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.
Originally known as Warhorse back in 1976, the band
gigged and demoed, eventually releasing the rare self-titled
EP in 1983 (often referred to as the Sodden Jackal
Weinrich then took an offer to join
folding the band in the process.
After a lengthy run there, he returned and put together a
new version of The Obsessed,
releasing three standout albums between 1990 and 1994 before
folding a year later.
In the intervening years Wino kept busy, forming several new
bands (two notables being
The Hidden Hand),
playing in bands such as
Place Of Skulls,
and maintaining a solid solo career as well.
The Obsessed also briefly reunited now again, but remained
officially disbanded until 2016,
when Wino decided to turn the current Spirit Caravan
lineup into a formal The Obsessed rebirth.
Upcoming album: Gilded Sorrow,
release date February 16, 2024.