The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in October
Obituary with Strong Intention, Enflesh, Eternium and Animated Dead at Fubar
7 p.m. / $20
The death-metal fans of St. Louis have been hitting the jackpot lately. So far this year we've already had visits from giants like Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Vader, Nile, Deceased and more. The winning streak seems to be continuing into the fall with not only a show from Morbid Angel in November, but also the legendary Obituary returning to St. Louis for the first time in more than a decade this month. (If my intel is correct, the last time the band was in town was back in the early '90s at Club 367. Although I can find no official evidence of this, I know I also cannot remember ever hearing of the band coming through in my adult life.)
This October brings the chance for all of us young punks to finally see the band live, including original vocalist John Tardy, original guitarist Trevor Peres and original drummer and ex-Andrew W.K. bandmate Donald Tardy. The band dates back to 1984, but it was 1992's The End Complete that put Obituary on the map and helped bring death metal to the attention of fans everywhere. The cryptic artwork, filthy guitars, pained vocals and barbaric drums have since influenced everyone from underground grind bands to modern hardcore and punk groups while maintaining its own instantly identifiable sound. A kickstarter page was launched for the band in August with the goal of $10,000 to record a new album, which was answered by eager fans quickly raising more than $60,000, so hopefully we can expect a new album sometime early next year. I'll admit I'd like to get my hands on one of those camouflage Obituary beer coozies, myself.