TARDY BROTHERS, the project featuring John Tardy (vocals) and Donald Tardy (drums) of Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY, made its live debut this past Friday (October 21) at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below (video by Eric Grant).
TARDY BROTHERS‘ debut album, “Bloodline”, came out in April 2009. The CD was described in a press release as an opportunity for the Tardy brothers to “expand their musical playcard showcasing not only a new artistic outlet but also extending opportunity for them to take their global fan base on an exciting new journey.”
“Bloodline” featured guitar work by Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, DEATH, DEICIDE), original XECUTIONER (pre-OBITUARY) guitarist Jerry Tidwell and solo work from 19-year-old John Lee and longtime friend Scott Johnson.
Said John Tardy of the project: “This is something Donald and I have talked about and planned for many years and we just never had the time to do it. With the addition of our new studio, it has finally given us the abilitity to get this music recorded. It is not going to affect anything that OBITUARY is doing nor is it supposed to sound like OBITUARY.”