The Mute Gods deliver hard-hitting message on future of the planet in Atheists and Believers
Third album from Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson and Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) and Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats and The Sea Within) features guest appearances from Alex Lifeson, guitarist with Rush, drummer Craig Blundell (Frost* and Steven Wilson) and multi-instrumentalist Rob Townsend (Steve Hackett).
As global populism continues to lead humanity down sinister, self-serving alleyways and truth is an irrelevance, does anyone have the capability of saving this planet? Have humans forgotten their responsibilities to each other, especially to those millions of people left homeless and displaced by conflict, while arms sales to warmongering nations carry on abated?
These are some of the powerful themes that The Mute Gods put under the spotlight on Atheists and Believers. This is the third album in a trilogy of pulsating, turbulent rock compositions, that delves even deeper into the machinations that are driving mankind further towards an abyss of its own making.
The metal-edged, menacing wake-up calls to humanity are tempered by three gentler, more sentimental compositions in which Beggs reflects on love and loss, mortality and marriage.
“The album’s key message is that we now empower stupid people and don’t listen to educated, informed experts anymore because truth is no longer fashionable,” explains Beggs. “We must change this course as a species or we will all die.