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Formed in Wellington, NZ, in late 2003,
Aaron Gunn (Vocals/Bass), Rowan Reidy (Guitar) and Ford Manaena (Drums) joined forces to conceive what is now known as THE HEATHEN COLLECTIVE.
Influenced by such acts as Deftones, Tool, Refused, Machine Head, Sepultura, Pantera and Black Sabbath,
a simplistic, yet heavy groove inspired sound was forged and exposed to Wellington metal scene in early 2004.
Growth and evolution of the band was a slow process as Rowan and Aaron were involved other Wellington acts FIRE (Rowan and later Aaron) and SCORIA (Aaron).
In 2009 THE HEATHEN COLLECTIVE decided too many years had been wasted and it was time to take things more seriously.
Dhanesh Parmar (ex RISING FORCE) was recruited as Lead Guitarist to add a new twist on the sound and to breathe life back into the band.
In the wake of 2013 Ford revealed that he was moving to Australia and was replaced by Ricky Voice Jr.(of DEVILE). In 2014 Ricky decided it was time to move on as well and was replaced by Sarah Scanlan.
Keep an eye out for THE HEATHEN COLLECTIVE performing near you.Their energetic and entertaining shows are not to be missed!