Posts Tagged ‘Believer’

Believer release new single – confirmed to play New England Metal & Hardcore fest

April 6th, 2011

The new track “Ego Machine” off Transhuman now live! Band set to play Saturday 16 at NEMF!

 

BELIEVER have just released the final single, Ego Machine, off their upcoming concept album Transhuman due out April 12! Check out Ego Machine, the track that is inspired by the work of Dr. Thomas Metzinger and his book “The Ego Tunnel,” HERE. Fans can pre-order their copy of Transhuman at the same location where the album is available on its own or bundled with a t-shirt. Also available on the band’s pre-order page is a video that shows how the cover art came to be.

 

In other news, BELIEVER are confirmed to play the infamous New England Metal & Hardcore Festival taking place in Worcester Mass Thursday April 14 through Saturday April 16 at The Palladium. BELIEVER is set to play Saturday in the late afternoon so make sure you are there in time to catch the band in their first show for the new album Transhuman.

 

Transhuman track listing:

1 Lie Awake

2 G.U.T

3 Multiverse

4 End of Infinity

5 Transfection

6 Clean Room

7 Currents

8 Traveler

9 Ego Machine

10 Being No One

11 Entanglement

12 Mindsteps

 

 

Once again, BELIEVER tapped into the artistic genius of Michael Rosner and Eye Level Studio to produce the Transhuman artwork and layout. “We wanted to work with Roz again on Transhuman as our visions of combining art and music truly parallel. He just gets it and his artwork is outside the typical box in a way that we strive for musically. It is an amazing collaboration that we have with Roz that continues to evolve. We are excited for everyone to see the final layout!”

 

The band continues; “Sonically we’re extremely happy with this album and can’t wait for other people to hear it. We feel like this is a really strong and unique album in the BELIEVER catalogue and it’s something we’re definitely proud of.

 

So what will you hear? We focused more on the overall musicality which included more instrumental layers than we used before. The vocals were also more of a focus as we have had much feedback throughout the years, specifically to get out of the one dimensional realm. Kurt wanted the vocals to be more complimentary to the overall tune feel, so he used many facets of his vocal abilities. As with all Believer albums, this one is definitely unique.”

 

Transhumanism: The study of the ramifications, promises, and potential dangers of technologies that will enable us to overcome fundamental human limitations, and the related study of the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies.

 

Immensely heavy, deceptively melodic, ambitiously daring, and brilliantly played. BELIEVER’S brand new concept album TRANSHUMAN available everywhere April 12!

 

BELIEVER is:

Kurt Bachman – guitars/vocals

Joey Daub – drums

Jeff King – keyboards/guitars

Kevin Leaman – guitars

 

Follow Believer at the following locations:

http://www.believerband.com

http://www.facebook.com/believerband

http://www.youtube.com/believerband

http://twitter.com/blvrbnd

http://www.myspace.com/believerband

http://www.metalblade.com/english/artists/believer/news.php

 

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Believer premieres new track “Mindsteps” on MetalBlade.com

March 22nd, 2011
Believer - Transhuman

Believer - Transhuman

The final and one of the most dynamic tracks on Transhuman, entitled Mindsteps, is now up on metalblade.com/believer. Fans can pre-order their copy of Transhuman HERE where the album is available on its own or bundled with a t-shirt. Also available on the band’s pre-order page is a video that shows how the cover art came to be.

 

Transhuman track listing:

1. Lie Awake

2. G.U.T

3. Multiverse

4. End of Infinity

5. Transfection

6. Clean Room

7. Currents

8. Traveler

9. Ego Machine

10. Being No One

11. Entanglement

12. Mindsteps

 

The band adds, “Kevin Leaman (BELIEVER guitarist) recommended Kevin Gutierrez from Assembly Line Studios for mixing this record. Leaman had worked with Gutierrez previously and said that he was really easy to work with. From the first telephone conversation it was clear that Gutierrez understood exactly what we were looking for sonically and he seemed really interested in helping us achieve that.”

 

“We let Kevin know we wanted this album to sound very musical; not just be heavy. We wanted to use the whole frequency range and not have all the mids scooped out so that everything going on in the tunes was audible. Most importantly, we wanted to keep the dynamics. We were a little nervous about not being there physically for the mix, but we spent so much time tweaking in the sounds for tracking that we were confident he had good stuff to work with. The rough mixes we made for ourselves already sounded pretty decent.”

 

“Kevin was fast and efficient. He’d send us reference mixes as he completed each song and we’d be emailing/texting comments back and forth at all hours of the day and night. He was very responsive to our change requests and was really helpful in setting up the mastering session and communicating what we wanted to Maor Appelbaum of Maor Appelbaum Mastering. Maor also understood what we were trying to achieve with the dynamics and the overall listening experience we wanted to create on this album.”

 

“Sonically we’re extremely happy with this album and can’t wait for other people to hear it. We feel like this is a really strong and unique album in the BELIEVER catalog and it’s something we’re definitely proud of.”

 

“So what will you hear? We focused more on the overall musicality which included more instrumental layers than we used before. The vocals were also more of a focus as we have had much feedback throughout the years, specifically to get out of the one dimensional realm. Kurt wanted the vocals to be more complimentary to the overall tune feel, so he used many facets of his vocal abilities. As with all Believer albums, this one is definitely unique.”

 

Transhumanism: The study of the ramifications, promises, and potential dangers of technologies that will enable us to overcome fundamental human limitations, and the related study of the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies.

 

Immensely heavy, deceptively melodic, ambitiously daring, and brilliantly played. BELIEVER’s brand new concept album TRANSHUMAN available everywhere April 12!

 

BELIEVER is:

Kurt Bachman – guitars/vocals

Joey Daub – drums

Jeff King – keyboards/guitars

Kevin Leaman – guitars

 

Follow Believer at the following locations:

http://www.believerband.com

http://www.facebook.com/believerband

http://www.youtube.com/believerband

http://twitter.com/blvrbnd

http://www.myspace.com/believerband

 

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Believer finishes tracking for new album

December 8th, 2010

Believer has just finished tracking their second release for Metal Blade Records. The recording will be mixed by Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios and produced by Trauma Team Productions. The band is once again pursuing new musical territory.

“We decided to bring back some of the orchestral feel of Dimensions by utilizing more layered guitars, keys and melody with different vocal arrangements. There is still the ‘Believer’ sound, but the musical progression continues for us.” – Kurt Bachman

“We revamped our writing and recording process so that everyone could work at their peak times. We also spent a lot of time finding the right combinations of gear to achieve the sounds we wanted. Each Believer album has had its own sound that distinguishes it from the preceding album, and this project is no different in that respect. You still have the core elements that make it recognizable as Believer, but the guitar tone is heavier, the songs are tighter and musically it seems more refined.” – Jeff King

Believer’s Metal Blade debut, Gabriel, was released to rave reviews in 2009 and is available at these links: Amazon.com, iTunes.com

http://www.myspace.com/believerband

http://www.youtube.com/believerband

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Believer/53907345235

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