Guitarist/vocalist Kurt Bachman of the reactivated late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash metal band BELIEVER has posted the following message on the group's MySpace page:
"Everything is going great with the [recording of the new BELIEVER] record. We just recorded some amazing guest guitar solos from Joe Rico (SACRIFICE) and Rocky Gray (EVANESCENCE, SOUL EMBRACED, LIVING SACRIFICE) with some other guests on the way (not too many though). We hope to also have some label info and a release date to you very soon, so stand-by...
"Thanks again to all of you who are talking this up and keeping the buzz alive. Also, thank you for your patience. We just want it to sound amazing when you finally hear it!"
Regarding what fans can expect to hear from BELIEVER's first studio album in 15 years, Bachman previously said, "Will it sound like 'Extraction from Mortality' , 'Sanity Obscure' , 'Dimensions' ? Well, we think you'll hear a splash of each, but we didn't set out to just rehash the old. That would be boring and offer nothing new for you to hear. With that said (and I will remind you again once the release date draws closer), if you don't expect a total rewrite of the past then we think you'll be pleasantly surprised."
BELIEVER's albums "Extraction from Mortality" (1989), "Sanity Obscure" (1990) and "Dimensions" (1993) were made available on November 5 via Poland's Metal Mind Productions in a new digipak edition on golden disc, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology and limited to 2,000 numbered copies.
BELIEVER performing live in 1991 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: