OBITUARY Working On New Material, Preparing For East Coast Tour
October 27, 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 run through to November 20 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Commented OBITUARY guitarist Trevor Peres: “We are gonna rip out some old songs that we haven’t played in ages during these shows!”
DENIAL FIEND’s Terry Butler who will be pulling double duty on this tour as a stand-in bassist for OBITUARY had this to say about the upcoming jaunt: “First off we would like to thank OBITUARY for asking us to be part of their ‘East Coast Possession Tour’; very cool indeed. We are very excited to finally playing some shows with the new lineup. Hope to see all you FIENDS at the shows crushing and tearing it up!!”
OBITUARY is currently writing material for the follow-up to the “Darkest Day” full-length CD, 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,” said 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 other news, OBITUARY is working on a new web site that will allow fans a more interactive experience. “We’ll be able to have more direct, real-time communications with our fans through our web site utilizing audio, video, chat rooms, etc.” Peres said. “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” dates with DENIAL FIEND:
Nov. 12 – The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
Nov. 14 – Sirens – St. Augustine, FL
Nov. 15 – C Level – Panama City, FL
Nov. 17 – Championship Sports Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
Nov. 18 – 42nd Street Rock House – Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA
Nov. 19 – Santos Party House – New York, NY
Nov. 20 – The Casbah/Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
Nov. 21 – The Archive Gallery – Atlanta, GA
Quality video footage of OBITUARY’s performance at this year’s edition of the Neurotic Deathfest, which was held April 29-30, 2011 at 013 and MIDI theatre in Tilburg, Holland, can be viewed below (courtesy of “letthedeathmetalflow”).
“Darkest Day” 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.