Do you know Jack ? radio host Jack Antonio dials up Believer frontman and guitarist Kurt Bachman to chat about the band’s latest EP “3 of 5”. The guys discuss the Spinal Tapesque contraversy with the album cover, Kurt‘s faith/spirituality, whether or not he is a follower of Anton Levey or if his band is part of a Illuminati conspiracy, and, of course, the songs themselves! Of course, the guys delve into Believer titling one of their songs “Imagine Dragons”. Yup, they went there… You can listen to the chat below.
Progressive metallers Believer are back with new music. New songs from Believer will be released throughout 2017, culminating in the release of a physical product to be announced later this year. Believer fans will enjoy (or not) digital releases every few months with new artwork from Eye Level Studio’s Michael Rosner to accompany each release. The latest and third installment, titled “3 of 5,” contains two songs ‘Imagine Dragons’ and ‘King Of Oz’ and is released via Trauma Team Productions on Oct. 31th. The songs were mixed by Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios and mastered by Bill Wolf of Wolf Productions.
“We had to deliver something a bit odd since it’s an odd number release,” stated Jeff King. “And we just couldn’t sit on our hands when Imagine Dragons released their song ‘Believer’,” added Kurt Bachman.
As Believer fans know, the band’s sound is constantly evolving as they explore new creative directions with each release. Kurt Bachman (Guitars/Vocals) explains, “At this point our goal was to write good songs, but to also make ourselves feel a bit musically uncomfortable. We have long admired the musicianship of Rush, Yes, Kansas, etc, but it was their ability to write great, memorable songs that has always inspired us. After 30 years, I would say that with these songs, we are combining the Believer sound with our very early musical roots and having a fun time doing it!”
“3 of 5” is available for download now on the Believer website, iTunes, Bandcamp, and all the usual digital music delivery services.
Believer‘s latest studio album,“Transhuman”, has been released in April 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Trauma Team Productions and was mixed by Kevin Gutierrez [Raven, Project: Failing Flesh, Deceased, Dysrythmia, Garden Of Shadows] at Assembly Line Studios in Virginia. The mastering duties were handled by Maor Appelbaum of Maor Appelbaum Mastering in Los Angeles.
Check out our review of “Transhuman” click here