Vocalist John Tardy of Florida death metallers OBITUARY has issued the following update:

“We are enjoying some time off and it has given us a chance to finally work on some new music. Trevor [Peres; guitar] was in town and we got some new OBITUARY songs down. Heavy as balls! Donald [Tardy; drums] and I also have been working on some new TARDY BROTHERS ‘Bloodline’ material… Just having a blast jamming!!!

“We are getting closer and closer to the start of our U.S. tour! It starts off in Orlando and the Club Firestone! This place is awesome and we have not played in Orlando in a long, long time, so we are hoping for a killer show!!”

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.

Source: www.blabbermouth.net