Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY have announced “Ten Thousand Ways To Die”, a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favorites from the band’s storied catalog. Recorded in eleven different cities during the band’s highly successful 2015 “Inked In Blood” world tour, the live tracks capture the incredible performances of a band that has stood atop the death metal pantheon for almost 30 years.
“Ten Thousand Ways To Die” will be released worldwide on October 21 on CD and digital formats and is sure to satisfy new and die-hard OBITUARY fans and will quench the bloodthirst of listeners until the band’s new album drops in spring 2017.
Listen to the new single “Loathe” below.
Commented the band: “We are very excited about the live songs that we recorded on this last U.S. tour. Joe Cincotta from Full Force Studio is also our live sound engineer and he had his full recording rig on the road with us so we took advantage of the opportunity and recorded the show every night. The quality was amazing so we decided to include this as part of the ‘Ten Thousand Ways to Die’ release to give the fans a little OB bonus! We selected songs from different cities so you will hear the sound difference between each song. Nothing was done to the songs after the live performance recording so it gives you the real, true, unedited ‘live show’ sound and feeling that the fans experienced at each show.”
OBITUARY will return to Europe as part of the colossal “Battle Of The Bays” European tour in October / November 2016 alongside San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS. Support will come from influential groove crossover metallers PRONG and Australian wrecking machine KING PARROT.
OBITUARY‘s ninth studio album, “Inked In Blood”, sold around 5,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 75 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band’s first full-length CD in over five years, “Inked In Blood” was recorded by OBITUARY in April 2014 at the group’s own RedNeck Studio in Gibsonton, Florida.