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Exciter

Formed: 1978
From: Ottawa, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Exciter News

Below is our complete Exciter news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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My Dying Bride Confirmed For Atarfe Vega Rock

Legendary UK doom outfit MY DYING BRIDE has been confirmed for the rescheduled Atarfe Vega Rock festival, which will now take place March 7-8, 2008 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

DESTRUCTION
EXCITER
GRAVE DIGGER
KATATONIA
KORPIKLAANI
MAYHEM
MY DYING BRIDE
TRIBAL
UNLEASHED

Two-day tickets cost 45 euros plus service charges. This promotional price will end on December 27.

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Artarfe Vega Rock Festival Postponed

The organizers of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival — which was scheduled to take place December 1, 2007 at Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe in Atarfe, Granada, Spain and feature appearances by such artists as JOEY BELLADONNA, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, LACRIMOSA, LIZZY BORDEN, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE and VENOM — have issued the following update:

"As some of you will know due to official statements that can be red in the websites of some of the bands confirmed for the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival 2007, we sadly have to announce that the festival must be postponed until March of 2008, as a result of the damages caused by the floods that the city of Atarfe suffered, and about them all media from Spain informed.

"The '200 litres / m2' heavy downpour has meant 20 euro millions worth damages. These damages, as well as the duties of the engineers of the insurance companies, don't let us celebrate the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival the coming 1st of December in the Bullring and its area, as it was announced.

"We've had a meeting with the Mayor and the local authorities to show them how worried we were about it, and to get a reply about this situation. They've always told us that the festival can take place as expected, and we have to respect it, to ensure the security of people who attend to the festival, bands and staff of the festival.

"We've looked for an alternative location, but once again due to security reasons it's been impossible to find another place in Atarfe. We've even tried to celebrate the festival in another city, but there was no suitable location available, where the festival could take place and we could work in the production required for this festival, taking in account that we didn't have much time.

"After searching without success an alternative location, and once we've reached an agreement with the City Hall and the confirmed bands, we've decided to postpone the festival until March of 2008.

"Except due to date difficulties, we count on all the confirmed bands, as well as with other groups which will be also in the billing.

"With regard to people who have bought their tickets, they'll get their money back in the same stores, where they bought them. We really thank you for your support and loyalty. Besides, we want to compensate those people who have bought a flight ticket to attend to the festival. For this reason they'll get in for free in March, and they'll get free drinks. It's required that they send us an e-mail with the receipt of the flight ticket to verify it.

"We're very sorry about this postponement and the problems that it can mean to you, but no one expected that such a natural disaster could take place in Atarfe. We beg you for comprehension.

"As well as you, this postponement affects us too, because we had booked some bands, which fortunately have understood this setback and have agreed to play in March.

"In the same manner we've bought many international flight tickets for the bands, and now we'll have to buy more to let the groups come and play in March.

"Once again we beg you for understanding what it has happened, because this extraordinary situation is out of our control."

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Exciter Bump New Album To February

Canadian speed/thrash metal act EXCITER's forthcoming new album, Thrash, Speed, Burn, will now be released via Massacre Records on February 22nd. Songs to appear on the release include: 'Thrash Speed Burn', 'Demon`s Gate', 'Evil Omen', 'Hangman', 'In Mortal Fear', 'Crucifixion', 'Betrayal', 'The Punisher', 'Massacre Mountain', 'Rot The Devil King'. Thrash, Speed, Burn will be issued as a regular CD and limited CD digipak.

Exciter's 2007 line-up features original guitarist John Ricci, Rik Charron (drums), Clammy (bass) and new singer Kenny Winter.

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Venom Confirmed For Spanish Festival

UK black metal legends VENOM are the latest act confirmed for the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival which will take place at Coliseo de Atarfe (covered Bullring) in Granada, Spain, on December 1st. Acts confirmed for the festival include: BELLADONA, EXCITER, GRAVE DIGGER, KATATONIA, LACRIMOSA, LIZZY BORDEN, MAYHEM, MY DYING BRIDE, VENOM

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Exciter Signs With Massacre Records

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have inked a deal with Germany's Massacre Records for the release of their new album, entitled "Thrash, Speed, Burn". The CD is tentatively due in November.

"Thrash, Speed, Burn" will mark EXCITER's recorded debut with new singer Kenny "MetalMouth" Winter, who joined the band last October. The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. Thrash Speed Burn
02. Demon's Gate
03. Evil Omen
04. Hangman
05. In Mortal Fear
06. Crucifixion
07. Betrayal
08. The Punisher
09. Massacre Mountain
10. Rot The Devil King More...

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Exciter Confirm First Live Gig With New Singer

Canadian thrashers EXCITER have confirmed their first live show with new singer Kenny "MetalMouth" Winter at The
Reverb in Toronto, Ontario on August 18. The event is being dubbed the Glory Through Steel concert series.

As previously reported, Exciter are no longer with Osmose Productions and are shopping around for a new deal for their upcoming album, Thrash Speed Burn. Exciter's last studio release was 2004's New Testament - Coven Of Re-Recorded Classics, which was released by Osmose Productions.

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Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX Announces Undercard

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX has announced that the majority of our undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining bands and 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not quite all of them. There will be more undercard announcements in a few days.

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX The Undercard: More...

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Exciter Splits With Osmose Productions

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have parted ways with France's Osmose Productions. The band is currently seeking a new label home for the release of the group's upcoming CD, entitled "Thrash Speed Burn".

EXCITER last fall announced the addition of Brooklyn, New York-based singer Kenny "Metal Mouth" Winter to the group's ranks. "After holding auditions this past summer, the band was blown away with Kenny's three-and-a-half-octave range, delivered with tremendous intensity and conviction," the band previously said in a statement.

Kenny "Metal Mouth" Winter has issued the following statement regarding his addition to the band:

"A big hello to all EXCITER fans worldwide! I want to take a moment to thank John, Clammy and Rik for their support and for the opportunity that has been given to me to perpetuate the legacy of EXCITER. I also want to thank all the fans that have expressed their salutations and support without even having heard my voice. Your acceptance has been overwhelming (literally)!

"I have become aware that there are fans out there that are concerned and/or skeptical about the upcoming album and the direction that it might take with me at the mic. Believe me, guys, I know I have big shoes to fill. To follow in the footsteps of Dan and Jacques will be no easy task, but I intend to storm every continent with the confidence and conviction of an electrical storm. Make no mistake - I-AM-METAL!!!"

Vocalist Jacques Belanger left EXCITER for the third and final time last spring "due to differences of opinion on many issues," according to a press release.

EXCITER's latest CD is "New Testament - Coven of Re-Recorded Classics", a collection of reworked early songs which was released in June 2004 through Osmose Productions.

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Montreal Metal Massacre Fest 2005 Details

The Montreal Metal Massacre fest 2005 will be held at Spectrum in Montreal on December 10th, at 6pm. Bands playing include RAZOR, PILEDRIVER, ANVIL, EXCITER, DBC, AGGRESSION, and LYING TRUTH. Tickets are $32,99 + tax in advance online at ticketpro.ca or by phone for Montreal: 908-9090. Outside Montreal: 1-866-908-9090. Tickets are also sold in stores such as:

In Montreal: Soundcentral, profusion, cdément, freeson.
In Quebec city: Rock star recs
In Ottawa: Vertigo recs
In 3 rivers: L'oreille cassée
At the door: $34,99 + tax

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Exciter To Have Four Albums Reissued

Canadian thrash heroes Exciter are to have four albums re-issued by Megaforce on July 4. The records in question are 'Heavy Metal Maniac', 'Long Live The Loud', 'Unveiling The Wicked' and 'Violence And Force'. All will come with bonus tracks.

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Anvil, Exciter, Vicious Rumors To Play Tradate

Tris of aces from USA for Cultural Association Orpheus: Anvil, Exciter and Vicious Rumors confirmed their shows at Tradate Iron Fest 2005! Finally 3 so much appreciated bands are back in Italy for really awsome gigs!

Other bands confirmed:
Brainstorm
Destruction
Eurosmith
Gotthard
Necrodeath
Pink Cream 69
Rage
Saxon
White Skull

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Dream Theater Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting

Dream Theater are the latest band confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. Also scheduled to perform at the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival are Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Axel Rudi Pell, Grave Digger, Suicidal Tendencies and Exciter. More confirmations will be announced soon.

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Steel Attack And Exciter To Tour Europe

Steel Attack, Exciter, and a yet-to-be announced third band are set to tour Europe. Here are the confirmed tour dates:

08.10.2004 D-Osnabrück, Tor 3
09.10.2004 NL-Tilburg, 013
10.10.2004 NL-Zaandam, Kade
11.10.2004 D-Essen, Zeche Carl
12.10.2004 D-Berlin, K17
13.10.2004 D-Trier, ExHaus
14.10.2004 D-Heidelberg, Schwimmbad Musikclub
15.10.2004 Italy, t.b.a.
16.10.2004 CH-Winterthur/Zürich, Alte Kaserne
17.10.2004 B-Vosselaar, Biebob

UPDATE: The third band is said to be Black Abyss.

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