Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST will embark on a headlining tour of Europe in April 2011.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
April 22 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall (Inferno Fest)
April 23 - London, England - Relentless Garage
April 24 - Essen, Germany - Turock
April 25 - Paris, France - Divan du Monde
April 26 - Zürich, Switzerland - Dynamo
April 27 - Milan, Italy - Live Club
April 28 - München, Germany - Feierwerk, Kranhalle
April 29 - Tilburg, Holland - Neurotic Death Fest
April 30 - Athens, Greece - Kyttaro Live
Commented ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer: "Thank you all for the overwhelming support of our new album, 'Jupiter'. We are humbled by all of the nice things being said about the new stuff and cannot wait to bring it to the stage. So now it's time to come pull some faces off in Europe on our first headlining run in support of the new album! And we are stoked to share the tour with the boys from EXHUMED. We are able to play a few places we have never been before so we are all very excited about that, as well as the fact that we of course have some fun new shit to play live — the songs from 'Jupiter' along with songs from all three prior albums."
"Jupiter" sold around 500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 88 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Jupiter" was released on November 9 (one day earlier internationally) via Season Of Mist. The CD was recorded at LedBelly studios in Atlanta, Georgia with engineer Matt Washburn and was mixed by Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER). The cover artwork (see below) was created by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others.
"Jupiter" track listing:
01. Second To Sun
02. Fictitious Glide
03. Fraudulent Cloth
04. Live And Live Again
05. Faux King Christ
06. Tortoise The Titan
07. When The Beast
08. Third Person
"Second To Sun" audio stream:
The bass tracks on the effort were laid down by ATHEIST guitarist Jonathan Thompson, who also plays bass for drummer Steve Flynn's other group, GNOSTIC.