Former ATHEIST Drummer Resurfaces In New Band

May 16, 2005

Ex-ATHEIST drummer Steve Flynn has teamed up with former members of CAUSTIC THOUGHT in a brand-new "aggressive, technical, jazz/funk metal" project.

The as-yet-unnamed group was "formed in January of 2005 in Atlanta," Flynn told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We're doing all originals — though we're going to cover an ATHEIST song — likely 'Unquestionable Presence'. Band influences cover a broad spectrum of death metal to jazz, and the music, so far, is reflective of those influences. The music is aggressive, technical, jazz/funk metal. Vocals are a mix of scream/sing — a la PANTERA, MUDVAYNE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, LINKIN PARK, etc. We're also looking to add another lead guitarist.

"Upon the completion of the fourth and fifth songs (within the next 3-4 weeks),we will record a demo, begin shopping it to drum up label interest, and playing live around Atlanta and possibly regionally in the Southeastern U.S. to start."

The group's current lineup is as follows:

Sonny Carson (CORPSEWORM, SEVERED) - Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Steve Flynn (ATHEIST) - Drums

With regards to how the band came together, Flynn said, "I spent the past 10-12 years, since leaving ATHEIST, completing my graduate studies and cultivating my professional career. In December of 2004, I decided it was time to get back into playing seriously and began searching for musicians in Atlanta. While Atlanta is a major metropolitan area, rife with numerous musicians, it is always an exceptionally difficult task — mixed with a bit of luck — to find players that are not only talented but share common interests. I've found them — or rather they found me. I advertised in an online musician exchange ( I gave a brief history of my experience and said I'm available to play. Sonny and Stephen were both ATHEIST fans. They saw the listing and called me; we had lunch, we jammed, and the rest, to this point at least, is history."

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