Obituary Dying to get back to business

US death metal heavyweights Obituary have a new album out this week and will be showcasing tracks from it at a special London show next month. Dying Of Everything is out on 13 January, via Relapse Records.

Having been confined to their Florida barracks for much of the past couple of years, the band reemerge to show there’s still plenty of life left in Obituary. Drummer Don Tardy declares: “We had so much time to do it because it was the middle of Covid and everything was shut down. But writing-wise, we’re in our groove and that really hasn’t changed much.”

The new album sees the band go back to the 80s and their Slowly We Rot days. Speaking of the title track, Don adds: “It boasts punishing riffs and songwriting by Ken Andrews. Ken wrote two songs for the last album, but one of them was used for the Decibel flexi disc we put out, so it wasn’t on the record. “But he’s got two songs on this one—‘Dying of Everything’ and ‘Torn Apart.’ You can really hear his thrash metal background on the title track.” 

Here’s a little taster of what to expect with the video for new track, ‘The Wrong Time’.

Dying Of Everything features cover art by Mariusz Lewandowski, the Polish painter whose work has appeared on albums by Bell Witch, Psycroptic and Abigail Williams. He sadly died unexpectedly last year. “He did a fantastic job on the artwork, but he passed away not long after he did our album cover,” says vocalist John Tardy. “I think our cover art might’ve been the last thing he did.” 

Dying Of Everything – Tracklisting

1.    Barely Alive
2.   The Wrong Time
3.    Without a Conscience
4.    War
5.    Dying of Everything
6.    My Will To Live
7.    By the Dawn
8.    Weaponize the Hate
9.    Torn Apart
10.  Be Warned


Obituary headline the Electric Ballroom in London on 23 February. Tickets available here.

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