Post Mortem - Coroners Office 12" Vinyl

- Red Coloured Vinyl

Dive into the dark realms of death metal with "Coroner's Office," the inaugural release by American Death Metal band Post Mortem, captured on this 12" Vinyl. Recorded at Baker Street Studios in Watertown and unleashed upon the world in 1986, this debut album stands as a testament to Post Mortem's unbridled intensity. The colored red vinyl adds an extra layer of visual allure, complementing the ominous sounds within. "Coroner's Office" marks the genesis of a band that left an indelible mark on the death metal landscape. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.


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Post Mortem's "Coroners Office": A Death Metal Landmark on Red Vinyl
Album Description:

Emerging from the underground death metal scene of Florida in the mid-80s, Post Mortem's debut album "Coroners Office" solidified its place in history. Originally released in 1986, the album has been reissued on striking red vinyl, a testament to its enduring appeal.

Historical Context and Significance

In a time when thrash metal was dominating the heavy music landscape, "Coroners Office" arrived as a raw and unfiltered expression of the nascent death metal genre. The album's uncompromising sound, characterized by guttural vocals, relentless drumming, and distorted guitars, pushed the boundaries of extreme music. It served as a blueprint for countless death metal bands that followed, solidifying Florida's status as a breeding ground for the genre.

Musical Exploration

"Coroners Office" is a relentless assault on the senses, showcasing Post Mortem's raw talent and unwavering commitment to their craft. Tracks like "Post Mortem" and "Disturbed" are filled with macabre imagery and visceral energy, while "Rigor Mortis" and "Death Before Dishonor" showcase the band's technical prowess. The album's production, while rough around the edges, captures the raw intensity of their live performances.

Music Genre

Post Mortem's sound is firmly rooted in death metal, with elements of thrash metal and punk rock woven into their musical tapestry. The band's lyrics delve into dark and gruesome themes, exploring topics such as death, violence, and societal decay. This unflinching exploration of the macabre set the stage for the lyrical content of many death metal bands to come.

Band Lineup and Performance

The original lineup of Post Mortem featured John McCarthy on vocals, John Alexander on guitar, Mark Kelley on bass, and Rick McIver on drums. McCarthy's guttural vocals became a hallmark of the band's sound, his distinctive delivery adding a layer of intensity to their already aggressive music. The band's performance on "Coroners Office" is raw and unpolished, capturing the energy and aggression of their live shows.

Music Genre:

Hardcore PUNK crossover death thrash metal Music

Album Production Details: 

Produced by Post Mortem and Roger Baker

David Ulysses Portnow - Executive Producer

John Van Deusen - Artwork

Martian Looner Zinc - Art DIrection

Nick Sinnaeve - Layout

Pat Miller - Album Coordinator

Brian Kelley - Photography

John Bernazani - Photography

Nick Paras - Photography

Record Label Information:

New Renaissance Records NRR11

Album Packaging:

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Post Mortem and photos.

Media Format:

12" Red Vinyl LP 

Year & Country:

1986 Made in USA
Band Members and Musicians on: Post Mortem Coroners Office Colored Red Vinyl
    Post Mortem's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • John McCarthy (1968-2009) - Lead Vocals
  • John Alexander - Guitars
  • Mark Kelley - Bass
  • Rick McIver - Drums
Track Listing of: Post Mortem Coroners Office Colored Red Vinyl
    Side One:
  1. Armies of the Dead
  2. Waiting for the Funeral
  3. Ready to Die
  4. No Time
  5. Concealed
  6. (It Was) Just a Thought
    Side Two:
  1. Syncopated Jazz
  2. Soupy Sales
  3. Coroners Office
  4. Death to the Masses
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Back Cover Photo Post Mortem Coroners Office Colored Red Vinyl  
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Post Mortem Coroners Office Colored Red Vinyl  
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Record Label Photo Post Mortem Coroners Office Colored Red Vinyl  
Note: the above pictures are actual photos of the album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.