The Obsessed To Re-Issue "The Church Within" Album
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.
Comments Weinrich of the reissue: "The Church Within describes my philosophy on being; it's really not what's around you -- man made denominations, expectations of others -- but what's in your heart, exaltation of spirit and freedom of soul. This record was the culmination of a lot of inspiration, frustration, ecstasy, anger, hope and futility. Its resurrection is testimony to the relevance of this music in our lives past and present, thank you...for believing."
The track listing is as follows:
1.To Protect And To Serve
2. Field Of Hours
4. Blind Lightning
5. Neatz Brigade
6. A World Apart
9. Climate Of Despair
11.Touch Of Everything
13. Living Rain
14. Mental Kingdom (1994 Version)
15. Melancholy Grey (1994 Version -- Unreleased)
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