Origin: MD, USA
Genres: Doom Metal
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The Obsessed  

Led by the legendary guitarist/vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich, The Obsessed is still highly regarded as one of the most influential doom bands of the eighties. After a rare debut EP (often referred to as the Sodden Jackal EP), Weinrich took an offer to join St. Vitus, folding the band in the process. After a lengthy run, he returned and put together a new version of The Obsessed, one that ran until 1995, at which time he formed Spirit Caravan while the other two members at that time formed Goatsnake. Weinrich, after dissolving Spirit Caravan and playing for awhile in Place Of Skulls, has yet another new band, The Hidden Hand. The style of The Obsessed was classic sludgy doom, though by the time of their last album, The Church Within, the band had expanded its sound a bit, benefitting from a better production, and had incorporated a slight less overt doom style, somewhat similar to the direction Trouble took near the end of their initial run.

Current Members

Scott "Wino" Weinrich

vocals/guitars (ex-The Hidden Hand, ex-Place Of Skulls, ex-Spirit Caravan, St. Vitus, Wino)

Guy Pinhas

bass (ex-Acid King, ex-Goatsnake)

Greg Rogers

drums (Goatsnake)

Former Members/Guests

Mark Laue

bass (Unorthodox)

Scott Reeder

bass (ex-Goatsnake, ex-Kyuss)

Dave Williams (Dave Flood)


Ed Gulli



(EP) The Obsessed 
1983 Invictus
  1. Sodden Jackal
  2. Iron & Stone
  3. Indestroy
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich
  • Mark Laue
  • Dave Williams

The Obsessed 
1990 Hellhound
  1. Tombstone Highway
  2. The Way she Fly
  3. Forever Midnight
  4. Ground Out
  5. Fear Child
  6. Freedom
  7. Red Disaster
  8. Inner Turmoil
  9. River of Soul
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich
  • Mark Laue
  • Ed Gulli

Lunar Womb 
1991 Hellhound
  1. Brother Blue Steel
  2. Bardo
  3. Hiding Mask
  4. Spew
  5. Kachina
  6. Jaded
  7. Back To Zero
  8. No Blame
  9. No Mas
  10. Endless Circles
  11. Lunar Womb
  12. Embryo
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich
  • Scott Reeder
  • Greg Rogers

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

The Church Within 
1994 Sony,/Hel
  1. To Protect and to Serve
  2. Field of Hours
  3. Streamlined
  4. Blind Lightning
  5. Neatz Brigade
  6. World Apart
  7. Skybone
  8. Streetside
  9. Climate of Despair
  10. Mourning
  11. Touch of Everything
  12. Decimation
  13. Living Rain
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich
  • Guy Pinhas
  • Greg Rogers

Live At The Wax Museum  LIVE
1997 Doom
  1. Intro
  2. Burning Gland
  3. Ground Out
  4. Concrete Cancer
  5. Failsafe
  6. Decimation
  7. Blind Lightning
  8. Sister Sin
  9. Iron & Stone
  10. Guitar solo
  11. Endless Circles
  12. Neatz Brigade
  13. Touch Of Everything
  14. Mental Kingdom
  15. Sodden Jackal
  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich
  • Mark Laue
  • Dave Williams

History Of (Volume One)  COMPILATION
1997 Doom
  1. Bane Drain
  2. Fear Child
  3. Lysergic Lover
  4. Cold Blood
  5. Ground Out
  6. Touch Of Everything
  7. Decimation
  8. Concrete Cancer
  9. Blind Lightning
  10. Bane Drain (Live)

1999 Southern Lord
  1. Yen Sleep
  2. Concrete Cancer
  3. Peckerwood Stomp
  4. Inside Looking Out
  5. Mental Kingdom
  6. Sodden Jackal
  7. Iron & Stone
  8. Indestroy
  9. Streetside
  10. Mourning
  11. Spirit Caravan
  12. Skybone
  13. On The Hunt
  14. River Of Soul
  15. Lunar Womb

Live Music Hall Koln December 29th 1992  LIVE
2012 Roadburn
  1. Mourning
  2. Hiding Mask
  3. The Way She Fly
  4. Forever Midnight
  5. Streamlined
  6. Brother Blue Steel
  7. Blind Lightning
  8. Neatz Brigade
  9. River of Soul


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