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Death metal legends OBITUARY make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length LP. Inked in Blood will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in OBITUARY’s already godlike discography.

So far only one song has been heard by the public from Inked in Blood today that will change as Metal Sucks is hosting an exclusive premiere of the second single from the new album “Violence”. Check out the stream HERE.

Inked in Blood is available for pre-order from Relapse Records HERE and via iTunes HERE. The album will be released on CD/Deluxe CD/2xLP/Digital/Deluxe Digital. The limited edition, one time press deluxe CD includes two exclusive bonus songs and is packaged in a 3D embossed digipak along with a die-cut album cover sticker. The bonus songs, available on the deluxe CD and digital verisons, are two classic tracks (“Intoxicated” and “Bloodsoaked”), from ‘Slowly We Rot’, re-recorded this year live out of Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL and engineered by legendary death metal producer Jim Morris. A special vinyl color will be available exclusively via each of the following means: North American Indie Stores, Florida record stores, and for Kickstarter backers.

The first song from Inked in Blood entitled “Visions in My Head” can be heard on Sound Cloud and YouTube. The song is now available as an instant grat track and is available for immediate download when the album is pre-ordered on iTunes. “Visions in My Head” is also available as a digital single HERE.

In support of their new album, OBITUARY will be hitting the road this fall. They will begin with an appearance at East Coast Tsunami in Reading, PA on September 27th. Following those dates, OBITUARY hits the road with Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem from October 28th through November 9th. Then after a quick break the band will provide direct support for the upcoming “Death to All” Tour. The tour kicks off November 14th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through December 7th in Miami, FL. The band has also been confirmed for 2015 edition of Maryland Deathfest. A complete list of dates can be found below.

In more OBITUARY tour news, the band has announced a European tour for early 2015. The tour features support from Empire of Evil and Dustbolt. The tour kicks off January 15th in Essen, Germany and wraps up February 1st in London England.

An album trailer/preview clip can be viewed HERE

The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame. OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, and Inked In Blood is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog. OBITUARY are both the originators and the torchbearers of the genre! Inked In Blood is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!!!


1. Centuries of Lies
2. Violent By Nature
3. Pain Inside
4. Visions in my Head
5. Back on Top
6. Violence
7. Inked in Blood
8. Deny You
9. Within a Dying Breed
10. Minds of the World
11. Out of Blood
12. Paralyzed With Fear

Tour Dates:
9/27: Reading, PA @ East Coast Tsunami @ Reverb

w/ Carcass, Exhumed and Noisem
10/28: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/29: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/31: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chameleon Room
11/1: Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/2: Sauget, IL @ Pops
11/4: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
11/5: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
11/6: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
11/7: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/8: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards
11/9: Cincinnati, OH @ The Madison Theater

The Death to All Tour w/ Massacre and Rivers of Nihil
11/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
11/15: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
11/16: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/18: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/19: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
11/21: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
11/22: Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
11/23: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
11/24: St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
11/25: Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/26: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater and Ballroom
11/27: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/28: Montreal, QC @ Le National
11/29: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
11/30: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
12/3: North Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/4: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
12/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/6: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
12/7: Miami, FL @ Grand Central

2015 Tour Dates:
1/15: Essen, Germany @ Turock
1/16: Alkmar, Holland @ Victory
1/17: Bremen, Germany @ Tivoli
1/18: Praha, Czech Republic @ Futurum
1/19: Krakow, Poland @ Fabryka
1/21: Budapest, Hungary @ Durer Kurt
1/22: Vienna, Austria @ Szene
1/23: Innsbruck, Austria @ Weekender Club
1/24: Romagnano, Italy @ R&R Area
1/25: Luzern, Switzerland @ Schuur
1/27: Barcelona, Spain @ Salamandra
1/28: Toulouse, France @ Metronum
1/29: Paris, France @ Divan du Monde
1/30: Enschede, Holland @ Atak
1/31: Antwerp, Belgium @ Zaal de Kuup/Horror Festival
2/1: London, England@ Underworld

5/21 – 5/24: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015)


Press release provided by Relapse Records.