Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are seventy-five percent of the way towards completing their three-song demo recording, which will be used to officially shop a recording deal with an assortment of labels. The group are reportedly "very excited" about the progress so far on the recording, which is said to capture the "true OBSESSION sound" so many are excited to hear. Michael Vescera (vocals, ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Jay Mezias (drums, ex-HANDS OF STONE, WORLDPAIN), Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE), Boston-based neo-classical shred-god Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR) and bassist Chris McCarville (JEFF SCOTT SOTO BAND, X-FACTOR-X) are all "at the peak of their abilities in this initial recording with the new lineup and Joe and Robert have done an outstanding job at attaining the classic OBSESSION guitar sound so distinctive to OBSESSION's past," reads a post on the group's web site. "The band is very confident on the prospect of obtaining a label to record a full length recording with. The patience is paying off and even at three-quarters completion, the band sounds incredible. The band is also in the initial stages of being able to soon offer 2003 OBSESSION merchandise to all the Obsessed Headbangers."
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).