Vocalist John Tardy of Florida death metallers OBITUARY has issued the following update:
"We made it home safe after a short, but really great run through the U.S. and Canada.
"It all started off with a long-overdue show in Orlando that turned out totally sick! We then worked our way up the coast and eventually to the Maryland Deathfest! This was awesome and one the best shows we ever had in the U.S. We thank them for inviting us there this year. Shows in Toronto, Tulsa and Austin all stand out and we do thank all of you for coming out to all our shows this run!
"A big thanks to our crew guys Rich, Ray and Joe and to Ken Andrews for taking care of the bass guitar for us. You guys are all awesome and thanks again for all your help.
"We now focus on Europe and our first of two runs for the summer festivals.
"We will have Steve DiGiorgio of SADUS on bass with us! How cool is that?!
"We have known Steve for a long time and it is going to be great jamming with him. He will be here next weekend to practice and I will make sure the webcam is back on by then so check it out!"
A two-camera shoot of OBITUARY performing the songs "Chopped in Half" and "Turned Inside Out" on March 12, 2010 at the Academy in Sheffield, England can be viewed below.
SIX FEET UNDER/ex-MASSACRE bassist Terry Butler filled in for OBITUARY's Frank Watkins on the recent trek.
OBITUARY's new concert DVD, "Live Xecution - Party.San 2008", was filmed at 2008's Party.San Open Air festival, which was held in Bad Berka, Germany.
Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records recently released a limited-edition vinyl version of OBITUARY's "Left To Die" EP. Only 500 hand-numbered copies were made available on hand-splattered bloody vinyl, including an insert.
"Left to Die" contains four songs: two new originals ("Forces Realign" and "Left To Die"), a 2008 studio recording of "Slowly We Rot", and a cover of "Dethroned Emperor" by CELTIC FROST.
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"Darkest Day", the latest album from OBITUARY, 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.