Reactivated Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive doom metal band CONFESSOR has released the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

CONFESSOR is excited to announce that the band is back in action and we have been confirmed for the 2012 Maryland Deathfest next year. Rehearsals have already started and we hope to play a warm up show in Raleigh prior to the Maryland Deathfest appearance. We still have some limitations with Scott [Jeffreys, vocals] living and working in China but it looks like he will be able to spend some more time in the States next year.

“The current project FAR AND AWAY featuring Steve Shelton, Chris Nolan, and Brian Shoaf from CONFESSOR will continue to write and record and Cary Rowells continues playing with PARASITE DRAG.

“Besides the appearance at Maryland Deathfest, the band, in conjuction with reissue specialists Divebomb Records, are putting together a demo collection and archival DVD set entitled ‘Uncontrolled’. This will be the first time that all three legendary CONFESSOR demos are made available commercially. The DVD will contain archival footage collected by the band with additional material supplied by die-hard fans.

“In additional to audio and video content, Jeff Wagner (author of ‘Mean Deviation: Four Decades Of Progressive Heavy Metal’) has contributed a brand new essay to go along with pictures the band has unearthed for the deluxe booklet. Release date for the set is undetermined at the moment, but Divebomb Records hopes to have it available by year’s end.”

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.