THE OBSESSED Share "On So Long" Acoustic Performance
Doom rock legends THE OBSESSED have shared an acoustic performance of “On So Long” recorded live at the Gibson Guitar Recording Studio in New York. The song is a bonus track off the band’s recently released Sacred full-length album. Watch the full performance here.
Additionally, THE OBSESSED has announced a headlining US Fall Tour starting September 27 in Asheville, NC and ending October 27 in Baltimore, MD. Direct support will be provided by Cobalt and Iron Tongue on select dates. A full list of tour dates is available below.
Sacred, THE OBSESSED’s first album in over 20 years, is available now worldwide on CD/LP/DLX. 2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical order and bundles are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads can be ordered by Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION.
THE OBSESSED Tour Dates:
Sep 27 Asheville, NC Mothlight
Sep 28 Atlanta, GA Clermont Lounge
Sep 29 Little Rock, AR Whitewater
Sep 30 St. Louis, MO Fubar ^
Oct 01 Memphis, TN Hi Tone ^
Oct 02 Austin, TX Lost Well ^
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
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.
Info / Bio:
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.