OBITUARY Frontman Back Home From European Tour

John Tardy, vocalist for the Florida-based death metal legends OBITUARY, has issued the following update:

"Another successful European tour complete and we all made it home safely. Five weeks on the road and that bus could not have felt any smaller, but we really had a good time! We made it home on Wednesday and it has taken me a couple of days to get into my office and get the website updated. I still have a bunch of photos to go through and I will work on those and get them up as soon as I can.

"To back up several days, I have to say that the show in Belgium was one of the best shows of the tour. Belgium, all I can say is thank you! You guys always take care of us and we really appreciate it very much. We finished up the tour in London, and thank all of you as well, then took the 'red-eye' ferry and made it back to Amsterdam before on flights left on Tuesday. It made for a couple of busy last days, but it all worked out.

"I would like to say thanks to HOLY MOSES and AVATAR — five weeks and no cancelled shows means a lot of hard work by everyone. We wish both of you all the best and hope you keep in touch! To all of our crew guys — you make it happen every day and we could not do it without you. One last time, to all our fans...Thank you...Thank you...Thank you!!!!!!! You are the best!!!!

"We hope to have some shows in South America in April. We never did play a show in Tampa on our U.S. tour, so hopefully we can set one of those up sometime soon. Then we will be back in Europe during the summer for a big run on the festivals!!!!! Those are always a good time."

OBITUARY recently shot a video for the song "Evil Ways" with comic book stalwart and director Hart D. Fisher.

Check out the photos from the shoot at this location.

"Evil Ways" is the lead single from OBITUARY's new album, "Xecutioner's Return", which was released in North America on August 28, 2007 via Candlelight Records. The CD was mixed at Redroom Recorders and was mastered in June at Morrisound Studios in Tampa. The band once again worked with artist Andreas Marschall, who has previously created the art for "The End Complete" and the group's last record, "Frozen in Time".

Roadrunner Records has just released a "best-of" collection from OBITUARY. Entitled, appropriately enough, "The Best of Obituary", the CD features the following track listing:

01. Internal Bleeding
02. 'Til Death
03. Slowly We Rot
04. Cause Of Death
05. Chopped In Half
06. Turned Inside Out
07. The End Complete
08. I'm In Pain
09. Don't Care
10. Final Thoughts
11. Kill For Me
12. Threatening Skies
13. On The Floor

Check out the cover artwork at this location.

Watch fan-filmed video footage of OBITUARY performing the song "Threatening Skies" on January 27, 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic:

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