After the first two albums in Shaaman/Shaman, Ricardo Confessori and Andre Matos had creative problems. Even though Andre Matos was the leader of the band, Ricardo Confessori owned it. So instead of only one person leaving the band, everyone but Ricardo did.
In 2009, Confessori returned to Angra, replacing the drummer Aquiles Priester, former member of Angra between 2000 and 2008.
Ricardo Confessori endorses: RMV drums and drumheads, Drum Shop USA snares, Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks.