Technical Death Metal - United States

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The genius of ATHEIST has been floating through the Metal solar system for 20 years to the delight of many. Yet now Jupiter will align with the ears of planet Earth to redefine the way Technical Metal is written, heard, and played with their long awaited 4th studio recording “Jupiter”. The next generation of extreme Metal fans demanded a new album after witnessing the US band’s triumphant return to the stage in 2006. ATHEIST already gained a legendary reputation for their first releases “Piece of Time” (1990) and even more so “Unquestionable Presence” (1991), which many historians of extreme music consider to be the very mould from which Technical Metal has been cast. While the band seemed to stand alone on a street corner of Jazz Fusion Death Metal with “Elements” (1993) it turns out that a multitude of today’s top notch Metal acts name ATHEIST as their main influence. Featuring the most thought, provoking and controversial lyrics penned and performed by singer and co-founding member Kelly Shaefer, “Jupiter” sets the technical songwriting bar 10 years ahead of the rest of the world. Its massively catchy gravitational madness is captured by renowned Jason Suecof’s production and mix, which makes the album easily more brutal than the planet’s “Great Red Spot”. Where “Jupiter” leads, others will follow. Join this historic exploration of Technical Metal space now!

This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.

Posted on July 17, 2015

ATHEIST are currently streaming previously unreleased live footage of the band’s classic line-up performing the track “The Formative Years” at the band’s official Youtube page. This video material is taken from the forthcoming deluxe CD+DVD reissues of the technical metal pioneers’ early works.

Posted on June 11, 2013

The reissues of technical Death Metal titans ATHEIST’s first three albums, namely ‘Piece of Time’, ‘Unquestionable Presence’, and ‘Elements’, are now out everywhere on coloured LPs, limited to 500 copies each.

Posted on April 23, 2013

As previously announced, Season of Mist will soon re-release technical Death Metal titans ATHEIST’s first three albums, namely ‘Piece of Time’, ‘Unquestionable Presence’, and ‘Elements’. New coloured LP editions, limited to 500 copies each, will hit the stores on June 7th (June 11th in North America) and can already be pre-ordered on Season of Mist’s e-shop.

Posted on December 4, 2012

Technical Death Metal fans will be thrilled to know that ATHEIST’s first three albums, namely “Piece of Time” (1989), “Unquestionable Presence” (1991) and “Elements” (1993), will be reissued on Season of Mist!

Posted on January 25, 2011

After 17 long years, the progressive metal forefathers return to the North American tour trail! ATHEIST are personally delivering the monumental sounds of the critically acclaimed new album “Jupiter” to seven lucky cities. Main support will come from Philadelphia’s metalcore champs and new fellow label mates A LIFE ONCE LOST, Relapse Records recording artists REVOCATION and Prosthetic recording artists LAST CHANCE TO REASON.

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