OBITUARY Frontman Checks In From Japan

Legendary Florida-based death metallers OBITUARY performed last night (Saturday, October 18) at the Loud Park 08 festival at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan. Other bands that played last night included
SLIPKNOT, DOWN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and CARCASS.

Commented singer John Tardy: "What a night! Somewhere around 20,000 people going crazy. This was a long trip for only one show, especially on the heels of our U.S. tour, but it was well worth it! You guys were awesome last night and it looks like we will be coming back to Japan soon. Our EP ['Left To Die'] is apparently selling great here and it is setting it up nicely for us to come back for a complete tour of Japan. We are working on this and I will let you know what happens as soon as I know something. Thanks to all of you for all the support and making it a memorable show for us!"

Fan-filmed video footage of OBITUARY's October 8, 2008 concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania can be viewed below (clip uploaded by YouTube user "BreakingGlass77").

OBITUARY recently released the "Left To Die" EP via Candlelight Records. The CD contains four songs: two new originals, a new 2008 studio recording of "Slowly We Rot", and a cover of "Dethroned Emperior" by CELTIC FROST. The EP also includes the band's popular "Evil Ways" video.

OBITUARY's latest album, "Xecutioner's Return", was released in the summer of 2007 via Candlelight Records. The CD was mixed at RedRoom Recorders and was mastered in June at Morrisound Studios in Tampa. The band once again worked with artist Andreas Marschall, who has previously created the art for "The End Complete" and the group's last record, "Frozen in Time".

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