Manchester's energetic goth-punkers Obsessive Compulsive began life in the early 2000s. They released 2 EPs and 2 albums, touring relentlessly all over the UK, in Germany and the USA, chalking up appearances with Anthrax, The Backyard Babies, The Birthday Massacre, Wednesday 13 and Penetration and performing at Download and Bloodstock festivals amongst others.
On hearing their Russ Russell (The Wildhearts / Napalm Death / Dimmu Borgir) produced debut album Dreams of Death and the Death of Dreams they gained a fan in the one and only Lemmy Kilminster from Motorhead. They worked closely with Lemmy's manager Todd Singerman for a year before parting ways due to differing opinions about the way they wanted to move forward.
The band went back to their DIY roots and their hardcore fanbase made the recording of a second album possible, after helping the band fund everything themselves with an incredibly successful Pledge Music campaign. Recorded with James Le Rock Loughrey (Skindred, Sonic Boom Six, Sumo Cyco), Seculo Seculorum was rapturously received.
The line up of Kelii Compulsive (vox/guitar), Giz (guitar) and Pete Stow (bass) remained true for their 10+ years as a touring band and after a succession of drummers they finally found their man in Dani Partridge who was by far the most long-standing and recorded both albums. The band are currently on indefinite hiatus following the departure of bassist Pete.