A 17-minute video clip in which guitarist/vocalist Kurt Bachman of Pennsylvania-based technical thrash metal veterans BELIEVER answers questions that were submitted by fans via Facebook can be seen below.
BELIEVER is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its fifth album, due next year via Metal Blade Records.
“The writing for the basic tune parts [is] almost complete,” Bachman said. “Hopefully we’ll start recording the drums within the next couple of weeks here for the new record. We’re shooting, again, [to have] 12 tunes [on the CD], maybe 13. We’ll see.”
Bachman previously stated about the writing process for the new BELIEVER album: “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.”
BELIEVER‘s last album, “Transhuman”, was released in April 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was produced by Trauma Team Productions and was mixed by Kevin Gutierrez (RAVEN, PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, DECEASED, DYSRYTHMIA, GARDEN OF SHADOWS) at Assembly Line Studios in Virginia. The mastering duties were handled by Maor Appelbaum of Maor Appelbaum Mastering in Los Angeles.
The band’s fourth album, “Gabriel”, was released in March 2009 through ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones‘s imprint label Cesspool Records via Metal Blade. The CD featured guest appearances by Jones, Joe Rico (SACRIFICE), CKY/WORLD UNDER BLOOD guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller and Rocky Gray (EVANESCENCE, SOUL EMBRACED, LIVING SACRIFICE).
Kurt Bachman – Guitar/Vocals
Joey Daub – Drums
Jeff King – Keyboards/Guitar
Kevin Leaman – Guitar