Former ATHEIST Frontman Kelly Shaefer - "It's Very Likely That We Will Play Select Festivals Next Year"
October 5, 2005, 13 years ago
ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer has announced via the band's official forum that reunion dates are possible next year. Says Shaefer: "It's very likely that we will play a few select festivals next year with the original UP lineup (including bassist Tony Choy, drummer Steve Flynn, guitarist Rand Burkey) but we need the right situation in order to do it. We would love to hit the stage with these tunes one last time and do it correctly, so hopefully we will find the right situation, and place to reunite, and put together a string of shows in 2006. But reforming will not happen, we would not want to taint the integrity by trying to re-create the past so to speak you know guys?? But a few shows would fucking rule!! I hope it happens, I am totally into it."
Bassist Tony Chow (ex-PESTILENCE, CYNIC) added: "Man you know I would love to see Athiest in any of those festivals as long as we can play again together. I was listening to the reissue CD's and man that was some crazy shit we were doing I love it. It brought back some serious memories so let's pull together to see this shit happen again."
Relapse Records have reissued the band's landmark three full-length albums: 1989's Piece Of Time, 1992's Unquestionable Presence, and 1993's Elements.