NewsJune 20, 2005 4:38 PM ET4,634 views

Relapse to reissue Atheist catalog

Relapse Records has announced plans to reissue the entire recorded works of seminal outfit Atheist. For starters, the label will issue a limited edition, foil-stamped box set comprised of LP versions of each Atheist full-length, in addition to the R.A.V.A.G.E. (pre-Atheist) "On They Slay" 7" EP. The box set will be limited to 1,000 and should be available in July. CD re-issues will then follow in late-Summer/early-Fall, beginning with the Elements album on August 30th. Here's a statement from Atheist guitarist/vocalist Kelly Shaefer: "I am overwhelmed with joy to see the re-release of the entire Atheist catalog after so many years. I've toured extensively since making these records, and everywhere I go I run into people who were not just into Atheist, but who praised the band's uniqueness and how much it forced them to progress as musicians and push the boundaries as players. I have been hunting for a label that would treat the catalog with the respect it deserves and whose goal is the same as ours: to turn the new generation of extreme metal and prog metal heads onto Atheist. Relapse is that label as it has a true understanding of where Atheist helped to rewrite the timeline of metal."

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Dr_Radiation 6/20/2005 1:45:21 PM

First goddamn post.


fkscenes1021 6/20/2005 1:59:07 PM

oh hell yes


champ10n 6/20/2005 2:02:20 PM

Excellent.


ELjustin 6/20/2005 2:15:32 PM

roadrunner got owned for not re-releasing their stuff. glad to see it's coming out though.


SteveO 6/20/2005 2:48:58 PM

think they'll re-release that Neurotica album as well? haha


nailbunny 6/20/2005 3:09:38 PM

*shits self*


drewcifer 6/20/2005 4:25:04 PM

good job all you stupid fcks who've paid $160 on ebay to get these albums. joke's on you.


mattox 6/20/2005 4:25:29 PM

\mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmm/


crowflier 6/20/2005 4:42:01 PM

fck. YES.


picturesofme 6/20/2005 5:34:44 PM

fcking AWESOME. can't wait.


xsamx 6/20/2005 5:52:02 PM

yay!! I've wanted to get some stuff by this band.


thegoddamnawesome 6/20/2005 6:29:36 PM

Hahahhaa@drewcifer. It's about fcking time this shit got reissued.


whitelambpowergoat 6/20/2005 8:54:48 PM

this be good news. also, roadrunner has not released possibly one good cd for the past decade.


lowercasejay 6/20/2005 10:33:21 PM

even though i never got into them this is cool. definitely and influential band for what they do


anaturaldisaster 6/21/2005 1:37:21 AM

Unquestionable Presence is a fcking classic, good call Relapse.


greaser 6/21/2005 2:08:03 AM

haha, I still have my shit on cassette!


SeveredInTwo 6/21/2005 2:23:18 AM

infckingdeed


I_AM_FUCK 6/21/2005 7:05:38 AM

This is good news.


BionicWalta 6/21/2005 8:14:50 AM

Atheist was always on Metal Blade, not Roadrunner.


axl_bundy 6/21/2005 11:29:20 PM

this is just aces! yay for atheist





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