Florida death metal legends OBITUARY recently entered the studio to begin recording their new album, tentatively due on September 11 via the group's new label, Candlelight Records.
"Things are moving along nicely in the studio and we are really happy with the way the new songs are sounding," the band writes on its web site. "We got a lot done over the last couple of weeks and should finish up most of the tracking by tomorrow [Wednesday, May 2]."
Check out pictures from the studio at Obituary.cc.
A full U.S. headline tour is set to kick off the week of the album's release; details to follow.
As previously reported, OBITUARY has posted its video for the song "On the Floor" at YouTube.com. The clip, which was shot on December 9, 2005 at the Masquerade in Ybor City, Florida with video producer Michael Sarna (MEGADETH's "Of Mice and Men"), can also be seen on the band's MySpace page. Also available at YouTube.com is a video clip of OBITUARY performing the CELTIC FROST cover "Circle of the Tyrants" in 1990 in Tilburg, the Netherlands with James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT) on lead guitar. Check it out at this location.
OBITUARY's first-ever DVD, "Frozen Alive", was released in Europe on December 11 via Metal Mind Productions (it arrived in the U.S. on January 16, through MVD Visual). The disc includes a seven-camera shoot of the Warsaw show plus the "Insane" video, the previously unreleased "On the Floor" video, interviews with Frank Watkins (bass), Trevor Peres (guitar), John (vocals) and Donald Tardy (drums), and three documentaries — the making of "Insane", the making of "Frozen In Time" album, and "Backstage In Poland". A video of OBITUARY performing the song "On the Floor", taken from the "Frozen Alive" DVD, has been posted online at YouTube.com.
OBITUARY's latest CD, "Frozen in Time", was released in July 2005 via Roadrunner Records. The group's first collection of new songs since 1997's "Back from the Dead" was self-produced by the band, with Mark Prator and Scott Burns engineering, and was mastered by Tom Morris at Morrisound.
OBITUARY will tour Mexico and Australia later this month.