Atheist was around in various incarnations making killer progressive death metal between 1984 and 1994. The band released three albums under that name between 1990 and 1993 before breaking up, and then returned in 2006 to eventually release an album called Jupiter in 2010. Now eight years later it looks like we'll be getting a fifth album from the Floridian innovators!
Atheist has announced they've signed to Agonia Records and are expected to release a new studio album mid-to-late 2018. Here's what co-founder and vocalist Kelly Shaefer had to say about the signing and new album.
"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."
This will be Atheist's first album with bassist Tony Choy (ex-Cynic, ex-Pestilence) since 1993's Elements, which is pretty exciting too.