Into the Depths: John Tardy of Obituary

On the upcoming Carnival of Death tour Florida death metal legends Obituary will shred a “fan-generated” set drawn primarily from the vile trinity of Slowly We Rot, Cause Of Death and The End Complete — including some tracks that have never before been performed live.
This seemed like the perfect opportunity to get Obituary vocalist John Tardy on the horn for one of our Into the Depths podcasts, and the seminal screamer was more than gracious as he walked us through the garage days of death metal, the writing and recording of those classic early records, their somewhat accidental union with producer Scott Burns, the vocal regimen that has maintained that snarling banshee wail, and what it feels like to still be churning out relevant, killer albums more than twenty years after the first lines of the Obituary were written. Stream or download the chat below.

Past Into the Depths podcasts are archived here. To vote on the Obituary Carnival of Death setlist visit the band’s Facebook or Twitter pages. (The tour also features a reunited Broken Hope!) Dates are after the jump. Two dollars from each ticket at the New York City stop will be donated to a September 11th related charity.

OBITUARY: Carnival of Death Tour 2012
w/ Broken Hope, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, Encrust
9/08/2012 Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL
9/10/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
9/11/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
9/12/2012 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
9/13/2012 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
9/14/2012 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
9/15/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/16/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/17/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
9/19/2012 Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB
9/20/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK
9/21/2012 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
9/22/2012 The Level Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
9/23/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/25/2012 The Alley – Reno, NV
9/26/2012 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
9/27/2012 Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
9/28/2012 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
9/29/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX