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US doom metal giants The Obsessed to launch exclusive listening party for new album »Gilded Sorrow« today; out this Friday on Ripple Music!

US doom metal giants The Obsessed are launching exclusive listening party for their new album »Gilded Sorrow« this Monday, February 12th, 2024 on Bandcamp!

»Gilded Sorrow« will be released this Friday, February 16th, 2024 via Ripple Music.

Tracklist:
01. Daughter Of An Echo
02. It’s Not Ok
03. Realize A Dream
04. Gilded Sorrow
05. Stoned Back To The Bomb Age
06. Wellspring – Dark Sunshine
07. Jailine
08. Yen Sleep
09. Lucky Free Nice Machine

Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:

Maryland’s doom metal legends The Obsessed are set to host an exclusive listening party this February 12th ahead of the worldwide release of their awaited fifth album »Gilded Sorrow« next Friday on Ripple Music. The band recently announced an extensive spring US tour in support of the new album.

Join the »Gilded Sorrow« Bandcamp listening party
Monday 12 February @ 5pm PST // 8pm EST – RSVP at this location

Fronted by legendary guitarist and vocalist Scott “Wino” Weinrich, iconic doom and heavy metal powerhouse The Obsessed comes roaring back after seven years with their awaited new studio album and Ripple Music debut »Gilded Sorrow«.

Firing on all cylinders and determined in their crusade against warmongering and freedom-threatening powers, the foursome delivers their most rocking album to date with »Gilded Sorrow« on independent Californian label Ripple Music. Expanded to a 4-piece with the addition of Jason Taylor on rhythm guitar, their music is more aggressive, straightforward and downright mean than ever before. Described by Wino as “the heaviest thing he’s ever done”, this new offering from the US doom pillars has everything to leave its mark on the 2024 heavy music landscape! ► Check out their latest singles »It’s Not OK« – »Stoned Back To The Bomb Age« – »Realize A Dream«!

New album »Gilded Sorrow« out February 16th on Ripple Music (vinyl/CD/digital): International preorder – US preorder

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.

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, they would break up 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«’s legendary lineup of Wino, Greg Rogers, and Guy Pinhas. The band played a few more reunion shows over the next couple of years, including Hellfest Open Air in 2012 and Maryland Deathfest XI in May 2013 with bassist Reid Raley. Wino announced the full-time return of the band iin 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 31st, 2016, Wino announced a new lineup change, including Bruce Falkinburg (bass) and Seraphim (guitar), making it the first time the band had been a four-piece in over thirty-five years.

In 2017, The Obsessed unleashed »Sacred«, the band’s first studio album in over twenty years, further pushing the band into the annals of heavy metal history. After a few years on the road, the lineup stabilized around Brian Costantino on drums, Chris Angleberger on bass, Jason Taylor on guitar, and Scott “Wino” Weinrich at the helm. The iconic foursome is now ready to embrace this new decade in doom with their awaited fifth album »Gilded Sorrow«, to be released in February 2024 as part of their new collaboration with Californian label Ripple Music.

»Gilded Sorrow« was produced by Frank Marchand, Scott “Wino” Weinrich and Jason Taylor. Mixed and engineered by Frank Marchand and mastered by Alan Douches. It will be issued on vinyl, CD and digital on February 16th through Ripple Music.

The Obsessed US tour w/ Howling Giant and Gozu:
3/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milk Boy
3/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
3/15 – Richmond, VA @ Cobra Cabana
3/16 – Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern
3/17 – Asheville, NC @ The Odd
3/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Boggs Social & Supply
3/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
3/22 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips
3/23 – Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
3/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3/26 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Underground
3/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
3/28 – Palmdale, CA @ Transplants Brewing
3/29 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Usual Place
3/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Aces High Saloon
4/1 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
4/3 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
4/4 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
4/5 – New Kensington, PA @ Preserving Underground
4/6 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
4/7 – Brattleboro, VT @ The Stone Church
4/9 – Cambridge, MA @ Sonia
4/10 – Portland, ME @ Geno’s Rock Club
4/11 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
4/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Meadows

The Obsessed is:
Scott “Wino” Weinrich – Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Brian Costantino – Drums, Backing Vocals
Chris Angleberger – Bass
Jason Taylor – Rhythm Guitar

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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