THE OBSESSED: Live In Köln Collectors Vinyl Release Streets Today

Outer Battery Records is proud to announce the release of The Obsessed Live In Köln collectable vinyl LP.  The album hits stores today.  In collaboration with Roadburn, a limited pressing of 800 pieces on grey vinyl with new artwork designed by Guy Pinhas, is out now. An additional run of only 200 copies pressed on blood red vinyl is exclusively available from the Outer Battery website.  Outer Battery Records is distributed by The Orchard.  Sub distributors include CTD, Revolver and Cobraside.

Recorded in 1992 the album features the band’s line-up from The Church Within-era (Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich on guitar and vocals; Greg Rogers on drums; Guy Pinhas on bass).  The concert took place at Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany on December 29, 1992.  The recording is being released now to celebrate the band’s long awaited live performance earlier this year at Roadburn Festival. Wino has been active with St. Vitus, Conny Ochs, his solo material and now performing again with Greg Rogers (Goatsnake, Sonic Medusa) and Guy Pinhas (Goatsnake, Acid King and Beaver). Mastered by James Plotkin (Sunn O))), ISIS, Pelican and Earth) this record features nine tracks:

1.  “Mourning”
2.  “Hiding Mask”
3.  “The Way She Fly”
4.  “Forever Midnight”
5.  “Streamlined”
6.  “Brother Blue Steel”
7.  “Blind Lightning”
8.  “Neatz Brigade”
9.  “River Of Soul”

“There were also 300 copies of the super limited Saturday Night Special 7″ that came with the first few copies of the European version,” Outer Battery Records elaborates about the release.  “We had our Dutch friends at Roadburn hold back 25 copies of the single for us, numbered for the American pressing, and they are available as a special add-on with the record.  We sold out of this package in the first hour!”

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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