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:
"The vocals [for the new BELIEVER album] are complete, and the lead guitars are now being tracked. 'The programmers' also have their nerdy little hands on the tunes. We are also talking with several labels about our new stuff and the progress on this front will help to determine a possible release date, so stay tuned. Once this craziness subsides, we will enter rehearsal mode and start working on the live show. I can't tell you how many shows we will play in the future, but when opportunity knocks, we will do our best to answer. We're pretty stoked about performing live and possibly getting the chance to support some of the incredible bands on the circuit today."
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: