OBITUARY Frontman Checks In

Vocalist John Tardy of the Florida death metal legends OBITUARY has issued the following update:

"Another great festival run that took us through Austria, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and Italy. We really had a good time and thank all our fans for coming out and supporting us. We also would like to thank all the festivals for doing a great job putting together some really good shows.

"We were fortunate to get to play with some really, really great bands like KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, WHITESNAKE and TESLA. I know they are not the heaviest bands in the world and I am not even a really big fan of some of them but, these are bands that have been around, sold shitloads of records and still know how to put on a great show!

"We got home last night and now have a few weeks off before heading back for our third and final trip to Europe for the year. We will be in Lithuania, Holland, Finland, Germany and Denmark, so we hope to see you all out there. Once again thanks to our crew guys and our good friend Ken Andrews for all he did for us. A big thanks goes out to our good friend Maurice for helping us out too!"

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Fan-filmed video footage of OBITUARY performing the song "Find the Arise" on June 22, 2008 at the Hellfest in Clisson, France can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon").

OBITUARY has just completed work on a new EP entitled "Left to Die". The EP will contain four songs: two new originals, a new 2008 studio recording of "Slowly We Rot", and a cover of "Dethroned Emperior" by CELTIC FROST.

OBITUARY's latest album, "Xecutioner's Return", was released last summer 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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