The Obsessed and The Skull will join forces in summer 2021 to co-headline a U.S. tour. Set to commence July 29 in Cleveland, Ohio, the doom rock caravan will wind its way through nearly two dozen cities, drawing to a close on Aug. 16 in Rochester, New York. Tickets are on sale now.
7/29/2021 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH **
7/30/2021 Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee WI
7/31/2021 Cobra Lounge – Chicago IL
8/01/2021 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN (matinee show)
8/01/2021 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY (evening show)
8/02/2021 Brickyard Bar – Knoxville, TN
8/03/2021 Growlers – Memphis, TN
8/04/2021 George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR
8/05/2021 Bears – Shreveport, LA
8/06/2021 Division Brewery/Grrowl – Arlington, TX
8/07/2021 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX ##
8/07/2021 Ripple Fest @ Texas Ski Ranch – New Braunfels, TX ^^
8/08/2021 Lost Well – Austin, TX
8/09/2021 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX **
8/10/2021 Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA **
8/10/2021 Santos – New Orleans, LA ##8/11/2021 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
8/12/2021 Pour House – Raleigh, NC
8/13/2021 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
8/14/2021 GoldSounds – Brooklyn, NY
8/15/2021 Alchemy – Providence, RI
8/16/2021 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
** The Obsessed only
## The Skull only
^^ Wino Solo
The Obsessed formed in the late 1970s in Potomac, Maryland by guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan). The earliest lineup consisted of Wino, bassist Mark Laue, guitarist John Rees, and drummer Dave Flood. In 1983, Wino took over vocal duties and the band became a three-piece to record the “Sodden Jackal” EP. The band broke up in the late ‘80s after Wino moved to California to join Saint Vitus. At that time, a German label, Hellhound Records, and the booking agency that had signed Saint Vitus, released “The Obsessed,” originally recorded in 1985, prompting Wino to reform the band. After multiple lineup changes, the band signed to Columbia Records in 1994 to release its third and final album, “The Church Within.” Despite positive reviews, The Obsessed broke up following the release, with Wino forming Spirit Caravan (then Shine) and other projects.
In 2011, The Obsessed returned to the stage at Roadburn Festival with the lineup of “The Church Within” (featuring Wino, Greg Rogers, and Guy Pinhas). The band played a few more reunion shows over the next couple years before Wino announced its full-time return in March 2016 with an updated lineup. “Sacred,” the band’s first studio album in over two decades, was released the following year. The Obsessed currently features Wino, drummer Brian Costantino and bassist Brian White.
The Skull is a musical collaboration founded by three former members of American doom metal legends Trouble—vocalist Eric Wagner, bassist Ron Holzner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson—and guitarist Lothar Keller (Sacred Dawn). Formed in 2011, The Skull released its critically lauded debut, “For Those Which Are Asleep,” in 2014 via Tee Pee Records. Four years later saw “The Endless Road Turns Black,” also through Tee Pee Records. The Skull currently features Wagner, Holzner, Keller, guitarist Matt Goldsborough (Pentagram) and Henry Vasquez (Saint Vitus).