ObituaryEster Segarra

Obituary Working On New Album


Obituary have been compiling ideas for their eleventh studio album lately. The band’s drummer Donald Tardy recently said that while the COVID-19 pandemic has kept them from assembling physically, they have been making progress sharing ideas through the internet. Speaking with Riff Crew, he offered:

“…We’re basically just writing riffs on our own and recording them and tucking them away, and we’re gonna begin the process of writing songs together over the Internet.”

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“We’ve never done that before; we’ve always been a band to write riffs and come up with ideas and talk to each other on the phone and stuff, but we’re realizing that we’ve gotta do this. There’s no sense to be getting together every day or every other day when we don’t if and when one of us catches this thing. So we’re trying our best to be super safe. So what I’m doing is I’m writing. Obituary and I are going over stuff — he’s sending me riffs, I’m sending him drum beats and we’re kind of compiling some new stuff for the Obituary album.”

He also went on to state that he has been working on various things in regards to his Tardy Brothers side project with his brother John. As for the uncertainty of COVID-19 when it comes to touring, Donald further went on to say:

“…Besides the finance part of it, and we don’t really know what’s gonna happen if we are having to sit home for a year, what we’re gonna try and do is we are gonna try and write a monster of a new Obituary album. And that’s kind of what our goal is.

No matter what happens with us financially, we’re still gonna try and find a way to get music started, because when you write a song or a part of a song, if you can tuck it away for a week or two and then you come back and listen to it, any songwriter knows, you always come up with a better idea and you say, ‘You know what? We need this part. Something here is needed.’

So we’re really gonna just focus on getting an album done, getting it written, getting it recorded, and being ready for 2021. And that’s really the only thing we can do. Our only job at this point is gonna be getting prepared for 2021, when the gate opens and we’re allowed to go unleash the mayhem again.”


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