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Possessed

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
San Francisco, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1983
Genre:
Death/Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:
Satanism, Occultism, Anti-Christianity, Murder, Death
Current label:
Unsigned/independent
Years active:
1983-1987, 1990-1993, 2007-present
Possessed are hailed as the godfathers of the death metal genre; they are considered by some to be the first death metal band, and the name of the genre comes from their first demo, entitled "Death Metal."

Possessed was formed by guitarist Mike Torrao (19 years old) and drummer Mike Sus (age 14 at this time). Jeff Becerra (15 years old) from Blizzard came into the band, and soon was joined by ...
Current
Jeff Becerra Bass (1983-1987), Vocals (1983-1987, 2007-present)
See also: ex-Side Effect, ex-Blizzard, ex-Misery, ex-Sub-Zero
Emilio Marquez Drums (2007-present)
See also: Asesino, Coffin Texts, Engrave, ex-Brainstorm, ex-Brujeria, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Nokturnal Fear
Daniel Gonzalez Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Occisas, ex-Nailshitter
Robert Cardenas Bass, Vocals (backing) (2012-present)
See also: Coffin Texts, Engrave, Malice, Masters of Metal, Agent Steel, ex-Entety, ex-Saprophagous, ex-Diabolic (live)
Past
Mike Sus Drums (1983-1987)
See also: ex-Desecration
Brian Montana Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Abnormal
Mike Torrao Guitars (1983-1987, 1990-1993), Vocals (1990-1993)
See also: ex-Infanticide, ex-Blitzkrieg, ex-Iconklast
Barry Fisk (R.I.P. 1983) Vocals (1983)
Larry LaLonde Guitars (1984-1987)
See also: ex-Blizzard, Primus, ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Caca, ex-Corrupted Morals, ex-No Forcefield, ex-Serj Tankian and The F.C.C.
Bob Yost Bass (1990-1992)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Desecration
Chris Stolle Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Diabolicus, ex-Lethal Conception, ex-Somnus, ex-Thanatopsis, ex-Dark Arena, ex-Vile, ex-The Cauterized (live)
Colin Carmichael Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Dave Couch Guitars (1990)
See also: Mudslinger, ex-Lethal Conception, ex-Thanatopsis
Duane Connley Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Walter Ryan Drums (1991-1993)
See also: Attitude Adjustment, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-Machine Head, ex-D.R.I. (live), ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Madball, ex-Powerhouse
Mark Strassburg Guitars (1991-1993)
See also: ex-Fatal Sin, ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Indestroy
Paul Perry Bass (1993)
See also: ex-Fueled, Level, Valor & Vengeance, ex-Insolence
Mike Hollman Guitars (1993)
See also: ex-Bizarro, ex-Pro-Pain
Bay Cortez Bass (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent, ex-Dethshit (live)
Ernesto Bueno Guitars (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent
Rick Cortez Guitars (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent
Vanik Vartanian Drums (2008-2009)
See also: ex-Kahtmayan
Tony Campos Bass (2011-2012)
See also: Asesino, Ministry, Soulfly, Attika 7, ex-Agony, ex-Brujeria, ex-Dia de los Muertos, ex-Prong, ex-Cavalera Conspiracy (live), ex-Attika, ex-Static-X
Kelly Mclauchlin Guitars (2011-2013)
See also: Pessimist, ex-Resistance, ex-Unholy Ghost, ex-Angelcorpse (live), ex-Equinox (live), ex-Horror of Horrors (live), ex-Diabolic, ex-Serpent Son, ex-Cauldron (live)
Current (Live)
Mike Pardi Guitars (2013-present)
See also: Draconis, Innerfury, Psionic, ex-Ritual, ex-Xasthur, ex-Casket of Dreams
Nicholas Barker Drums (2014-present)
See also: Ancient, Liquid Graveyard, Lock Up, Twilight of the Gods, Brujeria (live), Noctis Imperium (live), ex-Monolith, ex-Catalepsy, United Forces, ex-Atrocity, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Leaves' Eyes, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Anaal Nathrakh (live), ex-Anathema (live), ex-Benediction (live), ex-Borknagar (live), ex-Cancer (live), ex-Cerebral Fix (live), ex-Criminal (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-God Seed (live), ex-Gorgoroth (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Testament (live), ex-Driven by Suffering
Past (Live)
Mike Hollman Guitars
See also: ex-Bizarro, ex-Pro-Pain
Jeff Becerra Bass (1983-1987), Vocals (1983-1987, 2007-present)
See also: ex-Side Effect, ex-Blizzard, ex-Misery, ex-Sub-Zero
Emilio Marquez Drums (2007-present)
See also: Asesino, Coffin Texts, Engrave, ex-Brainstorm, ex-Brujeria, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Nokturnal Fear
Daniel Gonzalez Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Occisas, ex-Nailshitter
Robert Cardenas Bass, Vocals (backing) (2012-present)
See also: Coffin Texts, Engrave, Malice, Masters of Metal, Agent Steel, ex-Entety, ex-Saprophagous, ex-Diabolic (live)
Mike Sus Drums (1983-1987)
See also: ex-Desecration
Brian Montana Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Abnormal
Mike Torrao Guitars (1983-1987, 1990-1993), Vocals (1990-1993)
See also: ex-Infanticide, ex-Blitzkrieg, ex-Iconklast
Barry Fisk (R.I.P. 1983) Vocals (1983)
Larry LaLonde Guitars (1984-1987)
See also: ex-Blizzard, Primus, ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Caca, ex-Corrupted Morals, ex-No Forcefield, ex-Serj Tankian and The F.C.C.
Bob Yost Bass (1990-1992)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Desecration
Chris Stolle Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Diabolicus, ex-Lethal Conception, ex-Somnus, ex-Thanatopsis, ex-Dark Arena, ex-Vile, ex-The Cauterized (live)
Colin Carmichael Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Dave Couch Guitars (1990)
See also: Mudslinger, ex-Lethal Conception, ex-Thanatopsis
Duane Connley Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Walter Ryan Drums (1991-1993)
See also: Attitude Adjustment, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-Machine Head, ex-D.R.I. (live), ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Madball, ex-Powerhouse
Mark Strassburg Guitars (1991-1993)
See also: ex-Fatal Sin, ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Indestroy
Paul Perry Bass (1993)
See also: ex-Fueled, Level, Valor & Vengeance, ex-Insolence
Mike Hollman Guitars (1993)
See also: ex-Bizarro, ex-Pro-Pain
Bay Cortez Bass (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent, ex-Dethshit (live)
Ernesto Bueno Guitars (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent
Rick Cortez Guitars (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent
Vanik Vartanian Drums (2008-2009)
See also: ex-Kahtmayan
Tony Campos Bass (2011-2012)
See also: Asesino, Ministry, Soulfly, Attika 7, ex-Agony, ex-Brujeria, ex-Dia de los Muertos, ex-Prong, ex-Cavalera Conspiracy (live), ex-Attika, ex-Static-X
Kelly Mclauchlin Guitars (2011-2013)
See also: Pessimist, ex-Resistance, ex-Unholy Ghost, ex-Angelcorpse (live), ex-Equinox (live), ex-Horror of Horrors (live), ex-Diabolic, ex-Serpent Son, ex-Cauldron (live)
Current
Mike Pardi Guitars (2013-present)
See also: Draconis, Innerfury, Psionic, ex-Ritual, ex-Xasthur, ex-Casket of Dreams
Nicholas Barker Drums (2014-present)
See also: Ancient, Liquid Graveyard, Lock Up, Twilight of the Gods, Brujeria (live), Noctis Imperium (live), ex-Monolith, ex-Catalepsy, United Forces, ex-Atrocity, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Leaves' Eyes, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Anaal Nathrakh (live), ex-Anathema (live), ex-Benediction (live), ex-Borknagar (live), ex-Cancer (live), ex-Cerebral Fix (live), ex-Criminal (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-God Seed (live), ex-Gorgoroth (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Testament (live), ex-Driven by Suffering
Past
Mike Hollman Guitars
See also: ex-Bizarro, ex-Pro-Pain
Added by: Vic Modified by: Torquia
Added on: 2002-07-24 17:38:39 Last modified on: 2014-07-19 14:33:24
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