Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION have been working hard the last two years to try and get new material released. Original members Michael Vescera (vocals; ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MVP) and Jay Mezias (drums; HANDS OF STONE, WORLDPAIN) have recruited Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE), Boston based neo-classical shred-god Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR) and bassist Chris McCarvill (JEFF SCOTT SOTO BAND, X-FACTOR-X), among others, to help them deliver some new OBSESSION original material which will feature "an absolutely incredible all-star lineup of metal talent that is second to none in ability," 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 has a chance to finally release the long awaited follow-up to 'Methods of Madness' , which has been way too long in the making. The patience of all the Obsessed Headbangers throughout the world is greatly appreciated by the band. OBSESSION promises to stay true to its roots and the 'OBSESSION sound' and this promises to be the best material the band has ever released."
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).