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Possessed

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
San Francisco, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1983
Genre:
Death/Thrash Metal
Themes:
Satanism, Occultism, Anti-Christianity, Murder, Death
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1983-1987, 1990-1993, 2007-present
Contact: [email protected]

Pictured left-to-right: Emilio Marquez, Robert Cardenas, Jeff Becerra, Claudeous Creamer, Daniel Gonzalez.

Often considered to be the first death metal band, Possessed are hailed as godfathers of the genre.

The band was formed by guitarist Mike Torrao and drummer Mike Sus. Jeff Becerra from Blizzard and second guitarist Brian Montana came into the band soon after. ...
Current
Jeff Becerra Bass (1983-1987), Vocals (1983-1987, 2007-present)
See also: ex-Metal Against Coronavirus, ex-Side Effect, ex-Blizzard, ex-Misery, ex-Marauder, ex-Sub-Zero
Daniel Gonzalez Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Create a Kill, Gruesome, Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû, ex-Nailshitter, ex-Occisas, ex-Cavalera Conspiracy (live), ex-Exhumed (live), ex-Master (live), ex-Maruta (live)
Robert Cardenas Bass, Vocals (backing) (2012-present)
See also: Coffin Texts, Engrave, Masters of Metal, ex-Entety, ex-Malice, ex-Agent Steel, ex-Saprophagous, ex-Diabolic (live)
Claudeous Creamer Guitars (2016-present)
See also: Power Shift, Sadus (live), ex-Girth, ex-Serpent & Seraph, ex-Mucus Membrane, ex-Dragonlord, ex-From Hell, ex-Niviane, ex-The Council
Chris Aguirre II Drums (2023-present)
See also: ex-Hirax, ex-Thorns of Sin, ex-Murashita (live)
Past
Jeff Andrews Bass (1983)
See also: ex-Exodus
Mike Sus Drums (1983-1987)
See also: ex-Desecration
Mike Torrao Guitars (1983-1987, 1990-1993), Vocals (1990-1993)
See also: ex-Infanticide, ex-Blitzkrieg, ex-Iconklast
Brian Montana Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Abnormal
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-Marauder, ex-No Forcefield, ex-Serj Tankian and the F.C.C.
Bob Yost Bass (1990-1992)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Desecration, ex-Section Eight, ex-Social Disease
Chris Stolle Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Diabolicus, ex-Lethal Conception, ex-Somnus, ex-Existence, ex-Black Death Resurrected, ex-Dark Arena, ex-Thanatopsis, ex-Magma, ex-The Cauterized (live), ex-Iron Messiah, ex-Kingdom Fall, ex-Leper Messiah, ex-Return to Memory, ex-Stagnant Water
Colin Carmichael Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Duane Connley Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Dave Couch Guitars (1990)
See also: Thanatopsis, ex-Lethal Conception, ex-Mudslinger, ex-Existence, ex-Delusionist
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (1991-1993)
See also: Angry Corpses, The Uncalled 4, ex-Bonecrusher, ex-Paranoia, ex-Decayed, Powerhouse, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-D.R.I., ex-M.O.D., ex-Machine Head, ex-Merauder, ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Chronic Plague, ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Blackhand Syndicate, ex-Caged, ex-Doomsday Device, ex-Groove Tool, ex-Honor Culture, ex-Intox, ex-Lordz of Brooklyn, ex-Madball, ex-Minus 1, ex-Murderer's Row, ex-Subzero
Mark Strassburg Guitars (1991-1993)
See also: ex-Fatal Sin, ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Indestroy
Paul Perry Bass (1993)
See also: ex-Fueled, ex-Level, Valor & Vengeance, ex-Insolence, ex-Nepenth
Mike Hollman Guitars (1993)
See also: ex-Bizarro, ex-Pro-Pain
Bay Cortez Bass (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent, ex-Dethshit (live)
Emilio Marquez Drums (2007-2023)
See also: Asesino, Coffin Texts, Hirax, Engrave, ex-Brainstorm, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Nokturnal Fear
Ernesto Bueno Guitars (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent
Rick Cortez Guitars (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent, ex-Terrorizer LA
Kelly Mclauchlin Guitars (2010-2013)
See also: Pessimist, ex-Death Force, ex-Horror of Horrors, ex-Metal Against Coronavirus, ex-Resistance, ex-Equinox (live), ex-Diabolic, ex-Hirax, ex-Unholy Ghost, ex-Angelcorpse (live), ex-Cauldron (live), ex-Eliminate, ex-I Am Morbid
Tony Campos Bass (2011-2012)
See also: Asesino, Fear Factory, The Monarch, D.R.I. (live), Attika 7, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Hail the Horns, Static-X, ex-Brujeria, ex-Dia de los Muertos, ex-Ministry, ex-Prong, ex-Soulfly, ex-Cavalera Conspiracy (live), ex-Agony (live), ex-Attika, ex-Drill
Mike Pardi Guitars (2013-2016)
See also: Ardent Nova, Empty Throne, Innerfury, ex-Draconis, ex-Psionic, ex-Ritual, ex-Xasthur, ex-Casket of Dreams
Past (Live)
Mike Hollman Guitars
See also: ex-Bizarro, ex-Pro-Pain
Mike Pardi Guitars (2013)
See also: Ardent Nova, Empty Throne, Innerfury, ex-Draconis, ex-Psionic, ex-Ritual, ex-Xasthur, ex-Casket of Dreams
Nicholas Barker Drums (2014-2015)
See also: Liquid Graveyard, Twilight of the Gods, Noctis Imperium (live), Voices (live), ex-Monolith, ex-Systematic Insanity, ex-Nuclear Assault (live), ex-Catalepsy, Borstal, ex-Ancient, ex-Atrocity, ex-Brujeria, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Leaves' Eyes, ex-Lock Up, ex-Obskkvlt, ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Testament, ex-Anaal Nathrakh (live), ex-Benediction (live), ex-Borknagar (live), ex-Cancer (live), ex-Criminal (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Venom Inc. (live), ex-Shining, ex-Anathema (live), ex-Cerebral Fix (live), ex-Driven by Suffering, ex-Monstrance, ex-United Forces, ex-Gorgoroth (live)
Chris Aguirre II Drums (2023)
See also: ex-Hirax, ex-Thorns of Sin, ex-Murashita (live)
Jeff Becerra Bass (1983-1987), Vocals (1983-1987, 2007-present)
See also: ex-Metal Against Coronavirus, ex-Side Effect, ex-Blizzard, ex-Misery, ex-Marauder, ex-Sub-Zero
Daniel Gonzalez Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Create a Kill, Gruesome, Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû, ex-Nailshitter, ex-Occisas, ex-Cavalera Conspiracy (live), ex-Exhumed (live), ex-Master (live), ex-Maruta (live)
Robert Cardenas Bass, Vocals (backing) (2012-present)
See also: Coffin Texts, Engrave, Masters of Metal, ex-Entety, ex-Malice, ex-Agent Steel, ex-Saprophagous, ex-Diabolic (live)
Claudeous Creamer Guitars (2016-present)
See also: Power Shift, Sadus (live), ex-Girth, ex-Serpent & Seraph, ex-Mucus Membrane, ex-Dragonlord, ex-From Hell, ex-Niviane, ex-The Council
Chris Aguirre II Drums (2023-present)
See also: ex-Hirax, ex-Thorns of Sin, ex-Murashita (live)
Jeff Andrews Bass (1983)
See also: ex-Exodus
Mike Sus Drums (1983-1987)
See also: ex-Desecration
Mike Torrao Guitars (1983-1987, 1990-1993), Vocals (1990-1993)
See also: ex-Infanticide, ex-Blitzkrieg, ex-Iconklast
Brian Montana Guitars (1983-1984)
See also: ex-Abnormal
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-Marauder, ex-No Forcefield, ex-Serj Tankian and the F.C.C.
Bob Yost Bass (1990-1992)
(R.I.P. 2010) See also: ex-Desecration, ex-Section Eight, ex-Social Disease
Chris Stolle Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Diabolicus, ex-Lethal Conception, ex-Somnus, ex-Existence, ex-Black Death Resurrected, ex-Dark Arena, ex-Thanatopsis, ex-Magma, ex-The Cauterized (live), ex-Iron Messiah, ex-Kingdom Fall, ex-Leper Messiah, ex-Return to Memory, ex-Stagnant Water
Colin Carmichael Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Duane Connley Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Dave Couch Guitars (1990)
See also: Thanatopsis, ex-Lethal Conception, ex-Mudslinger, ex-Existence, ex-Delusionist
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (1991-1993)
See also: Angry Corpses, The Uncalled 4, ex-Bonecrusher, ex-Paranoia, ex-Decayed, Powerhouse, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-D.R.I., ex-M.O.D., ex-Machine Head, ex-Merauder, ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Chronic Plague, ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Blackhand Syndicate, ex-Caged, ex-Doomsday Device, ex-Groove Tool, ex-Honor Culture, ex-Intox, ex-Lordz of Brooklyn, ex-Madball, ex-Minus 1, ex-Murderer's Row, ex-Subzero
Mark Strassburg Guitars (1991-1993)
See also: ex-Fatal Sin, ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Indestroy
Paul Perry Bass (1993)
See also: ex-Fueled, ex-Level, Valor & Vengeance, ex-Insolence, ex-Nepenth
Mike Hollman Guitars (1993)
See also: ex-Bizarro, ex-Pro-Pain
Bay Cortez Bass (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent, ex-Dethshit (live)
Emilio Marquez Drums (2007-2023)
See also: Asesino, Coffin Texts, Hirax, Engrave, ex-Brainstorm, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Nokturnal Fear
Ernesto Bueno Guitars (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent
Rick Cortez Guitars (2007-2010)
See also: Sadistic Intent, ex-Terrorizer LA
Kelly Mclauchlin Guitars (2010-2013)
See also: Pessimist, ex-Death Force, ex-Horror of Horrors, ex-Metal Against Coronavirus, ex-Resistance, ex-Equinox (live), ex-Diabolic, ex-Hirax, ex-Unholy Ghost, ex-Angelcorpse (live), ex-Cauldron (live), ex-Eliminate, ex-I Am Morbid
Tony Campos Bass (2011-2012)
See also: Asesino, Fear Factory, The Monarch, D.R.I. (live), Attika 7, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Hail the Horns, Static-X, ex-Brujeria, ex-Dia de los Muertos, ex-Ministry, ex-Prong, ex-Soulfly, ex-Cavalera Conspiracy (live), ex-Agony (live), ex-Attika, ex-Drill
Mike Pardi Guitars (2013-2016)
See also: Ardent Nova, Empty Throne, Innerfury, ex-Draconis, ex-Psionic, ex-Ritual, ex-Xasthur, ex-Casket of Dreams
Past
Mike Hollman Guitars
See also: ex-Bizarro, ex-Pro-Pain
Mike Pardi Guitars (2013)
See also: Ardent Nova, Empty Throne, Innerfury, ex-Draconis, ex-Psionic, ex-Ritual, ex-Xasthur, ex-Casket of Dreams
Nicholas Barker Drums (2014-2015)
See also: Liquid Graveyard, Twilight of the Gods, Noctis Imperium (live), Voices (live), ex-Monolith, ex-Systematic Insanity, ex-Nuclear Assault (live), ex-Catalepsy, Borstal, ex-Ancient, ex-Atrocity, ex-Brujeria, ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Leaves' Eyes, ex-Lock Up, ex-Obskkvlt, ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Testament, ex-Anaal Nathrakh (live), ex-Benediction (live), ex-Borknagar (live), ex-Cancer (live), ex-Criminal (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Venom Inc. (live), ex-Shining, ex-Anathema (live), ex-Cerebral Fix (live), ex-Driven by Suffering, ex-Monstrance, ex-United Forces, ex-Gorgoroth (live)
Chris Aguirre II Drums (2023)
See also: ex-Hirax, ex-Thorns of Sin, ex-Murashita (live)
Added by: Vic Modified by: Dudgeon
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