You will do well to remember that Atheist released their last album Jupiter in 2010 after many years of silence. Now the technical death metal pioneers are at it once again and prepare to record their fifth studio album during 2014 for a release slated in 2015. This album will mark the return of bassist Tony Choy. Who is excited to hear new material from Atheist?

Founding member Kelly Shaefer comments: "We are happy to report that the 5th Atheist LP is in the works, and the band could not be more excited about the possibilities... Tony Choy will join us this go around, and having the endless rhythmic possibilities will be amazing."

Rounding out Atheist will be Chris Martin and Jason Holloway, both joined the band on the past tours and have also not been featured on an Atheist recording yet. Jason Suecof (Death Angel, Job For A Cowboy, God Forbid, DevilDriver) has been tapped to record and mix the new album.

Shaefer comments: "We will be working with Jason Suecof on this record, he has such a vast wealth of knowledge of our history as well as our sound, and we were lucky to be able to have him mix Jupiter, but this time he will be involved in the recording as well as the mix so that will be beastly!"

In 2014, Atheist also signed a worldwide management deal with New York based Extreme Management Group, Inc. The band commented on the signing: "We are also very excited to announce our signing with Extreme Management Group, Inc. This is a brand new venture for Atheist as we have never had management in our 25 year career, and EMG seems to be the perfect fit. We are inspired to set sail, and move forward in this the next, very important phase of the legacy, and integrity of the band, as well as this new album forthcoming. They have done great work with bands we are familiar with and friends with, and it is something we had never been afforded in the past to create new ventures for the band, as well as field the ones available to us now."

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Posted: 06.06.2014 by BloodTears


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Apothecary - 06.06.2014 at 17:51  
Really not too excited about this, as Jupiter was pretty mediocre, but Tony Choy returning raises hopes to a certain degree
Marcel Hubregtse - 06.06.2014 at 19:08  
Like the other two I am totally not looking forward to it since Jupiter was mediocre at its best moments.
!J.O.O.E.! - 06.06.2014 at 19:10  
I'll 4th that (sorry Marcel, 2nd that ). Jupiter was very generic.
Mattybu - 06.06.2014 at 19:15  
I thought Jupiter was rather disappointing too. However, Atheist is a band I would be willing to give the benefit of the doubt to with one more album. I think they have a better chance of getting back on track than say, the new Megadeth.
NocturnalStalker - 06.06.2014 at 20:39  
I'm excited about it, but hope it will be better than the last. I know they can do it.
Frank Comstock - 10.06.2014 at 02:10  
I didn't really care for Jupiter, but still, this news is exciting as hell. They may surprise me with something very special.
JayMo4 - 15.06.2014 at 16:38  
Not one to push for bands to recreate their old sounds, but I wouldn't mind if some of the jazzier elements made a comeback. There are a lot of tech death bands out there, but the jazz style is what made Atheist unique.
ylside - 16.06.2014 at 00:56  
I know i've said it many times before but it's always fun :

"We won't spoil the Atheist legacy !" - 2007
"we are recording a new album !" - 2010

I would still give it a spin, just to see. I've been listening a lot to Element's "Water" lately actually.

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