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Atheist (Technical Death Metal)


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Latest news: Fri, Jul 17 2015, ATHEIST

Latest release: "Unquestionable Presence"

Release date: Fri, Jun 07 2013, US Tue, Jun 11 2013

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.

The clip was restored from a video shot in the US at the Waters Club, San Pedro, CA in 1991 and features legendary ATHEIST bassist Roger Patterson playing what would become his last ever show before his tragic death in an accident.


Season of Mist will re-release all three early ATHEIST albums, 'Piece of Time' (1989), 'Unquestionable Presence' (1991), and 'Elements' (1993). Due to technical reasons, this will begin out of sequence with the band's highly acclaimed second full-length.

The deluxe version of the 'Unquestionable Presence' CD+DVD reissue will be released worldwide on July 24th and is already available for pre-order at the Season of Mist shop.

The CD portion of the reissue is now streaming at the official ATHEIST Bandcamp page. This includes nine bonus tracks including rare demos and studio outtakes in addition to the amazing full-length.

The DVD companion features over 80 minutes of never-before-seen fan and friend filmed footage from the bands personal archives. The material spans arguably the most turbulent and trying period of the bands storied career: the eight months leading up to, and following the recording of this monumental record.

Included in this footage is the last show of the classic ATHEIST line-up, which tragically turned out to be Roger Patterson final performance before his untimely passing, a clip of Tony Choy's first rehearsal and show with the band, and other remarkable features.

Artwork and tracklist of the 'Unquestionable Presence' CD+DVD reissue can be viewed below.




  1. Mother Man
  2. Unquestionable Presence
  3. Your Life’s Retribution
  4. Enthralled in Essence
  5. An Incarnation’s Dream
  6. The Formative Years
  7. Brains
  8. And the Psychic Saw
  9. Enthralled in Essence (Pre-production Demo)
  10. The Formative Years (Pre-production Demo)
  11. Unquestionable Presence (Pre-production Demo)
  12. An Incarnation's Dream (Pre-production Demo)
  13. Retribution (Pre-production Demo)
  14. Brains (Pre-production Demo)
  15. Enthralled in Essence (Demo 1990)
  16. Mother Man (Drums & bass tracks)
  17. And the Psychic Saw (Rhythm tracks)


  1. Live at the Waters Club: 1990
  2. Tony Choy rehearsal
  3. Steve Flynn @ Morrisound
  4. Live in Bradentown: 1991
  5. Götz Kühnemund interview: 1993


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!

Releases Season of Mist


Live at Wacken

General information
: Thu, Dec 20 2012
: Tue, Mar 19 2013
: Technical Death Metal
: SOM291
: available



General information
: Fri, Jun 07 2013
: Tue, Jun 11 2013
: Technical Death Metal
: SOM279
: available


Unquestionable Presence (Reissue)

General information
: Mon, Jul 27 2015
: Mon, Jul 27 2015
: Technical Death Metal
: SOM278D
: available


Unquestionable Presence

General information
: Fri, Jun 07 2013
: Tue, Jun 11 2013
: Technical Death Metal
: SOM278
: available


Piece of Time

General information
: Fri, Jun 07 2013
: Tue, Jun 11 2013
: Technical Death Metal
: SOM277
: available



General information
: Mon, Nov 08 2010
: Tue, Nov 09 2010
: Progressive Death Metal
: SOM208
: available
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