Confessor (band)

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Confessor
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Background information
Origin North Carolina, United States
Genres Doom metal, progressive metal
Years active1986–1994, 2002-present
Labels Combat
Earache
Season of Mist
Websitewww.confessorofficial.com
MembersScott Jeffreys
Chris Nolan
Marcus Williams
Steve Shelton
Cary Rowells
Past membersShawn McCoy
Ivan Colon
Graham Fry
Jim Shoaf
Brian Shoaf

Confessor is a doom metal band from North Carolina, United States. By their technically complex interpretation of traditional doom style, they are also a well-known name within progressive metal circles. To date, the band has released two full-length studio albums.

Doom metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other heavy metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of despair, dread, and impending doom. The genre is strongly influenced by the early work of Black Sabbath, who formed a prototype for doom metal with songs such as "Black Sabbath", "Children of the Grave", "Electric Funeral" and "Into the Void". During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England, the United States and Sweden defined doom metal as a distinct genre.

North Carolina State of the United States of America

North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. North Carolina is the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. North Carolina is bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee to the west. Raleigh is the state's capital and Charlotte is its largest city. The Charlotte metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 2,569,213 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in North Carolina and the 23rd-most populous in the United States and the largest banking center in the nation after New York City. North Carolina's second largest metropolitan area is the Research Triangle, with an estimated population of 2,238,312 in 2018, is home to the largest research park in the United States.

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of more than 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

Contents

Following the release of their 1991 debut album, Condemned, Confessor disbanded in 1994 while the band was already planning a second album, but reformed in 2002 and is still active today. [1]

Members

Current members

Former members

Selected discography

Year of releaseTitleTypeLabel
1987The SecretDemoSelf-produced
1989UncontrolledDemoSelf-produced
1990CollapseDemoSelf-produced
1991CondemnedFull-length Combat
1992ConfessorEP Earache
2004Blueprint SoulEPIndependent
2005UnraveledFull-length Season of Mist
2012UncontrolledFull-length Season of Mist

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References

  1. "Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives - Confessor". The Metal Archives. 2002-10-24. Retrieved 2012-08-20.

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