OBITUARY’s forthcoming new album, Xecutioner’s Return, is set to hit North America August 28th via Candlelight Records. An exclusive iTunes-only advance single Evil Ways will be available July 31st.
Tampa-based OBITUARY’s current incarnation features original members, vocalist John Tardy, guitarist Trevor Peres, bassist Frank Watkins, drummer Donald Tardy and new guitarist Ralph Santolla (ex-DEICIDE, ex-DEATH).
John Tardy commented on the band’s working with Candlelight Records, “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 added, “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.”
Album art for Xecutioner’s Return was created by artist Andreas Marshall. Marshall has worked with the band for The End Complete and their most recent record Frozen in Time. The album was produced by the band with mastering completed at Morrisound Studios in Tampa on June 16.Â View the album art here.
OBITUARY will embark on a headline tour of the US on September 11. Tour details will be announced shortly.