Obsession (band)

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Origin Connecticut, United States
Genres Heavy metal, power metal
Years active 1982–1989, 2004–present
Labels Mausoleum Records, Ulterium - Inner Wound Records, Enigma
Associated acts Loudness, Animetal USA, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Scott Soto, House of Lords, MVP, Dokken, Eddie Ojeda, Dr. Sin, D-Metal Stars, X Factor X
Website Official site
Members Michael Vescera
John Bruno
Scott Boland
Jeff Curtiss
Yanni Sofianos
Past members Jay Mezias
Bruce Vitale
Art Maco
Matt Karagus
Chris McCarvill
BJ Zampa

Obsession is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 famous for spawning the career of singer Michael Vescera. The band first came on to the scene on the Metal Massacre 2 compilation from Metal Blade Records. After that, the band released the Ep "Marshall Law" and the albums Scarred for Life and Methods of Madness under the Enigma label. They broke up in 1989 to reform in 2004 releasing the album Carnival of Lies in 2006 with Mausoleum Records. Obsession then signed to the Ulterium - Inner Wound Record label to release the latest album "Order of Chaos" in 2012.

Obsession provided songs for the films Sleepaway Camp II, Sleepaway Camp III as well as for Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.

The band also appears on the compilation albums Metal Blade 15th Anniversary from Metal Blade Records and Heavy Metal Machine – Pull One from Medusa Records.

Band members

Current members

  • Michael Vescera – vocals (1982-1989, 2004–present)
  • John Bruno – guitars (2004–present)
  • Scott Boland – guitars (2004–present)
  • Jeff Curtiss – bass (2014–present)
  • Yanni Sofianos – drums (2014–present)

Former members

  • Art Maco – guitars (1982-1989)
  • Bruce Vitale – guitars (1982-1989)
  • Matt Karagus – bass (1982-1989)
  • Jay Mezias – drums (1982-1989)
  • Chris McCarvill – bass (2004–2013)
  • Robert Marcello and Joe Stump – guitar (special guests, on three songs on Carnival of Lies album 2005)
  • BJ Zampa - Drums (2009-2014)



  • Nelson, Dan (2008). All Known Metal Bands. McSweeney’s. ISBN 1-932416-92-7.
  • Brave Words
  • Roadrunner
  • Blabbermouth
  • KWTF Worldwide

External links

  • The Obsession Network
  • Billboard Magazine
  • Encyclopaedia Metallum
  • Rock Eyez
  • Mausoleum Records
  • Inner Wound Records
  • Music Brainz
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