Vomitory

Vomitory
ORIGIN: SwedenFORMED: 1989LABEL: Metal Blade Records
  • MEMBERS:
    • Erik Rundqvist – Bass, Vocals
    • Peter Östlund – Guitars
    • Urban Gustafsson – Guitars
    • Tobias Gustafsson – Drums

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. They soon added Bengt Sund on bass guitar, with Olson focusing on vocals. 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. 

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.

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.

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

The band released three further albums — Terrorize Brutalize Sodomize (2007), Carnage Euphoria (2009), and Opus Mortis VIII (2011). 

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

Rundqvist and Tobias Gustafsson went on to form Cut Up.

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.

Vomitory

Recently reunited Swedish death metalers Vomitory has been announced to play Maryland Deathfest. The first 25 bands were announced this morning, also featuring Sweden’s Unanimated-who […]

June 18, 2018 by Nikki Tuonela
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