Wretched (doom band)

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OriginMaryland, U.S.
GenresDoom metal, stoner metal
Years active1993–2009
LabelsHellhound Records
Associated actsEarthride, Spirit Caravan, Unorthodox, Iron Man, Pentagram, Valkyrie, Nitroseed, Life Beyond
Past membersDave Sherman
Jon Blank
Jeff Parsons
John Koutsioukis
Louis Strachan
Gus Basilika
Mike Phillips
Gary Isom

Wretched were a doom metal band from Maryland during the 1990s.


Wretched was one of many Maryland doom bands to be picked up by Hellhound Records in the early 90s.[1] The band put out three albums on Hellhound before disbanding. Singer Dave Sherman would go on to play bass in Spirit Caravan and sing in Earthride. Following the recording of Center of the Universe Gary Isom joined the band on drums.[1] Isom would later reunite with Sherman in Spirit Caravan.

The band has been on-again, off-again over the last decade.[2] They officially disbanded in 2005 but as of 2006 had announced they were back together with a new line-up.[2]

In 2007 Wreteched re-released Center of the Universe on their own Highland Ridge Records.

In May 2009 Wretched broke up again after Jon Blank's death. Their CD-EP Black Ambience was released in September.


  • Dave Sherman – vocals
  • Jon Blank – vocals
  • Jeff Parsons – guitar
  • John Koutsioukis – bass
  • Cougin – drums
  • Gus Baslika – drums on Life Out There and Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Mike Phillips – drums on Center of the Universe
  • Gary Isom – drums



  • Center of the Universe (Highland Ridge Records 2007)


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