OBITUARY Begin Second Leg Of European Tour Next Week

OBITUARY Share “Sentence Day” Live Video; Begin Second Leg Of European Tour Next Week

Tampa Bay Florida Death Metal Godfathers OBITUARY have shared the official live video accompanying “Sentence Day” off the band’s self-titled full-length album. The video was filmed in stunning 4k by Magnetar Studios at several locations on the band’s headlining tour with Gruesome earlier this year. Watch OBITUARY perform “Sentence Day” via YouTube HERE.

The band comments on the video and song: “We are super excited to bring you guys another music video from the new album. This video was extra fun for the band as we invited James to ride along with us for a couple shows and get onstage/offstage and crowd footage then his entire crew met up with us and filmed a show with multi-camera angles. ‘Sentence Day’ is one of our favorite songs on the album and definitely a fan favorite so we are proud to bring you guys this video. Enjoy!”

Additionally, OBITUARY return to Europe for ten performances on August 6 at VOA Heavy Rock Fest in Portugal. The band will also perform at Alcatraz Festival, Bloodstock, Summer Breeze and more. OBITUARY return to the states andcollide with Bay Area Thrash Metal Kings EXODUS for another epic Battle of the Bays this Fall! The co-headlining tour kicks off September 14 in Durham, NC and ends on October 15 in Baton Rouge, LA. Support will be provided by POWER TRIP and DUST BOLT. Tickets are on sale now and a complete listing of tour dates is available below.

OBITUARY’s latest, self-titled album is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital order are available via HERE and Bandcamp HERE. The animated music video for “Ten Thousand Ways To Die” which recently surpassed 1 million views can be viewed HERE.

OBITUARY Tour Dates:

— European Summer Festival/Tour —

Aug 06                 Corroios, PT                  VOA Heavy Rock Fest

Aug 08                 Gijon, ES                       Sala Acapulco

Aug 09                 Barcelona, ES                Razzmatazz 2

Aug 11                 Zurich, Switzerland        Dynamo

Aug 12                 Kortrijk, BE                   Alcatraz Festival 2017

Aug 13                 Derbyshire, UK              Bloodstock

Aug 14                 Tilburg, NL                   013 *

Aug 15                 Dortmund, DE               FZW Freizeitzentrum West *

Aug 17                 Dinkelsbühl, DE             Summer Breeze 2017

Aug 19                 Saint-Nolff, FR              Motocultor Festival

* W/ Trivium

— All Dates Sep 14 to Oct 15 w/ Exodus,  Power Trip and Dust Bolt  —

Sep 14                 Durham, NC                  Motorco Music Hall

Sep 15                 Virginia Beach, VA         Shakas Live

Sep 16                 Baltimore, MD               Baltimore Soundstage

Sep 17                 Sayreville, NJ                 Starland Ballroom

Sep 19                 Brooklyn, NY                 Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sep 20                 Worcester, MA              The Palladium (Downstairs)

Sep 21                 Burlington, VT               Higher Ground

Sep 22                 Quebec City, QC            Imperial Ball

Sep 23                 Ottawa, ON                   Bronson Centre

Sep 24                 London, ON                   London Music Hall

Sep 26                 Grand Rapids, MI           The Intersection

Sep 27                 Columbus, OH               Park Street Saloon

Sep 28                 Indianapolis, IN              Deluxe @ Old National Center

Sep 29                 Joliet, IL                        The Forge

Sep 30                 Minneapolis, MN            Skyway Theatre

Oct 01                 St. Louis, MO                The Ready Room

Oct 03                 Lawrence, KS                Granada Theater

Oct 04                 Ft. Collins, CO               Aggie Theatre

Oct 06                 Sacramento, CA             Ace Of Spades

Oct 07                 Los Angeles, CA            Teragram Ballroom

Oct 08                 San Diego, CA               The Observatory North Park

Oct 10                 Tucson, AZ                   The Rock

Oct 11                 Albuquerque, NM           Sunshine Theater

Oct 12                 El Paso, TX                   Tricky Falls

Oct 14                 San Antonio, TX            Paper Tiger +

Oct 15                 Baton Rouge, LA            The Varsity Theater +

+ Obituary, Dust Bolt ONLY


One of the most influential, revered and best-selling death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY formed in the swamplands of South Florida in 1986 after switching their name from Xecutioner.  The band signed to Roadracer Records, a now defunct division of Roadrunner, for the recording of their debut album, the immense and immeasurably heavy Slowly We Rot (1989). The album was engineered by the legendary Scott Burns at Morrisound Studio, which would come to be the most sought after facility for production of albums during the rise of death metal in the 1990s. Unlike much death metal preceding it, the album had a sludgy feel and integrated devastatingly slow passages along with obliterating overtures that reached far beyond any point of mayhem that metal had yet to reach. The result was a carnal pleasure for doom, death and thrash fans alike coupling the adrenaline of a speedball with the slow, degrading measures of a sewer at dusk. OBITUARY were unlike anything anyone had heard before and would change the shape of heavy music forever.

OBITUARY followed up Slowly We Rot with Cause of Death (1990), perhaps the band’s most hailed album and an even more chaotic, bass heavy mix of the band’s signature groove, manic guitar solos and crashing drums. The album’s defining feature, however, was vocalist John Tardy’s disarmingly horrific, gargling style, that created guttural chasms of dread, which, though often mimicked, have been achieved by no one else. Drastically shifting tempos and Tardy’s unique vocal style became the band’s trademark, which clearly distinguished them from the rest of the burgeoning US death metal scene.

OBITUARY spent the next two decades releasing some of the finest death metal ever put to tape with classics like The End Complete (1992), World Demise (1994), and Frozen in Time (2005) solidifying them as one of the genre’s most important bands of all time. Fast forward to 2014, when after a five year gap between albums, OBITUARY successfully crowdfunded their new album and subsequently partnered with Relapse Records for it’s release. Reinvigorated with a new lineup featuring the additions of legendary bassist Terry Butler (Death, Massacre, Six Feet Under) and lead guitarist Ken Andrews. The result was Inked In Blood (2014) which immediately took the world by storm.  The next couple years revolved around an extensive world tour schedule that took them to sold-out venues across the globe including tours with Cannibal Corpse, Carcass and Exodus and multiple mainstage festival appearances including 7000 Tons of Metal, Maryland Deathfest, Hellfest, Obscene Extreme, Full Terror Assault, Neurotic Deathfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and the band’s own inaugural Florida Metal Fest.

To end 2016, OBITUARY released a surprise, live EP, Ten Thousand Ways to Die, featuring two brand new songs plus twelve classics and fan favorites recorded across eleven different cities during the Inked In Blood world tour. The EP left die-hard fans craving more, unbeknownst that it was just the beginning.

Now in 2017, OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where Inked In Blood left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of death metal. Recorded at their home studio in Tampa, FL, Obituary is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone-pulverising death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they’ve released in their historic, nearly 30-year career!


John Tardy – Vocals

Trevor Peres – Guitar

Ken Andrews Jr. – Guitar

Terry Butler – Bass

Donald Tardy – Drums

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Steven Neff

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