Believer was an influential metal band whose sound evolved from straight-ahead Slayer-esque thrash, to a more progressive thrash, and finally to a very avant-garde mixture of thrash-metal, death-metal, and classical/operatic influence. They released three albums from 1989 to 1993 before disbanding in 1994. In 2005, drummer Joey Daub and guitarist/vocalist Kurt Bachman began to write again. They eventually reformed Believer with new members Jeff King, Elton Nestler and Kevin Leaman. Their newest album, "Gabriel", was released March 17, 2009 on Howard Jones' (of Killswitch Engage) Cesspool Recordings imprint on Metal Blade Records. Joey Daub and Jeff King play in progressive/gothic metal band Fountain of Tears.