Obituary are a death metal band from Tampa, Florida. Formed in 1985 as Executioner, then changed spelling to Xecutioner, the band changed their name shortly before the release of their first album Slowly We Rot in 1989. The band are regarded as influential proponents of the Floridian death metal sound that emerged in the late 1980s and officially they are one of the best-selling death metal bands of all time.

Following the release of their fifth album - 1997's Back From The Dead - Obituary disbanded, although a live album Dead surfaced a year later.

In 2005 the band reformed, recording the reunion album Frozen In Time, since then, the band has continued to tour and release new material.
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Obituary Discography


RCD 9489 Obituary Slowly We Rot (Album) R/C Records RCD 9489 US 1989 Sell This Version
RO 9370 4 Obituary Cause Of Death (Album) R/C Records RO 9370 4 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
RR 9201-4 Obituary The End Complete (Album) R/C Records, R/C Records RR 9201-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
262.021 Obituary World Demise (Album) Roadrunner Records 262.021 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
RR 8831-4 Obituary Back From The Dead (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8831-4 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
RR 8755-2, INT 399.917 Obituary Dead (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8755-2, INT 399.917 US 1998 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 833 Obituary Frozen In Time (Album) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 833 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
XQAN-1062 Obituary Xecutioner's Return (Album) Candlelight Records USA XQAN-1062 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
CANDLE232CDSE Obituary Darkest Day (Album) Candlelight Records USA CANDLE232CDSE UK 2009 Sell This Version
RR7296 Obituary Inked In Blood (Album) Relapse Records, Gibtown Records RR7296 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RR 2367-2 Obituary Don't Care (EP, Single) Roadrunner Records RR 2367-2 USA & Canada 1994 Sell This Version
DDCZ-1566 Obituary Left To Die (EP) Candlelight Records, Gibtown Records DDCZ-1566 Japan 2008 Sell This Version


6916-2 Obituary Anthology (Comp) Roadrunner Records 6916-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
RR 8360-2 Obituary Slowly We Rot / Cause Of Death (Comp) Roadrunner Records RR 8360-2 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
168 618 292-2 Obituary The End Complete / World Demise (Comp) Roadrunner Records 168 618 292-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
1686-179532 Obituary The Best Of Obituary (Comp) Roadrunner Records 1686-179532 US 2007 Sell This Version
1686176172 Obituary The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1989-2005 (6xCD, Album + Box, Comp) Roadrunner Records 1686176172 UK 2013 Sell This Version


MMP DVD 0090, DR-4557 Obituary Frozen Alive Metal Mind Productions, Metal Mind Productions MMP DVD 0090, DR-4557 Poland 2006 Sell This Version
REG-DV-9007 Obituary Live Xecution - Party San 2008 Regain Records REG-DV-9007 US 2009 Sell This Version

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January 2, 2016
edited 11 days ago
Respect to them! When Obituary were released their debut album SLOWLY WE ROT, back in 1989 & they were the pure innovators of that death metal Area movement (Florida), some other bands ( we call them 'death/black metal' now ) were playing MONOPOLY at their houses.


March 2, 2008
There's no doubt in mind that Obituary are at the top of their game - be it death metal, thrash metal or metal in general. Unlike many of their peers, they don't rely on shock values, but in general they can still beat listener into submission. They also don't rely on the same tempos and you can actually hear variation among songs, which is quite an achievement for otherwise limited death metal genre. Occasionally John Tardy sounds like acne-sprayed teenager, but that never detracts from the overall experience. All in all, one classy band.

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