Interview With Obituary’s Donald Tardy

Sofa King Cool caught up with Donald Tardy Drummer for Obituary and we discussed 30 years in the business, the evolution of death metal, picking 10 songs from 10 albums for a setlist, fighting between the Tardy brothers, when and if a new album will come out, the Phil Anselmo controversy, The Legend Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, Black Sabbath pushing on for final tour, and what is next for the band

Obituary is an American death metal band formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida, United States, under the name Executioner, then changed the name’s spelling to Xecutioner before finally changing their name to Obituary in 1988. The band comprises vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarist Trevor Peres and bassist Terry Butler. The band was a fundamental act in the development of death metal music, and is one of the most successful death metal bands of all time.