Atheist

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Biography

Formerly known as R.A.V.A.G.E., this US death metal band changed its name to Atheist in 1987 when the line-up of Rand Burkey (guitar), Roger Patterson (1968, USA, d. 12 February 1991, USA; bass), Kelly Shaefer (vocals/guitar) and Steve Flynn (drums) was established. From amateurish origins, the band developed into a powerful and accomplished death metal outfit. Playing at breakneck speed, their sound was characterized by Shaefer’s gurgling vocal style. They released a debut album in 1989... Read more

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death metal
technical death metal
progressive death metal
progressive metal
jazz metal
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