Posted in metal | music on September 11, 2013

by Doug Moore

Obituary

We mentioned a few weeks ago that death metal legends Obituary are hitting the road in October. We also mentioned at the time that Obituary are funding their upcoming album via Kickstarter. At the time, Obituary had already hit their initial $10k goal.

Now, with four days left in their campaign, Obituary are a few thousand bucks shy of the $50k mark. This figure is relatively small potatoes by Kickstarter standards, but it's still impressive for a traditionally impoverished genre like death metal.

How do Obituary plan to spend their embarrassment of excess riches? By throwing a barbecue, of course:

We're going to invite all of our band member friends (from all of your favorite Florida Death Metal acts) to the studio for what will be a sort-of BBQ shindig, beer drinking, hell raising, free-for-all jam session / album release party...and we will perform a new song from the album!

We're calling the whole thing "Obituary's Redneck Studio BBQ and Free-For-All Jam Session" and we will be live streaming the entire thing, including the new song for all of the backers. We'll be doing this thing around November (may change), and we will update you on who will be there as they confirm. It's been a while since our last album release party, and this guest list is looking pretty unbelievable right now.

To top it off - we will be taking and answering questions from the backers during the live stream.

I have some qualms about bands using Kickstarter to fund their albums, and this is kinda why. How many people who backed the album will really have a chance to attend this party? That said, I bet this plan will go over well with said backers, and I have no doubt that the "Redneck Studio BBQ and Free-For-All Jam Session" will have some delicious, uh, proteins for consumption (and perhaps some vegan options?).

Contribute to Obituary's Kickstarter if you really want to find out what Jon Tardy looks like in a speedo. Their tour kicks off with a two-night stand at Saint Vitus on October 9 and 10; tickets are still available.

Check out the full run of Obituary tour dates, listed below.

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OBITUARY - 2013 TOUR DATES
10/9 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
10/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
10/11 Wind Gap, PA @ American Legion
10/12 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Trois-Rivieres Metalfest
10/13 Quincy, MA @ Presidents Rock Club
10/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Beale Street Live
10/16 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
10/17 Saint Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/18 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
10/19 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
10/20 New London, CT @ El N' Gee

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Comments (15)

Literal sausage fest.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 11:21 AM

"How many people who backed the album will really have a chance to attend this party?"

Uh, did you read what they said? Backers aren't invited to this party at all - they just get to see the livestream of it. Which is on top of all the goodies they're getting for being backers, so it's not like backers aren't getting something they signed up for.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 11:31 AM

none of them go to the bbq. learn to read.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 11:35 AM

11:21 -- probably the most appropriate use of that meme I've seen. well played

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 11:38 AM

More 'artists' who can't get day jobs and earn money for the projects they want to do. AWESOME
Get a fucken job if you want something.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 11:52 AM

So send in my $20 to see a live stream of fat disgusting sausages eat barbeque? Sounds like the opportunity of a lifetime. I predict an aftermarket Heavy Metal Parking Lot masterpiece with remote audio commentary.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 11:55 AM

BV commenters may be single, but I doubt they're rich...

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 12:47 PM

We're giving back to our fans by throwing a party they're not invited to.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 1:55 PM

So they are not only woefully devoid of self awareness but also so greedy and horrid that they can't invite their fans (or at least a handful of them) to their fan-funded orgy?

That, kids, is pretty much sausage personified.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 2:20 PM

Who delivers the pizza to a sausage fest? Riddle me that.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 2:49 PM

2:49 tries and fails in his attempts to get laughs once again. About six posts and counting, get a life son...

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2013 10:58 PM

^ You sound upset.

You are, aren't you?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2013 1:40 AM

vegan pussy

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2013 2:13 AM

Florida. Of course Florida.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2013 9:45 AM

I'm not really a death metal fan, but I've long loved the opening minutes of this´╗┐ album.

Posted by Elisabeth | October 4, 2013 12:59 PM

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