Florida technical metal band, ATHEIST will be touring North American this July with THE FACELESS, Psyopus, The Agonist, and Gnostic. GNOSTIC, is a band made up of 3/4 of ATHEIST’s members. Atheist and Gnostic drummer Steve Flynn comments on the tour:
"We're absolutely thrilled to be doing this tour with such an incredible lineup of brutal technical bands. This bill is going to just peel your face off. Not only are all the bands insanely technical and heavy, but the lineup also covers a broad spectrum of style - from the almost avant-garde sound of PSYOPUS to the straight up technical death metal sounds of GNOSTIC and ATHEIST. Then you throw in the more modern break-neck technicality, unrivaled musicianship and speed of THE FACELESS, and the brutality of THE AGONIST, and you've got yourself one hell of a night. This will also be somewhat experimental in the world of technical death metal, as 3 of us (me on drums, Chris Baker on Guitars, and Jonathan Thompson on bass (in GNOSTIC) and guitars (in ATHEIST)) are in two bands and playing TWO shows per night. I can't recall a similar situation in technical death metal. It will be a marathon-esque physical and mental exercise. This tour will also be GNOSTIC's debut to the world as we're supporting our first release via Season of Mist: 'Engineering the Rule' in July."
Season of Mist will release GNOSTIC "Engineering the Rule" on July 14th in the US with plans to release ATHEIST's yet-untitled 4th album at the end of the summer.
ATHEIST’s tour dates are as follows:
07/08 - Atlanta GA, Masquerade
07/09 - Raleigh NC, Volume 11
07/10 - Springfield VA, Jaxx
07/11 - Allentown PA, The Sterling Hotel
07/12 - New York NY, B.B. King Blues Club
07/13 - Cleveland OH, Peabody's
07/14 - Mokena IL, The Pearl Room
07/15 - Nashville TN, The Musehttp://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=43962