Xasthur is the project of American musician Scott "Malefic" Conner. Conner formed Xasthur in 1995 and released eight studio albums of black metal by 2010, when he announced the end of the project. However, he revived it in 2015 to focus on acoustic neofolk music, releasing a ninth album, Subject to Change, in 2016.
Scott "Wino" Weinrich is an American rock singer, guitarist and songwriter. Active since 1976, when he started his first band War Horse, he is best known for being the frontman and guitarist for the Obsessed and Saint Vitus. Weinrich is also a solo artist, having released three studio albums since 2009. He has been highly influential in helping develop and codify doom metal's trademark sound, and is also considered an influential figure in the stoner rock and punk rock genres.