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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival - ATHEIST Confirmed For U.K.
Seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have been confirmed for the Bloodstock
Open Air festival, set to take place July 14-15 at the Catton Hall in Walton
On Trent, Derbyshire, U.K. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
ATHEIST guitarist/vocalist Kelly Shaefer has reassembled what is widely
considered the band's classic recording lineup (Shaefer, guitarist Rand
Burkey, bassist Tony Choy, and drummer Steven Flynn) for several exclusive
festival performances, including Italy's Evolution Festival and Germany's
Wacken Open Air.
ATHEIST has recently had its wildly-influential catalog (1988's "Piece of
Time", 1993's "Elements", and the 1991's legendary "Unquestionable Presence")
reissued internationally via Relapse Records. Additionally, "Unquestionable
Presence" was recently featured in Decibel magazine as part of its ongoing
Hall of Fame feature. The Hall of Fame feature highlights influential and
pivotal releases in metal history, and "Unquestionable Presence" joins of
ranks of previously profiled classics such as SLAYER's "Reign In Blood",
SEPULTURA's "Roots", and AT THE GATES' "Slaughter of the Soul", among others.