Origin: Brandon, Florida, USA  
Genres: Death Metal
Last update/review: April 7, 2017

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 (ex-Catastrophic, ex-Meathook Seed)

Kenny Andrews

guitars

Terry Butler

bass (ex-Death, Denial Fiend, ex-Massacre, ex-Six Feet Under)

Donald Tardy

drums (ex-Meathook Seed, Tardy Brothers)

Former Members/Guests

James Murphy

guitars (ex-Cancer, ex-Death, ex-Disincarnate, ex-Konkhra, guest for Memorain, ex-Testament)

Allen West

guitars (ex-Lowbrow, ex-Six Feet Under)

Ralph Santolla

guitars (ex-Deicide, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Memorain) RIP: June 6, 2018, heart attack, age 51

Daniel Tucker

bass

Frank Watkins

bass (ex-Gorgoroth) RIP: October 18, 2015, cancer, age 47



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



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
1990 Readers' Album #18




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
1992 Readers' Album #39




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
1994 Readers' Album #49




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



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



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
2005 Readers' Album #25




Frozen Alive  VIDEO
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
2007 Readers' Album #28




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



Left To Die  EP
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
2008 Readers' Album #99




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
2009 Readers' Album #33




Live Xecution - Party.San 2008  VIDEO
2009 Regain



Inked In Blood  
2014 Relapse
  1. Centuries Of Lies
  2. Violent By Nature
  3. Pain Inside
  4. Visions In My Head
  5. Back On Top
  6. Violence
  7. Inked In Blood
  8. Deny You
  9. Within A Dying Breed
  10. Minds Of The World
  11. Out Of Blood
  12. Paralyzed With Fear
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Kenny Andrews
  • Terry Butler
  • Donald Tardy
2014 Readers' Album #18




Obituary  
2017 Relapse
  1. Brave
  2. Sentence Day
  3. Lesson In Vengeance
  4. End It Now
  5. Kneel Before Me
  6. It Lives
  7. Betrayed
  8. Turned To Stone
  9. Straight To Hell
  10. Ten Thousand Ways To Die
  • John Tardy
  • Trevor Peres
  • Kenny Andrews
  • Terry Butler
  • Donald Tardy




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