OBITUARY Bassist On Next Studio Album: 'There Are Some Riffs Kicking Around'

OBITUARY Bassist On Next Studio Album: 'There Are Some Riffs Kicking Around'

Earlier this month, bassist Terry Butler of Florida death metallers OBITUARY spoke to Mammoth Metal TV about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2017's "Obituary" album. He said: "There are some riffs kicking around, and we've actually been talking when we wanna get together and start writing music, which is gonna be soon. You've gotta keep it going. You can't take six or seven years between albums; we're not KISS or IRON MAIDEN or whatever. People still wanna hear new music. Even though you don't sell a lot of records anymore, they still wanna hear new music. So, yeah, we've got some stuff in the works."

He continued: "When you boil it down, at this stage of the game for us, it's definitely a business. I mean, we love playing music and we love playing for people, for crowds, but it's a business. So you've gotta the engine running; you've gotta tour — that's where the money is at these days."

Asked about a possible producer for OBITUARY's next record, Terry said: "Joe [Cincotta] did an amazing job [mixing] the record, and, obviously, he's gonna be the top [candidate] to do it again. But we haven't even gotten to that point. We're just kicking around some riffs and thoughts right now."

As for a possible release date for OBITUARY's new album, Terry said: "We have some gaps in between all [the touring in 2019] where we can actually write the songs. Our recording schedule, I couldn't begin to tell you right now, but hopefully within a year, a year and a half, there'll be something [new] out there from us."

OBITUARY just completed a European tour with SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD and ANTHRAX.

OBITUARY's second Relapse release — the aforementioned self-titled tenth studio album — came out in March 2017.

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