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THE OBSESSED To Kick Off Co-Headlining Tour WithThe Skull

THE OBSESSED will kick off their long-awaited US tour this Thursday, July 29th in Cleveland, Ohio with co-headliners The Skull joining the trek the following night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The doom rock caravan will wind its way through nearly two-dozen cities, drawing to a close on August 16th in Rochester, New York.
Comments Scott “Wino” Weinrich, “Yeah! We — THE OBSESSED and crew — are very excited about starting our coheadlining tour with The Skull! We’ve been in hard rehearsal mode and are ready to bring the music to you. These are strange and hard times and who knows what’s ahead, so we need everybody to please make it out to these shows and support the music we love! We’ve crafted a set that encompasses and represents THE OBSESSED’s many recordings and are ready. Thanks to all who believe! See you on the road!” Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.
[poster art by Gary Mader]

THE OBSESSED was formed in the late 1970s in Potomac, Maryland by legendary guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich (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, bassist Mark Laue, guitarist John Reese, and drummer Dave Flood. In 1983, Wino took over vocal duties and the band became a three-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 would break up following the release, seeing Wino forming Spirit Caravan (then Shine) and other projects.


In 2011, THE OBSESSED returned to the stage at Roadburn Festival with The Church Within’s legendary lineup (featuring Wino, Greg Rogers, and Guy Pinhas). The band played a few more reunion shows over the next couple years before Wino announced the full-time return of THE OBSESSED in March 2016 with an updated lineup. Sacred, the band’s first studio album in over two decades, was released the following year. 

THE OBSESSED currently features Wino, drummer Brian Costantino, and bassist Brian White.



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