Ricardo Confessori

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Ricardo Confessori
Ricardo Confessori playing the guitar during a show in Fortaleza in 2010
Background information
Born (1969-01-25) January 25, 1969 (age 50)
São Paulo, Brazil
GenresPower metal, thrash metal
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, guitar
Associated actsAngra, Korzus, Shaman, Tierramystica

Ricardo Confessori (born January 25, 1969) is a Brazilian drummer and a former member of the Brazilian power metal band Angra.[1]

After leaving the Brazilian thrash metal band Korzus, Confessori was invited for assume the post of drummer of Angra, after the recording of the album Angels Cry.

In 2000, Confessori left Angra with singer Andre Matos and bassist Luis Mariutti to form the band Shaman together with guitarist Hugo Mariutti.[2] Shaman released three albums with this line-up: Ritual (2002); RituAlive (live album, released in CD and DVD in 2003); and Reason, in 2005. After the second album Confessori and Matos had some creative differences. Confessori owned the Shaman name resulting in the other members leaving the band. In 2009, Confessori returned to Angra, replacing the drummer Aquiles Priester. In 2014 it was announced that he had once again left the band.[3]

In 2016, he was announced as the new drummer for folk metal band Tierramystica.[4]

Ricardo Confessori endorses: RMV drums and drumheads, Drum Shop USA snares, Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks.


  1. ^ White, David. "Biography: Angra". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography: Shaman". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  3. ^ Hoffman, Damaris (5 May 2014). "Angra: Ricardo Confessori deixará a banda em breve". whiplash.net (in Portuguese).
  4. ^ Steinmetz, Lucas (13 July 2016). "Ricardo Confessori e Fábio Laguna entram para o Tierramystica". Heavy Talk (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 18 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.