Florida death metal veterans OBITUARY will release their self-titled, tenth studio album on March 17 via Relapse.
Picking up where 2014’s “Inked In Blood” left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as kings of death metal. Recorded at the band’s home studio in Tampa, “Obituary” is a ten-track tour de force of bone-pulverizing death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they’ve released in the group’s historic, nearly 30-year career.
“Obituary” track listing:
02. Sentence Day
03. Lesson In Vengeance
04. End It Now
05. Kneel Before Me
06. It Lives
08. Turned To Stone
09. Straight To Hell
10. Ten Thousand Ways To Die
The cover art was created by Andreas Marschall and can be seen below.
Commented OBITUARY vocalist John Tardy: “When writing records the song titles and album titles are always the last things on our minds. We know that the songs themselves are the most important thing, so with this our tenth studio album and nearly three decades as a band, we thought it was the perfect time for a self-titled release. It always helps to have a killer album cover so we worked with Andreas Marschall, gave him our ideas and thoughts and asked him to break out the big guns to create an epic logo and he delivered like he always has for OBITUARY.”
Added the band in a collective statement: “We could not be any more excited about this new album. We had a blast writing and recording it and having Ken [Andrews, guitar] and Terry [Butler, bass] as part of the writing process was a very cool experience for all of us.
“We really took our time with the writing process of these new songs, recording riffs and ideas as we went along and recording them as rough mixes then listening back and making necessary changes to help mold them into the songs that we are extremely proud of.
“It’s always a challenge in the studio to get the song ideas out of your head onto the recording the way you want but we made sure we were comfortable with the songs and the sounds we were getting before we even hit the record button and it made it a great experience.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been two and a half years since the release of ‘Inked In Blood’ and we are so excited to get this new album into the hands of our fans.
“Can’t wait for everyone to hear it. Hang on to your ass!!!!”
OBITUARY will hit the road this spring as part of the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour with KREATOR, HORRENDOUS and MIDNIGHT. The tour kicks off on March 17 in Charlotte, North Carolina and runs through April 15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.