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.
Furthermore, 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, Relapse.com and for Kickstarter backers.
The first full offering from Inked in Blood has been released. Check out an exclusive stream of the song “Visions in My Head” 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.
An album trailer/preview clip can be viewed below:
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!!!