TARDY BROTHERS, the project featuring John Tardy (vocals) and Donald Tardy (drums) of Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY, will make its live debut on Friday, October 21 at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida. The brothers state, "Ever since we released [our debut] album, we have been wanting to play some shows! We are really looking forward to finally getting the first show under our belts."
TARDY BROTHERS' first-ever concert is tentatively scheduled to be webcast via the social-networking site Unation.com. The group states, "We are hoping that we will be broadcasting the show live over the Internet worldwide. Unation is set to launch on 11.11.11, but this will be a nice preview of what this web site is capable of."
TARDY BROTHERS' debut album, "Bloodline", came out in April 2009. The CD was described in a press release as an opportunity for the Tardy brothers to "expand their musical playcard showcasing not only a new artistic outlet but also extending opportunity for them to take their global fan base on an exciting new journey."
"Bloodline" featured guitar work by Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, DEATH, DEICIDE), original XECUTIONER (pre-OBITUARY) guitarist Jerry Tidwell and solo work from 19-year-old John Lee and longtime friend Scott Johnson.
Said John Tardy of the project: "This is something Donald and I have talked about and planned for many years and we just never had the time to do it. With the addition of our new studio, it has finally given us the abilitity to get this music recorded. It is not going to affect anything that OBITUARY is doing nor is it supposed to sound like OBITUARY."