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Obituary Premiere New Song via Guitar World, New Album Inked in Blood Due Out Oct. 27


Band Also Launches Vocal Cover Contest 

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“…A bone-powdering reminder why Obituary stands as the ultimate purveyor of Death Metal…” ~ Outburn 9/10

Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse Records debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP. Inked in Blood will be released October 27th in North America/UK/World and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th. Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY‘s already godlike discography. 

The band has premiered the title track from the upcoming album.  Listen to “Inked in Blood” via Guitar World HERE.  It can also be heard on SoundCloud HERE.   Previous singles ~ “Visions in My Head” and “Violence” ~ can be heard HERE and HERE

Additionally, Guitar World is giving away an autographed ESP guitar signed by the entire band; visit this location for details.  OBITUARY have also partnered with Metal Injection for a vocal cover contest for the song “Violence.” Find out more HERE

Obit special editionInked in Blood is available for pre-order from Relapse Records HERE and via iTunes HERE.  The album will be released on CD/Deluxe CD/2xLP/Digital/Deluxe Digital.  The limited edition, one time press deluxe CD includes two exclusive bonus songs and is packaged in a 3D embossed digipak along with a die-cut album cover sticker.   The bonus songs, available on the deluxe CD and digital verisons, are two classic tracks (“Intoxicated” and “Bloodsoaked”), from Slowly We Rot, re-recorded this year live out of Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL and engineered by legendary death metal producer Jim Morris. A special vinyl color will be available exclusively via each of the following means: North American Indie Stores, Florida record stores, and for Kickstarter backers. 

In support of their new album the band will be touring extensively through North America and Europe throughout 2014 and 2015.  They kick off their first leg of US dates with Carcass and Exhumed on October 28th followed by a North American run with Death (DTA) and Massacre from November 14th through December 7th.  Then the band heads to Europe for a two week headlining tour in January.  A complete list of dates is available below. 

The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame. OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, the originators and the torchbearers of the genre, and Inked In Blood is an instant classic among their already storied catalog, the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!!

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 Tour Dates:


Oct 18                 Tampa, FL           Brass Mug (Album release party)

Oct 25                 Mexico City, Mexico      Heaven and Hell Festival 2014


***Oct 28 to Nov 09 with Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem***


Oct 28                 Tucson, AZ                   The Rock

Oct 29                 El Paso, TX                   Tricky Falls

Oct 31                 Colorado Springs, CO     The Black Sheep

Nov 01                 Lawrence, KS                Granada

Nov 02                 Sauget, IL                     Pops

Nov 04                 Raleigh, NC                   Lincoln Theater

Nov 05                 Richmond, VA               The Broadberry

Nov 06                 Asheville, NC                 The Orange Peel

Nov 07                 Nashville, TN                 Exit/In

Nov 08                 Louisville, KY                Diamond Pub & Billiards

Nov 09                 Cincinnati, OH               The Madison Theater

Nov 11                 Fort Worth, TX             The Rail Club w/ Massacre and Rivers of Nihil

Nov 13                 Las Vegas, NV               LVCS w/ Massacre and Rivers of Nihil


Obit Tour***All Dates Nov 14 – Dec 07 w/ Death DTA, Massacre, Rivers of Nihil***


Nov 14                 Los Angeles, CA   Club Nokia

Nov 15                 Ramona, CA                  Ramona Mainstage

Nov 16                 San Francisco, CA                  DNA Lounge

Nov 18                 Seattle, WA                   Studio Seven

Nov 19                 Vancouver, BC               The Rickshaw Theatre w/ Untimely Demise

Nov 21                 Calgary, AB                   MacEwan Ballroom w/ Untimely Demise

Nov 22                 Regina, SK                    Riddell Centre w/ Untimely Demise

Nov 23                 Winnipeg, MB                Park Theatre w/ Untimely Demise

Nov 24                 Minneapolis, MN   Amsterdam Bar & Hall w/ Untimely Demise

Nov 25                 Chicago, IL                   Metro

Nov 26                 Cleveland, OH                Agora Theatre and Ballroom

Nov 27                 Toronto, ON                  Phoenix Concert Hall

Nov 28                 Montreal, QC                 Le National

Nov 29                 Boston, MA                   Brighton Music Hall

Nov 30                 New York, NY               Best Buy Theatre

Dec 03                 Springfield, VA              Empire

Dec 04                 Charlotte, NC                 Tremont Music Hall

Dec 05                 Atlanta, GA                    The Masquerade

Dec 06                 Tampa, FL                    Orpheum

Dec 07                 Miami, FL                     Grand Central


Obit Live***Inked In Blood Euro Tour 2015 w/ Empire of Evil and Dustbolt***


Jan 15                  Essen, Germany             Turock

Jan 16                  Alkmar, Holland             Victory

Jan 17                  Bremen, Germany          Tivoli

Jan 18                  Praha, Czech Republic    Futurum

Jan 19                  Krakow, Poland             Fabryka

Jan 21                  Budapest, Hungary         Durer Kurt

Jan 22                  Vienna, Austria               Szene

Jan 23                  Innsbruck, Austria          Weekender Club

Jan 24                  Romagnano, Italy           R&R Area

Jan 25                  Luzern, Switzerland        Schuur

Jan 27                  Barcelona, Spain             Salamandra

Jan 28                  Toulouse, France           Metronum

Jan 29                  Paris, France                 Divan du Monde

Jan 30                  Enschede, Holland Atak

Jan 31                  Antwerp, Belgium  Zaal de Kuup/Horror Festival

Feb 01                 London, England   Underworld


May 22                Baltimore, MD               Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015) @ Edison Lot


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Obituary will perform at the Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 20, 2015!!!THIS JUST IN!!  

Obituary will perform at the Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 20, 2015!!!  AND IN EVEN BIGGER NEWS:

Inked In Blood, released Monday, October 27th, was met with critical acclaim and the week of Nov. 3 cracked the Billboard Top 100, coming in at #75.  This is OBITUARY‘s highest chart number to date and the album has sold almost 5 times as many copies of their 2009 release, Darkest Day.  Inked in Blood also came in at #8 on the Top Hard Music Chart and #15 on the Top Current Rock Chart.

Internationally, Inked in Blood came in at #56 in Germany (2nd Highest German Chart Entrance in Band History), #81 in The Netherlands, #139 in Belgium, #174 in the UK and #65 in Switzerland.

The band commented on the Inked in Blood‘s killer first week: “We could not be more excited about the first week of sales and Inked In Blood‘s chart position. We knew this was a monster record that the fans were dying to get their hands on, and everybody seems to really be digging it. Now it’s time to put the hammer down and focus on the second week of sales. We knew OBITUARY fans were some of the most devoted fans on the planet and we are looking forward to watching as they help us blow this thing out of the water.”