Doom rock legends THE OBSESSED have shared an acoustic performance of “The Way She Flew” recorded live at the Gibson Guitar Recording Studio in New York. The song is taken from the band’s legendary debut album, now recently reissued and available for pre-orders below. Watch the full performance now HERE.
Additionally, THE OBSESSED have begun their headline US Fall Tour featuring direct support by Cobalt and Iron Tongue on select dates. The band will also tour the US this Winter with Clutch and Devin Townsend Project. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.
THE OBSESSED’s Self-Titled reissue is due out November 17th on 2xCD/LP/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical bundles and digital pre-orders are available via Relapse Records and streaming services.
Originally released in 1990 and out of print for almost two decades, the now legendary debut album from Doom godfathers THE OBSESSED will once again see the light of day in multiple deluxe formats. Now completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the highly sought-after Concrete Cancer Demo, expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos and extended liner notes from frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich, this is the definitive edition of THE OBSESSED’s Self-Titled debut, a true piece of Doom history!
The Self-Titled Deluxe 2xCD includes a bonus disc containing THE OBSESSED’s highly sought-after and previously unreleased 4 track Concrete Cancer Demo from 1984 and a full live set from 1985 in Washington, D.C.! The Concrete Cancer Demo will also be available separately as a limited edition LP.
THE OBSESSED Tour Dates:
Oct 03 Ft. Worth, TX Lolas ^
Oct 05 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
Oct 07 San Bernardino, CA Cal Jam
Oct 08 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room *
Oct 09 Eugene, OR Old Nicks *
Oct 10 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
Oct 12 Seattle, WA Studio Seven *
Oct 13 Spokane, WA The Pin *
Oct 16 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry *
Oct 17 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club *
Oct 18 Lombard, IL Barauerhaus *
Oct 19 Cincinnati, OH Woodward Theater *
Oct 20 Louisville, KY Trixies *
Oct 21 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club *
Oct 24 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus *
Oct 25 Newport, RI The Cafe at Parlor *
Oct 26 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge *
Oct 27 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery *
^ W/ Iron Tongue
* W/ Cobalt
— All Dates Nov 29 – Dec 31 W/ Clutch & Devin Townsend Project —
Nov 29 Greensboro, NC Cone Denim Entertainment
Dec 01 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
Dec 02 St. Petersburg, FL Revolution
Dec 03 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Dec 05 St. Augustine, FL Backyard Stage @ Sdt. Augustine Amphitheatre
Dec 06 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
Dec 08 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
Dec 09 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre
Dec 10 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Dec 12 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre
Dec 13 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Dec 15 Peoria, IL Limelight Eventplex
Dec 16 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Dec 27 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Dec 28 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Dec 29 Richmond, VA The National
Dec 30 Knoxville, TN The International
Dec 31 Columbus, OH Express Live
With renewed energy and purpose, THE OBSESSED sounds heavier and more relevant than ever before. On Sacred, the band doubles down on enormous, heaving riffs and pummeling low-end across 12 tracks of eternal doom. Rounded out by Wino’s lyrical honesty and iconic throaty vocals, Sacred is an album that further pushes THE OBSESSED into the annals of heavy metal history, well worth the two-plus decade wait. The band will perform once again as three piece featuring Wino, Reid Raley and Brian Costantino.
THE OBSESSED was formed in the late 1970’s in Potomac, Maryland by legendary guitarist Scott “Wino” Wenrich (Saint Vitus/Spirit Caravan). The band spawned in the realm of musicians/artists such as Black Sabbath, Frank Zappa, The Dictators and The Stooges. The earliest lineup consisted of Wino, Mark Laue (Bass), John Reese (Guitars) and Dave Flood (Drums). In 1983, Wino took over vocals duties and the band became a 3-piece to record the Sodden Jackal EP.
The band broke up in the late 80s after Wino moved to California to join Saint Vitus. At that time, a German label, Hellhound Records, and the booking agency that had signed Saint Vitus, released The Obsessed, originally recorded in 1985, prompting Wino to reform THE OBSESSED. After multiple lineup changes the band signed to Columbia Records in 1994 to release their third and final album, The Church Within. Despite highly acclaimed reviews, THE OBSESSED with breakup once again following the release seeing Wino forming Spirit Caravan (Then Shine) and other projects.
In September 2011, THE OBSESSED returned to the stage at Roadburn Festival with The Church Within legendary lineup (featuring Wino, Greg Rogers and Guy Pinhas). The band played a few more reunion shows over the next couple years at Hellfest Open Air 2012 and Maryland Deathfest XI in May 2013 with Reid Raley (Bass).
Wino announced the full-time return of THE OBSESSED in March 2016 and the band’s official signing to Relapse Records to record the follow up to The Church Within. The new lineup originally consisted of Spirit Caravan bassist Dave Sherman and Wino’s longtime friend and former road crew member Brian Costantino (Drums). On October 31, 2016, Wino announced another new lineup change for THE OBSESSED, including Bruce Falkinburg (Bass) and Seraphim (Guitar), making that the first time the band had been a four piece in over 35 years.
Now in 2017, THE OBSESSED will unleash Sacred, the band’s first studio album in over 20 years. With renewed energy and purpose, THE OBSESSED sounds heavier and more relevant than ever before. On Sacred, the band doubles down on enormous, heaving riffs and pummeling low-end across 12 tracks of eternal doom. Rounded out by Wino’s lyrical honesty and iconic throaty vocals, Sacred is an album that further pushes THE OBSESSED into the annals of heavy metal history, well worth the two-plus decade wait. The band will perform once again as three piece featuring Wino, Reid Raley and Brian Costantino.