OBITUARY Share New Song “A Lesson In Vengeance”; Announce New US Tour Dates With Gruesome

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Florida death metal legends OBITUARY have shared a new song from the impending, Self-Titled album out next week, March 17th. Hear “A Lesson In Vengeance” now via YouTube at this location.

Additionally, OBITUARY has announced new US headline tour dates with labelmates Gruesome from May 11th till May 21st. The band kicks off the tour cycle with the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour featuring Kreator, Horrendous and Midnight on March 17th in Charlotte, NC.  A complete list of dates, including numerous festival appearances are included below.

Obituary is due out March 17th, 2017 on CD/LP/Digital. Physical and digital pre-orders are available now via Relapse at

Pre-Order ‘Obituary’ via Relapse HERE
Cover Art: Andreas Marschall
Obituary Tour Dates:

— All Dates Mar 17 – Apr 15 with Kreator, Midnight, Horrendous—

Mar 17 Charlotte, NC Underground
Mar 18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Mar 19 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Mar 20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Mar 21 Houston, TX House of Blues
Mar 22 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Mar 24 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Mar 25 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
Mar 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mar 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Mar 28 Seattle, WA Neptune
Mar 29 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Mar 21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
Apr 01 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
Apr 04 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Apr 06 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Apr 07 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Apr 11 Toronto, ON Opera House
Apr 12 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Apr 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Apr 14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

— All Dates May 11 – May 21 With Gruesome —

May 11 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
May 12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
May 13 Birmingham, AL Syndicate Lounge
May 14 Nashville, TN Exit/In
May 16 Louisville, KY Trixie’s
May 17 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
May 18 Washington, DC Rock and Roll
May 19 Amityville, NY Amityville Music Hall
May 20 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
May 21 Richmond, VA Broadberry

Summer Festivals:

Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017
Jul 15 Dunaújváros, HU Rock Maraton 2017
Aug 6 Corroios, PT VOA Heavy Rock Fest
Aug 12 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival 2017
Aug 13 Derbyshire, UK Bloodstock
Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze 2017


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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“This Century is the next big thing to look out for” –
they’re on deck to bust through the mainstream any day now” –
Phoenix, Arizona pop-rock band This Century are on the cusp of major breakout success with the release of their highly-anticipated, sophomore album, Biography of Heartbreak, which is available today on iTunesAmazon and in a variety of cool bundles at
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Forming back in 2007, This Century have quickly become one of the most exciting pop-rock bands to enter the scene.  Their unique combination of anthem pop and die hard grassroots fan base has led them to extensive tour dates with the likes of Good Charlotte, The Maine, The Ready Set, Breathe Carolina, Hey Monday among many others.  The band’s wildly popular debut album Sound of Fire set the stage in 2011, and now the band is ready to take on the world with their follow-up Biography of Heartbreak.
For Biography of Heartbreak, This Century teamed up with producer Colby Wedgeworth (The Maine, Austin Gibbs, Lydia) and the result is near magic.  Overflowing with hit-after-hit, the new album drips with confectious pop-rock anthems that could easily be heard on Top 40 radio.
Biography of Heartbreak features thirteen unforgettable songs like their new single “Slow Dance Night,” your new summer jam “Tip Toe,” calls “dreamy, emotive and thoughtful pop,” the uber catchy “Fool’s Game” which says “if sharp electro-pop is your thing, this track will hit the sweet spot,” the “dance-until-your-body cries” track “Love Killer” that says is “practically made for Top 40, and — dare we say it? — kind of sounds like a long-lost One Direction song” and finally the massive pop anthem “Deadly Weapon” that recently debuted on
Listen to “Tip Toe” at
Listen to “Fool’s Game” at
Listen to “Love Killer” at
Listen to “Deadly Weapon” at
This Century will be hitting the road this summer for the 8123 Tour with The Maine, A Rocket To The Moon and Brighten.  Pick up your copy ofBiography of Heartbreak now and catch them live this summer!
This Century is Joel Kanitz, Sean Silverman, Ryan Gose, and Alex Silverman.
This Century Tour Dates:
June 4 – Tempe, AZ – Tempe Marketplace (Free Show)
June 7 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
June 8 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
June 9 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
June 11 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
June 12 – Vancouver, BC – The Rio Theater
June 14 – Calgary, AB – The Den
June 15 – Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theater
June 18 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick
June 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
June 21 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
June 22 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
June 23 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
June 25 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
June 26 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
June 27 – Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
June 28 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
June 29 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
June 30 – Wilton, CT – Trackside
July 2 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
July 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
July 5 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
July 6 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
July 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
July 9 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
July 10 – Columbus, OH – A&R Bar
July 11 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
July 12 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay
July 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
July 14 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird
July 16 – Orlando, FL – Beachum Theatre
July 18 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
July 19 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
July 20 – Austin, TX – The Parish
July 21 – Dallas, TX – Trees
July 24 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
July 26 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
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