Obliteration were formed in 2001, and after some line-up changes, punk-style dabbling and experimentation with two bass players at the same time, eventually settled as a Death Metal act.
2005 saw the release of the 7” EP ‘Total Fucking Obliteration’ on Duplicate Records/SoU. More gigs soon followed with bands like Aura Noir, Old and Dismember.
Obliteration recorded some rehearsal demos immediately after their Hole in the Sky festival appearance in mid-2006 (with Morbid Angel, Atheist, Celtic Frost and more) that led to their first record deal, when Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone signed them to his prestigious label Tyrant Syndicate, a sub-label of Peaceville Records.
In January 2007 the band entered Subsonic Society Studio with Lars Klokkerhaug (who has recorded/produced the likes of Enslaved, Darkthrone their debut album ‘Perpetual Decay’ which firmly established them in the Norwegian Death Metal elite. The debut was followed by 2009’s ‘Nekropsalms’.
Combining a cosmic blend of old school death metal mixed with the best elements of doom, punk, thrash and primitive black metal, the band has quickly built a name for themselves with their unique, repulsive style.
Obliteration recently finished recording their highly anticipated new album at their home studio in Kolbotn, Norway. Late 2013 saw the release of ‘Black Death Horizon’ through Relapse in North America and Indie Recordings in the rest of the world.
Obliteration have played several festivals in the US, UK and Europe including Maryland Death Fest, Hole in the Sky, the Øya Festival, Live Evil, Beyond the Gates, and Killtown death fest. The band plans to return to North America in early 2014 in support of their new record.