“Play what you play well!” - New Video with Donald Tardy, drummer of OBITUARY.

In 1984 - together with his brother John- drummer Donald Tardy formed OBITUARY, the band that would later create and refine death metal, a genre that still has a strong impact on extreme and not so extreme metal today.

Their debut Album Slowly We Rot was released in 1988 and immediately gained worldwide respect for its unique sound.

In 1990 Cause of Death was released which still revered as one of the best death metal albums of its time and launched the band's popularity into a worldwide spotlight and put them on the road and a worldwide tour.

Their third album "The End Complete" showcased Donald's progression as a true monster behind the kit and the band's song writing stepped up to an even higher level which earned this 1992 release as their labels biggest selling album at that time.

In 2018 OBITUARY show no signs of slowing down as they continue to reign as Kings of their genre. The legendary death metal band recently returned with their self-titled, 10th studio album, further cementing their legacy as one of the most important metal bands of all time with a tighter and more

Donald has been playing Yamaha Drums throughout his career. His current set-up is:

  • Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple in RED AUTUMN:
    • 22" x 18" Bass Drums
    • 10" x 07" Tom
    • 12" x 08" Tom
    • 14" x 13" Floor Tom
    • 16" x 15" Floor Tom
    • 14" x 6" Yamaha Maple Snare (AMS1460)
    • 14" x 5.5" Yamaha Maple Snare (MSD1455)

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