OBITUARY has partnered up with Relapse Records to release the band's highly anticipated new album. One of the most influential and important death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY have completed recording their highly anticipated 9th studio album and first full-length in over five years. Self-recorded this April by the band at their own RedNeck studio in Gibsonton, FL, the group is currently wrapping up the final mixes.
The band commented on the new material: "We don't know how to explain it but we really hit the "metal nail" on the head with this album. We have been writing and working on the new material for nearly 3 years now and we could not be more excited how these songs have all turned out. All the stars seem to have aligned for us and this release, with the songs, production and overall feel of this record, the band is more solid than ever."
The album recording was funded by an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2013. Now the band has partnered with Relapse worldwide to maximize the release and impact of what is surely their heaviest and most cohesive record in 20 years. The group elaborated on the decision to create the Kickstarter campaign and sign with Relapse.
"We always knew that our fans were some of the most devoted fans on the planet and they proved it by stepping up, being a part of something new and supporting us with our KickStarter campaign. This was an amazing display of true fan support and we could not be more proud of everyone who helped raise the money to record this album by pre-ordering it, buying all the cool stuff we offered and just being a part of something that we believe will be the way of the future.
Now we have teamed up with Relapse Records to have them get this new album out there, in stores and available to the fans world wide. We are very excited about our partnership with Relapse and are looking forward to working beside them with the release. They are a great label and super cool people who have shown us that they are excited to have Obituary on their roster and are ready to push this album to its fullest potential."
An album title, track titles and release date will be announced shortly.
Additionally, OBITUARY are preparing for two massive legs of European summer tours and festival appearances, kicking off June 6th and running through August 17th. A complete listing of dates is available below.
John Tardy - Vocals
Trevor Peres - Guitar
Donald Tardy - Drums
Terry Butler - Bass
Kenny Andrews - Guitar
June 06 - Torhout, BE - Club De B
June 07 - Gelsenkirchen, DE - Rock Hard festival
June 10 - Siegen, DE - Vortex Club
June 11 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu
June 13 - Copenhagen, DK - Copenhell festival
June 14 - Szczecin PL - AAARGHH Szczecin Extreme Fest festival
June 15 - Weismain, DE - Legacy Open Air festival
July 11 - Munich, DE - Backstage
July 12 - Balingen, DE - Bang Your Head festival
July 17 - Roma, IT - Traffic Club
July 18 - Cascina (Pisa), IT - The Jungle
July 19 - Cagliari, IT - Cueve Rock
July 20 - Udine (Codroipo), IT - Summer Music
July 22 - Tolmin, SL - Metaldays festival
July 25 - Bertingen, DE - 11th Rock Unter den Eichen
July 26 - Steenwijk, NL - Stonehenge festival
July 27 - Rotterdam, NL - Baroeg
July 31 - Porto, PT - Hard Club
August 01 - Lisbon/Seixal, PT - Cine-Teatro de Corroios
August 02 - Viveiro, ES - Resurrection festival
August 03 - Toulouse, FR - Xtreme Fest festival
August 07 - Jaromer, CZ - Brutal Assault festival
August 09 - Schlotheim, DE - Party San Open Air festival
August 10 - Derbyshire, UK - Bloodstock festival
August 14 - Rasnov, RO - Rockstadt Extreme Fest festival
August 16 - Dinkelsbühl, DE - Summer Breeze festival
August 17 - Vannes/Saint-Nolff, FR - Motocultor festival