Formed in the late 80's by vocalist/songwriter Kurt Bachman, the thrash outfit Believer set out to create music that inspired listeners beyond the passe topics of the bands that preceded them.
Based out of Colebrook, PA, the band's aggressive vision took little time to place in motion. After several years of touring, a self financed demo caught the interest of the Nashville based R.E.X. Music. After little deliberation, a record contract was signed and the band headed off to record their debut Extraction from Mortality. Released in 1989, this album was embraced by the press and underground metal scene alike. With momentum rapidly gaining, they returned to the studio the next year with their sophomore effort Sanity Obscure. With the replacement of their bass player, and even more label interest, the band began to develop their own signature sound, setting them high above the endless number of derivative thrash bands of the time.
A mix of symphonic elements and the most technical of progressive tendencies, Believer followed strong with numerous U.S. dates, and co-headlined a European tour with Bolt Thrower. Sanity Obscure grabbed the attention of powerhouse metal label R.C. Records (now Roadrunner), and was released along with R.E.X., giving the band greater distribution power than they'd ever seen. The band continually gained momentum, and in 1993 released what later became their final effort, the legendary Dimensions. The complexity of the songwriting had reached new heights as their technical precision clawed at the heels of metal's finest. Including "The Trilogy of Knowledge," this album took their classical flirtations to full realization in a beautiful yet brutal three movement piece. Shortly after the release the band was put on an indefinite hiatus. They never have reformed, but the legacy left by their short career is still held in the highest regard throughout the metal scene.