THE OBSESSED To Reissue Self-Titled Debut Album

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:59 AM

Concrete Cancer Demo To Be Included

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Originally released in 1990 and out-of-print for almost two decades, the now legendary debut album from doom godfathers THE OBSESSED will once again see the light of day in multiple deluxe formats. Now completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the highly sought-after Concrete Cancer demo, expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos, and extended liner notes from frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich, this is the definitive edition of THE OBSESSED's self-titled debut, a true piece of doom history!

Weinrich comments: "This record defines the passion, the pureness, and vibrancy of youth, and the fierce love, loyalty, and dedication to this music. I am happy and proud it lives once again! Thanks to all who believe, Wino."

Listen to the remastered version of "The Way She Fly" now below.

THE OBSESSED's self-titled reissue is due out November 17th on 2xCD, LP, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical bundles and digital preorders are available via Relapse Records HERE and streaming services.

THE OBSESSED will embark upon a US Fall headlining tour beginning September 27th in Asheville, North Carolina and ending October 27th in Baltimore, Maryland. Direct support will be provided by COBALT and IRON TONGUE on select dates. Additionally, the band will join CLUTCH and DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT for a Winter run of shows to close out the year. See all confirmed dates below.

The Obsessed (Reissue) Track Listing:

  • "Tombstone Highway"
  • "The Way She Fly"
  • "Forever Midnight"
  • "Ground Out"
  • "Fear Child"
  • "Freedom"
  • "Red Disaster"
  • "Inner Turmoil"
  • "River Of Soul"
  • "Concrete Cancer" (1984 unreleased Concrete Cancer demo cassette)
  • "Feelingz" (1984 unreleased Concrete Cancer demo cassette)
  • "Mental Kingdom" (1984 unreleased Concrete Cancer demo cassette)
  • "Hiding Masque" (1984 unreleased Concrete Cancer demo cassette)
  • "Ground Out - Feelingz" (live at The Bayou 4-15-1985)
  • "Concrete Cancer" (live at The Bayou 4-15-1985)
  • "No Blame" (live at The Bayou 4-15-1985)
  • "Mental Kingdom" (live at The Bayou 4-15-1985)
  • "Tombstone Highway" (live at The Bayou 4-15-1985)
  • "Iron And Stone" (live at The Bayou 4-15-1985)
  • "Rivers Of Soul" (live at The Bayou 4-15-1985)
  • "Sittin On A Grave" (live at The Bayou 4-15-1985)
  • "Freedom" (live at The Bayou 4-15-1985)
  • "Indestroy - Kill Ugly Naked" (live at The Bayou 4-15-1985)
Concrete Cancer Demo Track Listing:
  • "Concrete Cancer"
  • "Feelingz"
  • "Mental Kingdom"
  • "Hiding Masque"
  • 9/27 - Mothlight - Asheville, NC
  • 9/28 - Clermont Lounge - Atlanta, GA
  • 9/29 - Whitewater - Little Rock, AR
  • 9/30 - Fubar - St. Louis, MO ^
  • 10/01 - Hi Tone - Memphis, TN ^
  • 10/02 - Lost Well - Austin, TX ^
  • 10/03 - Lolas - Ft. Worth, TX ^
  • 10/05 - Beauty Bar - Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/07 - Cal Jam - San Bernardino, CA
  • 10/08 - Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA *
  • 10/09 - Old Nicks - Eugene, OR *
  • 10/10 - Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
  • 10/12 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA *
  • 10/13 - The Pin - Spokane, WA *
  • 10/16 - 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN *
  • 10/17 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI *
  • 10/18 - Barauerhaus - Lombard, IL *
  • 10/19 - Woodward Theater - Cincinnati, OH *
  • 10/20 - Trixies - Louisville, KY *
  • 10/21 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA *
  • 10/24 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY *
  • 10/25 - The Cafe at Parlor - Newport, RI *
  • 10/26 - Voltage Lounge - Philadelphia, PA *
  • 10/27 - Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD *


  • 11/29 - Cone Denim Entertainment - Greensboro, NC
  • 12/01 - House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
  • 12/02 - Revolution - St. Petersburg, FL
  • 12/03 - Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 12/05 - Backyard Stage @ St. Augustine Amphitheater - St. Augustine, FL
  • 12/06 - Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL
  • 12/08 - Varsity Theater - Baton Rouge, LA
  • 12/09 - The Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
  • 12/10 - House Of Blues - Houston, TX
  • 12/12 - Gillioz Theater - Springfield, MO
  • 12/13 - Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE
  • 12/15 - Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, IL
  • 12/16 - Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
  • 12/27 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
  • 12/28 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
  • 12/29 - The National - Richmond, VA
  • 12/30 - The International - Knoxville, TN
  • 12/31 - Express Live - Columbus, OH

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