Three former members of the Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive doom metal band CONFESSOR — guitarists Brian Shoaf and Chris Nolan, along with drummer Steve Shelton — have launched a new project called FAR AND AWAY. The band plans to enter the studio early next year to begin recording material for its debut album. In the meantime, you can hear demo versions of three songs — "Ed Won't Call Me Back", "Drifting" and "Fall" — using the TuneWidget below.
FAR AND AWAY is:
Brian Shoaf - Guitar
Chris Nolan - Guitar
Steve Shelton - Drums
James Dale - Bass
Ed Nicholson - Vocals
Vocalist Scott Jeffreys left CONFESSOR in early 2009 "due to job demands," causing the band to go on "permanent hiatus."
CONFESSOR's "Live in Norway" DVD was recorded in September 2005 in Oslo, Norway and was released in 2006 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.