The King Must Die is the 2005 debut album by Australian indie rock band 26. It was released on compact disc format in Australia through Floodboy Records and MGM Distribution, and via digital distribution sites, such as iTunes, worldwide. At the time, the band consisted of only two members: Nick O'Donnell and Drew Fellows. O'Donnell sampled and mixed the music from his previous band, Floodboy.
The album received national airplay, and was honoured as the feature album on FBi Radio's The Album Show.