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THE OBSESSED 40th Anniversary Record Store Day Release via Blues Funeral Recordings

Article By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Editor The year 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of doom godfathers THE OBSESSED, which will be celebrated in glorious style! On October 24, 2020, Blues Funeral Recordings will release an ultimate and remastered edition of ‘Incarnate‘, a finest early 2000’s collection of rare demos, outtakes, and unforgettable singles by THE OBSESSED. […]



Article By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Editor

The year 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of doom godfathers THE OBSESSED, which will be celebrated in glorious style! On October 24, 2020, Blues Funeral Recordings will release an ultimate and remastered edition of ‘Incarnate‘, a finest early 2000’s collection of rare demos, outtakes, and unforgettable singles by THE OBSESSED. This album has been gone from digital streaming services and has been out of print for a long time.

Officially forming in 1980, the iconic band built the bridge between metalheads and punks. Influencing heavy music for generations, THE OBSESSED are one of the most distinctive bands in the worldwide stoner, doom, and heavy rock scene. Led by Scott “Wino” Weinrich, a heavy music lifer admired and acclaimed by the likes of Dave Grohl, Pepper Keenan, and Henry Rollins, THE OBSESSED has been releasing milestone albums for decades on labels like Hellhound, Columbia, and Relapse, with Wino himself playing and performing with members of Sleep, Neurosis, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, and more.

Since their earliest days, THE OBSESSED accumulated dozens of demos, b-sides, covers, and alternate recordings, many of which were issued in various limited releases and an early-2000s collection called ‘Incarnate‘. Long out of print and unavailable digitally, Blues Funeral Recordings‘ new ultimate edition of ‘Incarnate‘ is completely remastered, features the addition of four new tracks, and is packaged with all new artwork, photos, and extensive new liner notes with Wino himself telling stories behind each long-lost gem.

THE OBSESSEDIncarnate Ultimate Edition‘ will be released digitally, as well as in a beautiful gatefold double LP package with a unique vinyl color configuration exclusively for Record Store Day on October 24th, 2020! The tracklist of ‘Incarnate Ultimate Edition‘, a must-have anniversary album that belongs in every well-sorted THE OBSESSED record collection, will read as follows:


Vinyl LP:
A1 – Yen Sleep
A2 – Concrete Cancer
A3 – Peckerwood Stomp
A4 – Inside Looking Out
A5 – Mental Kingdom

B1 – Sodden Jackal
B2 – Iron & Stone
B3 – Indestroy
B4 – Mourning
B5 – Spirit Caravan
B6 – Skybone

C1 – On The Hunt
C2 – No Blame
C3 – Neatz Brigade
C4 – Hiding Mask
C5 – Endless Circles (live)

D1 – Streetside
D2 – Climate Of Despair
D3 – Decimation
D4 – Fears Machine
D5 – Field Of Hours

01. Yen Sleep
02. Concrete Cancer
03. Peckerwood Stomp
04. Inside Looking Out
05. Mental Kingdom
06. Sodden Jackal
07. Iron & Stone
08. Indestroy
09. Mourning
10. Spirit Caravan
11. Skybone
12. On The Hunt
13. No Blame
14. Neatz Brigade
15. Hiding Mask
16. Streetside
17. Climate Of Despair
18. Decimation
19. Fears Machine
20. Field Of Hours

For me, playing music professionally has always been a labor of love. Refusing to sell out, crafting songs and musical soundscapes is my art. There cannot be a compromise of artistic vision. With relationships and life in general, compromise is necessary, but compromising my art only crosses my mind when describing my philosophy here.Wino explains.

I was given a gift and so I have responsibilities, to carry the torch, if you will, to illuminate the underground pathway that lies ahead and away from the mundane and banal music that some call pop or whatever.

“I could not achieve these ideals without heroes with like minds and similar values. So I would like to say thanks to Jadd Shickler and Blues Funeral for believing in the power of this music, and believing in me, and re-releasing this amalgamation of sounds for your listening pleasure. This is a compilation of outtakes, singles and demo versions of songs that made later albums… or not. Jadd told me that THIS record is what got him into my stuff, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, THE HIDDEN HAND, etc., and so we’re happy to offer the fans and listeners a special revamped version. Thanks to all who believe!!!

THE OBSESSEDIncarnate Ultimate Edition‘ Exclusive Record Store Day vinyl configurations:

USA/Canada – Black/Red Marble Vinyl
Germany/Austria/Switzerland – Solid Sun Yellow Vinyl
UK/Sweden – Pure White Vinyl

Available exclusively for Record Store Day at authorized RSD retail shops


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Elton John’s trippy 1968 Beatles rip-off makes us want a full psych-rock album from the Rocket Man

Listen to Regimental Sgt. Zippo, Elton John’s ‘affectionate nod’ to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper




There’s a huge new Elton John box set coming in November, featuring previously unreleased tracks, early B-sides and a deep cuts chosen by the man himself. Featuring 60 previously unreleased tracks from 1967 – 1969, the years in which John’s songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin, iJewel Box promises to be a fascinating listen.

John has just released a taster of the set, in the form of the psychedelic Regimental Sgt. Zippo. The title track of an unreleased debut album, recorded and produced in May 1968 at the DJM studios, the same building that housed the Beatles’ publishing company, Northern Songs, the song is described as “an affectionate nod to Sgt Pepper and the era.”

The ultimate exploration into Elton John’s extensive back catalogue, Jewel Box features a number of rarities, and deep cuts discussed in John’s acclaimed 2019 memoir, Me. The eight discs come in a hardcover book, enclosed in an outer slipcase. Each section contains extensive notes and, for Deep Cuts, there is track-by-track commentary by the singer.

Elton says: ‘To delve back through every period of my career in such detail for Jewel Box has been an absolute pleasure. Hearing these long lost tracks again, I find it hard to comprehend just how prolific Bernie Taupin and I were during the early days. 

“The songs just poured out of us and the band were just unbelievable in the studio. I always want to push forward with everything I do and look to the future, but having time during lockdown to take stock and pull these moments from my memory from each era has been a joy. 

“As a devout record collector myself, this project has really excited me and I couldn’t be happier with the level of craft involved in such a carefully curated, lovingly constructed box set. I’m sure my fans will enjoy it as much as I have.”

Jewel Box is released via UMC/EMI on November 13.


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David Crosby’s response to Eddie Van Halen’s death? “Meh”

CSN legend David Crosby’s reaction to the death of Eddie Van Halen prompts backlash from fans




When Eddie Van Halen died last week at the age of 65, the tributes began pouring in. From Jimmy Page and Richie Blackmore to Eddie’s former bandmates Dave Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, everyone was united in their admiration for the man who revolutionised the electric guitar,

Everyone except David Crosby, that is.

When the former Crosby, Stills & Nash man was asked by fan on Twitter, what he thought about the guitarist, he dismissed the question with a one-word reply: “Meh.”

The backlash was swift, with several fans and musicians calling Crosby out for his apparent lack of respect.

LA Guns guitarist Tracii Guns responded: “Wrong answer as f**k and rude as f**k!!! There are better ways to say you don’t care for someone’s music. That was very disrespectful. And yes straight out f**k you and your smug answer.”

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick added: “I appreciate @thedavidcrosby too much for this to get in the way, but a much better answer would have been: ‘I know he meant a lot to so many but his sound & style just weren’t my thing.’”

Seemingly aware that he’d prodded a hornets’ nest, Crosby attempted to clarify his positon.

“Hendrix changed the world of guitar,” he wrote. “Nobody else really …look I get it… many of you loved Van Halen… and the one time I met he was nice… and he was talented… meh to me means I don’t care that much… and I don’t… doesn’t mean he wasn’t good ,he was but not for me.”

Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider wasn’t pacified, tweeting: “Now David Crosby knows what his eulogy will be from the 100s of millions of fans worldwide (and it’s getting close) – “Today David Crosby died….Meh.”


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Killer Be Killed unleash hell with incendiary video for Dream Gone Bad

US alt. metal supergroup Killer Be Killed blaze back with Dream Gone Bad




With their self-titled 2014 debut album, Killer Be KilledMax Cavalera, former The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and Converge drummer Ben Koller – proved themselves to be that rarest of entities: a supergroup worthy of the name. And their new single, Dream Gone Bad, a second taster of the quartet’s forthcoming second album, Reluctant Hero shows that their inner fires are still raging.

Troy Sanders says of the song: “Dissecting the idea of uncertainty and how you pull from that to find your way. Dream Gone Bad was initially spearheaded by Max and I, and as I listen back, through the collaborative process this creation’s final form has now become a dream-come-true.”

Reluctant Hero is due for release via Nuclear Blast on November 20. The album’s first single, Deconstructing Self-Destruction, was released last month.

Killer Be Killed: Reluctant Hero track listing

1. Deconstructing Self-Destruction
2. Dream Gone Bad
3. Left Of Center
4. Inner Calm From Outer Storms
5. Filthy Vagabond
6. From A Crowded Wound
7. The Great Purge
8. Comfort From Nothing
9. Animus
10. Dead Limbs
11. Reluctant Hero


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