ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer has issued the following update:
"We are currently deep into the writing of what I feel will be a defining moment in the career of Atheist and us as individuals. The music is insane in the most catchiest of ways to me... it's complex, but very moody, and interesting to the 10th degree. So fun writing this music again, and hearing the quality that has developed, we have all grown up so much, and people, and as songwriters. My guitar playing in the last year has really progressed, and my contributions on guitar to this new album are in my opinion my most eclectic. So very heavy and quick as well. Tons of fun, cannot wait to get these fuckers out on the road later this year. I have been teaching guitar in my hometown of Sarasota, that has been a very rewarding experience for me, Skyelilly is 4 and moving through life like a diva freight train. Just had a great deal of my painting s professionally photographed by my good friend AmandA, SO I WILL add them to my portfolio page, and soon I will have a line of limited edition prints of some of my paintings. Only 100 will be sold per painting. Signed with a certificate of authenticity.
Have not been out much lately, just playing guitar four hours a day, and compiling as many riffs as I can write. Heading to Atlanta to meet up with the boys from Atheist to continue organizing material. We have been offered some amazing tours, but we have to make sure this album is the shit...so touring before we get this fucker done is just not in our best interest until after the album is done, so we will be heading to Europe in June to do a string of dates and to play some of the new material live. Centered around our appearance at Hellfest 2010, that's going to be a blast. So stay in touch, we will be keeping you posted as often as we can now that we are getting closer to the end of writing."