CONFESSOR Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Vocalist Scott Jeffreys of the reunited Raleigh, North Carolina-based band CONFESSOR has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"We are proud to announce the addition of Chris Nolan as lead guitarist of CONFESSOR. Shawn McCoy decided to pursue other interests and has left the band on good terms.

"We are very excited to have Chris REJOIN the band.

"For those of you who did not know, Chris is the guitarist who stepped in, back in the day, when Ivan decided to leave the band to go back to school. Soon after Chris joined Scott also decided to leave the band to go back to school. So Chris, unfortunately, was not in CONFESSOR for long before the breakup. At that time Chris went on to continue to play with Steve, Cary and Brian in their new band FLY MACHINE.

"We are all very happy to have Chris in the band and look forward to recording the next album with him.

"Despite some rumors, our label, Season of Mist is very supportive and anxious for a new record.

"We are pleased to report that the writing process for the new album is coming along quite well and we look to do some pre-production recording in the next few months."

CONFESSOR's "Live in Norway" DVD was recorded in September 2005 in Oslo, Norway and was released last year via Season of Mist.

CONFESSOR released its latest full-length album, "Unraveled", in 2005 via Season of Mist. The CD was produced by Dick Hodgin (ex-CORROSION OF CONFORMITY producer) and is "a wonderful representation of the classic CONFESSOR twisted guitar riffing and complex drumming, meshed with some more straightforward parts and a toned down and very melodic vocal approach," according to Jeffreys.

CONFESSOR split up in the early '90s after releasing one full-length album (1991's "Condemned") and EP (1992's "Confessor"), with the with the rhythm section going on to form FLY MACHINE. CONFESSOR reformed in 2002 following the death of guitarist Ivan Colon, who passed away due to cardiac complications.

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