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Olathe, Kansas, United States


Thrash metal, Death metal

Years active:


  • Metal Merchant Records
Associated Acts:

Frost Like Ashes, Heirborne, Old Man Frost, Unblack Metal Fist, Ecthirion, Elgibbor, Ninth Sphere, Crator, Dim Mak, Origin, Hate Eternal, Malicious Intent, Skinless, Unmerciful, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Gorguts, The Red Chord, Angelcorpse


Absalom (1991-1992)

Former members:

Nyk Edinger
Mike Vinson
Shayne Scholl
Lance Whipple
John Longstreth
Shane Goade

Possession was a death and thrash metal band that originated out of Olathe, Kansas in the United States. The band began in 1991 as Absalom but quickly changed their name.

History Edit

Possession began in 1991 out of Olathe, Kansas in the United States. The band began with the lineup of Nyk Edinger on Vocals, Mike Vinson and Shayne Scholl on Guitars, Lance Whipple on Bass, and Shane Goade on Drums.[1] In 1993, the band debuted a demo, titled Mad Crazed & Violent.[1] Following the demo's release, they released an EP, The Unnamable Suffering.[2][3]

In 1995, the band released their debut album, Eternally Haunt, was released, as was a 2-song promo for Metal Merchant Records.[1][2][4][5][6] The band would then see Goade depart, being replaced by John Longstreth.[7] Whipple had also departed from the band.[8]

In 1997, Scourge and Fire was released, independently. By 2000, the band officially disbanded. A year later, Edinger reunited with Scholl and Goade in the black metal band Frost Like Ashes, while Longstreth went on to join Skinless, Gorguts, and Origin.[7]

Members Edit

Last Known Lineup

  • Nyk Edinger - Vocals (1991-2000)
  • Mike Vinson - Guitars (1991-2000)
  • Shayne Scholl - Guitars (1991-2000)
  • John Longstreth - Drums (1996-2000)


  • Lance Whipple - Bass (1991-1995)
  • Shane Goade - Drums (1991-1996)

Discography Edit

Studio albums

  • Eternally Haunt (1996)


  • The Unnamable Suffering (1993)
  • Scourge and Fire (1997)


  • Mad Crazed & Violent (1993)
  • 2-Song Promo Tape (1995)

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 HansMoleman (December 29, 2002). "Possession". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved on October 9, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Possession". Discogs. Retrieved on Ocotber 9, 2019.
  3. "Possession". No Life til Metal. Retrieved on October 9, 2019.
  4. Morrow, Matt. "Possession - Eternally Haunt". The Whipping Post. Retrieved on October 9, 2019.
  5. "Review: "Possession: Eternally Haunt"". Sea of Tranquility. January 1, 2004. Retrieved on October 9, 2019.
  6. "Source of Steel: Possession - Eternally Haunt". Blogspot. Retrieved on October 9, 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "John Longstreth". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved on October 9, 2019.
  8. Roy, Dale (1997). "Interview by Dale Roy with Nyk Late-1997". Canadian Assault Zine. Retrieved on October 9, 2019.
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