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OBITUARY – Drummer To Miss European Tour





OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy, who has been unable to perform at four of the band’s European shows thus far, will not be flying out to complete the trek. A post from Monstrosity/former Malevolent Creation drummer Lee Harrison, who has been filling in for Tardy, reads as follows:

“So tonight will be my 4th show (temporarily) playing drums for the mighty Obituary. Donald had some things going on at home that he needed to be there for. I’m honoured he called me to fill in but it was also pretty stressful having to learn the set in such a short time (3 days notice).

“Wishing Donald all the best and he will be back to his spot after this run so don’t worry. I’m just glad I could be there for him and somewhat pull this off. I’ve got 3 more shows to do and things will be back to normal for me. lol. Tonight we rock Krakow Poland! Come out if you can!!”

Upon switching their name from Xecutioner to Obituary, the career of one of the most successful and influential Death Metal bands began. Hailing from Florida and featuring John Tardy (vocals), brother Donald Tardy (drums), Trevor Peres (guitar), Allen West (guitar), and Daniel Tucker (bass), 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 1990’s rise of the Death Metal genre. 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. Like them or not, Obituary was unlike anything anyone had heard before.

Source: metalunderground

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