Believer was formed in early 1986 by two friends - guitarist/vocalist Kurt Bachman and drummer Joey Daub. They started off by composing more melodic material, which was released on a demo cassette called The Return. Soon after that, however, they switched to composing thrash metal songs, as Bachman himself admitted: 'We realized that we could write thrash better than we could write anything else'. The band's debut album - Extraction From Mortality- was released in 1989 by a popular Christian label, R.E.X. Music. The LP contained nine tracks filled with furious riffs and catchy melodies, sewn together with religiously inspiring lyrics. After the release the band begun touring alongside other Christian and secular (non- Christian) groups, gaining fans all over the world. The great reception they acquired cleared their way into the mainstream and soon Believer sign a deal with the acclaimed Roadrunner Records label. In 1990 the band releases their follow-up, Sanity Obscure, which shows Believer's evolution towards more technical thrash arrangements. The album features a handful of catchy and expressive songs, with some impressive highlights - Stop the Madness; (released later as a single), Non-Point; and the breathtaking symphonic/orchestral masterpiece - Dies Irae; Believer's third and last album, Dimensions, was released in 1993 and continued to amaze with original ideas and a thought-provoking lyrical content. The lyrics pondered the philosophies of Freud, Alitzer and Sarte on the existence of God and provoke many religious questions, not only for Christians to ask. Musically the band stayed true to their thrash metal roots, but in the same time was not afraid to experiment with new elements. While songs such as Dimentia; and No Apology were solid examples of prime metal, the records true highlight was definitely the 20-minute long composition called Trilogy of Knowledge, incorporating various progressive motives into the basic thrash metal structure. Describing the fall of man and the life of Christ in four parts, this track is easily one of the most extraordinary songs ever created by a metal band. Believer never officially disbanded, however in the mid 90's several circumstances caused the band's retreat from the metal scene. After realizing there was nothing more to return to, the members of Believer mutually decided to call it quits. For some time Bachman and Daub, who had their own studio in Pennsylvania, acted as producers for acts such as Turmoil and Living Sacrifice. Bachman eventually left the music business, while Daub joined a progressive/gothic act Fountain of Tears and recently established a side project called Year of Plenty. Although 14 years passed from Believer's last album, the band is still considered one of the most talented thrash metal groups ever to emerge, not only by fans of Christian music. This exclusive reissue of Dimensions shows this Christian metal phenomenon at its best, delivering truly epic compositions and a powerful message to follow.