Obituary Part Ways With Bassist

Bassist Frank Watkins has confirmed that he is no longer a member of the veteran Florida death metal act Obituary.

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Bassist Frank Watkins has confirmed to Blabbermouth.net that he is no longer a member of the veteran Florida death metal act Obituary. Six Feet Under/ex-Massacre bassist Terry Butler has been playing bass for Obituary on some of the band's most recent dates, leading to speculation that Watkins had left the group. When asked about Frank's absence from Obituary's recent tours and whether Butler is a permanent addition to the band's lineup, Obituary guitarist Trevor Peres said late last month in an interview with Contraband Candy, "Nothing's permanent. We want [Terry] to be our bass player permanently. Obviously he plays in Six Feet Under, and we're trying to make the schedules work like a puzzle so he can play in both bands. He doesn't really wanna jump ship from Six Feet, 'cause he has a good situation there, but we want him to play with us, so it's all good. And the reason we don't have Frank Watkins anymore is... just because." When Blabbermouth.net contacted Watkins via e-mail and asked him for a clarification regarding his position in Obituary, he replied, "I cannot elaborate on what is going on at the moment but I am Not playing with Obituary anymore!" Watkins has been a touring and recording member of the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth since December 2007. For more information, go to this location.

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    MXFNCK
    Choosing to play for either Six Feet Under or Obituary is like choosing between anal rape or a Ferrari. Even if he could do both, he should just choose Obituary. Man they are tight
    col50
    He should leave six feet under and stay with Obituary. SFU is awful anyways
    Imperial
    snaaake wrote: With band names like these he's lucky to even be alive.
    I lol'd. Gah I had Chopped In Half stuck in my head all day for this.... blegh
    nuclearrootbeer
    MXFNCK wrote: Choosing to play for either Six Feet Under or Obituary is like choosing between anal rape or a Ferrari. Even if he could do both, he should just choose Obituary. Man they are tight
    i know dude, obituary rule, and six feet under are the brokencyde of death metal
    DimeLvR
    SuicidalFreak wrote: Ah, shucks! This is the saddest news in the death metal community.
    Sorry dude, news of chucks passing cant be beat. But this is bad news none the less.
    HarvesterofPain
    EpiExplorer wrote: Nothing's permanent. We want [Terry] to be our bass player permanently HURRDURR.
    Pretty sure he was just saying they're giving Terry an open-door policy so he can jump between his projects.
    b_flo
    These guys are really down to earth. If they didn't have their band name on the back of their pick up, you wouldn't know it was them. Great everyday people.
    Gakbez
    Just the day when I decided to sew my Cause of Death shirt back together. I have so many memories attached to that shirt.
    kornfire15
    SuicidalFreak wrote: Ah, shucks! This is the saddest news in the death metal community.
    sadder than finding out Nergal from Behemoth has cancer?