Confession announce local supports for October tour

With a new album to be released on September 23, Confession will be hitting the road on “The Long Way Home” Tour this October.

Following the success of their debut album Cancer (2009) and sold-out national tours throughout 2010, Australian hardcore band Confession prepares to push forward.

With members living in Adelaide, Byron Bay and Melbourne, the quintet took proceedings to the North Coast, to the Parkway house in Byron Bay, to write 10 new songs. Doing so essentially “made this record what it is,” as being in the house is so “relaxing and peaceful,” tells vocalist Michael Crafter.

Recorded with iconic Swedish metal producer Fredrik Nordström (Bring Me The Horizon, I Killed The Prom Queen, In Flames), at his Gothenburg Studio, The Long Way Home presents an assured and strengthened outfit.

“We knew he was going to make this record sound amazing and he did exactly that,” says Crafter, of the talented producer.

The album explores lyrical themes relating to decisions we make regarding “the life path we follow.” A matured and retrospective Crafter – who is no stranger to the writing and recording process, having previously fronted I Killed The Prom Queen, Bury Your Dead and Carpathian during his career – continues. “It’s about being happy and doing what you want to do. We take roads that lead us very far away from the people we love and the place we call home. But our family and friends will always be there for us when we need them.”

Musically the album unveils a “faster and more intense” sound, than Blunt Magazine’s Australian Album of the Year for 2009, Cancer; which also debuted at #1 on the AIR Independent Charts. Though in keeping true to their roots, fusing both heavy and melodic elements together “is what we have always been about,” claims Crafter. And keeping “a good balance is what we have achieved.”

Having taken a giant leap towards forging themselves as a force within the international hardcore community, Confession is back on home soil and eagerly awaiting the release of The Long Way Home.

Resist & Mistake Clothing Present: Confession “The Long Way Home” Tour
with special guests Thy Art Is Murder and Antagonist A.D.
All local supports are listed below.

Fri Oct 7
Uni Bar, Adelaide
w/ Lake Nyos
Tickets from Moshtix outlets

Sat Oct 8
City Band Hall, Mt Gambier
w/ Admella

Sun Oct 9
Musicman Megastore, Bendigo
w/ Fractal

Wed Oct 12
Hi Fi, Brisbane
w/ Tyrants
Tickets from, 1300-THEHIFI (8434434), Kill The Music.

Thu Oct 13
YAC, Byron Bay
w/ Dead Hands
Tickets from

Fri Oct 14
Beenleigh PCYC, Brisbane
w/ The Lane Cove
Tickets from

Sat Oct 15
Corner, Melbourne
Tickets from the venue 03 9427 9198

Sun Oct 16
Corner, Melbourne
w/ At War With Gods
Tickets from the venue 03 9427 9198

Thur Oct 20
Unanderra Community centre, Wollongong
w/ Never See Tomorrow
Tickets from Moshtix outlets

Fri Oct 21
Factory, Sydney
w/ The Bride
Tickets from, The Enmore Theatre & The Metro Theatre

Sat Oct 22
Panthers, Newcastle
w/ The Storm Picturesque
Tickets from Moshtix outlets

Sun Oct 23
Oasis, Wyong
AA **
w/ The Bride, Make No Mistake
Tickets from

Sat Oct 29
Civic Backroom, Perth *
w/ Saviour, Against The Tide
Tickets from Moshtix outlets

Sun Oct 30
YMCA HQ, Perth
AA *
w/ I Am Eternal, Paradise In Exile
Tickets from Moshtix outlets

** Thy Art Is Murder not playing.
* Thy Art Is Murder / Antagonist not playing.

The Long Way Home will be out on September 23 through Resist Records.