Obituary discography

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Obituary discography
Obituary live in Toronto, 2009.jpg
Obituary live in Toronto, 2009
Studio albums10
Live albums1
Compilation albums2
Video albums2
Music videos7
EPs2

The discography of Obituary, an American death metal band, consists of ten studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, two extended plays, two DVDs and seven music videos.

Obituary was formed in Tampa, Florida in 1984 under the name Executioner (later called Xecutioner). The band spent four years playing live locally and went through several line-up changes, before changing their name to Obituary in 1988. After signing to Roadrunner Records, Obituary's debut album, Slowly We Rot, was released in 1989, followed one year later by Cause of Death (1990); both albums did not chart.

Obituary gained their first mainstream exposure with their third studio album, The End Complete (1992), which was accompanied by their first music video "The End Complete", and was the band's first album to chart in the United States,[1] United Kingdom[2] and some parts of Europe,[3][4] leading the album to sell more than a hundred thousand copies.[5] Obituary continued their success with their next two studio albums—World Demise (1994) and Back from the Dead (1997)—before calling it quits in 1997.[1][3]

Obituary reunited in 2003, and released their sixth studio album Frozen in Time two years later. Around 2006, Obituary ended their 18-year relationship with Roadrunner, and signed to the independent record label Candlelight Records, and their debut for the label Xecutioner's Return was released in 2007, followed two years later by Darkest Day (2009). Obituary did not release their next studio album, Inked in Blood, until 2014; it was their first release on Gibtown Music/Relapse Records, and their first to enter the Billboard 200 charts, where it peaked at number 75.[1] That album was followed three years later by Obituary (2017), which was also successful, peaking at higher chart positions in Europe.

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[6]
US Heat
[1]
BEL (FL)
[7]
BEL (WA)
[8]
GER
[4]
NLD
[3]
SWI
[9]
UK
[2]
Slowly We Rot
  • Released: May 16, 1989
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS, digital download
Cause of Death
  • Released: September 19, 1990
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS, digital download
The End Complete
  • Released: April 21, 1992
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS, digital download
16 43 74 52
  • US: 103,378+[5]
World Demise
  • Released: September 6, 1994
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS, digital download
17 59 49 39 65
Back from the Dead
  • Released: April 22, 1997
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, digital download
25 92
Frozen in Time
  • Released: July 12, 2005
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
44 93
Xecutioner's Return
  • Released: August 28, 2007
  • Label: Candlelight Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
27
Darkest Day
  • Released: June 30, 2009
  • Label: Candlelight Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
32
Inked in Blood
  • Released: October 28, 2014
  • Label: Gibtown Music/Relapse Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
75 121 90 56 81 65 174
Obituary
  • Released: March 17, 2017
  • Label: Relapse Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
184 45 83 24 67 34
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Dead
  • Released: April 21, 1998
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Don't Care
  • Released: July 26, 1994
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, CS
Left to Die
  • Released: September 16, 2008
  • Label: Candlelight Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
Ten Thousand Ways to Die
  • Released: October 21, 2016
  • Label: Gibtown Music/Relapse Records
  • Formats: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
Anthology
  • Released: January 23, 2001
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, CS
The Best of Obituary
  • Released: January 29, 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Video albums[edit]

Title Video details
Frozen Alive
  • Released: December 6, 2006
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: DVD, DVD+CD
Live Xecution Party San 2008
  • Released: November 19, 2009
  • Label: Regain Records
  • Formats: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Directed Album
1992 "The End Complete"
The End Complete
1994 "Don't Care"
World Demise
2005 "Insane" Michael Sarna[13] Frozen in Time
2006 "On the Floor"
2008 "Evil Ways" Hart Fisher[14] Xecutioner's Return
2014 "Violence" Balazs Grof & Obituary Inked in Blood
2017 "Ten Thousand Ways To Die" Balazs Grof Obituary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Obituary | Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  2. ^ a b "OBITUARY | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  3. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Dutch Charts". Dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  4. ^ a b "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  5. ^ a b "It's Official: Cannibal Corpse Are The Top Selling Death Metal Band Of The Sound Scan Era". Blabbermouth.net. 2003-11-17. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  6. ^ "Obituary - Chart history". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  7. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". Ultratop.be. 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  8. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". Ultratop.be. 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  10. ^ a b "Obituary: Entire New Album Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  11. ^ "Obituary: 'Darkest Day' First Week Sales Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  12. ^ "Obituary's 'Inked In Blood' Cracks U.S. Top 100". Blabbermouth.net. 2014-11-05. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  13. ^ "Obituary | Insane | Music Video". Mtv.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  14. ^ "Obituary | Evil Ways | Music Video". Mtv.com. Retrieved 2016-06-04.