Vomitory (band)

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Vomitory, Erik Rundqvist at Party.San Metal Open Air 2013 03.jpg
Erik Rundqvist performing with Vomitory in 2013
Background information
OriginForshaga, Sweden
GenresDeath metal
Years active1989–2013, 2017, 2018–present
LabelsMetal Blade
Associated actsCut Up
Past members
  • Ulf Dalegren
  • Jussi Linna
  • Thomas Bergqvist
  • Bengt Sund
  • Ronnie Olson
  • Erik Rundqvist
  • Urban Gustafsson
  • Tobias Gustafsson
  • Peter Östlund

Vomitory is a Swedish death metal band formed in 1989 by guitarist Urban Gustafsson and bassist Ronnie Olson. The band released a total of eight albums, all released on Metal Blade Records. After breaking up in 2013 and reuniting for a one-off show in 2017, Vomitory officially reformed in 2018.


The band formed in 1989, and initially played as a three-piece, comprising Urban Gustafsson, Ronnie Olson, and drummer Tobias Gustafsson.[1] They soon added Bengt Sund on bass guitar, with Olson focusing on vocals.[1] Guitarist Ulf Dalegren joined on guitar in 1991, after releasing a demo, the band had their debut single, "Moribund", released by Swiss label Witchhunt Records.[1]

Thomas Bergqvist replaced Sund on bass, and the band released their second demo in 1994. They were signed by Fadeless Records of the Netherlands, the label released their debut album proper, Raped in Their Own Blood.[1]

Vocalist Jussi Linna and bassist Erik Rundqvist replaced Olson and Bergqvist prior to the recording of the band's second album, Redemption, the first to be released in the United States when it was issued on the Pavement label.[1][2]

The band signed to Metal Blade Records, who released their next two albums — Revelation Nausea (2001) and Blood Rapture (2002).[1][3] Primal Massacre followed in 2004, the final release to feature guitarist Dalegren, who left in 1995, to be replaced by Peter Östlund.[1]

The band released three further albums — Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize (2007),[4] Carnage Euphoria (2009), and Opus Mortis VIII (2011).[1][5][6]

In February 2013, Vomitory announced that it would be disbanding by the end of 2013.[7] The band's final show was on 27 December 2013.[8]

Rundqvist and Tobias Gustafsson went on to form Cut Up.[9]

On April 2, 2018, after reuniting the year before for "one show to honor an old friend", Vomitory announced that they have reformed and will celebrate their 30th anniversary together in 2019.[10]





Demos and rarities[edit]

  • Vomitory demo (1992)
  • Promo (1993)
  • Moribund 7" (1993)
  • Through Sepulchral Shadows (1994)
  • Anniversary Picture Disc (1999)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Seida, Linda "Vomitory Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved 14 January 2018
  2. ^ Huey, Steve "Redemption Review", Allmusic. Retrieved 14 January 2018
  3. ^ "Vomitory Blood Rapture (Metal Blade)", CMJ New Music Report, 3 June 2002, p. 18. Retrieved 14 January 2018
  4. ^ Henderson, Alex "Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize Review", Allmusic. Retrieved 14 January 2018
  5. ^ Monger, James Christopher "Opus Mortis VIII Review", Allmusic. Retrieved 14 January 2018
  6. ^ Falzon, Denise (2011) "Vomitory Opus Mortis VIII", Exclaim!, 28 April 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2018
  7. ^ "VOMITORY To Disband". Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  8. ^ Vomitory (official) : News
  9. ^ Morgan, Anthony (2015) "Features: CUT UP – A Butchery Improved", Metal Forces, July 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2018
  10. ^ "Swedish Death Metal Band VOMITORY Is Back". 2 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  11. ^ Vomitory Reveals New Track Listing For "Opus Mortis VIII"

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