BELIEVER gained worldwide recognition for their boundary-breaking, artistic form of progressive metal music. The early albums threw open the doors to collaborations between metal and orchestral musicians and sealed the band’s legacy. BELIEVER’s focus on creativity and innovation has earned praise from fans and musicians worldwide.
BELIEVER To Release New Music Throughout 2017
March 20, 2017 | 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 on March 18, 2017. 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!”
. . . If its not recognised as the best thing they’ve ever done It’d surprise me…I dig the heavy shit from back in the day but this just far surpasses that stuff in how theyve progressed as musicians and writers. I was quite pleasantly suprised and its not at all what I’d expect from them based on past albums.
– Willard Steele on Blabbermouth.net
Believer continues to evolve, purposefully
These two releases are unlike anything you’ve heard from Believer before, perhaps most notably due to Kurt Bachman taking the “clean” vocals approach this time around. It works just fine. In a press release, Believer explain that their aim with the 2017 releases . . . was to combine the Believer sound with some of the bands that influenced them in the early days. And would you believe that those bands include Kansas and Rush? Yes, something new in the offering. That’s what 1 Of 5 is. And the lyrics are intelligent, as always, from a band whose members have taken a very intentional approach to life and worldview formation. Do they believe and espouse all the same things they did in their landmark early albums? No. They don’t. And who should expect otherwise? They’ve lived life, gathered experience, listened to the multitude of thoughtful voices, and thus changed. Whatever your own journey has been, and whatever change you have or have not allowed into your life, the paths charted by Believer are always worth a listen.
– Metal Scribe on iTunes