Norman McCann from Tomb Of The Opinionated spoke to OBITUARY singer John Tardy this week about the rumours long-time bassist of 21 years Frank Watkins has left the band.
”Frank is no longer in the band and Terry Butler (SIX FEET UNDER) will be doing all the shows that he can with us. Right now we are happy with that and if Terry’s schedule does not allow him to play with us we can always lean on Stever DiGiorgio (SADUS) or Kenny Andrews.”
As for an update on their new album Tardy added: “We have been doing so much traveling that is has been hard to get much done but, we have managed to get some songs started. We now have some time set aside to get some writing done so we will know more in the next couple of months. We are in no hurry and are going to take our time and enjoy the writing and recording process!”
The follow-up to 2009’s Darkest Day will be the first Obituary album not to be recorded with longtime bassist Frank Watkins since their 1989 debut Slowly We Rot.