The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that death metal legends OBITUARY have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2010.
Formed in Tampa, Florida in 1985, Obituary are one of the originators of death metal and central to the so-called â€˜Florida sceneâ€™ which also included pioneering bands such as Morbid Angel and Deicide. Originally called Xecutioner, the band changed their name just prior to the release of their debut album, 1989â€™s Slowly We Rot. The albumâ€™s striking blend of brutally-fast and slow, sludgy riffs is highly distinctive and coupled with vocalist John Tardyâ€™s extremely guttural style, has defined their sound throughout their career. The follow-up effort, 1991â€™s Cause of Death, is considered a landmark in death metal history, and the band successfully continued with both The End Complete (1992) and World Demise (1994) making them one of the best-selling acts in the genre.
Following 1997â€™s Back From the Dead, exhausted from years of touring, the band went their separate ways and concentrated on other projects. Drummer Donald Tardy â€“ brother of vocalist John - played in Andrew W.K.'s touring band, lead guitarist Allen West (now no longer with the band) worked in Lowbrow and Six Feet Under while rhythm guitarist Trevor Peres formed Catastrophic in 2001 and released an album, The Cleansing, that same year.
Rested and revitalised, Obituary reformed in 2003, and after a series of well-received live dates, issued their comeback album Frozen in Time in 2005. Since then, theyâ€™ve issued two further critically-acclaimed albums â€“ 2007â€™s Xecutioner's Return and this yearâ€™s Darkest Day â€“ and continued to reassert their position as one of the most iconic death metal bands of all time.
See Obituary exclusively in 2010 at the Uks Number 1 Metal festival Bloodstock open Air next August !
OBITUARY â€“ â€˜Til Death - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2010.