Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 1997 / 1998 / 2006 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2016



In the early 90s and together with the likes of Death and Morbid Angel, these death metal progenitors created the blueprint of what death metal should sound like. No frills, just balls-to-the-wall metal that knocks the wind out of your pipes. ‘Slowly We Rot’, ‘Cause of Death’ and ‘The End Complete’ are quintessential death metal albums. Worn down by the endless touring, Obituary disbanded in the late 90s but returned 8 years later with the aptly titled ‘Frozen in Time’ (2005). Following the release of ‘Inked in Blood’ they embarked on the Deathcrusher Tour with the likes of Carcass and Napalm Death. John Tardy’s retching vocals, brother Donald’s groovy drums, the menacing riffs, the band’s overall brutality and the rapidly alternating fast and slow sections… Obituary AD2015 is still death metal at its finest. (Text: Stef Maes // Translation: Nick Devos)