Tue, Jun 11 2013: ATHEIST
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.
These three landmark albums have been reissued digitally a few months ago, all with bonus tracks. ‘Live at Wacken’ was released simultaneously and will remain a digital exclusive.
Arguably one of the most groundbreaking and influential bands in the metal realm, ATHEIST combined a death metal attack with virtuosic level of playing. This union would create a style of forward thinking, progressive metal that would soon become the benchmark for many influential metal bands (DEATH, CYNIC, PESTILENCE, etc.). From groundbreaking debut ‘Piece of Time’, to sophomore full-length – progressive milestone ‘Unquestionable Presence’ - and through their adventurous third album ‘Elements’, ATHEIST’s first three albums remain crucial yardsticks by which daring, ambitious, and progressive metal records are measured. The CD versions will follow later this year, packed with exclusive bonus material.
ATHEIST are currently working on the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Jupiter’. That fifth full-length album is due late 2013.