Brazil's Radio Evil conducted an interview with guitarist Trevor Peres and bassist Terry Butler of Florida death metallers OBITUARY when the band played at at Hangar 110 in São Paulo, Brazil on April 14. You can now listen to the 30-minute chat below.Photos of the concert can be found at RadioEvil.com.br. When asked about what fans can expect from the next OBITUARY studio album, Trevor said, "It's pure OBITUARY, you know. It's what every fan would expect from us — fast, slow, in between, brutal… [vocalist] John Tardy going [imitating growling sound]." He added, "We're actually in the middle of writing new stuff now. We've been, actually, writing for probably a year. We've got a bunch of songs. When we get home from this trip [to South America], we're gonna record three songs, and we're probably gonna release a seven-inch [containing] two songs, and then one song is probably gonna be digital release only, through our web site. We're talking to Century Media about possibly doing a deal with them. That's still in the works. Hopefully by the end of the year we'll have the full-length album out." OBITUARY's current touring lineup includes MONSTROSITY drummer Lee Harrison on second guitar. Guitarist Ralph Santolla, who joined OBITUARY in 2007 as the replacement for Allen West, has not played any shows with the group since last year. OBITUARY's next album will be the follow-up to the "Darkest Day" full-length CD, released in 2009 via Candlelight Records.
"Darkest Day" landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. Interview: