Featured below is the track, ‘Slowly We Rot,’ by this week’s AMPED Artist of the week, Obituary.
‘Slowly We Rot’ is taken from Obituary’s 1989 debut album of the same name. It is the only album in the band’s 30-year career to be played in standard E tuning and is also the only to feature Daniel Tucker on bass. It is still widely considered to be the band’s heaviest album.
Twenty-five years on and Obituary is still considered one of the trail blazers of death metal. The band recently unleashed their ninth full-length studio album, ‘Inked In Blood,’ proving they are worthy of their position at the forefront of death metal. The album is available now from Relapse Records HERE and via iTunes HERE in a variety of formats, including: 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.
In support of their new album the band will be touring extensively through North America and Europe throughout 2014 and 2015. Their dates with Carcass and Exhumed begin tomorrow night October 28th in Tucson, AZ followed by a North American run with Death (DTA) and Massacre from November 14th through December 7th. Then the band heads to Europe for a two week headlining tour in January.