Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are currently in negotiations with several European labels about securing a new record deal, according to a post on the group's web site. "While the band doesn't want to name any labels for fear of jinxing any progress, these labels that are being negotiated with all have worldwide distribution and the ability to bring new OBSESSION to all our worldwide fan base, which is a top priority the band seeks in a label. Original founding members Michael Vescera (vocals) and Jay Mezias (drums) have been doing several interviews with various magazines, fanzines and Internet metal sites promoting the return of OBSESSION. The worldwide buzz has the band very excited for the upcoming calendar year, which will finally mark the 'official' OBSESSION return to the international recording market."
OBSESSION's current lineup is completed by 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). The group 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).