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Believer

Formed: 1986
From: Colebrook, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Believer News

Below is our complete Believer news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Believer Answers Fan Questions

Kurt Bachman of Believer has posted a video online responding to various Facebook comments from fans. Topics include the band recording a follow-up album to the "Transhuman" release (reviewed here), a call for more cow bell, a possible guest appearance by Justin Bieber, and Believer's plans for 2013. Check out the video below.

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Believer Posts New Album Update

Believer vocalist Kurt Bachman has checked in with the following update concerning the band's forthcoming studio album.

"As we begin the writing process, I feel that this will be the most sensual of all Believer releases. Once again we are striving to create something unique, while not throwing away any riff just because it might not fit the typical Believer mold.

"This is part of the process we love and hate. We love being creative, yet we place intense pressure on ourselves to write something we’ll enjoy hearing and playing at least 2060 times. Of course, we are sticking to our two main goals: 1) Have fun and 2) Don’t die in the process."

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MetalSucks Fan Packs Available At FYE Stores

MetalSucks has their own fan pack containing a shirt and twenty song sampler coming to FYE stores everywhere. With this coupon, it's running at under $7.

Here's the tracklisting for the sampler.

1. Goes Cube - “Thunderheads” from In Tides And Drifts”
2. TesseracT - “Nascent” from “One”
3. Trap Them - “The Fact” from “Darker Handcraft”
4. Kvelertak - “Mjød” from “Kvelertak”
5. Napalm Death - “Diktat” from “Time Waits For no Slave”
6. Last Chance To Reason - "Temp Files" from “Level 2”
7. Deicide - “Into the Darkness You Go” from “To Hell With God”
8. Blackguard - “Firefight” from “Firefight”
9. As Blood Runs Black - “Resist” from “Instinct”
10. Thomas Giles - “Sleep Shake” from “Pulse”
11. Arch Enemy - “Beast of Man” from “The Root Of All Evil”
12. Believer - “Lie Awake” from “Transhuman”
13. Within The Ruins - “Red Flagged” from “Invade”
14. Triptykon - “Shatter” from “Shatter”
15. Nachtmystium - “Ruined Life Continuum” from “Addicts”
16. Novembers Doom - “Harvest Scythe” from “Aphotic”
17. Daath - “Deconstruction/Restoration” from “Daath”
18. Nevermore - “Emptiness Unobstructed” from “The Obsidian Conspiracy”
19. Pathology - “Code Injection” from “Legacy Of The Ancients”
20. Wretched - “My Carrion” from “Beyond The Gate”

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Believer Posts Another New Song Online

Believer will be releasing the new album "Transhuman" on April 12th in North America through Metal Blade Records. The band has now posted another song from the album, titled "Ego Machine," which can be heard in the player below.

Believer "Ego Machine" by Metal Blade Records

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Believer Posts New Song Online

Believer will be releasing the new album "Transhuman" on April 11th in Europe through Metal Blade Records. The band has now posted another song from the album, titled "Mindsteps," which can be heard in the player below. The previously uploaded song "G.U.T." is also available here.

Believer "Mindsteps" by Metal Blade Records

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Lie Awake
2. G.U.T
3. Multiverse
4. End of Infinity
5. Transfection
6. Clean Room
7. Currents
8. Traveler
9. Ego Machine
10. Being No One
11. Entanglement
12. Mindsteps

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Believer Posts New Song Online

Believer has posted a brand new song online for streaming. The new track, titled "G.U.T," is taken from the band's forthcoming studio album "Transhuman" which is due for release on April 11th in Europe through Metal Blade Records. You can check out the song in the player below.

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Believer Reveals New Album Details

Technical thrash metal veterans Believer have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, "Transhuman" on April 11th in Europe through Metal Blade Records. The album was produced by Trauma Team Productions and mixed by Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios. The release was mastered at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in Los Angeles, California. You can check out the front cover artwork below, as well as the track listing, which is as follows:

1. Lie Awake
2. G.U.T.
3. Multiverse
4. End Of Infinity
5. Transfection
6. Clean Room
7. Currents
8. Traveler
9. Ego Machine
10. Being No One
11. Entanglement
12. Mindsteps More...

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Believer Comments On Upcoming Album

Believer has issued the following comments about the band's upcoming album, which is set to be released through Metal Blade Records:

"We're pleased to announce that mixing and mastering for the upcoming album is complete. We decided early on in project that we wanted an outside person to mix the record so we could spend more time writing and recording. Kevin Leaman (Believer guitarist) recommended Kevin Gutierrez from Assembly Line Studios for mixing this record. Leaman had worked with Gutierrez previously and said that he was really easy to work with. From the first telephone conversation it was clear that Gutierrez understood exactly what we were looking for sonically and he seemed really interested in helping us achieve that.

"We let Kevin know we wanted this album to sound very musical; not just be heavy. We wanted to use the whole frequency range and not have all the mids scooped out so that everything going on in the tunes was audible. Most importantly, we wanted to keep the dynamics. We were a little nervous about not being there physically for the mix, but we spent so much time tweaking in the sounds for tracking that we were confident he had good stuff to work with. The rough mixes we made for ourselves already sounded pretty decent.

"Kevin was fast and efficient. He'd send us reference mixes as he completed each song and we'd be emailing/texting comments back and forth at all hours of the day and night. He was very responsive to our change requests and was really helpful in setting up the mastering session and communicating what we wanted to Maor Appelbaum of Maor Appelbaum Mastering. More...

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Believer Finishes Recording New Album

Believer has just finished tracking its second release for Metal Blade Records. The recording will be mixed by Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios and produced by Trauma Team Productions. Vocalist Kurt Bachman commented:

"We decided to bring back some of the orchestral feel of Dimensions by utilizing more layered guitars, keys and melody with different vocal arrangements. There is still the 'Believer' sound, but the musical progression continues for us."

Keyboardist Jeff King also commented: "We revamped our writing and recording process so that everyone could work at their peak times. We also spent a lot of time finding the right combinations of gear to achieve the sounds we wanted. Each Believer album has had its own sound that distinguishes it from the preceding album, and this project is no different in that respect. You still have the core elements that make it recognizable as Believer, but the guitar tone is heavier, the songs are tighter and musically it seems more refined."

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Believer Frontman Posts New Album Update

Technical thrash metal veterans Believerare currently in the studio to record a new album, which will be released next year through Metal Blade Records. Guitarist/vocalist Kurt Bachman has posted a message online, updating fans on the album's status. The message reads as follows:

"The recording is going well for and the guitars, bass, drums are complete. We're working on vocals, keys and leads to finish this up over the next several weeks. Must say that we're excited about this one and hope you are also. Once we get a definitive release date we will let you know, but it will most likely be in the spring of 2011. We're hoping that this one is less pirated also so we can continue to do this for years to come."

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Believer Issues Studio Update

Pennsylvania metal band Believer has issued the following studio update:

"Hello All. Just a quick update from us. The recording is going well for the new album and the guitars, bass, drums are complete. We're working on vox, keys and leads to finish this up over the next several weeks. Must say that we're excited about this one and hope you are also. Once we get a definitive release date we will let you know, but it will most likely be in the spring of 2011. We're hoping that this one is less pirated also so we can continue to do this for years to come. "

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Believer Recording New Album

Christian thrash metal veterans Believer has revealed that they are working on a brand new studio album. A message from mainman Kurt Bachman reads as follows:

"Hello everyone! It's been quite a long time since I blogged to you. It has been a busy several months for us but happy to say that we are recording the follow up to Gabriel now! The drums are just about finished and I have many tunes in the bag for the initial rhythm guitars. Once again, the tunes are quite different and when I listen to them it kind of sounds like someone else wrote them which creeped me out at first. I really like the tunes and you will be able to tell that we stepped outside our comfort zones. Always fun to do that! We hope to finish this up in the next couple months and I will keep you posted on possible release dates once we discuss with Metal Blade."

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Believer Begins Work On New Album

Pennsylvania metal band Believer has issued the following update regarding the production of their new album:

"As many of you already know, we've started to work on our next album. It will feature the same lineup as Gabriel and everyone is involved in the writing. We have a good idea of what we want to accomplish musically and artistically with the new album and having that focus has been very helpful in this early stage."

"Although we'll be posting general studio updates here, we want to save the more in-depth stuff for people on our email list. So if you are genuinely interested in studio happenings, gear talk, etc., go ahead and sign up here."

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Video Of Believer Performance Posted Online

Video footage has been posted online of Believer performing at the Sterling Hotel in Allentown, Pennsylvania on September 25. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Believer to Open for CKY in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania thrash metal band Believer has announced two shows with CKY on October 30 at The Note in West Chester. The first show is at 6PM and all ages. The second is at 10PM and 21+.

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Believer Posts New Music Online

Believer has posted two new songs from their latest album, "Gabriel," online. The songs, "Redshift" and "Medwton" are now streaming on their MySpace page. The band has also issued the following comments on the songs:

"Medwton was the first track to be heard from 'Gabriel' after an early, unmastered version was 'leaked' on Bam Margera's radio show." More...

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Too Much Is Never Enough: Technical Metal in 2009

Earlier in the year Metal Underground presented its annual “Best Of” awards and with his finger always on the pulse, deathbringer mentioned a new dominance in metal leading us into 2009. Maybe you’ve noticed the extra acoustic interludes, the blazing shred solos, the disjointed poly-rhythms or maybe you haven’t - but either way a cloud of progressive influence has undoubtedly emerged over the metal scene. Not just in our minds here at MU, but in the minds of fans Opeth, Cynic, Meshuggah, Nachtmystium and Ihsahn stood out with impressive 2008 releases. Even more excitement and interest has been generated by collaborations between Ihsahn and Opeth, and 2009 hasn’t let up with Mastodon’s progressive opus “Crack The Skye” and Obscura’s “Cosmogenesis” leading the charge.

So what magic is at work here aside from great prog-metal releases? Larger bands such as the explosive power metal act DragonForce and progressive groovers Mastodon have played a large part in the uprising of the pursuit of extreme talent for more mainstream metal fans - opening legions of otherwise clueless greenhorns to the bar of instrumental ability. Old hands such as Deicide, Cannibal Corpse and numerous thrash acts have also not been untouched by the progressive aura and have regained the thirst for pushing technical boundaries - a truly founding ideal of metal if ever there was one. Another force at play here is the power the internet has had in exposing technical freak shows like Necrophagist as well as many young tech-metal heads being introduced to metal and fostered through 90s progressive acts such as Tool or Dream Theater. Not enough for you? Let’s take a little trip back in time then. More...

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Believer Posts Another New Song, "Stoned," Online

Reunited Christian thrash metal group Believer has posted a second new song entitled, "Stoned" online at their official Myspace account. You can check out the song by clicking here. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Gabriel" which will be released on March 17th through Cesspool Recordings / Metal Blade Records.

Speaking on "Stoned," drummer Joey Daub says: "As we were mixing Stoned, the ripping old school death metal riff and locking into a groove felt great until we added the weird piano section. After repeated listens to this part during the mix, both Jeff and Kevin developed throbbing headaches and severe nausea. It must have been the odd, conflicting timing between the keys, guitars and drums totally screwing with their inner ears or something. Obviously Kurt and I felt great (not sure what that says about us), but I guess that’s what one might call ‘feeling the song’. Warning: Listening to this section over and over again may induce physical illness."

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Believer Frontman Kurt Bachman Checks In

Kurt Bachman, frontman of American Christian metal band Believer has checked in with an update regarding the band. It reads as follows: "Hello once again.

"I can't believe the release of Gabriel is only approximately 10 days away. Many of you who pre-ordered may receive it before then! The buzz you all have generated has been staggering and we are completely humbled by your support.

"We have been busy rehearsing and doing interviews. From those in the media who have heard Gabriel, we have been getting excellent reviews and opinions. The one comment that stands out and seems to be a recurring theme is that the record gets better with every listen, so if you still don't dig it after a few listens then just throw it out or give it away!

"Again, thanks to everyone for your generous support and we are stoked to be back!!!"

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Howard Jones Does Guest Vocals For Believer

Head over to Believer's official site BelieverBand.net, to check out an exclusive video clip taken while Howard Jones of Cesspool Recordings/Killswitch Engage was in the studio with the Believer guys laying down his vocals for the track The Brave, off the upcoming release Gabriel (out 3/17). Gabriel will also feature guest appearances by Joe Rico (Sacrifice), CKY/World Under Blood guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller, and Rocky Gray (Evanescence, Soul Embrace, Living Sacrifice).

Don't forget to head over to the band's MySpace page to check out the track "Focused Lethality" off "Gabriel." Video footage of how the artwork for Gabriel was created can still be found on Decibel Magazine's site. Check it out if you haven't already, as viewers will be able to see in the video that the cover image (outside of the logo and album title) were COMPLETELY generated outside of Photoshop with a real model, real paint and even real horns.

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