Atheist - Jupiter LP

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Crystal clear 12" vinyl (45 rpm) in printed inner sleeve in gatefold with 60cm x 60cm poster, limited to 300 copies worldwide

In 2010, after 17 years of hiatus, progressive aggressive forefathers ATHEIST reemerged more massive than ever. 'Jupiter' is a landmark return to earth of sonically gargantuan proportions. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, this band, alongside fellow Floridians DEATH and CYNIC, handcrafted the subgenre that spawned bands such as MESHUGGAH, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and MUDVAYNE. With 'Jupiter', ATHEIST perfected it immensely.


The genius of ATHEIST has been floating through the Metal solar system for 20 years to the delight of many. Yet now Jupiter will align with the ears of planet Earth to redefine the way Technical Metal is written, heard, and played with their long awaited 4th studio recording "Jupiter". The next generation of extreme Metal fans demanded a new album after witnessing the US band's triumphant return to the stage in 2006. ATHEIST already gained a legendary reputation for their first releases "Piece of Time" (1990) and even more so "Unquestionable Presence" (1991), which many historians of extreme music consider to be the very mould from which Technical Metal has been cast. While the band seemed to stand alone on a street corner of Jazz Fusion Death Metal with "Elements" (1993) it turns out that a multitude of today's top notch Metal acts name ATHEIST as their main influence. Featuring the most thought, provoking and controversial lyrics penned and performed by singer and co-founding member Kelly Shaefer, "Jupiter" sets the technical songwriting bar 10 years ahead of the rest of the world. Its massively catchy gravitational madness is captured by renowned Jason Suecof's production and mix, which makes the album easily more brutal than the planet's "Great Red Spot". Where "Jupiter" leads, others will follow. Join this historic exploration of Technical Metal space now!