Last weekend saw Obituary‘s landmark album Cause of Death turn 30 years old, and the band have decided to throw it one hell of a birthday party. The death metal legends have just announced a series of livestreamed concerts — part of which will be them playing Cause of Death and their 1989 debut Slowly We Rot in full.
The albums will be played as part of a three-show series of Saturday livestreams from the band. Saturday, October 17th will see Slowly We Rot played in full; Saturday, October 24th will feature Cause of Death; and Saturday, November 7th will be a show consisting of rare classics and specialty tracks. Every livestream will go down at 5:00pm EST; tickets for the shows cost $15, and are already available for purchase, as are bundles of exclusive merch.
In a statement issued via their social media accounts, the band wrote, “The World Health Organization has announced an earth-shattering advisory… they’ve tried to develop a vaccine… they’re employing any treatment they can think of… but upon repeated examination and the indisputable death toll it has been confirmed… THERE IS NO CURE FOR METAL!!!!! And with that in mind, we aim to deliver you from the pain within… the pain withOUT this intangible substance your soul survives to crave….and present you with a trifecta of infectious disease that is sure to please your senses…socially distanced, WE WILL ROT TOGETHER!!!!!!
“Excited to announce the official OBITUARY live stream concert series beginning October 17th!!! Across three dates, we will first be streaming live from ESI Sound Stage in Tampa, performing Slowly We Rot and Cause of Death in their entirety. Afterwards, witness the band in their natural habitat, streaming-live from the Obituary recording studio playing all classics.”
Words by Chris Krovatin