Confession announce album launch tour

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.

Confession "The Long Way Home" Tour

With special guests Thy Art Is Murder & Antagonist A.D

Friday October 7 – Uni Bar, Adelaide – Lic/AA
Tickets available from Moshtix outlets

Saturday October 8 – City Band Hall, Mt Gambier – AA
Tickets available at the door

Sunday October 9 – Musicman Megastore, Bendigo – AA
Tickets available at the door

Wednesday October 12 – Hi Fi, Brisbane – 18
Tickets available from, 1300-THEHIFI (8434434), Kill The Music.

Thursday October 13 – YAC, Byron Bay – AA
Tickets available from

Friday October 14 – Beenleigh PCYC, Brisbane – AA
Tickets available from

Saturday October 15 – Corner, Melbourne – U18
Tickets available from the venue 03 9427 9198

Sunday October 16 – Corner, Melbourne – 18
Tickets available from the venue 03 9427 9198

Thursday October 20 – Unanderra Community Centre, Wollongong – AA
Tickets available from Moshtix outlets

Friday October 21 – Factory, Sydney – Lic/AA
Tickets available from, The Enmore Theatre & The Metro Theatre

Saturday October 22 – Panthers, Newcastle – AA
Tickets available from Moshtix outlets

Sunday October 23 – Oasis, Wyong – AA **
Tickets available from

Saturday October 29 – Civic Backroom, Perth – 18 *
Tickets available from Moshtix outlets

Sunday October 30 –  HQ, Perth – AA *
Tickets available from Moshtix outlets

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

Tickets on sale Friday August 12.

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

15 Responses to “Confession announce album launch tour”

  1. theskull

    Will be at the civic show and I will throw an actual piece of shit at Crafter.
    Will be available on youtube the very next day.
    P.S thinking a nice curry the night before

  2. Anonymous

    @Xjan! (8): It is a big venue, but these 3 bands are killing it at the moment. Everyone should be out moshn they’re arse’s off \m/

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