Atheist Postpone European Tour

Atheist have postponed their European tour with Suicidal Angels, Abysmal Dawn, and more. Kelly Shaefer issued the following statement:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control Atheist are forced to postponed our headline tour in Europe. Between myself, our agent and management we did everything we could to avoid this. As such, we are postponing this tour and working hard with all teams involved to be able to regroup and bring this tour and the music to our fans in Europe. You’ve all been waiting long enough and we ask for your patience for just a little longer.”

Suffocation Announce North American Tour With Atheist, Soreption, & Contrarian

Suffocation have announced a headlining North American tour. Atheist, Soreption, and Contrarian will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/26 Brooklyn, NY – The Monarch
05/27 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest (Suffocation and Atheist only)
05/28 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
05/29 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
05/30 Madison, WI – The Crucible
05/31 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
06/01 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
06/03 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
06/04 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
06/05 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
06/06 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
06/07 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
06/08 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
06/09 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
06/10 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
06/11 Dallas, TX – Trees
06/12 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
06/13 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
06/14 Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
06/15 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
06/16 Jonesboro, GA – Furnace 41
06/17 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
06/18 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
06/19 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
06/20 Toronto, ON – Velvet Lounge
06/21 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks (no Contrarian)
06/22 Montreal, QC – L’Astral (no Contrarian)
06/23 Quebec, City QC – Imperial Bell (no Contrarian)
06/24 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs (no Contrarian)
06/25 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz (no Contrarian)

Suffocation guitarist Terrance Hobbs commented:

“We are beyond stoked to return to the road with the ‘Forces Of Hostility North American Tour 2022‘! We’ll be joined by our good friends and brothers in Metal Atheist as well as the technical metal powerhouse Soreption and death metallers Contrarian! This will be our first tour back in almost 3 years due to COVID so we are eagerly awaiting the stage and all our fans to blow off some well-awaited steam!”

Atheist Announce Rescheduled Dates For European Tour With Cadaver, Svart Crown, Etc.

Atheist have postponed their European tour with Cadaver, Svart Crown, and From Hell due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in 2022 with Critical Mess and Typhus set to open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

02/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Stengade (feat. Critical Mess)
02/02 Cottbus, GER – Gladhouse (feat. Critical Mess)
02/03 Katowice, POL – P23 (feat. Critical Mess)
02/04 Prague, CZE – Exit Chmelnice (feat. Critical Mess)
02/05 Bratislava, SLO – Randal (feat. Critical Mess)
02/06 Cluj Napoca, ROM – Form Space (feat. Critical Mess)
02/07 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club (feat. Critical Mess)
02/08 Sofia, BUL – Mixtape 5 (feat. Critical Mess)
02/09 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra (feat. Critical Mess)
02/10 Graz, AUT – Explosiv (feat. Critical Mess)
02/11 Jesolo/Venice, ITA – Music Arena
02/12 Rome, ITA – Traffic Club
02/13 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
02/15 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
02/16 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
02/17 Toulouse, FRA – L’Usine à musique
02/18 Marseille, FRA – Jas Rod
02/22 Kassel, GER – Goldrube (feat. Typhus)
02/24 Apeldoorn, NET – Gigant (feat. Typhus)
02/25 Vorselaar, BEL – De Dreef (feat. Typhus)
02/26 Bochum, GER – Matrix (feat. Typhus)
02/27 Dresden, GER – Puschkin (feat. Typhus)

Atheist Share Quarantine Performance Of “Mother Man”

Atheist have shared a quarantine performance of “Mother Man.” You can check that out below:

Vocalist Kelly Shaefer commented:

“Hope everyone is getting through this very oddball year. Just before all of this madness happened, we were fortunate enough to do an amazing U.S. tour supporting Cattle Decapitation. As some of you know, my fellow founding member Steve Flynn and I have worked with several different musicians since 2006 when we returned from a 17-year hiatus.

Steve loves writing, and making records but many times cannot tour, and that has prevented us from being out there on your doorsteps as much as we might have liked to. So 2 years ago we decided we would adopt a touring drummer with the Flynn seal of approval.

In addition we put together, what I believe to be the strongest Atheist lineup since the original. Young fiery, bad asses, who play this material in a frighteningly accurate way. Most can attest to this when they saw this lineup on the aforementioned tour in December 2019.

Daniel, Chris, Yoav and Anthony have put together some playthrough’s of two classic tracks from our second album.

I am so proud of how it came out we thought what a great way to introduce you to the new band members. I am so excited to make music and tour with this humble, uber talented group of guys. I cannot say enough about them as people, and musicians!

So roll one up or pour yourself a self a shot, and have a listen, and know that when we finally get back out on the road to see you all these are the guys that will be behind me crushing your minds!! I can’t wait till we can play for you live, but in the mean time I present Atheist 2020!”

Atheist Announce European/UK Tour With Cadaver, Svart Crown, & From Hell

If the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t derail their plans, Atheist will be hitting the road on a headlining European/UK tour in September. Cadaver, Svart Crown, and From Hell will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/01 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
09/02 Kassel, GER – Goldgrube
09/03 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
09/04 Strenice, CZE – Culture House
09/05 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
09/06 Brasov, ROM – Club Rockstadt
09/07 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
09/09 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
09/10 Graz, AUT – Xplosiv
09/11 Venice, ITA – Revolver Club
09/12 Rome, ITA – Orion Club
09/13 Milan, ITA – Slaughter CLub
09/14 Marseille, FRA – Jas Rod
09/15 Barcelona, SPA – Sala Upload
09/16 Madrid, SPA – Sala Caracol
09/17 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club
09/20 Toulouse, FRA – L’usine A Musique
09/21 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
09/22 Mannheim, GER – MS Connextion
09/23 Cottbus, GER – Gladhouse
09/24 Apeldoorn NET – Gigant
09/25 Aarschot, BEL – JD de Klinker
09/26 London, UK – The Dome

Atheist Sign With Agonia Records

Atheist have signed a new worldwide deal with Agonia Records and are planning to release their new album through the label later this year. Vocalist Kelly Shaefer commented:

“2018 will mark our 30th year of making records. Atheist will embark on a very important album with an important new label along with a great team behind us, including Extreme Management Group. I feel confident that together, and with their anticipated dedication to bringing Atheist to a new level, the band will be poised for a crushing, new record! We cannot wait to begin this new chapter.”