The Obsessed

Sacred Sacred

Marketing Highlights

Doom godfathers THE OBSESSED return with Sacred, their first studio album in over 20 years. Led by legendary frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand, etc.), THE OBSESSED originally formed in 1976 and released three seminal stoner / doom albums in the early 90's, including The Church Within which has been hailed as one of the important records in the genre's history. Now, after reforming in 2016, the band has returned with renewed energy and purpose, sounding heavier and more relevant than ever before. On Sacred, THE OBSESSED double 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 and that was well worth the two-plus decade wait.

Bio

Upon leaving Saint Vitus — whose unabashed worship of Black Sabbath helped lay the groundwork for the sludge, stoner, and doom metal mini-movements of the ’90s — vocalist/guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich re-formed THE OBSESSED, a band he’d founded in Washington, D.C., in the early ’80s prior to joining Saint Vitus. Initially including a rhythm section of bassist Mark Laue and drummer Ed Gulli, THE OBSESSED had recorded a live EP back in 1984, but didn’t make their full-length debut until 1990’s THE OBSESSED, recorded for the small Hellhound label. Personnel shifts ensued (Melvins drummer Dale Crover passed through the ranks at one time or another): bassist Scott Reeder and drummer Greg Rogers joined for the 1991 follow-up Lunar Womb. Reeder subsequently left the band to join Kyuss, and was replaced by Guy Pinhas, just as THE OBSESSED was landing a major-label deal with Columbia. Although many described it as the group’s most focused album, 1994’s The Church Within also proved to be their last. Following the breakup, Pinhas and Rogers formed Goatsnake, while Weinrich started up a new outfit first called Shine, then quickly renamed Spirit Caravan. In 1999, Southern issued a collection of outtakes and rarities titled Incarnate, and the following year repackaged THE OBSESSED together with the original lineup’s 1984 EP. (AllMusic)

Tracklist

Tombstone Highway
The Way She Fly
Forever Midnight
Ground out
Fear Child
Freedom
Red Disaster
Inner Turmoil
River of Soul

For Fans Of

Black Sabbath
Pentagram
Saint Vitus
Spirit Caravan
Candlemass
Pallbearer

Home Market

Washington, DC, Washington, DC - USA

Album Details

Artist

The Obsessed

Album Title

Sacred

Street Date

04/07/2017

Order Due Date

03/10/2017

Discount

5% (ends 04/13/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Relapse

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD14

UPC

781676736126

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

RLP7673612

Album Details

Artist

The Obsessed

Album Title

Sacred

Street Date

04/07/2017

Order Due Date

03/10/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Relapse

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP19

UPC

781676736119

Box Lot

50

Catalog #

RLP7673611

Tour Dates

Bandsintown