Got questions for Atheist?
2010-10-28 by Tyler Munro EMERITUS | 108 Comments

Tomorrow afternoon, SputnikMusic's Tyler Munro (that's me) will be interviewing Kelly Shaefer, frontman for the legendary death metal band Atheist.

Do you, our faithful readers, have anything you'd like to ask Mr. Shaefer?

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DeafMetal
October 28th 2010

8584 Comments


That's awsome man.

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Josh D.
October 28th 2010

13967 Comments


I'd ask them to approve the news I submitted before this.

Anyway, ask them about parting ways with their bassist. If that's too old of news, ask them about their time between albums or something.

TheBloodTypo
October 28th 2010

757 Comments


X3ni92 stole my question.

Counterfeit
October 28th 2010

17819 Comments


do they like limp bizkit?

elephantREVOLUTION
October 28th 2010

2702 Comments


how much sex does your music get you?

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HighandDriving
October 28th 2010

3232 Comments


Tell em I won't illegal dl the album cause of the lack of Tony Choy.


cvlts
October 28th 2010

8917 Comments


wow, tough questions...

ask em their opinion of todays modern death metal scene.

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HighandDriving
October 28th 2010

3232 Comments


Tell em their new album art looks like shit, not old school enough.

HighandDriving
October 28th 2010

3232 Comments


Tell em Rand Burkey is Atheist.

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
October 28th 2010

7237 Comments


ask whether they still think theyre relevant in todays death metal scene

KILL
October 28th 2010

67082 Comments


wow awesome! i've got one

how much did cynic coming back out with a new record help influence him to make another record with atheist and did he have plans to reform prior to the cynic reunion

DoubtGin
October 28th 2010

6686 Comments


Any new promising death metal acts that you feel deserve a mention?

and the obvious what plans did you set for the future or some shit


Thor
October 28th 2010

10158 Comments


Do you think your band's statement in regards to Tony Choy's departure from the band was a little too harsh and dismissive?

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coneren
October 28th 2010

11110 Comments


What there favorite Atheist album is

Knott-
Emeritus
October 28th 2010

10194 Comments


Do they think it's fair that they are so acclaimed when they can't even sing?

McCopper
October 28th 2010

1367 Comments


Ask them about their influences and favourite bands/musicians

Pyosisified
October 28th 2010

2450 Comments


whats his favorite opeth song

TheFacemore
October 28th 2010

17 Comments


Are they planning a tour after the release?

BigTuna
October 28th 2010

5151 Comments


WOW

nice

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
October 28th 2010

23653 Comments


Haha knott, nice

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
October 28th 2010

23653 Comments


Biggest musical influences outside of the metal scene? Like I bet one of them loves crunkcore.

pizzamachine
October 28th 2010

12568 Comments


Q: Why are their album covers always so horribly cheesy and lame.

KILL
October 28th 2010

67082 Comments


a lot of faggots here now not sure why

BigTuna
October 28th 2010

5151 Comments


faggotz foad amirite?

TheFantasticDangler
October 28th 2010

1144 Comments


lol

kevcommander
October 28th 2010

21 Comments


dont ask him anything but tell him that atheist are the real faithful ... :D

JWT155
October 28th 2010

9184 Comments


Question that always intrigues me to ask artists: what's some new music you've been digging?

climactic
October 28th 2010

17270 Comments


Dude that's sick

Ask who they are gonna tour with for the Jupiter tour or other tours (coughcoughCynic)

And maybe what modern styles of dm or prog has influenced their new record

HenchmanOfSanta
October 28th 2010

1658 Comments


How much weed do you smoke per day?

dcha
October 28th 2010

989 Comments


Who are rainbows and what do they want from us?

ShoeSoup
October 28th 2010

782 Comments


this is embarrassing. the fact that you even considered asking the SPUTNIK community of all places for questions is pathetic. for every true metalhead on the site (KILL), there's at least 15 metalcoar pussies and 3 immature 11 year olds with blatantly dumb responses (Counterfeit). move on, hopefully Kelly and the other members never come in contact with this wretched site.

FadeToBlack
October 28th 2010

10913 Comments


What there favorite Atheist album is


TheNewWhack
October 28th 2010

1472 Comments


What's there opinion on the modern metal scene.

IRAI
October 28th 2010

1567 Comments


how do magnets work?

theartofdoom
October 28th 2010

254 Comments


shoesoup why the fuck are you even on here then?

I agree with the whole thing about asking them their opinion on the current scene, or what they've currently been listening to, it's always cool to hear that from veteran artists

pizzamachine
October 28th 2010

12568 Comments


Q: The worst hate mail they have received?

Skyler
October 28th 2010

1084 Comments



Do they think it's fair that they are so acclaimed when they can't even sing?


not as good as Taylor Swift, eh?

taroo
October 28th 2010

2126 Comments


What is your favorite pokemon?

You know he a true metaller if he answers, Charzard or Gyarados.

KILL
October 28th 2010

67082 Comments


so funny

couldwinarabbit
October 28th 2010

6996 Comments


what do they think about Radiohead?

Ichigo900
October 28th 2010

67 Comments


What inspired them to start making music again?

DiceMan
October 28th 2010

7068 Comments


Do they ever read reviews of their work on the internet/ in the newspaper, how do they respond to negative criticism in the studio (do they alter their style at all if a certain aspect is decidedly distasteful, etc).

Tyler
Emeritus
October 28th 2010

7924 Comments


ShoeSoup, I'm not asking because I need help, I'm asking because I thought it would be nice to see if you guys had anything to ask. They contacted us for the interview, by the way.

JWT155
October 28th 2010

9184 Comments


My station has the single release off of Jupiter and should have the album soon if not already. High expectations.

Spec
October 28th 2010

26836 Comments


Why do you make such terrible music?

bloc
October 28th 2010

34499 Comments


I noticed that their new song was more spastic sounding than ever before (me likey). Did the band purposely write like this, or is was this just a natural path?

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drasticaction74
October 28th 2010

1675 Comments


why do fools fall in love?

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InFiction
October 28th 2010

3588 Comments


Biggest Influences?
Also, any chance for an Australian tour?

Emim
October 28th 2010

26195 Comments


What are some bands they listen to.

If they know of any up and coming bands to look out for.

What their favorite band is, and what their favorite Atheist album/song is.

Tyler
Emeritus
October 28th 2010

7924 Comments


Bloc, the album is not that 'spastic', it's somewhere between Unquestionable and Elements with some modern death metal touches.

Makemebad35
October 28th 2010

696 Comments


What do you think of today's death metal scene as opposed to the metal scene in the 90's. Do you think there was a lot more talent back then instead of now?

TomServo
October 28th 2010

542 Comments


ask them if they've ever listened to cave in's album jupiter

bloc
October 28th 2010

34499 Comments


I had a feeling it would be "just me". But whatever, I'm liking the sound either way.

Tyler
Emeritus
October 28th 2010

7924 Comments


I was talking about the album as a whole.

ShadowRemains
October 28th 2010

19442 Comments


wow nice work cocaine, who else have you interviewed man?

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
October 28th 2010

16015 Comments


Can't wait to read this.

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bloc
October 28th 2010

34499 Comments


Oh, but would you agree that this song that they released is more of the spastic songs on the album? Or perhaps you don't think the track is spastic at all?

FadeToBlack
October 28th 2010

10913 Comments


it doesnt sound anymore 'spastic' than all the trashy tech death out there so idk what you're going on about

btw not implying that it sounds like trashy tech death

demon of surveillance
October 28th 2010

756 Comments


what has influenced your sound over the past 17 years?

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thunder15
October 28th 2010

619 Comments


X3ni92 stole my question too

Imperial
October 28th 2010

1681 Comments


How many Sputnik users died in the making of the new album?

Gorification
October 28th 2010

1124 Comments


has their influences/style changed throughout the years and with the addition of two new guitarists?

linchpin313
October 28th 2010

813 Comments


Would they say Yes to working with Linkin Park if approached?

Lambda
October 28th 2010

2335 Comments


Is there such a thing as bad music?

Enotron
October 28th 2010

7695 Comments


i got one question and one question only for dese here athiest nigs

u....u dum?

Dryden
October 28th 2010

12819 Comments


"Is there such a thing as bad music?"
show him your battle of the bands list

InHumanForm
October 28th 2010

316 Comments


ask them what the fuck elements was all about

demon of surveillance
October 28th 2010

756 Comments


also WILL THEY TOUR WITH CYNIC???

nychicano
October 28th 2010

307 Comments


Why don't they believe in our lord and savior Jesus Christ?

krig9412
October 28th 2010

791 Comments


Ask them this:




ARE THEY DOWN WITH THE CLOWN?

dixoncocks
October 28th 2010

2371 Comments


what do ass aids taste like?

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Lambda
October 28th 2010

2335 Comments


"show him your battle of the bands list"
someones butthurt and it isn't Norse Gangsta

drewkar
October 28th 2010

88 Comments


Does Lady Gaga has a penis?

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
October 28th 2010

23653 Comments


"They contacted us for the interview, by the way."

What? Man, this site is moving up in the world.

Fieryfenderz
October 28th 2010

1375 Comments


ask them if they'd have sexual intercourse with me.

What? Im keeping it for a friend...

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dankeyes11
October 29th 2010

453 Comments


Do some word association with modern death metal acts. I'd be curious to see their opinions on various current artists.

Goku
October 29th 2010

253 Comments


go all right wing on them and ask

"Do you know you are going to hell?"

but also ask what they think of How to Dress Well.

KILL
October 29th 2010

67082 Comments


a lot of faggots here now not sure why

agreed

Josh D.
October 29th 2010

13967 Comments


These religious questions are lame attempts at humor, I guess.

KILL
October 29th 2010

67082 Comments


yea dumbasses

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
October 29th 2010

6925 Comments


we got a lotta young comedians in here





aka dumbasses

witchxrapist
October 29th 2010

10733 Comments


Why have you guys never gone with an exclusive vocalist?

Josh D.
October 29th 2010

13967 Comments


Wait their name as a band is Atheist so they are atheists ask them why they are atheists.




AdenZerda
October 29th 2010

118 Comments


How does the Atheist songwriting process work?

What's your favorite tour story?

What's the gist of the dynamic between Atheist and Cynic? Did Cynic's recent (rather successful) comeback influence the decision to record another record?

Looking back at your breakup, what are the chances of things going the same way nowadays?

er I mean WHAT IF SUM1 TOLD U THEY WER CHRISTIAN LOLOLOL

Photon
October 29th 2010

1288 Comments


What do they think about the band Intronaut?

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coneren
October 29th 2010

11110 Comments


When you started in music, did you think you would be in a death metal band?

Goku
October 29th 2010

253 Comments


^^^^LOLwut you mad bro?

Sheeple9000
October 29th 2010

1349 Comments


Which religion offends you the most?

TheyTookOurJobs
October 29th 2010

1318 Comments


Australian tour!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Photon
October 29th 2010

1288 Comments


is the new album like from another planet?

BlueW
October 29th 2010

2092 Comments


Ask them how would they feel if a stupid idiot in South East Asia would download their new album

BlueW
October 29th 2010

2092 Comments


illegaly

Willie
Moderator
October 29th 2010

15774 Comments


- The current Atheist line up and the Gnostic line up or vitually identical (except for the vocalists). What about the new Atheist album makes it anything more than the sophomore Gnostic release?
- Why did Atheist disband after Elements?

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Motiv3
October 29th 2010

8421 Comments


Is Atheist set to tour the Uk anytime soon after the new album?
Did any modern death metal bands influence the writing of Jupiter at all?

Sheeple9000
October 29th 2010

1349 Comments


Ask one of the guys: “If you were Mary, would you have aborted Jesus?”

DetJohnKimble
October 29th 2010

83 Comments


Does Roger Patterson's playing/personality/memory still have any influence on the band's sound/approach to recording/decision making process?
Also, any approach from bloodstock/other uk festivals yet?


Oceans
October 29th 2010

934 Comments


Why is ShoeSoup such a gayfag

ShoeSoup
October 29th 2010

782 Comments


cause you listen to metalcoar

DivergeUnify
October 29th 2010

14 Comments


MARYLAND DEATHFEST 2011, ARE THEY IN OR OUT?

WILL THEY TOUR FLORIDA??

dixoncocks
October 29th 2010

2371 Comments


ShoeSoup coined that term!
how witty

dixoncocks
October 29th 2010

2371 Comments


is this an REO speedwagon cover band?

Tyler
Emeritus
October 30th 2010

7924 Comments


The interview happened almost 12 hours ago. You guys can stop making terrible jokes now

KILL
October 30th 2010

67082 Comments


yea

ShoeSoup
October 30th 2010

782 Comments


tyler now do you see where i was coming from

InHumanForm
October 31st 2010

316 Comments


post the interview

KILL
October 31st 2010

67082 Comments


yea

nash1311
October 31st 2010

1752 Comments


Please. It's a public site. Some people are serious, some are children, some think corny is funny, others think heavy sarcasm is funny. I honestly thought x3ni92's original comment was funny. after that it was stupid but I mean come on... people are gonna joke and be stupid. No reason to shit on everyone's parade.

SepticReAnimate
November 4th 2010

182 Comments


fucking magnets, how do they work?



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