OBITUARY's Inked In Blood Cracks Billboard Top 100
November 5, 2014, 5 years ago
Death metal legends, Obituary, released their ninth full-length album and Relapse debut, Inked In Blood, last week. The record was met with critical acclaim and this week has cracked the Billboard Top 100 coming in at #75. This is Obituary's highest chart number to date and sold almost five times as many copies of their 2009 release, Darkest Day. Inked in Blood also came in at #8 on the Top Hard Music Chart and #15 on the Top Current Rock Chart.
Internationally Inked in Blood came in at #56 in Germany, #81 in The Netherlands, #139 in Belgium, #174 in the UK and #65 in Switzerland.
The band commented on the Inked in Blood's killer first week: "We could not be more excited about the first week of sales and Inked In Blood's chart position. We knew this was a monster record that the fans were dying to get their hands on, and everybody seems to really be digging it. Now it's time to put the hammer down and focus on the second week of sales. We knew Obituary fans were some of the most devoted fans on the planet and we are looking forward to watching as they help us blow this thing out of the water."
Almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in Obituary's already godlike discography. The riffs, groove, snarl and rage are as fierce as ever, putting most all other contemporary death metal bands to shame. Obituary are THE definitive death metal band, and Inked In Blood is an instant classic amongst their already storied catalog. Obituary are both the originators and the torchbearers of the genre. Inked In Blood is the sound of true death metal kings reclaiming their throne!
Inked in Blood trackisting:"Centuries Of Lies"
"Violent By Nature"
"Visions In My Head"
"Back On Top"
"Inked In Blood"
"Within A Dying Breed"
"Minds Of The World"
"Out Of Blood"
"Paralyzed With Fear"
Carcass, Obituary, Exhumed, and Noisem are in the midst of an 11-date tour of the United States dubbed, Inked In Steel. Remaining dates are listed below.
6 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
7 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN
8 - Diamond Pub & Billiards - Louisville, KY
9 - The Madison Theater - Covington, KY
Find Obituary's complete live itinerary at this location.