Album cover for Sacred.
Studio album by The Obsessed
Released April 7 2017
Recorded Summer 2016 at Waterford Digital Studio in Millersford, Maryland
Genre Doom Metal, Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Punk Rock
Length 43:09 (CD)
Producer Frank Marchand, Rob Queen The Obsessed.
The Obsessed chronology
Live at the Wax Museum

Sacred is the fourth studio album by Maryland doom metal band The Obsessed. Released in 2017 via Relapse Records it is the band's first album in nearly 23 years, their last being The Church Within in 1994.


The origins of Sacred date back to 2015 when Spirit Caravan were still an active band. The lineup on that tour had worked the songs Be The Night, Sacred and Razor Wire into their live sets with the intent of composing a new record but by early 2016 when Brian Costantino joined the band The Obsessed had re-formed and those songs were carried over into the new album in the works. After a tour of the United States in 2016 the band went into the studio throughout the summer recording Sacred, announcing on 24 May they would sign a deal with Relapse Records. By the time recording was finished Dave Sherman would leave the band. The lineup of Wino, Costantino and Raley appear in promotional material and the "Sacred" music video.

On 26 May 2016 Relapse Records released a demo version of new song "Be The Night". On 1 December 2016 the band released a re-recorded version of "Sodden Jackal" (From the Sodden Jackal EP) as part of Adult Swim Singles.[1] On 7 February 2017 a single for the new song "Razor Wire" was released, following with "Punk Crusher" on 4 March and an official music video for "Sacred" on the day of the album's release.

Along with the songs carried over from Spirit Caravan and Sodden Jackal, a song that Wino "wanted to do justice" the song "Cold Blood" was also a song written in the early 80s era of The Obsessed (Mainly only appearing on demos), a song that Wino had written "all the way back to when I was 17 or 18 years old".[2] "It's Only Money" is a Thin Lizzy cover while deluxe bonus track "Crossroader" is a Mountain cover.

THE OBSESSED - "Be The Night" (Official Demo) - NEW SONG!02:13

THE OBSESSED - "Be The Night" (Official Demo) - NEW SONG!

The Obsessed - Sodden Jackal (New version 2016)04:26

The Obsessed - Sodden Jackal (New version 2016)

THE OBSESSED - "Razor Wire" (Official Track)03:39

THE OBSESSED - "Razor Wire" (Official Track)

THE OBSESSED - "Punk Crusher" (Official Track)03:57

THE OBSESSED - "Punk Crusher" (Official Track)

THE OBSESSED - "Sacred" (Official Music Video)05:27

THE OBSESSED - "Sacred" (Official Music Video)

The Obsessed Stranger Things HD Lyrics06:23

The Obsessed Stranger Things HD Lyrics


CD/LP VersionEdit

  • 1. Sodden Jackal (4:23) (Weinrich)
  • 2. Punk Crusher (3:43) (Weinrich / Costantino)
  • 3. Sacred (5:11) (Weinrich)
  • 4. Haywire (2:24) (Weinrich)
  • 5. Perseverance of Futility (4:02) (Weinrich)
  • 6. It's Only Money (2:34) (Phil Lynott)
  • 7. Cold Blood (4:47) (Weinrich)
  • 8. Stranger Things (6:21) (Weinrich / Costantino)
  • 9. Razor Wire (3:32) (Weinrich)
  • 10. My Daughter My Sons (3:34) (Weinrich)
  • 11. Be The Night (2:11) (Weinrich)
  • 12. Interlude (0:27) (Weinrich)

Deluxe VersionEdit

  • A1. Sodden Jackal (4:23)
  • A2. Punk Crusher (3:43)
  • A3. Sacred (5:11)
  • A4. Haywire (2:24)
  • B1. Perseverance of Futility (4:02)
  • B2. Cold Blood (4:47)
  • B3. On So Long (9:06)
  • C1. Razor Wire (3:32)
  • C2. It's Only Money (2:34)
  • C3. My Daughter My Sons (3:34)
  • C4. Interlude (0:27)
  • D1. Stranger Things (6:21)
  • D2. Be The Night (2:11)
  • D3. Crossroader (4:33) (Pappalardi / Collins)


  • Scott Weinrich - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Producer, Interior Artwork
  • Brian Costantino - Drums, Vocals, Producer
  • Dave Sherman - Bass, Vocals, Producer
  • Frank "The Punisher" Marchand - Producer, Recording, Mixing
  • Rob Queen - Producer, Additional vocals on "Punk Crusher".
  • Alan Douches - Mastering
  • Orion Landau - Cover Art.


  • Digipak CD
  • Blood Red LP (1500 copies)
  • Black LP
  • Clear 2xLP (100 copies, not available to the public)
  • Gold 2xLP (300 copies, retail exclusive)
  • Black/Red/Gold Splatter Deluxe 2LP (250 copies)
  • Red Blood/Metallic Gold Splatter Deluxe 2LP (750 copies)
  • Clear Deluxe 2LP (100 copies, not available to the public)
  • Blue/Red Transparent Deluxe 2LP (600 copies)

External LinksEdit


  1. BlabbermouthAccessed 10 April 2017
  2. My Global MindAccessed 10 April 2017
V·T·E The Obsessed
Current Members Scott WeinrichReid RaleyBrian Constantino
Past Members Johnny Reese • Norman Lawson • Mark LaueDave FloodVance BockisEd GulliGreg RogersScott ReederGuy PinhasDave Sherman • Sara Seraphim • Bruce Falkinburg
Studio Albums The ObsessedLunar WombThe Church WithinSacred
Extended Plays Sodden Jackal
Compilation Albums Incarnate
Live Albums Live at the Melkweg November 28th 1992Live Music Hall Köln December 29th 1992Live at the Wax Museum
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. Spirit CaravanShrinebuilderThe Hidden HandKyussPremonition 13GoatsnakeAcid KingBedemonPentagramUnorthodoxEarthrideThe Obsessed (Unreleased Album)

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