AskDefine | Define obsessed

Dictionary Definition

obsessed adj
1 having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; "became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"; "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"; "got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"; "he was taken up in worry for the old woman" [syn: haunted, preoccupied, taken up(p)]
2 influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion; "by love possessed" [syn: possessed(p)]

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English

Adjective

  1. Preoccupied with a single topic or emotion.

Translations

Preoccupied with a single topic or emotion

Verb

obsessed
  1. past of obsess

Extensive Definition

The Obsessed was a doom metal band from Maryland led by Scott "Wino" Weinrich, who also fronted Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, Place of Skulls and The Hidden Hand.

Biography

The band formed originally in the early 1980s, in Potomac, Maryland led by Wino. Later on the group moved into a band house in Rockville, Maryland where some of their most creative and hardest music was written. Before this move however original guitar player John Reese went his separate way. The band became a trio and stayed that way until the mid eighties when Vance Bockis and Norman from Hellion joined the band. During this time they released the Sodden Jackyl EP and had 1 track ("Concrete Cancer") featured on Metal Blade's Metal Massacre VI.
The band broke up in the late 80s and Wino went west to California to join up with Saint Vitus. Wino recorded 3 albums, an EP, and a live album with Saint Vitus. Hellhound Records (Vitus's then current lablel) released The Obsessed, an album of archived Obsessed recordings which prompted Wino to leave Vitus and reform The Obsessed. The band was quickly signed to Hellhound Records and released 2 more albums. In spite of a series of line-up shifts, Columbia Records picked up their third album, The Church Within (1994, see 1994 in music), which received rave reviews but ended up being the band's last. After the demise of The Obsessed, Wino formed Spirit Caravan.

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Compilations/Live/Reissue

obsessed in Spanish: The Obsessed
obsessed in Italian: Obsessed
obsessed in Portuguese: The Obsessed

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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