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Obituary / Broken Hope: Carnival of Death Tour, The Gramercy Theater, New York City Sept. 11, 2012

October 4th, 2012

Obituary / Broken Hope

Carnival of Death Tour

The Gramercy Theater, New York City

September 11, 2012

Review & Pics by Infamousbutcher

For nearly 30 years Tampa death metal legends Obituary have been playing their brand of low tuned, grinding, brutal death metal, remaining true to their sound. They are also one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen, brining power and ferocity to every performance. Constantly on tour since 2005, Obituary decided to do a special US tour called Carnival Of Death that would only include songs from their first three classic albums, 1989’s SLOWLY WE ROT, 1990’s CAUSE OF DEATH, and 1992’s THE END COMPLETE. The band had asked fans to submit setlist suggestions on Facebook or via email back in August, intending to play songs they had never or rarely played live before. Holy fuck, it’s like a deathmetaller’s morbid dream come true! Having seen Obituary before, I know there are some great songs that never get played, like “Infected” and “Body Bag” so I was chomping at the bit to see what we would get! To make the tour even more awesome, the main support band is Chicago’s Broken Hope who have just reformed after 12 years, ready to swamp us all in gore! Bring on the old school brutality!

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Obituary Drummer Donald Tardy

September 7th, 2012


Obituary Drummer Donald Tardy


Death metal kings Obituary are about to embark on THE CARNIVAL OF DEATH TOUR in the United States, performing a set made exclusively of material from their first three classic albums, SLOWLY WE ROT, CAUSE OF DEATH, and THE END COMPLETE. In addition, the tour marks the return of Chicago’s favorite brutal sons Broken Hope, who have just recently re-formed. I caught up with Obituary’s drummer Donald Tardy to discuss the tour, the classic albums, and the death metal scene in general.  

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OBITUARY: Carnival Of Death Tour Kicks Off This Weekend; Band To Unveil Classic Set List

September 5th, 2012
Obituary 2012

Obituary 2012

Legendary Florida death metal ministers OBITUARY are set to kick off their first North American headlining tour in over three years this weekend! Brought to you by Rock The Nation and sponsored by Fender, the Carnival Of Death Tour 2012 will commence this Saturday in Orlando, Florida and tear its way through nearly two dozen cities. Further brutality will come from reunited death metallers Broken Hope as well as Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot and Encrust.

The Carnival Of Death Tour marks OBITUARY’s first full North American tour run as a four-piece with death metal alumnus Terry Butler (Death, Six Feet Under, Massacre, Denial Fiend) on bass. For this trek, the band — vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarist Trevor Peres and Butler — compiled a special fan-generated set list that will delve deep into their back catalog to include tunes predominantly off their renowned first three full-lengths: Slowly We Rot, Cause Of Death and The End Complete.

Comments Donald Tardy: “We are super excited about the start of the Carnival Of Death Tour. It has been a long time since we toured extensively across the US and Canada. For the first time we went to our fans and asked their help in picking the songs for this ‘classic set’ and it really turned out to be a great set list. Most of these songs we have not played in over a decade and some of them we’ve never performed onstage so the anticipation is killing me! It’s was quite the challenge to re-learn songs from 20 years ago but we are ready to blow our old fans away and hopefully gain some new ones. The scene has been set, the fans have selected the songs and the time has come to hit the road and kick off this Carnival…. send in the Clowns!”

As previously announced, Fender will hosting a special contest throughout the duration of the tour. The grand prize winner will receive a Blacktop Stratocaster HH guitar. Contest entries will be accepted at the OBITUARY merch table. Finally, since the tour will be passing through New York City on September 11th, the band saw it fit to remove the “Carnival Of Death” tag for that date and, through an agreement with Live Nation, donate $2 from each ticket sale to a September 11th related charity.


OBITUARY: Carnival Of Death Tour 2012

w/ Broken Hope, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, Encrust

9/08/2012 Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL

9/10/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA

9/11/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

9/12/2012 Bogie’s – Albany, NY

9/13/2012 Imperial – Quebec City, QC

9/14/2012 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC

9/15/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON

9/16/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

9/17/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

9/19/2012 Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB

9/20/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK

9/21/2012 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

9/22/2012 The Level Nightclub – Kelowna, BC

9/23/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

9/25/2012 The Alley – Reno, NV

9/26/2012 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

9/27/2012 Key Club – West Hollywood, CA

9/28/2012 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

9/29/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

9/30/2012 Korova – San Antonio, TX


OBITUARY are currently writing the follow up to their Darkest Day full-length, released in 2009 via Candlelight Records, with official details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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August 10th, 2012
Obituary 2012

Obituary 2012

Beginning their career as Xecutioner in 1984, OBITUARY remains as one of the most influential and groundbreaking bands in the death metal genre, one which they helped to create. Combining hyper-speed guitar riffing, complex arrangements and guttural screams, the band created a bleak and violent soundscape for metal fans worldwide! From 1989 – 1992 OBITUARY released ‘Slowly We Rot’, ‘Cause Of Death’ and ‘The End Complete’. Three death metal masterpieces that have stood the test of time and, to this day, remain as must have albums for any death metal fan. The ‘ROTTING SLOWLY IN EUROPE’ tour will combine an historic set of classics from those three albums only!!! This a rare and unique opportunity for all, so do not miss this!!!

Joining OBITUARY will be MACABRE, PSYCROPTIC and THE AMENTA. With a focus on things that make happy shiny people cringe, Macabre exult in their musical chops as much as in the band’s sense of humor, their killer music, and its deadly subjects. Staying clear of trends, PSYCROPTIC incorporate many different elements of musical genres – extreme and otherwise – to capture a sound that is uniquely their own: a precise blend of brutality, intensity and groove. And THE AMENTA. Combining the uglier aspects of modern black metal, the atonality of death metal and the grit and grime of extreme industrial.

22.11 Germany, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
23.11 Germany, Trier @ Exhaus
24.11 Netherlands, Leeuwared @ Romein
25.11 Netherlands, Deventer @ Burgerweeshuis
27.11 Germany, Berlin @ K17
28.11 Czech Republic, Ostrava @ Barrak Music Club
29.11 Austria, Wien @ Szene
30.11 Germany, Cham @ LA Club
1.12 Belgium, Louvain Le Neuve @ Mass Deathtruction Fest
2.12 France, Paris @ Divan Du Monde
4.12 Ireland, Dublin @ Button Factory
5.12 UK, London @ Garage
6.12 Germany, Essen @ Turock
7.12 Germany, Geiselwind @ Musichall (plus Cradle of Filth & God Seed)
8.12 TBA
9.12 France, Colmar @ Le Grillen
11.12 France, Lyon @ C.C.O. Villeurbanne
12.12 Switzerland, Luzern @ Konzerthaus Schuur
13.12 Germany, Munich @ Backstage Halle
14.12 Netherlands, Eindhoven @ Eindhoven Metal Meeting
15.12 Germany, Leipzig @ Hellraiser
20 Years Anniversary Hellraiser-Leipzig (plus Endstille & Enthroned)

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OBITUARY: Legendary Florida Death Metallers Announce East Coast Tour

October 26th, 2011

Legendary Florida death metal behemoths OBITUARY will embark on a short East Coast run of dates this November alongside Denial Fiend! The trek will commence on November 12 in Tampa, Florida and runs through to November 20 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The band will be joined by bassist Terry Butler (Death, Six Feet Under, Massacre),


Commented guitarist Trevor Peres: “We are gonna rip out some old songs that we haven’t played in ages during these shows!”


The band is currently writing the follow up to their Darkest Day full-length, released in 2009 via Candlelight Records. “Our goal is to be in the studio by January or February and to release the album in May or June of 2012,” says Peres. “Of course, the album will be followed up by a ton of tour dates. We will start out in Europe with the Summer festival circuit, followed by a proper European tour package and then do a full North American tour in the Fall of 2012.”


In addition, the band is also working on a new website that will allow fans a more interactive OBITUARY experience. “We’ll be able to have more direct, real-time communications with our fans through our website utilizing audio, video, chat rooms etc. We’re working on making these features function on our website, but as soon as we are ready to go live we will make an announcement.”


OBITUARY – East Coast Possession Tour 2011

w/ Denial Fiend

11/12/2011 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL

11/14/2011 Sirens – St. Augustine, FL

11/15/2011 C Level – Panama City, FL

11/17/2011 Championship Sports Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ

11/18/2011 42nd Street Rock House – Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA

11/19/2011 Santos Party House – New York, NY

11/20/2011 The Casbah/Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC


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Metal Chainsaw Massacre (Obituary, Grave, Pathology) – Helsinki Finland

May 5th, 2011


The 7th of March 2011

Nosturi, Helsinki Finland

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OBITUARY’s John Tardy Confirms Longtime Bassist Frank Watkins Is Out Of The Band

September 17th, 2010

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.

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TUSKA OPEN AIR 2010 Festival

September 6th, 2010

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Kaisaniemi Park

Helsinki, FINLAND  

As everyone who was there still recalls, last year’s Tuska wasn’t a highlight experience when it comes to bands. This was surprising as there were some killer names on the bill such as Suicidal Tendencies, Pestilence, My Dying Bride. Obviously, last year was some kind of intermission for booking bands to pull more people. Thankfully, this year’s Tuska event was completely different. The line-up definitely looked more than awesome. The legendary Megadeth headlined Sunday, Nevermore on Saturday and above all the Canadian guitarist, wizard, and music genius, Devin Townsend. Japanese j-rock groups were not seen at Tuska. Instead the death metal bands ruled such as Obituary, Nile and of course domestic bands such as Sotajumala ja Torture Killer. The festival was an utter success. The whole weekend was totally packed….and above all Megadeth crowned the whole three day metal inferno.

Sad but true, Tuska will not be held in the heart of Helsinki in the upcoming years. The park of Kaisaniemi will be a construction zone as the whole area will be improved to be better and more enjoyable. However, it is going to be interesting to see how the new area will work for metal bands. At least the upcoming area has proven itself to be a good festival area as there have been a couple of festivals and gigs arranged there so far. This is a farewell to the Kaisaniemi park and the current Tuska formation.

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Legendary Bassist Steve DiGiorgio

August 4th, 2010


 STEVE DIGIORGIO – The man behind the bass

Interview and pics by Arto Lehtinen

Transcription by Martin Heaps aka Psychophobe

Steve DiGiorgio is known for his work with Sadus, Death, Testament, and of course been involved in a plenty of other great outputs. The man has gained the respected status in the metal world amongst musicians. His skill and passion to play various types of music from metal to jazz is nothing short of  phenomenal. When Florida’s death metal squad Obituary conquered the European festivals including the Tuska Open Air Steve DiGiorgio had been recruited to handle the bass. Therefore, it was a great opportunity to have a chat with Mr. DiGiorgio.  

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OBITUARY – Drummer Donald Tardy

June 22nd, 2009


Drummer Donald Tardy

Interviewed by Alan Gilkeson

obituary drummer Donald Tardy

One of the genre’s great originators, Floridian Death Metal band Obituary still just keep it simple with groovy rhythms and catchy riffs. Their latest album DARKEST DAY does what it’s predecessors did, make you bang you head in metal fury. Very humble and down to earth, they don’t wear the legend label well, but with a simplistic approach to song writing, reverence of other legends, and a strong work ethic, they continue to bring their unique brand of metal to a wanting fan base. Here’s our interview with drummer Donald Tardy.

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Amon Amarth / Obituary / Legion of the Damned / Keep of Kalessin – The Forum, London

April 5th, 2009


9th March 2009

The Forum, London

All pics and live review by HannTu

The Swedish Viking gods made their biannual assault on English shores bringing with them some all-star supporting acts and touring behind the ferociously epic TWILIGHT OF THE THUNDER GODS, an album hailed as their best melodic effort since VERSUS THE WORLD. It’s no wonder The Forum was packed to the brim eager to see how the new songs translated live.

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October 14th, 2008

Wacken Open Air 2008

Once again tens of thousands of lunatic metal freaks travelled from all over the world to the small German village located in the middle of the beautiful northern German countryside. The small peaceful Wacken literally goes upside down when nearly 80.000 conquer the village during one weekend in a year. Wacken Open Air celebrated its 19th birthday from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, whose biggest headliner ever in the history of Wacken was Iron Maiden. Despite Iron Maiden being the biggest name on the bill, however there were tons of other interesting and fascinating names.

Brat: The mass convergence of catholic youth in Sydney for World Youth Day the week Ray and I left brought a smile to my face and a feeling of warmth as I realised it wouldn’t be long until I was part of a similar pilgrimage but to Hamburg Germany and with two major differences—where Sydney was awash with colourful youth, Hamburg would be invaded by a swarm of black; and the trolley suitcases carrying clothing would instead be trolleys full of beer; songs of the gospel would be replaced by metal anthems. They came to worship at the cross—we to worship at the flaming longhorn but we all would display our nations’ flags proudly.

Tickets for W:O:A 2008 sold phenomenally fast. The special edition X-mas pack with extra goodie bag sold out before I could take a long breath after my 2007 trip. By February the official festival ticket seller was “SOLD OUT”. Suddenly the ebay market was flooded with tickets with one ticket reaching a record price of 800 British Pounds—obscene. Even in July with less than 1 month before the festival, there was an average of 5 new listings a day for tickets, which nullified all “SOLD OUT” credibility. (Brat)


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Obituary, Onslaught, Dam, Dead Beyond Buried – The Underworld, Camden, London

July 9th, 2007

Obituary and Onslaught

feat. Dam and Dead Beyond Buried

The Underworld, Camden, London, UK
5th July 2007

All live pics and review by HannTu

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Monterrey Metal Fest III – Monterrey Mexico 2006

January 27th, 2007

Monterrey Metal Fest III
November 17-18, 2006. Monterrey, México.
By Chico Migraña and Jacobo

Pics by German “Gallo” Garcia 

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Swedenrock 2006

August 5th, 2006


The 8th – 10th of June 2006

Solvesborg Sweden

by Arto Lehtinen and Marko  Syrjala

Wow! This is the sixth time that the Finnish Metal-Rules squad makes an invasion to the mighty Swedenrock festival. Over 60 bands descended on the the southern area of Sweden for a festival that turned out to be nothing but an utter blast! The bill of Swedenrock festival 2006 covers a wide range of metal styles and even classic rock stuff (Journey and Molly Hatchet). Therefore, there was at least something for everyone who attended the festival. As usual, the whole festival was once again sold out when around 20,000 people arrived at the area every day. The Swedenrock festival has always had tremendous luck with the weather as once again the gods of weather blessed this rocking metallic heaven on the earth with an extreme hot and sunny weekend that burned red the skin of several festival goers.

As stated in the first sentence, this is the sixth time that the Swedenrock festival has been featured in the site of, so it is quite logical for us to give a real in-depth article of several bands performing at Swedenrock. Enjoy !!!

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