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


Like many an 80's up-and-coming metal band, Obsession parlayed a Metal Massacre appearance into a recording career, with an EP and two albums before vanishing. Lead singer Mike Vescera quickly moved on to greener pastures, singing for Yngwie Malmsteen and Loudness as well as doing some solo work. Eventually he had the itch to reform Obsession, and that came about in 2003, with original drummer Jay Mezias also on board. A new lineup recorded Carnival Of Lies in 2006, and another modified lineup put out Order Of Chaos in 2012.

Current Members

Mike Vescera

vocals (ex-Killing Machine, ex-Loudness, ex-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

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Brave Words 

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