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Cannibal Corpse Announce First Ever UK Festival Appearance
November 23, 2009
Death Metal legends Cannibal Corpse have been added to the Bloodstock Open Air 2010 line up. They will be flying in from Florida next summer for their first ever UK festival performance, which the band are eager to deliver.

Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz comments:
"We are extremely excited to be playing Bloodstock! It will be our first ever festival appearance in the UK and we can't wait to tear it up for the masses!"

Bloodstock Open Air 2010
is shaping up to be an unmissable experience, with Behemoth, Obituary, Rage, Devin Townsend, Andromeda, Dream Evil, Doro, Leaves Eyes, Suffocation and Ross The Boss also confirmed.

The Bloodstock Open Air Metal Festival 2010, sponsored by Metal Hammer (www.metalhammer.co.uk) and Scuzz TV (www.scuzz.tv.), will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from 13th - 15th August. Limited tickets are on sale now until Xmas at the discounted price of £85 for the whole weekend at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

Visit Cannibal Corpse online at http://www.cannibalcorpse.net, and
http://www.myspace.com/cannibalcorpse.
 
 
 
 
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Warbringer Announce Megadeth Shows
September 22, 2009
The purveyors of the new wave of American retro-thrash metal, Warbringer have had their tireless work ethic validated this week as the legendary Megadeth have chosen the band to open for them for some select major North American shows this fall. This huge announcement comes in the midst of the band’s highly successful run alongside Obituary, Krisiun and Goatwhore, which wraps up on Oct. 4th. Visit www.myspace.com/warbringer to view their complete, rigorous touring itinerary.

John Kevill
(vocals) further states: “Hey everyone, in Vancouver right now on the Obituary tour and getting kinda close to the halfway point. Love it up here in the northwest, and love the epic crossing of the channel we always make on the ferryboat from Victoria. We are still heading to all the eastward places and then back around, and after that we have some headlining California shows, and then the tour with Vader and Decrepit Birth. And luckily, most of the way into this tour, we get to go off and do some shows with fucking Megadeth!

For us as a band this is pretty huge, it will be excellent to share the stage with such a legendary band. Also we are playing around the mid-north of the country in some places we've never been. Then after that we are going to Hawaii, so the rest of the year is looking completely badass. The band’s live performance is better and more lethal than ever before, so we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

Warbringer's
latest album, 'Waking Into Nightmares', was released in 2008 via Century Media.
 
 
 
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Thy Will Be Done Added To Obituary Tour
March 19, 2008
Rhode Island's modern metal titans Thy Will Be Done have been officially added to the upcoming Obituary U.S. Tour, which kicks off on May 9th in South Carolina. The line up for this tour is rounded out by Maryland tech death metallers Dying Fetus, and Topeka, Kansas' technical deathgrind kings, Origin.

Thy Will Be Done vocalist J. Costa had the following to say about being a part of the tour: "We are absolutely honored to be a part of this tour with some of our favorite band. So be sure to come out and partake in the madness!!!"

Confirmed Tour Dates:
May 09 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
May 10 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
May 11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin Out
May 12 - New York, NY @ BB Kings
May 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 14 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
May 16 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 17 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
May 18 - E. Stroudsburg, PA @ Penn Monster Factory
May 19 - Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
May 20 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
May 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 22 - Orlando, FL @ The Haven
May 23 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
 
 
 
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Obituary's Entire New Album Available For Streaming
September 7, 2007
Obituary's new album, 'Xecutioner's Return', is available for streaming in full for a limited time on MP3.com.

'Xecutioner's Return' (Candlelight) sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan — slightly less than the 2,400 opening tally registerd by its predecessor, 2005's 'Frozen In Time' (Roadrunner)

Obituary kicks off their U.S. tour September 8 in Miami with the tour ending in New Orleans in early October. The band will be supported by Alabama Thunderpussy, Full Blown Chaos and labelmates Hemlock.
 
 
 
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Obituary Frontman Issues Update
February 20, 2007
Obituary frontman John Tardy has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"All is going well with the new DVD and we really appreciate all the support! 'Frozen Alive' [DVD] has sparked a bunch of new shows that we have set up! Here they all are and we are really looking forward to all of them. Some of the newer shows are in France, Mexico with Sadus and believe it or not we are finally going to make it to Australia! We have had offers in the past, but they just never worked out. This will be our first time in Australia, so for all of you that have emailed over the years about coming there, we finally will have a chance to meet! We also have some South American dates we are working on and as soon as I find out for sure I will let you know.

"We are still working on the new CD and are getting really excited about these new songs. This is some pretty sick shit! I still do not know what we are going to do about a record label. We are still talking with a few labels and trying to work something out! Hopefully something gets done soon, so we can move forward and concentrate on future events! We still plan on starting to record in March!!!"
 
 
 
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MEMBERS:
John Tardy (vocals)
Allen West (guitar)
Trevor Peres (guitar)
Frank Watkins (bass)
Donald Tardy (drums)

As hard as it is to fathom, Florida death metal pioneers, Obituary, owe a lot to melodic hard rock goofball Andrew WK. The band had been on indefinite hiatus since 1997 and by the middle of 2002 playing together again was the furthest thing on their minds. Singer John Tardy was working at a computer company, guitarist Trevor Peres was in Catastrophic, guitarist Allen West was in Lowbrow, bassist Frank Watkins was hawking mortgages, and drummer Donald Tardy was playing live with Andrew WK. Then, before an Ozzfest gig in West Palm Beach, Andrew WK called John and Frank and invited them to play a few songs onstage with him. "We hooked up to practice a couple songs and we remembered how fun it was to play together," John says. "That's all it took. We ended up doing a couple shows that were really well received, and things just snowballed from there." In early 2004, Obituary finally decided to start working on their sixth studio record. Often, when bands haven't been together for years, writing sessions are initially strained or unproductive and it takes a while for the musicians to get back on their creative feet. Obituary had no such problem. "It was really like putting on an old pair of shoes," John says. "It didn't seem like it had been six years at all, it was more like the blink of an eye. Some of us had longer beards than we used to have but everything felt the same. After about five minutes together, we were totally back at 100 percent." One listen to the band's new album, Frozen In Time, and it's clear that Obituary have returned with the same force and fortitude they had in the early '90s. "On the Floor" opens with an incisive, churning riff, thunderous beats and bloodcurdling vocals before shifting into a chugging, bone-splintering breakdown, "Blindsided" rides a gradually ascending hate groove to a destination just south of Hell, and "Back Inside" fuses colossal crunch with pummeling double-bass drumming to create a deadly mosh pit firestorm. "When I sit and listen to it, I hear some songs that sound like they might have come off of our Slowly We Rot record and others that sound like they might have come off of World Demise," John says. "Then there are others that are unique to us and different than what we've done in the past. So it's really well rounded, and at the same time, it's the heaviest thing we've ever done." Obituary spent three months writing the album and practiced the songs until they could play them blindfolded. Then, they took a trip down memory lane, coaxing veteran metal producer Scott Burns out of retirement and working with him at their old stomping ground, Morrisound studios in Tampa, Florida. They also worked with producer Mark Prator at his Tampa ProTools Studio, Red Room Recorders. "That was incredible because we've watched Mark grow up through the years," John says. "On our second record, he was emptying garbage cans at the studio, and now he has his own studio. And being back with Scott was amazing. We've known him so long and he has an instinct for what Obituary should sound like." From start to finish, Frozen In Time was created without any major trauma or turbulence. In fact, one of the biggest challenges for Obituary happened after they finished in the studio and were trying to come up with a name for the record. They considered titling it after one of the album tracks, but decided that no single cut could adequately represent the album. They thought about naming it something that would reference to their reunification after seven long years. Finally, they decided they were best off with Frozen In Time. “After six years of inactivity, it's like we awakened out of hibernation just as heavy as we were before. It was like our sound was frozen in time, ” John says. “This album isn't a new beginning, it's just what we've always done - just newer and better.”