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Athiest is one of the most influential tech/death metal bands to emerge from the Florida death metal scene. The band released "Piece of Time" to the metal masses in 89' and began to blow everyone's minds with the assault of speed metal chops combined with jazz-style drum patterns, and abrasive death metal vocals. Tragically, bassist Roger Patterson would not see another Atheist album; he was killed in an auto accident in 1990. The band continued on in Roger's memory and released the classic "Unquestionable Presence" in 1991 with ex-Cynic/Pestilence bassist Tony Choy filling in. Atheist took another stab at it and released the tech-metal masterpeice "Elements" before calling it a day in 1995'. Vocalist Kelly Shaefer popped up in a Stoner/doom metal band called Neurotica, which has since disbanded.

Atheist reformed in 2001 and still try to play live as much as possible, although that turns out to be not too often.

Added on 4/11/2002 5:00 AM by Dustin | Last updated on 5/26/2006 2:44 PM by jimbobhickville

Current (or Last Known) Lineup

Musician Instruments Currently Also In Used To Be In Guest Appearances
Rand Burkey Guitar
Kelly Shaefer Vocals, Guitar Neurotica, R.A.V.A.G.E. (Raging Atheists Vowing A Gory End)
Jason West Drums Neurotica

Past Lineup (Members Who Never Appeared on an Album)

Musician Instruments Currently Also In Used To Be In
Mickey Drums
Marcell Dissantos Drums Deceased
Lee Harrison Guitar Monstrosity
Darren McFarland Bass

Discography (6 Releases)

2005 - LP Boxset by Atheist

1993 - Elements by Atheist

1991 - Unquestionable Presence by Atheist


1989 - Piece Of Time by Atheist


1988 - Beyond (Demo) by Atheist

1987 - Hell Halth No Mercy (Demo) by Atheist


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