The band started out as Oblivion in 1984. They changed their name to R.A.V.A.G.E. (Raging Atheists Vowing A Gory End) in 1985, and to Atheist in 1987.
Atheist is a death metal band from Florida, founded in 1984 by drummer Steve Flynn and singer/guitarist Kelly Shaefer. Atheist are noted for their highly technical playing style, often reminiscent of jazz. Their album Unquestionable Presence released in 1991 is widely regarded as seminal and a landmark of the genre.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license