Lips, Blue Öyster Cult, Down (performing “NOLA“), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, Mayhem, Satyricon, Obituary, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, HEALTH, Watain, Ulver, Katatonia, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show), Poison The Well, Paul Cauthen, Amigo The Devil, Exhorder, Wolves In The Throne Room, Thursday, Pinback, Zola Jesus, Drab Majesty, Boris, Eyehategod, Repulsion, Immolation, Midnight, MGLA, Windhand, Cursive, TSOL, Crowbar, King Dude, Pig Destroyer, Brutus, Profanatica, Lower Dens, Cult Of Fire, Intronaut, Boysetsfire, Death By Stereo, Curl Up And Die, Adamantium, This Will Destroy You, Khemmis, Mothership, Guantanamo Baywatch, Dengue Fever, Kaelan Mikla, Black Joe Lewis, Fatso Jetson, Wino, Creeping Death, Mephisofeles, Frankie And The Witch Fingers, Toke, Foie Gras, Flavor Crystals, Silvertomb, Lord Buffalo, Warish, Alms, Bömbers, Glacial Tomb, Relaxer, Black Sabbitch, Hippie Death Cult, Vaelmyst, Mother Mercury, and “Two Minutes To Late Night.” A pre-show “Psycho Swim” party will also be held at the Daylight Beach Club on August 13 and it will feature: Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer.

Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Etc. Added To UK Download Festival

Over 40 more bands have been added to the UK Download Festival. That event will take place at Donington Park on June 12-14 and the updated daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 12:

Main Stage:

KISS
Deftones
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Motionless In White
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Offspring
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Amaranthe
Hatari
The Glorious Sons

The Avalanche Stage:

The Menzingers
PUP
Tiny Moving Parts
Sleep Token
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
British Lion
Will Haven
Bokassa
Tempt
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 13:

Main Stage:

Iron Maiden
Alter Bridge
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
The Raven Age

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
3 Doors Down
Bush
The Wildhearts
Stone Broken

The Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Sullii
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Chelsea Grin
Fire From The Gods
Bleed From Within
Higher Power
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured

June 14:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
BABYMETAL
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Thy Art Is Murder
Wage War

Second Stage:

Disturbed
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Wednesday 13
The Laste Internationale

The Avalanche Stage:

Bowling For Soup
Lit
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Milk Teeth
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Periphery
Northlane
Haken
Polyphia
Twin Temple
SHVPES
Kill The Lights
Heavy Lungs
Modern Error
Renounced