Obituary is about to release their ninth studio album, Inked in Blood (October 28th), it’s time to jump in the time machine and visit them during a live performance in 1990.
The pioneering death metal band had a pivotal role in developing the burgeoning metal genre, and being based in Tampa, Florida, they were definitely in the right place. Formed in 1984 as Executioner, they changed their name twice in 1988, first to Xecutioner and then to Obituary.
As mentioned, the live show in the player above was filmed in 1990, which puts them two albums deep with Slowly We Rot and Cause of Death. The energy and passion seen in this performance is undeniable, and actually makes me wonder what would have happened if death metal had taken off as an alternative to hair metal instead of grunge.
’s Concert Series brings you kick-ass live shows to get your party started right and to help you vent your Friday frustrations.
Rock Hard \m/