Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION has had its 2006 CD, "Carnival of Lies", re-released through Mausoleum Records on February 12, 2008. This reissue features 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 features Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE) and Boston based neo-classical shred-god Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR).
OBSESSION played a CD-release party for "Carnival of Lies" on October 13, 2006 at Daniel's Street in Milford, Connecticut. Watch video footage from the gig below.
Original members Michael Vescera (vocals; ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MVP) and Jay Mezias (drums; HANDS OF STONE, WORLDPAIN) recruited Marcello Stump and bassist Chris McCarvill (JEFF SCOTT SOTO BAND, X-FACTOR-X), among others, to help them deliver the new OBSESSION original material," according to a press release. "With these new guest players, Michael and Jay have formed a lethal combination guaranteed to please the most die-hard, obsessed heavy metal guitar worshippers."
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 (guitar/songwriter who's attending to previous business commitments and may someday appear with OBSESSION again), Art Maco (guitar, retired) and Matt Karagus (bass, retired).
OBSESSION 2008 is:
Mike Vescera - Vocals
Jay Mezias - Drums
John Bruno - Guitar
Scott Boland - Guitar
Chris McCarvill - Bass
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