John Tardy of OBITUARY was recently interviewed by Deryk Thomas of Western Australia's "Anger Management" metal radio show. John spoke honestly and candidly about the band's new album and signing to Candlelight Records, and also the current relations with incarcerated ex-guitarist Allen West. According to Tardy, it is unlikely Allen West will return to OBITUARY once he is released from prison in February, as the group has a full touring schedule lined up with new axeman Ralph Santolla (ex-DEICIDE) running well into 2008.
OBITUARY's new album, "Xecutioner's Return" (Candlelight) sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan — slightly less than the 2,400 opening tally registered by its predecessor, 2005's "Frozen In Time" (Roadrunner).
Watch fan-filmed video footage of OBITUARY performing the song "Slowly We Rot" on the "Xecutioner's Return" tour (September 2007):
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