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3/17/2009
 
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Believer Ltd. Ed. T-Shirts Benefit Breast Cancer Research
October 6, 2009
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and although there are more breast cancer survivors today than in the past due to numerous advances in science and medicine, many women still lose the fight. Approximately 180,000 (1 out of 8 ) women were diagnosed with breast cancer last year in the United States alone.

Believer
and artist Michael Rosner (Eye Level Studio) have designed a limited edition shirt to sell during the month of October with proceeds being donated to breast cancer research. Please join Believer and Eye Level Studio in helping to find a cure and honor "The Brave" women who have battled or are currently battling this horrific disease.

http://www.believerband.net/merchandise.html

"Hello Everyone! KB here to talk about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As many of you know, I am a cancer researcher. There are several people in my life who have been touched by this disease; some are survivors and some who were not as fortunate. I am therefore quite passionate about wiping out this horrible illness, as are many of my friends in the research community. We (Believer) have decided to release a limited time only T-shirt (girls and guys) to sell during the month of October with proceeds going to help fund ground-breaking cancer research at Johns Hopkins, where I earned my Ph.D. I know that Believer fans and metal fans in general will step up for this cause and we thank you in advance for your support. Please feel free to enter the name of someone during your purchase that you wish to honor with your donation and we will post a list on our sites to acknowledge your help with this fight.

With many thanks,
Kurt Bachmann"

For more info on Believer, visit http://www.myspace.com/believerband.
 
 
 
 
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Believer Release Second Song Off Upcoming Album
March 16, 2009
In honor of the upcoming release, 'Gabriel', Pennsylvania based legendary christian thrashers, Believer, are releasing a second track, "Stoned", via the band's MySpace page. The highly anticipated release, 'Gabriel', will be available next week, March 17th, 2009 through Cesspool Recordings /Metal Blade Records.

"As we were mixing 'Stoned', the ripping old school death metal riff and locking into a groove felt great until we added the weird piano section. After repeated listens to this part during the mix, both Jeff and Kevin developed throbbing headaches and severe nausea. It must have been the odd, conflicting timing between the keys, guitars and drums totally screwing with their inner ears or something. Obviously Kurt and I felt great (not sure what that says about us), but I guess that's what one might call ‘feeling the song'. Warning: Listening to this section over and over again may induce physical illness” states drummer Joey Daub.

'Gabriel' track listing:
1. Medwton
2. A Moment In Prime
3. Stoned
4. Redshift
5. History Of Decline
6. The Need For Conflict
7. Focused Lethality
8. Shut Out The Sun
9. The Brave
10. Nonsense Mediated Decay

Formed in the mid eighties, Believer gained worldwide recognition for their boundary-breaking, artistic form of extreme metal as a part of Roadrunner Records prog-metal/thrash campaign "The Breed Beyond" alongside Cynic and Pestilence. After a long hiatus, Believer is back with an intense fury and the band's new record, 'Gabriel', once again sees Believer conquering new musical and artistic territory. With an upgraded sound and songwriting that has been alluded to as a "sick, insane cross between Tool, Voivod, NIN, and Destruction", Believer's 4th release, 'Gabriel', shows a band simply not focused on regurgitating and reliving their past. To this end, Bachman and Daub have surrounded themselves with new creative blood in keyboardist/programmer Jeff King, guitarist Kevin Leaman and bassist/programmer Elton Nestler. Securing a new home with legendary Metal Blade Records, Believer is determined to win over fans of old and new with their brand of 'Believer-esque' metal.

For more info on Believer, visit http://www.myspace.com/believerband.
 
 
 
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Believer Release First Single From 'Gabriel'
February 16, 2009
In honor of the upcoming release 'Gabriel', Pennsylvania based thrashers Believer are releasing the track "Focused Lethality" via the band’s MySpace page. The highly anticipated release, 'Gabriel', will be available everywhere March 17th, 2009 through Cesspool Recordings /Metal Blade Records.

"'Focused Lethality' was really a return to our straight-ahead thrash style. We had a great time writing this one and playing it live really brings the energy level up a notch. We think fans of our early work will sink their teeth into this one” states guitarist/vocalist Kurt Bachman.

'Gabriel' track listing:
1. Medwton
2. A Moment In Prime
3. Stoned
4. Redshift
5. History Of Decline
6. The Need For Conflict
7. Focused Lethality
8. Shut Out The Sun
9. The Brave
10. Nonsense Mediated Decay

Formed in the mid eighties, Believer gained worldwide recognition for their boundary-breaking, artistic form of extreme metal as a part of Roadrunner Records prog-metal/thrash campaign “The Breed Beyond” alongside Cynic and Pestilence. After a long hiatus, Believer is back with an intense fury and the band’s new record, 'Gabriel', once again sees Believer conquering new musical and artistic territory. With an upgraded sound and songwriting that has been alluded to as a “sick, insane cross between Tool, Voivod, NIN, and Destruction”, Believer’s 4th release, 'Gabriel', shows a band simply not focused on regurgitating and reliving their past.

To this end, Bachman and Daub have surrounded themselves with new creative blood in keyboardist/programmer Jeff King, guitarist Kevin Leaman and bassist/programmer Elton Nestler. Securing a new home with legendary Metal Blade Records, Believer is determined to win over fans of old and new with their brand of ‘Believer-esque’ metal.
 
 
 
 
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Believer Release Artwork, Track Listing For 'Gabriel'
January 30, 2009
Pennsylvania based christian thrashers, Believer, have released the track listing and artwork for the highly anticipated release, 'Gabriel', which will be the band’s Cesspool Recordings /Metal Blade Records debut (Cesspool is Howard Jones’ [Killswitch Engage] imprint label through Metal Blade). 'Gabriel' will be available everywhere March 17th, 2009.

“The artwork for 'Gabriel' was born from the talents of Michael Rosner (Roz) and Eye Level Studios. Working with Roz and the Eye Level team has been nothing short of amazing. The talent of these individuals is staggering and we found ourselves residing in the same crazy, pancake eating, warped dimension when it came to visual concepts. We tossed many ideas around with Roz but the main focus was to have the artwork compliment the music and vice-versa. 'Gabriel' has been an artistic collaboration on many levels and the finished product truly highlights the incredible talents of Roz and the Eye Level team. We're not finished yet, so stay tuned for more Believer/Eye Level madness.” stated Kurt Bachman.

'Gabriel' track listing:
1. Medwton
2. A Moment In Prime
3. Stoned
4. Redshift
5. History Of Decline
6. The Need For Conflict
7. Focused Lethality
8. Shut Out The Sun
9. The Brave
10. Nonsense Mediated Decay

Formed in the mid eighties, Believer gained worldwide recognition for their boundary-breaking, artistic form of extreme metal as a part of Roadrunner Records prog-metal/thrash campaign, 'The Breed Beyond', alongside Cynic and Pestilence. After a long hiatus, Believer is back with an intense fury and the band’s new record, 'Gabriel', once again sees Believer conquering new musical and artistic territory. With an upgraded sound and songwriting that has been alluded to as a “sick, insane cross between Tool, Voivod, NIN, and Destruction”, Believer's 4th release, 'Gabriel', shows a band simply not focused on regurgitating and reliving their past. To this end, Bachman and Daub have surrounded themselves with new creative blood in keyboardist/programmer Jeff King, guitarist Kevin Leaman and bassist/programmer Elton Nestler. Securing a new home with legendary Metal Blade Records, Believer is determined to win over fans of old and new with their brand of ‘Believer-esque’ metal.

For more info on Believer, visit http://www.myspace.com/believerband.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1986
HOME TOWN: Colebrook, Pennsylvania
MEMBERS:
Kurt Bachman - Guitar/Vocals
Joey Daub - Drums
Jeff King - Keyboards/Programming
Elton Nestler - Bass/Programming
Kevin Leaman - Guitar

Believer has gained worldwide recognition for their boundary-breaking, artistic form of extreme metal. Joined by bands Cynic and Pestilence, Roadrunner Records pushed a prog-metal/thrash campaign with the three bands called, “The Breed Beyond” and solidified Believer among the ranks of unique, creative musical acts. The centerpiece of their 3rd release, Dimensions, was a metal opera that brought them great praise from fans and musicians worldwide and threw open the doors to collaborations between metal and orchestral musicians and sealed the band’s legacy.

Formed in the mid eighties by guitarist/vocalist Kurt Bachman and drummer Joey Daub, the Pennsylvania based Believer was destined to put their mark on the music scene. With the early line-up of Bachman, Daub, guitarist Dave Baddorf and bassist Howe Kraft, Believer secured a deal with East Coast indie label R.E.X. Music. The band’s debut album, Extraction from Mortality, was greeted with vast acceptance in the metal world and also drew attention from Roadrunner Records. The band’s second offering, Sanity Obscure, released by Roadrunner saw the band breaking new musical boundaries and establishing themselves as creative and experimental musicians in the metal community. With a new label and bassist, Wyatt Robertson replacing Kraft, Believer set out in support of Sanity with a European tour and an extended tour of the States with fellow thrashers Sacrifice and Bolt Thrower. Upon completion of the tour, Bachman and Daub parted ways with Baddorf and Robertson. With a new musical vision for their 3rd record, they again called upon friend and violinist Scott Laird, and his opera-trained sister, Julianne Laird, who both made brief appearances on previous Believer releases. Fellow musician and friend Jim Winters and cellist Glenn Fischbach rounded out the band and 1993’s Dimensions was the end result of this collaboration.

After a long hiatus, Believer is back with an intense fury and the band’s new record, Gabriel, once again sees Believer conquering new musical and artistic territory. With an upgraded sound and songwriting that has been alluded to as a “sick, insane cross between Tool, Voivod, NIN, and Destruction”, Believer’s 4th release Gabriel shows a band simply not focused on regurgitating and reliving their past. To this end, Bachman and Daub have surrounded themselves with new creative blood in keyboardist/programmer Jeff King, guitarist Kevin Leaman and bassist/programmer Elton Nestler. Securing a new home with legendary Metal Blade Records, Believer is determined to win over fans of old and new with their brand of ‘Believer-esque’ metal.