TARDY BROTHERS, the project featuring John Tardy (vocals) and Donald Tardy (drums) of Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY, has been forced to cancel its previously announced March 31 concert at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida. John writes on the TARDY BROTHERS Facebook page, “Our father passed away and his memorial service has been scheduled for that Saturday. I feel bad for the Brass Mug for cancelling in such short notice, but there is not much I can do. R.I.P James R. Tardy(1940 – 2012). Hopefully we can reschedule this show sometime soon and I again apologize to everyone for the cancellation.”
TARDY BROTHERS made its live debut on October 21, 2011 at the Brass Mug. 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.”