Reactivated late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash metallers BELIEVER have scheduled the following dates:
Sep. 25 - Sterling Hotel - Allentown, Pennsylvania
Oct. 03 - Mojo 13 - Wilmington, Delaware
Oct. 30 - The Note - West Chester, Pennsylvania (6:00 p.m.; all ages) *
Oct. 30 - The Note - West Chester, Pennsylvania (10:00 p.m.; 21+) *
* With CKY
BELIEVER's fourth album, "Gabriel", was released in March through KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones's new imprint label Cesspool Records via Metal Blade. The CD features guest appearances by Jones, Joe Rico (SACRIFICE), CKY/WORLD UNDER BLOOD guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller and Rocky Gray (EVANESCENCE, SOUL EMBRACED, LIVING SACRIFICE).
Regarding the musical direction of the album, Kurt Bachman told Decibel magazine, "We think that fans will hear some of each record but the writing is a bit different. It's still BELIEVER but we wanted to offer something new as we have in the past. Some people would like us to put out another 'Sanity Obscure' or 'Dimensions' but we didn't want to rehash the past. Those close to us have said that the new material sounds like a natural progression from 'Dimensions'. We wanted to have fun with this and get back to our emotional metal roots. Getting together to write and record was exciting. It's when the creativity and insanity was let loose."