The Obsessed Sign With Ripple Music

The Obsessed have signed a new deal with Ripple Music. The band are currently working on a new album and it will be released through the label next year.

The group commented:

“The Obsessed are really happy to be signing with Ripple Music and joining the great bands on their roster. We have already begun recording and we’re looking to be finished in January. Thanks to Todd and everyone at Ripple for this opportunity and we look forward to working with them on this release.”

Ripple Music founder Todd Severin added:

“Having had the honor of working with the legendary Wino on his solo album, you can only imagine how thrilled I was when he came to me with the idea of a new album by The Obsessed. The band are doom legends, having contributed mightily to the doom template that we all love today. Can’t wait to unleash this album upon the world.”

The Obsessed Cancel San Francisco, CA Show Due To COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

The Obsessed have cancelled their September 20 show at The Knockout in San Francisco, CA due to a venue policy that requires everyone to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The band commented:

“It is with regret that The Obsessed will not be playing the September 20th show in San Francisco at The Knockout. We cannot agree with or condone any type of discrimination for entry. Thanks for your understanding.”

The Obsessed Reveal New Touring Lineup

Scott “Wino” Weinrich has revealed the musicians that will be joining him as part of The Obsessed’s touring lineup. He said the following:

“Hello friends, I am proud to announce the new The Obsessed lineup! On bass Chris Angleberger (Tranquilizer), on 2nd guitar Jason Taylor (Sierra, Witches of God), Brian Costantino on drums, Wino on guitar and vocals. We will be doing a string of shows en route to Ripplefest in Austin, and back. We look forward to seeing you out on the road! Tour dates coming soon. Thank you, WINO 5-11-22″

Scott “Wino” Weinrich (The Obsessed) Drops Off Psycho Las Vegas Due To Mask Mandate, Says He Believes COVID-19 Was Created As A “Depopulation Tool”

The Obsessed frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich has dropped off the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas festival after taking issue with the event’s mask mandate. The musician made the announcement on social media, while also peddling insane conspiracy theories regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Weinrich said the following:

“Two evenings ago, I received an email from ‘Psycho Las Vegas‘, wherein they informed me, and other artists, that this event would require that all people, attendees and artists, wear a mask at ALL times indoors. The exception only being while singing on stage, all non-singing musicians, band members, etc. are required to be masked during the performance. This includes drummers. Also, as soon as the performance is over, artists will be required to re-don masks in backstage, front of house, vip lounges, and common areas.

I have dug very deep when researching covid-19 not just on youtube, but in scientific publications, journals, lectures, etc. I BELIEVE THE VIRUS EXISTS, and has been weaponized as has been proven in congressional hearings where the evidence is overwhelming. Our govt (NIH) has been complicit in the financing, and shared scientific lab work creating a SARS based super coronavirus, designed specifically for lethality and easy dissemination amongst the human population.

Bio-weapons are nothing new, but in my personal opinion pure evil. Early on in the so called pandemic it was stated by the CDC that PCR tests were inaccurate in determining if one had the virus, because they are designed for individuals who already were symptomatic. The CDC quickly backtracked as it was a desirable test to cause FALSE POSITIVES. Also, the Innova rapid tests have been recalled by the FDA for also giving inaccurate results.

Mainstream media did not report this, and these tests are still in use. A paper mask was also first said by the WHO and so called experts to be useless against the virus, then of course the official word was again changed. My personal beliefs are: We are under the authoritarian cloak of a small cadre of unelected so called “elite” who are beyond rich and consequently consider themselves above the common man.

This virus I believe was created as a depopulation tool, and the fear associated with it as a means to subjugate and enslave you and I, the common people. I cannot, in good conscious, perform my music in an environment that is designed to take away individuality, civil liberties and free will.

I will not be performing this night at Psycho Las Vegas, not out of fear, but principle. If we, the people, continue to blindly accept this tyranny we are destined for enslavement. These are my personal views, but I urge everyone to dig deep. My apologies to my friends and fans, but it’s time to wake up.

Sincerely,
WINO 8/19/2021
Plague Years”

Notably, this news comes after The Skull frontman Eric Wagner was hospitalized with COVID pneumonia following the band’s recent shows with The Obsessed.

The Obsessed & The Skull Announce Summer U.S. Tour

The Obsessed and The Skull have announced a summer U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/29 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class (no The Skull)
07/30 Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
07/31 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
08/01 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle (matinee show)
08/01 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub (evening show)
08/02 Knoxville, TN – Brickyard Bar
08/03 Memphis, TN – Growlers
08/04 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
08/05 Shreveport, LA – Bears
08/06 Arlington, TX – Division Brewery/Growl
08/07 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (no The Obsessed)
08/07 New Braunfels, TX – Texas Ski Ranch (‘Ripple Fest‘) (Wino solo show)
08/08 Austin, TX – Lost Well
08/09 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (no The Skull)
08/10 Lafayette, LA – Freetown Boom Boom Room (no The Skull)
08/10 New Orleans, LA – Santos (no The Obsessed)
08/11 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
08/12 Raleigh, NC – Pour House
08/13 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
08/14 Brooklyn, NY – GoldSounds
08/15 Providence, RI – Alchemy
08/16 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

The Obsessed Stream Remastered Version Of Rare Track “Spirit Caravan”

The Obsessed are streaming a remastered version of their song “Spirit Caravan.” This version of the track is from the new “Ultimate Edition” of their previously out of print rarities collection, “Incarnate,” which will be released on vinyl on October 24 as part of Record Store Day. Scott “Wino” Weinreich commented:

“[It’s] about making life as good and sweet as possible against a myriad of odds, and our strength which is the music and family created in its wake.”

[via Metal Injection]

The Obsessed To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With “Live At Big Dipper” Release

The Obsessed will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a new live release titled “Live At Big Dipper.” The effort, which will be available on August 21, features a rough recording from an early show that drummer Dave “The Slave” Flood, bassist Mark “Professor Dark” Laue, and singer/guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrichat played at the Big Dipper in Maryland, as well as several demos.

A description of the release was shared on Bandcamp:

“Live at Big Dipper is an authorized bootleg of Wino’s favorite-ever show with the original Obsessed lineup from the early 80s. We say “bootleg” because it’s a noisy, scratchy recording rescued from a worn aging tape that sounds like it was stored in a tool shed for 35 years. But despite the raw recroding, the performances are magic, and you can hear why this is a critical document of a seminal band at the peak of their early powers.”

Wino also commented:

“Years of spinning our wheels culminated in The Obsessed being known as a formidable live band, with a strange metal-glam-punk look. This show at the Big Dipper was one of the last if not the last show of the OG Obsessed lineup, and it’s my favorite by far. It’s raw and noisy and took some cleanin’ up, but here it is. If it ain’t heavy, it ain’t shit!!!”

“Live At Big Dipper” Track Listing:

01. “Lifer City” (Live)
02. “Field of Hours” (Live)
03. “Iron and Stone” (Live)
04. “Endless Circles” (Live)
05. “Leather Nuns” (Live)
06. “Decimation” (Live)
07. “Freedom” (Live)
08.” Mental Kingdom” (Live)
09. “Failsafe” (Live)
10. “Kill Ugly Naked” (Demo)
11. “A World Apart” (Demo)
12. “Higher Power” (Demo)
13. “Neatz Brigade” (Demo)

Eyehategod & The Obsessed Announce September U.S. Tour

Eyehategod and The Obsessed have announced a September U.S. tour together. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/12 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
09/13 Boston, MA – Middle East
09/14 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
09/15 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
09/16 Raleigh, NC – Pour House
09/17 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
09/18 Portland, ME – Genos
09/19 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk
09/20 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
09/21 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
09/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
09/23 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
09/24 Memphis, TN – Growlers

The Obsessed Stream 1985 Live Version Of “Tombstone Highway” From Self-Titled Debut Album Reissue

The Obsessed are streaming a 1985 live version of “Tombstone Highway,” via Decibel. This version of the track is from the upcoming reissue of the band’s self-titled debut album (out November 17). The effort has been remastered and will come with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including their “Concrete Cancer” demo and live tracks. It will also come with expanded artwork, previously unseen photos, and extended liner notes by Scott “Wino” Weinrich.