Origin: Brandon, FL, USA
Genres: Death Metal
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Obituary  


Formed in 1985 as Xecutioner (hence the name of their 2007 album, Xecutioner's Return), Obituary was one of the leading bands of the then-rampant Florida death metal scene of the late eighties (along with Death, Morbid Angel, Deicide, and others) and has carved a successful career for themselves playing brutal, old-school death metal. After a string of successful albums in the nineties, they announced their breakup in 2000, with John Tardy's disinterest in touring apparently a major factor. Trevor Peres soon started up a new band, Catastrophic, while Donald Tardy joined Andrew WK's band some time later. But by 2004 the band was back in business, with several albums released since then. More recently, the Tardy Brothers started a side project, called simply Tardy Brothers, though they have stated that that project won't interfere with Obituary.

Current Members

John Tardy

vocals (Tardy Brothers)

Trevor Peres

guitars (Catastrophic, Meathook Seed)

Ralph Santolla

guitars (Deicide, Iced Earth, Toxik)

Donald Tardy

drums (Meathook Seed, Tardy Brothers)

Former Members/Guests

James Murphy

guitars (Cancer, Death, Disincarnate, Konkhra, Testament)

Allen West

guitars (Lowbrow, Six Feet Under)

Daniel Tucker

bass

Frank Watkins

bass (Gorgoroth)


Discography



Slowly We Rot 
1989 Roadrunner
  1. Internal Bleeding
  2. Godly Beings
  3. 'Til Death
  4. Slowly We Rot
  5. Immortal Visions
  6. Gates To Hell
  7. Words Of Evil
  8. Suffocation
  9. Intoxicated
  10. Deadly Intentions
  11. Bloodsoaked
  12. Stinkupuss
  13. Find The Arise
  14. Like The Dead
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Allen West
  • Daniel Tucker
  • Donald Tardy

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Cause Of Death 
1990 Roadrunner
  1. Infected
  2. Body Bag
  3. Chopped In Half
  4. Circle Of The Tyrants
  5. Dying
  6. Find The Arise
  7. Cause Of Death
  8. Memories Remain
  9. Turned Inside Out
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • James Murphy
  • Frank Watkins
  • Donald Tardy

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The End Complete 
1992 Roadrunner
  1. I'm In Pain
  2. Back To One
  3. Dead Silence
  4. In The End Of Life
  5. Sickness
  6. Corrosive
  7. Killing Time
  8. The End Complete
  9. Rotting Ways
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Allen West
  • Frank Watkins
  • Donald Tardy

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



World Demise 
1994 Roadrunner
  1. Don't Care
  2. World Demise
  3. Burned In
  4. Redefine
  5. Paralyzing
  6. Lost
  7. Sold State
  8. Splattered
  9. Final Thoughts
  10. Boiling Point
  11. Set In Stone
  12. Kill For Me
  13. Killing Victims
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Allen West
  • Frank Watkins
  • Donald Tardy




Back From The Dead 
1997 Roadrunner
  1. Threatening Skies
  2. By The Light
  3. Inverted
  4. Platonic Disease
  5. Download
  6. Rewind
  7. Feed On The Weak
  8. Lockdown
  9. Pressure Point
  10. Back From The Dead
  11. Bullituary (Remix)
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Allen West
  • Frank Watkins
  • Donald Tardy

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Dead  LIVE
1998 Roadrunner
  1. Download
  2. Chopped in Half
  3. Turned Inside Out
  4. Threatening Skies
  5. By the Light
  6. Dying
  7. Cause of Death
  8. I'm in Pain
  9. Rewind
  10. Til Death
  11. Kill for Me
  12. Don't Care
  13. Platonic Disease
  14. Back from the Dead
  15. Final Thoughts
  16. Slowly We Rot
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Allen West
  • Frank Watkins
  • Donald Tardy




Anthology  COMPILATION
2001 Roadrunner
  1. Find the Arise (demo version)
  2. 'Til Death
  3. Internal Bleeding
  4. Intoxicated
  5. Slowly We Rot
  6. Cause of Death
  7. Dying
  8. Chopped in Half
  9. Turned Inside Out
  10. Back to One
  11. The End Complete
  12. I'm in Pain
  13. Kill for Me
  14. Final Thoughts
  15. Don't Care
  16. Threatening Skies
  17. By the Light
  18. Back From the Dead
  19. Buried Alive
  20. Boiling Point

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Frozen In Time 
2005 Roadrunner
  1. Redneck Stomp
  2. On The Floor
  3. Insane
  4. Blindsided
  5. Back Inside
  6. Mindset
  7. Stand Alone
  8. Slow Death
  9. Denied
  10. Lockjaw
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Allen West
  • Frank Watkins
  • Donald Tardy

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Frozen Alive 
2006 Metal Mind




Xecutioner's Return 
2007 Candlelight
  1. Face Your God
  2. Lasting Presence
  3. Evil Ways
  4. Drop Dead
  5. Bloodshot
  6. Seal Your Fate
  7. Feel The Pain
  8. Contrast The Dead
  9. Second Chance
  10. Lies
  11. In Your Head
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Ralph Santolla
  • Frank Watkins
  • Donald Tardy

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



The Best Of Obituary  COMPILATION
2008 Roadrunner
  1. Internal Bleeding
  2. 'Til Death
  3. Slowly We Rot
  4. Cause Of Death
  5. Chopped In Half
  6. Turned Inside Out
  7. The End Complete
  8. I'm In Pain
  9. Don't Care
  10. Final Thoughts
  11. Kill For Me
  12. Threatening Skies
  13. On The Floor




(EP) Left To Die 
2008 Candlelight
  1. Forces Realign
  2. Dethroned Emperor
  3. Slowly We Rot (2008 Version)
  4. Left to Die
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Ralph Santolla
  • Frank Watkins
  • Donald Tardy




Darkest Day 
2009 Candlelight
  1. List of Dead
  2. Blood to Give
  3. Lost
  4. Outside My Head
  5. Payback
  6. Your Darkest Day
  7. This Life
  8. See Me Now
  9. Fields of Pain
  10. Violent Dreams
  11. Truth Be Told
  12. Forces Realign
  13. Left to Die
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Ralph Santolla
  • Frank Watkins
  • Donald Tardy

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Live Xecution - Party.San 2008 
2009 Regain


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