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OBITUARY Announce "Battle of the Bays" North American Co-Headlining Tour with Exodus

July 1, 2017


Tampa Bay Florida Death Metal Godfathers OBITUARY collide with Bay Area Thrash Metal Kings EXODUS for another epic Battle of the Bays this Fall! The two American legends went to war in Europe last year and are now bringing the Battle to America this time with support from POWER TRIPand DUST BOLT. The co-headlining tour kicks off September 14 in Durham, NC and ends on October 15 in Baton Rouge, LA. Tickets go on sale now and a complete listing of dates is available below.


OBITUARY's latest, self-titled album is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital order are available via Relapse.com and Bandcamp. The animated music video for "Ten Thousand Ways To Die" can be viewed below.



--- All Dates Sep 14 to Oct 15 w/ Exodus, Power Trip and Dust Bolt  ---


Sep 14                 Durham, NC                  Motorco Music Hall

Sep 15                 Virginia Beach, VA         Shakas Live


Sep 16                 Baltimore, MD               Baltimore Soundstage


Sep 17                 Sayreville, NJ                 Starland Ballroom


Sep 19                 Brooklyn, NY                 Music Hall of Williamsburg


Sep 20                 Worcester, MA              The Palladium (Downstairs)


Sep 21                 Burlington, VT               Higher Ground


Sep 22                 Quebec City, QC            Imperial Ball


Sep 23                 Ottawa, ON                   Bronson Centre


Sep 24                 London, ON                   London Music Hall


Sep 26                 Grand Rapids, MI           The Intersection


Sep 27                 Columbus, OH               Park Street Saloon


Sep 28                 Indianapolis, IN              Deluxe @ Old National Center


Sep 29                 Joliet, IL                        The Forge


Sep 30                 Minneapolis, MN            Skyway Theatre


Oct 01                 St. Louis, MO                The Ready Room


Oct 03                 Lawrence, KS                Granada Theater


Oct 04                 Ft. Collins, CO               Aggie Theatre


Oct 06                 Sacramento, CA             Ace Of Spades*


Oct 07                 Los Angeles, CA            Teragram Ballroom*


Oct 08                 San Diego, CA               The Observatory North Park


Oct 10                 Tucson, AZ                   The Rock


Oct 11                 Albuquerque, NM           Sunshine Theater


Oct 12                 El Paso, TX                   Tricky Falls


Oct 14                 San Antonio, TX            Paper Tiger *


Oct 15                 Baton Rouge, LA            The Varsity Theater +


^ Obituary, Exodus, Dust Bolt ONLY

* Obituary, Power Trip, Dust Bolt ONLY

+ Obituary, Dust Bolt ONLY


--- European Summer Festival/Tour --- 


Jun 18         Clisson, FR                     Hellfest 2017


Jul 08          Viveiro, ES                     Resurrection Festival


Jul 10          Poznan, PL                     Klub U Bazyla +


Jul 11          Bratislava, SK                 Randal Club +


Jul 12          Ceske Budejovice, CZ     Cafe Klub Slavie +


Jul 14          Vienna, AT                       Szene Vienna


Jul 15          Dunaújváros, HU            Rock Maraton 2017


Aug 06        Corroios, PT                   VOA Heavy Rock Fest


Aug 08        Gijon, ES                        Sala Acapulco               


Aug 09        Barcelona, ES                 Razzmatazz 2


Aug 11        Zurich, Switzerland        Dynamo


Aug 12        Kortrijk, BE                    Alcatraz Festival 2017


Aug 13        Derbyshire, UK              Bloodstock


Aug 14        Tilburg, NL                     013 *


Aug 15        Dortmund, DE               FZW Freizeitzentrum West *


Aug 17        Dinkelsbühl, DE             Summer Breeze 2017


Aug 19        Saint-Nolff, FR              Motocultor Festival


+ W/ Absu

* W/ Trivium




One of the most influential, revered and best-selling death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY formed in the swamplands of South Florida in 1986 after switching their name from Xecutioner.  The band signed to Roadracer Records, a now defunct division of Roadrunner, for the recording of their debut album, the immense and immeasurably heavy Slowly We Rot (1989). The album was engineered by the legendary Scott Burns at Morrisound Studio, which would come to be the most sought after facility for production of albums during the rise of death metal in the 1990s. Unlike much death metal preceding it, the album had a sludgy feel and integrated devastatingly slow passages along with obliterating overtures that reached far beyond any point of mayhem that metal had yet to reach. The result was a carnal pleasure for doom, death and thrash fans alike coupling the adrenaline of a speedball with the slow, degrading measures of a sewer at dusk. OBITUARY were unlike anything anyone had heard before and would change the shape of heavy music forever.


OBITUARY followed up Slowly We Rot with Cause of Death (1990), perhaps the band's most hailed album and an even more chaotic, bass heavy mix of the band's signature groove, manic guitar solos and crashing drums. The album's defining feature, however, was vocalist John Tardy's disarmingly horrific, gargling style, that created guttural chasms of dread, which, though often mimicked, have been achieved by no one else. Drastically shifting tempos and Tardy's unique vocal style became the band's trademark, which clearly distinguished them from the rest of the burgeoning US death metal scene.


OBITUARY spent the next two decades releasing some of the finest death metal ever put to tape with classics like The End Complete (1992), World Demise (1994), and Frozen in Time (2005) solidifying them as one of the genre's most important bands of all time. Fast forward to 2014, when after a five year gap between albums, OBITUARY successfully crowdfunded their new album and subsequently partnered with Relapse Records for it's release. Reinvigorated with a new lineup featuring the additions of legendary bassist Terry Butler (Death, Massacre, Six Feet Under) and lead guitarist Ken Andrews. The result was Inked In Blood (2014) which immediately took the world by storm.  The next couple years revolved around an extensive world tour schedule that took them to sold-out venues across the globe including tours with Cannibal Corpse, Carcass and Exodus and multiple mainstage festival appearances including 7000 Tons of Metal, Maryland Deathfest, Hellfest, Obscene Extreme, Full Terror Assault, Neurotic Deathfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and the band's own inaugural Florida Metal Fest.


To end 2016, OBITUARY released a surprise, live EP, Ten Thousand Ways to Die, featuring two brand new songs plus twelve classics and fan favorites recorded across eleven different cities during the Inked In Blood world tour. The EP left die-hard fans craving more, unbeknownst that it was just the beginning.


Now in 2017, OBITUARY return with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time! Picking up where Inked In Blood left off, OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of death metal. Recorded at their home studio in Tampa, FL, Obituary is a 10 track tour-de-force of bone-pulverising death metal that is as heavy, uncompromising and infectious as anything they've released in their historic, nearly 30-year career!




John Tardy - Vocals

Trevor Peres - Guitar

Ken Andrews Jr. - Guitar

Terry Butler - Bass


Donald Tardy - Drums


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