OBITUARY's RALPH SANTOLLA To Tour Europe With DEICIDE

OBITUARY guitarist Ralph Santolla has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he will play guitar for DEICIDE on the Florida-based death metal veterans' upcoming "Winterfest 2009" European tour, which is scheduled to kick off on January 8 in Tilburg, Netherlands. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are SAMAEL, VADER, DEVIAN, ORDER OF ENNEAD and THE AMENTA.

Santolla was a member of DEICIDE between 2005 and 2007. He played on the 2006 album "The Stench of Redemption" and he made a guest appearance on last year's "Till Death Do Us Part".

DEICIDE last summer announced that Kevin Quirion from ORDER OF ENNEAD had joined the band as its new touring guitarist. Quiron made his live debut with DEICIDE on September 13 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Fan-filmed footage of that performance can be viewed below.

DEICIDE and VITAL REMAINS will team up for a package tour in early 2009. The two bands will bring their infamous live performances to major markets across the United States in February. Support on all dates will come from ORDER OF ENNEAD — the Florida extreme metal band featuring Steve Asheim (drums; DEICIDE), Scott Patrick (bass; RESURRECTION), Kevin Quirion (guitar, vocals; COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN) and John Li (guitar) — and ADRIFT, the Tampa-based heavy rock band featuring Jack Owen of DEICIDE/CANNIBAL CORPSE fame.

On August 25 in Europe and September 2 in the U.S., Earache Records reissued "Scars Of The Crucifix", the classic 2004 album from DEICIDE, as part of the Earache Classic Series. "Scars Of The Crucifix" was reissued with a bonus DVD, featuring a never-before-seen live show filmed in Nottingham, UK in 2003. "Scars Of The Crucifix" was the last DEICIDE album with guitarists Brian and Eric Hoffman, and this exclusive DVD will be the first and only official DVD release to feature the brothers!

"Till Death Do Us Part" sold 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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