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The Obsessed, Holy Grove, Guests
October 10, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 12:30 am| $15
Tuesday 10/10/17 * 21 and over – TICKETS ON SALE 8/30
DOORS AT 830/ SHOW AT 9
The Obsessed are an excellent American Hard Rock Doom Metal band from Washington, DC. The band’s front man singer/guitarist, Scott “Wino” Weinrich has led a spectacular and somewhat successful career throughout the US’s underground doom metal scene. Having also served as the vocalist in Saint Vitus and been the driving force behind later bands such as Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand and Premonition 13.. There’s no shortage of creativity from this guy, and certainly no shortage of riffs. Wino’s music has always been a hard-rock influenced brand of Sabbath-derived heavy metal with a healthy dose of Motorhead in the mix. The “doom” here must be clarified as a kind with a real groove under it: more “Stranglehold” than “Electric Funeral”. In addition to being a competent vocalist, Wino is a fantastic guitarist, delivering some very intelligent, rarely flashy guitar solos.
Wino announced the full-time return of THE OBSESSED in 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 31, 2016, Wino announced that The Obsessed will test the waters on 4 shows for the remainder of 2016 by adding Bruce Falkinburg on Bass and Seraphim on Guitar, making this the first time in over 35 years that the Obsessed have been a four piece band.
Now in 2017, THE OBSESSED will unleash Sacred, the band’s first studio album in in over 20 years. With renewed energy and purpose, THE OBSESSED sounds heavier and more relevant than ever before. On Sacred, the band doubles 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, well worth the two-plus decade wait. The band will perform as three piece, featuring Wino, Brian Costantino & Reid Raley.