Reactivated classic early ’80s metal band OBSESSION has completed work on its long-awaited new album, “Order Of Chaos”, for a 2012 release.
The group’s current lineup is as follows:
Michael Vescera – Vocals
John Bruno – Guitar
Scott Boland – Guitar
Chris McCarvill – Bass
BJ Zampa – Drums
Video footage of the OBSESSION performing the song “Scarred For Life” at the 2010 edition of the Keep It True XIII festival, which was held April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, can be viewed below.
The band’s 2006 CD, “Carnival of Lies”, was re-released through Mausoleum Records on February 12, 2008. This reissue featured new artwork and the bonus tracks “Panic In The Streets” (previously only available on the Avalon release in Japan) and “Judas”. The album’s title track featured Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE) and Boston based neo-classical shred-god Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR).
OBSESSION gained success in the late ’80s with the release of a four-song EP, 1984’s “Marshall Law” (Metal Blade Records), two LPs (1986’s “Scarred For Life” and 1987’s “Methods Of Madness”, both for Enigma/Capitol Records), and an MTV “Headbanger’s Ball”-aired video for “For the Love of Money”, from “Methods of Madness”.
OBSESSION‘s original lineup featured Michael and Jay along with Bruce Vitale, Art Maco (guitar, retired) and Matt Karagus (bass, retired).