One of the vanguard of the Florida death scene, Obituary's sound developed from a thrashy style on the debut to a massive, monolithic assault on the second (featuring James Murphy) and the following two albums are like combinations of both. Obituary was a technically masterful band with a truly incomprehensible vocalist. The final studio album was an attempt to contemporise their sound with a slightly more hardcore edge but they broke up in the middle of the resultant tour. Donald Tardy joined Andrew WK's touring band.
Obituary reunited in 2004.
Ralph Santolla will play guitar on Obituary's upcoming album as well as on their upcoming touring while guitarist Allen West is incarcerated.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Trevor Peres||Guitar||Catastrophic, Meathook Seed|
|Ralph Santolla||Guitar||Millenium||Death, Deicide, Iced Earth||Deicide, Jon Oliva's Pain, Jørn, Warmen|
|Donald Tardy||Drums||Meathook Seed|
|Allen West||Guitar||Lowbrow||Six Feet Under|