Origin: New Haven, CT, USA
Genres: 80's Metal
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Obsession  


Obsession was one of many underground 80's metal bands, releasing two albums and an EP of Priest-inspired classic metal after debuting on one of the famous Metal Massacre compilations. Lead singer Mike Vescera went on to greener pastures, singing for Yngwie Malmsteen and Loudness as well as recording at least one solo album in recent years. They disappeared in the late eighties but in 2003 Vescera and drummer Jay Mezias recruited an all-new lineup (below), and have finally released their reunion album, Carnival Of Lies.

Current Members

Mike Vescera

vocals (Killing Machine, Loudness, Yngwie Malmsteen)

John Bruno

guitars (X Factor X)

Scott Boland

guitars

Jeff Curtis

bass

Yanni Sofianos

drums

Former Members/Guests

Art Maco

guitars

Bruce Vitale

guitars

Joe Stump

guitars (Holyhell)

Robert Marcello

guitars

Matt Karagus

bass

Chris McCarville

bass (X Factor X)

Jay Mezias

drums


Discography



(EP) Marshall Law 
1984 Metal Blade
  1. Only The Strong Will Survive
  2. Hatred Unto Death
  3. Execution
  4. Marshall Law
  • Mike Vescera
  • Art Maco
  • Bruce Vitale
  • Matt Karagus
  • Jay Mezias




Scarred For Life 
1986 Enigma
  1. Intro/Scarred for Life
  2. Winner Takes All
  3. Losing My Mind
  4. In The End
  5. Bang 'Em Till They Bleed
  6. My Lai 31568/Take No Prisoners
  7. Taking Your Chances
  8. Run Into the Night
  9. Tomorrow Hides No Lies
  10. Shadows of Stee (bonus track)
  11. Evil In Her Eyes (bonus track)
  • Mike Vescera
  • Art Maco
  • Bruce Vitale
  • Matt Karagus
  • Jay Mezias




Methods Of Madness 
1987 Enigma
  1. Four Play/Hard to the Core
  2. High Treason
  3. For the Love of Money
  4. Killer Elite
  5. Desperate to Survive
  6. Methods of Madness
  7. Too Wild to Tame
  8. Always on the Run
  9. Panic in the Streets
  10. Missing You (bonus track)
  11. Waiting for Your Call (bonus track)
  • Mike Vescera
  • Art Maco
  • Bruce Vitale
  • Matt Karagus
  • Jay Mezias




Carnival Of Lies 
2006 Marquee
  1. Smoking Gun
  2. Carnival of Lies
  3. In for the Kill
  4. Playing Dead
  5. Imagining
  6. The Offering
  7. Pure Evil
  8. I Don't Belong
  9. Written in Blood
  10. Guilty as Charged
  11. Marshall Law
  • Mike Vescera
  • Joe Stump
  • Robert Marcello
  • Chris McCarville
  • Jay Mezias




Carnival Of Lies  REISSUE
2008 Mausoleum
  1. Smoking Gun
  2. Carnival Of Lies
  3. In For The Kill
  4. Playing Dead
  5. Imagining
  6. The Offering
  7. Pure Evil
  8. I Don't Belong
  9. Written In Blood
  10. Guilty As Charged
  11. Marshall Law
  12. Panic In The Streets
  13. Judas
re-release with different artwork and bonus track

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Order Of Chaos 
2012
  1. Order of Chaos
  2. Twist of the Knife
  3. Forbidden Desire
  4. When the Smoke Clears
  5. License to Kill
  6. Wages of Sin
  7. Cold Day in Hell
  8. Act of God
  9. Mercy Killing
  10. Dark Shadows
  11. The Damned
  • Mike Vescera
  • John Bruno
  • Scott Boland
  • Chris McCarville
  • Jay Mezias


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