OBITUARY Members Check In From Europe

OBITUARY vocalist John Tardy has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"The show [Saturday] night [January 26] in Glauchau [Germany] was totally sick and packed! We really appreciate all the support from our German fans. I think we have played like six shows in Germany and all the shows there were awesome. We will be back for one more show on January 30 in Munich. Today we are in Prague, Czech Republic and it looks like from the pre-sales that the show at Abaton may end up sold out! I am sure it is going to be crazy in here tonight! Tomorrow is a day off, and after seven consecutive shows I think we are all ready for that. The plan is to spend the day in Budapest, Hungary, which is also the city where the next show will be! A38 is the club we will be at."

OBITUARY guitarist Ralph Santolla has also checked in with the following update::

"[On January 25] was Langenprozelten, Germany. It's a small village near the site of the Up From The Ground festival. The venue was right next to a river and mountains, so it was a better vibe than the usual industrial scenery. Another day of sitting around with not much to do, so we started working out our set list for the summer festivals. We've got some surprises for you guys; you should be happy with what we've come up with."

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 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.

Fan-filmed video footage of OBITUARY performing the song "Slowly we Rot" on January 9, 2008 in Krakow, Poland can be viewed below (courtesy of "KKROB1"). Support at the gig came from long-running German thrashers HOLY MOSES and Swedish metallers AVATAR.

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