Maryland proto-stoner doom outfit The Obsessed come to Ireland, playing Bar Sub on April 30.
Emerging from punk rock's transmutation of rock, they formed in 1980, recording a handful of demos when frontman Wino left for fellow doom trailblazers Saint Vitus. They regrouped four years later, releasing their eponymous debut album in 1990, which was recorded during their first stint in 1984. It was re-released in 2017 and remains and pinnacle of early stoner-rock and doom. Listen to it here.