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Below is our complete The Obsessed news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

The Obsessed To Re-Issue "The Church Within"

Biker metal, doom metal, stoner metal... whatever metal subgenre in which you wish to place him, Scott "Wino" Weinrich has been at the forefront of it for over thirty years.

The unmistakable rasp of his vocals and thick, fuzzy Gibson guitar tone have spearheaded bands ranging from Saint Vitus to Spirit Caravan to Probot, but for many his crowning achievement (and most accessible) was "The Church Within," the last album he created with his first band, The Obsessed.

Originally released via Columbia in 1994, "The Church Within is being reissued by Real Gone Music on CD and double 180-gram gatefold vinyl with two bonus tracks -- the single, "Mental Kingdom," and the unreleased number, "Melancholy Grey" -- added photos, the original album art with lyrics and a new note from Wino himself. More...

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Power Of The Riff Now A Week Away

The fourth annual installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is now just a week away, the event including a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo and two-stage, full-day lineup Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex.

Amidst the massive roster of crushing newcomer acts and classic heavyweights set to execute sets over the two-day fest, one of the main headlining performances of the weekend will be the original lineup of LA crossover act Final Conflict - founder Jeff Harp, vocalist Ron Martinez and bassist Warren Renfrow (Manic Hispanic, Cadillac Tramps) - for the first time in 24 years.

In the 1980s, Final Conflict was part of the first wave of punk bands to be labeled "crossover," with a sonic mix of Discharge meeting Black Sabbath coupled with political lyrics the appropriate soundtrack to inspire a troublemaker to slam, headbang, or throw a brick at a cop... and sometimes all three.

The band will perform 1987's "Ashes To Ashes" LP in sequence as well as early demo material. Although older, the band has no intentions of “phoning it in” - expect a brutal and energetic set.

Additional headlining acts The Obsessed, M.D.C., From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Iceburn, and others join more than twenty additional bands including Early Graves, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead in the Dirt, and tons more taking part in the melee. The lineup is:

Friday, August 9th @ The Echo // pre-party:
Black Breath, Early Graves, Obliterations, Nomads, Creative Adult

Saturday, August 10th @ The Echo & Echoplex
The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, M.D.C., Iceburn, Iron Lung, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Condition, Dead In The Dirt, Baptists, Replica, Completed Exposition, Centuries, Wartorn, Territory, Whip Hand, Children Of God, Old Wounds, Opposition Rising

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Power Of The Riff 2013 Lineup Announced

The 2013 installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is right around the corner, this being the fourth annual occurrence of the massive event. It will take place August 9th & 10th 2013 at The Echo & Echoplex, and the lineup is available below. The following press release was also issued about the fest:

"Curated and organized by Greg Anderson and Sam James Velde, The Power Of The Riff honors fans and musicians of all ages from within all walks and lifestyles under the umbrella of the heavy music underground. Tapping into a lineup that represents forefathers, milestones and current touring acts, while shedding light on up and coming bands and local acts, The Power Of The Riff festival is an all-day, all-ages event. The festival also includes an on-location record swap-meet of local stores and features pop-up stores by independent record labels and vendors, DJ sets between performances, a gourmet food truck court with some of Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining, and more.

"The fourth annual The Power Of The Riff is spreading it's wings a bit more this time around, this year adding a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo. The massive full-day lineup the next day, Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex, offers another stellar lineup of classic heavyweights, and crushing newcomers. The combined events offer 26 bands in total." More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2013 Complete Lineup Announced

The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

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(the) MELVINS
THE OBSESSED
ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
UFOMAMMUT (Italy)
COBALT
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)
EVOKEN
NECROPSY

The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...

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Kyuss Lives! L.A. Show to Feature Scott Reeder

Kyuss Lives! has announced a very special one-off homecoming show, set for Friday, November 18 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. The event will see the world famous band perform an extended two and a half hour long set showcasing songs from all of the band's records in addition to never-before-performed songs taken from the band's celebrated archive. This once in a lifetime, only in the U.S. gig celebrates the near total return of the California rock pioneers and will feature original Kyuss vocalist and front man John Garcia, original drummer Brant Bjork, original bassist and former Queens of the Stone Age four stringer Nick Oliveri plus "surprise special guests." Today, Kyuss Lives!! announces former Kyuss bassist Scott Reeder as the first guest slated to join the band at the highly anticipated show.

Reeder, who played bass on Kyuss' classic LPs "Welcome to Sky Valley" and "...And the Circus Leaves Town" and was also a member of doom legends The Obsessed, will share the stage with Kyuss Lives!! on what promises to be a momentous night in the band's ever-evolving legacy. Tickets for the Kyuss Lives! Los Angeles show on November 18 are on sale now at this location. Don't miss out!

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