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Atheist - Sign With Agonia Records

American, legendary, technical, metal pioneers Atheist have signed a worldwide record deal with the European based label, Agonia Records. The band is expected to release a new studio album, the follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed Jupiter, in mid to late 2018.

Band co-founder & vocalist/songwriter Kelly Shaefer commented: "2018 will mark our 30th year of making records. Atheist will embark on a very important album with an important new label along with a great team behind us, including Extreme Management Group. I feel confident that together, and with their anticipated dedication to bringing Atheist to a new level, the band will be poised for a crushing, new record! We cannot wait to begin this new chapter."

Agonia Records commented: "We're beyond excited to welcome Atheist to our roster. This is a band of extreme talent and bold creativity, a band lauded for their invaluable contribution to the death metal genre. They've been there in the early years and paved the way for countless acts playing progressive/technical death metal nowadays. We feel honoured to help them pave the way for next generations to come."

Atheist line-up:

Kelly Shaefer (Vocals)
Steve Flynn (Drums)
Chris Martin (Guitar)
Jason Holloway (Guitar)

Courtesy of Agonia Records

Band profile: Atheist
Posted: 21.02.2018 by nikarg


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23.02.2018 - 20:21
Rapid Fire

Loved ''Jupiter''. Eager to listen to new stuff!
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23.02.2018 - 22:51
Drone Strike
Jupiter was definitely not "critically acclaimed" lol, I and plenty of others were considerably underwhelmed by it. Atheist were one of my favorite death metal bands though when I was first getting into it like 15 - 16, and remain as such. Here's hoping the next effort gets things back on track.
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