Headbangers Ball premieres new video from Obituary
MTV2/Headbangers Ball today premieres the new video from legendary death metal band Obituary. "Evil Ways" makes its online premiere via the programs popular blog and will make broadcast premiere this Saturday, May 3. The song comes from Obituary's seventh studio album, Xecutioner's Return, released via Candlelight last year.
"Evil Ways" was directed by outlaw filmmaker Hart Fisher (www.crimepaysinc.com) and filmed at Dan's Bar, a local watering hole in Gibtown, Florida. Vocalist John Tardy commeted to MTV, "we wanted a video that fit what the band is really like and in a location where you might find us having a cool one on any given day. I think the locals and regulars probably thought we were out of our minds, but Dan, the owner, was so cool it didn't seem to faze him. He actually let us in and left us alone in the bar by ourselves to film."
Kerrang Magazine notes, "Xecutioner's Return sees Obituary on form not witnessed since the early '90s. The distorted sludge and swampy groove that made them one of the most distinctive of death metal's first wave are well and truly intact." Obituary's core of vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy and guitarist Trevor Peres came together in 1984 forming what would become one of death metal's most successful and respected bands. Releasing the majority of their material for Roadracer, a now defunct division of Roadrunner, the band signed to London-based Candlelight Records in May of 2007. Since album release, Obituary have completed tours of Australia, a 5-week European tour and full US tour last fall. The band recently returned from a success South American tour and are now gearing up for an active European summer festival season and another extensive US tour this fall.
The video can now be viewed on MTV's Headbanger's Blog: