The Obsessed

The Obsessed (Reissue) The Obsessed (Reissue)

Marketing Highlights

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!

Deluxe 2CD includes a bonus disc containing their highly sought-after and previously unreleased 4 track Concrete Cancer Demo from 1984 and a full live set from 1985 in Washington, D.C, both fully remastered!

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
Disc 2
1984 Unreleased Concrete Cancer Demo Cassette
Concrete Cancer
Feelingz
Mental Kingdom
Hiding Masque
Ground Out – Feelingz
Concrete Cancer
No Blame
Mental Kingdom
Tombstone Highway
Iron and Stone
River of Soul
Sittin on a Grave – I Don’t Care
Freedom
Indestroy – Kill Ugly Naked

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

The Obsessed (Reissue)

Street Date

11/17/2017

Order Due Date

10/20/2017

Discount

5% (ends 11/23/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Relapse

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

781676737529

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

RLP7673752

Album Details

Artist

The Obsessed

Album Title

The Obsessed (Reissue)

Street Date

11/17/2017

Order Due Date

10/20/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Relapse

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP24V2

UPC

781676737512

Box Lot

50

Catalog #

RLP7673751

Tour Dates

Bandsintown