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HEATHEN / About This Artist

Artist Details and Stats:

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Label: Mascot Records

Management: Streetsmart Management

Website: www.heathenthrash.com

Genre: Metal

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Biography:

One of the most unique bands to rise from the second wave of the Bay Area Thrash explosion. Heathen was formed in late 1984.
Heathen was signed to Combat Records, which released Heathen's debut record Breaking The Silence in 1987. The band had replaced Eric Wong with Mike "Yaz" Jastremski of Griffin. The record was produced by Ronnie Montrose. A cover of Sweet's "Set Me Free" was released as a single and was well-received by radio and was on heavy rotation on MTV's Headbangers' Ball.
Breaking The Silence went on to sell close to 100,000 copies worldwide. Carl Sacco was replaced by Darren Minter. In late 1988 Dave White was briefly replaced with Exodus's Paul Baloff and Mike Jastremski left the band soon after to form Pigs.
In 1991 Heathen's Victims Of Deception was issued on Roadracer Records. With four years between albums, the band had crafted some of the best material to come out of the Bay Area.
Heathen toured Europe with Nuclear Assault in 2005 and Headlined Headbangers Open Air Festival and Thrash Till Death Festival. Heathen then made a deal with Mascot Records to release a new Heathen album sometime in 2009. Heathen played the Keep It True Festival Germany in 2008, Headlined the Thrasho De Mayo Festival in Southern California May 2008, and the Thrash Assault Festival in Wuerzberg Germany October 2008 Heathen recently performed at the Rock Hard festival in Germany and will be performing at Thrash Domination in Kawasaki Japan Sept 2009. Heathen’s current line-up is David White – vocals, Lee Altus – guitar (Exodus), Kragen Lum – guitar (Prototype, Psychosis), Jon Torres – bass (Laaz Rockit, Angel Witch, WarningSF, Ulysses Siren), and Darren Minter – drums.
Heathen's new album "The Evolution Of Chaos" is available now via Mascot Records.

Press:

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CODY - ALL METAL RESOURCE

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MIKE - METAL TEMPLE

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HOLGER ANDRAE - POWERMETAL

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DRIFTER - STORMBRINGER

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DARREL SUTTON - UBER ROCK MAGAZINE

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PROFESSOR ROAR - DARK SCENE METAL MAGAZINE