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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:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1983-1987, 1990-1993, 2007-present
Considered by some 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. This lineup recorded the 1984 "Death Metal" demo, and the song "Swing of the Axe" for the Metal Massacre VI compilation on Metal Blade ...
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 (2007-2008, 2009-present)
See also: Asesino, Coffin Texts, Engrave, ex-Brainstorm, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Nokturnal Fear
Daniel Gonzalez Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Create a Kill, Gruesome, ex-Nailshitter, ex-Occisas, Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû, ex-Exhumed (live), ex-Maruta (live), ex-Master (live)
Robert Cardenas Bass, Vocals (backing) (2012-present)
See also: Coffin Texts, Engrave, ex-Entety, ex-Malice, ex-Masters of Metal, ex-Agent Steel, ex-Saprophagous, ex-Diabolic (live)
Claudeous Creamer Guitars (2016-present)
See also: ex-Girth, ex-Serpent & Seraph, ex-Mucus Membrane, ex-Dragonlord, ex-From Hell, ex-Niviane, ex-The Council
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-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-The Cauterized (live), ex-Iron Messiah
Colin Carmichael Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Dave Couch Guitars (1990)
See also: Mudslinger, Thanatopsis, ex-Lethal Conception, ex-Existence
Duane Connley Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (1991-1993)
See also: Attitude Adjustment, ex-Paranoia, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-D.R.I., ex-Machine Head, 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, ex-Terrorizer LA
Vanik Vartanian Drums (2008-2009)
See also: ex-Kahtmayan
Kelly Mclauchlin Guitars (2010-2013)
See also: Pessimist, ex-Death Force, ex-Horror of Horrors, ex-Resistance, ex-Equinox (live), I Am Morbid, ex-Diabolic, ex-Hirax (live), ex-Unholy Ghost, ex-Angelcorpse (live), ex-Cauldron (live), ex-Eliminate (live)
Tony Campos Bass (2011-2012)
See also: Asesino, Fear Factory, Attika 7, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Max & Iggor Cavalera, Static-X, ex-Brujeria, ex-Dia de los Muertos, ex-Ministry, ex-Prong, ex-Soulfly, ex-Cavalera Conspiracy (live), ex-Agony (live), ex-Attika
Mike Pardi Guitars (2013-2016)
See also: Innerfury, ex-Draconis, ex-Psionic, Empty Throne, ex-Ritual, ex-Xasthur, ex-Casket of Dreams
Current (Live)
Gabe Seeber Drums (2020-present)
See also: The Kennedy Veil, Beneath (live), Decrepit Birth (live), ex-Wretched Dawn, ex-Gary Busey Amber Alert (live), Powerglove (live), ex-Alterbeast, ex-Abbath (live), ex-Abysmal Dawn (live), ex-Continuum (live), ex-The Faceless (live), ex-Vale of Pnath (live)
Past (Live)
Mike Hollman Guitars
See also: ex-Bizarro, ex-Pro-Pain
Mike Pardi Guitars (2013)
See also: Innerfury, ex-Draconis, ex-Psionic, Empty Throne, ex-Ritual, ex-Xasthur, ex-Casket of Dreams
Nicholas Barker Drums (2014-2015)
See also: Ancient, Brujeria, Liquid Graveyard, Twilight of the Gods, Noctis Imperium (live), Nuclear Assault (live), ex-Monolith, ex-Catalepsy, Monstrance, United Forces, ex-Atrocity, 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-Anathema (live), ex-Benediction (live), ex-Borknagar (live), ex-Cancer (live), ex-Criminal (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-Gorgoroth (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Voices (live), ex-Cerebral Fix (live), ex-Driven by Suffering
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 (2007-2008, 2009-present)
See also: Asesino, Coffin Texts, Engrave, ex-Brainstorm, ex-Sadistic Intent, ex-Nokturnal Fear
Daniel Gonzalez Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Create a Kill, Gruesome, ex-Nailshitter, ex-Occisas, Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû, ex-Exhumed (live), ex-Maruta (live), ex-Master (live)
Robert Cardenas Bass, Vocals (backing) (2012-present)
See also: Coffin Texts, Engrave, ex-Entety, ex-Malice, ex-Masters of Metal, ex-Agent Steel, ex-Saprophagous, ex-Diabolic (live)
Claudeous Creamer Guitars (2016-present)
See also: ex-Girth, ex-Serpent & Seraph, ex-Mucus Membrane, ex-Dragonlord, ex-From Hell, ex-Niviane, ex-The Council
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-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-The Cauterized (live), ex-Iron Messiah
Colin Carmichael Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Dave Couch Guitars (1990)
See also: Mudslinger, Thanatopsis, ex-Lethal Conception, ex-Existence
Duane Connley Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Sanguinary
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (1991-1993)
See also: Attitude Adjustment, ex-Paranoia, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-D.R.I., ex-Machine Head, 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, ex-Terrorizer LA
Vanik Vartanian Drums (2008-2009)
See also: ex-Kahtmayan
Kelly Mclauchlin Guitars (2010-2013)
See also: Pessimist, ex-Death Force, ex-Horror of Horrors, ex-Resistance, ex-Equinox (live), I Am Morbid, ex-Diabolic, ex-Hirax (live), ex-Unholy Ghost, ex-Angelcorpse (live), ex-Cauldron (live), ex-Eliminate (live)
Tony Campos Bass (2011-2012)
See also: Asesino, Fear Factory, Attika 7, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Max & Iggor Cavalera, Static-X, ex-Brujeria, ex-Dia de los Muertos, ex-Ministry, ex-Prong, ex-Soulfly, ex-Cavalera Conspiracy (live), ex-Agony (live), ex-Attika
Mike Pardi Guitars (2013-2016)
See also: Innerfury, ex-Draconis, ex-Psionic, Empty Throne, ex-Ritual, ex-Xasthur, ex-Casket of Dreams
Current
Gabe Seeber Drums (2020-present)
See also: The Kennedy Veil, Beneath (live), Decrepit Birth (live), ex-Wretched Dawn, ex-Gary Busey Amber Alert (live), Powerglove (live), ex-Alterbeast, ex-Abbath (live), ex-Abysmal Dawn (live), ex-Continuum (live), ex-The Faceless (live), ex-Vale of Pnath (live)
Past
Mike Hollman Guitars
See also: ex-Bizarro, ex-Pro-Pain
Mike Pardi Guitars (2013)
See also: Innerfury, ex-Draconis, ex-Psionic, Empty Throne, ex-Ritual, ex-Xasthur, ex-Casket of Dreams
Nicholas Barker Drums (2014-2015)
See also: Ancient, Brujeria, Liquid Graveyard, Twilight of the Gods, Noctis Imperium (live), Nuclear Assault (live), ex-Monolith, ex-Catalepsy, Monstrance, United Forces, ex-Atrocity, 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-Anathema (live), ex-Benediction (live), ex-Borknagar (live), ex-Cancer (live), ex-Criminal (live), ex-Exodus (live), ex-Gorgoroth (live), ex-Nightrage (live), ex-Voices (live), ex-Cerebral Fix (live), ex-Driven by Suffering
Added by: Vic Modified by: KingSpooky
Added on: 2002-07-24 17:38:39 Last modified on: 2020-08-03 08:23:14