The Obsessed are set to release their new album in February 2024. Their European tour starts soon.
Iconic US doom and heavy metal veterans THE OBSESSED announce a February 16th, 2024 date for the anticipated release of their fifth studio full-length "Gilded Sorrow" on Ripple Music. The band is ready to embark on a month-long European tour this month, including appearances at Desertfest, Keep It Low, Up In Smoke and Demons Gate festivals.
Scott “Wino” Weinrich is a living legend. In a way, he is the American version of Lemmy and shares many traits with the late, much-beloved metal icon. He’s always been a rebel, loner and an outsider in an outsider scene, pursuing his music without regard for popularity or acceptance. In the process, he came to be considered one of the early pioneers of American doom. All of this began when he founded THE OBSESSED back in the 70s, then pursued through his many other outfits such as Saint Vitus or Spirit Caravan. As a key part of the 80s Washington/Maryland music scene, his music earned the respect of metal, punk and crossover fans alike while often being dubbed doom metal. Looking back, it was just gritty, street-wise American metal with a cynical bent and psychedelic flair, and this is what made him the unique and timeless heavy music icon he is today.
Now THE OBSESSED comes roaring back with their most rocking album of all time "Gilded Sorrow", to be released on February 16th, 2024 through independent Californian label Ripple Music. Expanded to a 4-piece with the addition of Jason Taylor on guitar, the music is more aggressive, straightforward and downright mean than ever before. Wino comments: "Adding Jason Taylor as second guitarist was one of the best decisions I've made because he's a virtuoso guitar player and I must say he contributed quite a bit of good stuff to this record." About the new album, he adds: "I think it's the heaviest thing I've ever done. Heavy in a sense as not just sludge heavy, but well-rounded. And it sounds fantastic. Everything I do with Frank Marchand gets better and better. He knows what the fuck he's doing."
"Gilded Sorrow" will be available in various limited vinyl editions, classic vinyl, CD and digital, with US preorders already available at this location. Stay tuned as the first single will be revealed soon!
THE OBSESSED Fall European tour 2023:
- Tickets available at this location -
28.09 - Mannheim (DE) 7er Club
29.09 - Pratteln (CH) Up In Smoke Festival
30.09 - Athens (GR) Demons Gate Festival
03.10 - London (UK) The Underworld
04.10 - Manchester (UK) Rebellion
05.10 - Bristol (UK) The Exchange
07.10 - Munich (DE) Keep It Low Festival
08.10 - Berlin (DE) SO36**
09.10 - Essen (BE) Turock**
11.10 - Linköping (SE) The Crypt**
12.10 - Stockholm (SE) Slaktkyrkan**
14.10 - Helsinki (FIN) Kuudes Linja (first show)**
15.10 - Helsinki (FIN) Kuudes Linja (second show)**
16.10 - Tallin (EST) Paavli Kultuutivabrik
18.10 - Warsaw (PL) Hydrozagadka
19.10 - Krakow (PL) Zascianek
21.10 - Siegen (DE) Vortex
22.10 - Antwerp (BE) Desertfest Belgium**
THE OBSESSED is:
Scott "Wino" Weinrich – lead guitar, lead vocals
Brian Costantino – drums, backing vocals
Chris Angleberger – bass
Jason Taylor – rhythm guitar