NewsApril 23, 2007 1:56 PM ET4,368 views

Candlelight Recs to release new Obituary album

Candlelight Records has officially confirmed September 11th as the U.S. release date for the forthcoming album from death metal legends Obituary. Recording of the currently untitled album is already underway with the album's completion expected in early-June. Tampa-based Obituary, featuring vocalist John Tardy, guitarist Trevor Peres, bassist Frank Watkins and drummer Donald Tardy are one of the genre's most respected and successful bands. Formed in 1985, the quartet have released six albums that have to-date sold nearly one million copies in the United States. Regarding the Candlelight deal, Frank Watkins says, "we are very excited to be part of Candlelight Records. This will mark a new chapter in Death Metal history." John Tardy comments: "we are really looking forward to having a record company that wants to work with us. We feel rejuvenated and this new album is gonna be sick!" Donald Tardy adds, "we couldn't be more pumped about teaming up with Candlelight. It is an unbelievable feeling to know that a record company cares about our music as much as we do." A full US headline tour is set to kick off the week of the album's release.

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