Believer – “1 of 5”

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May 012017
 

After a hiatus (Believer disbanded in 1994, when Daub announced that he and Bachman would reform the band), Believer came back in action in March 2005, and is recently making headlines with its first instalment of one of five EP which was released this March. They gained much worldwide recognition for their boundary-breaking, artistic form of progressive metal music. Their early albums had collaborations between metal and orchestral musicians which sealed the band’s legacy. Believer’s focus on creativity and innovation earned praise from fans and musicians worldwide.

Believer, which is an American technical thrash metal band from the late 1980s and early 1990s, is known for playing a hybrid of thrash and progressive metal, using innovative symphonic elements in thrash metal. Their lyrics deal with topics of philosophy, theology and social issues. The two primary members of the band are vocalist/guitarist Kurt Bachman and drummer Joey Daub, who were joined by several others after their 1989 debut album, Extraction from Mortality. Continue reading »

Mar 192017
 

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 first installment, titled “1 of 5,” contains two songs and was released via Trauma Team Productions yesterday (March 18). The songs were mixed by Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios and mastered by Bill Wolf of Wolf Productions.

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!” Continue reading »

Mar 172017
 

Believer guitarist Kurt Bachman answers some pressing fan questions from Do you know Jack ? radio host Jack Antonio. Why the long hiatus? Is the Believer product still viable? Why the change in sound on the latest tracks? Did Believer “invent” symphonic metal? and many other things!!! Jack and Kurt have a great rapport and it definitely shows in this chat! You can listen to the chat below.

Believer‘s latest 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. Continue reading »

Feb 282017
 

It’s been a while (Jan. 2015) since we heard something from Pennsylvania-based technical thrash metal veterans Believer. They have checked in with the following announcement:

A Unique Taste Experience

A unique collaboration celebrating the 30th anniversaries of Pennsylvania’s Stoudts Brewing Company and the band Believer.

This limited release Double Bock Beer, aged in port and red wine barrels, blends coffee & dark chocolate malt flavors with hints of caramel and dark fruits for a taste experience that exemplifies the art of brewing beer and making music. Continue reading »

Mar 032016
 

myrath_2016_197Oriental metal band Myrath is currently on tour through Europe with Symphony X – Fan-filmed footage of Myrath‘s show at Paradise Garage, Lisbon, Portugal (Feb. 28) can be seen below, Myrath playing ‘Believer’ the first single of their fourth full-length album “Legacy” which is released on February 12th. via Nightmare / Sony/ RED.

Myrath is a Franco-Tunisian metal band, yet in just a few years they’ve become a very enjoyed and respected band by the international prog-power community. Their new album “Legacy” promises to rocket the band higher yet, with both European and North American tour plans and their most exciting album to date. Continue reading »