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Latest Heathen News

Below is our complete Heathen 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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Heathen Posts Samples Of Entire New Album

San Francisco's Heathen have posted audio samples of all the tracks from their "The Evolution of Chaos" album. The samples can be heard here (website is in Japanese but song titles are in English). "The Evolution Of Chaos" was released in Japan on December 23, 2009 via King Records. The CD will be made available on January 25, 2010 in Europe and March 31, 2010 in the U.S. via Holland's Mascot Records.

The track listing for "The Evolution Of Chaos" is as follows:

1. Dying Season
2. Control By Chaos
3. No Stone Unturned
4. Arrows Of Agony
5. Fade Away
6. A Hero's Welcome
7. Undone
8. Bloodkult
9. Red Tears Of Disgrace
10. Silent Nothingness

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Heathen Announces New Album Japanese Release

San Francisco metallers Heathen have announced their upcoming album "Evolution of Chaos" will be released January 25th, 2010 in Europe and March 31st, 2010 in the U.S. A release date in Japan has now been confirmed for December 23rd through King Records. Heathen is currently booking dates for European tour in March 2010. Specific dates will be announced as they become available.

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Warpath Confirmed For Hammerfest II

U.K. metallers Warpath have announced they will perform at the Hammerfest II festival, which will take place between March 11th - 13th, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom.

The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:

AKERCOCKE
ATTICA RAGE
BELLIGERENCE
CARS ON FIRE
CONQUEST OF STEEL
DARK FUNERAL
DEVILDRIVER
ECHOVIRUS
EPICA
GODSIZED
HEATHEN
HELLFIGHTER
HURON
ICED EARTH
ISOLYSIS
MALEFICE
MAN MUST DIE
MARSHALL LAW
NAPALM DEATH
NO MADE SENSE
ORANGE GOBLIN
PANIC CELL
RISE TO REMAIN
SHINING
SKINDRED
SONDURA
THE MORE I SEE
WARPATH
ZICO CHAIN

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Heathen Reveals New Album Release Date

San Francisco metallers Heathen have announced their upcoming album "Evolution of Chaos" will be released January 25th, 2010 in Europe and March 31st, 2010 in the U.S. A release date in Japan is forthcoming. The band has announced they are putting together a European tour in support of the new album. Dates will be announced as they become available.

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Heathen Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

San Francisco metallers Heathen have announced the following upcoming tour dates:

9/4 THE ROCK TUCSON, Arizona
9/5 UB’S BAR MESA, Arizona
9/6 WHISKEY A GO GO WEST HOLLYWOOD, California
9/19 THRASH DOMINATION KAWASAKI, Kanagawa
9/20 THRASH DOMINATION KAWASAKI, Kanagawa

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Testament Announces Tour Dates For Mexico, Japan

Testament has announced the following tour dates for Mexico and Japan:

9/12 – MONTERREY, MEXICO – MONTERREY ARENA
9/13 – MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – CUERVO SALON
9/17 - OSAKA, Japan – BIG CAT - w/ Kreator
9/19 – KAWASAKI, Japan - CLUB CITTA - w/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
9/20 – KAWASAKI, Japan - CLUB CITTA - w/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
9/21 – NAGOYA, Japan - ELL

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Heathen Finishes Recording New Album

San Francisco thrashers Heathen have issued the following announcement about completing the work on their upcoming album:

"HEATHEN is finished recording their new album 'Evolution Of Chaos', we are very excited about how the new album turned out and we are confident that the fans of Heathen will be very happy with the long awaited release.

"HEATHEN will be performing at The Rock in Tucson AZ on Fri Sept 4, UB's Bar in Mesa Arizona on Sat Sept 5, and The Wiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood CA Sun Sept 6.

"HEATHEN will play THRASH DOMINATION with TESTAMENT, KRATOR, and EXODUS, in Kawasaki, Japan Sat & Sun Sept 19 & 20. HEATHEN is looking forward to crushing live! Come join us and bang your head right of your shoulders!"

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Heathen Postpones New Album Release

Thrash metal veterans Heathen has decided to postpone the release of their new studio album, "Evolution Of Chaos." A message from their record label Mascot Records reads as follows:

"Heathen is now back in the studio to work on the final mix of upcoming album Evolution Of Chaos. This unfortunately means we have decided to postpone the release, we will soon let you know the definitive release date."

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Heathen Reveals New Album Details

Bay Area thrash metal veterans Heathen has announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, entitled "Evolution Of Chaos," on July 20th through Mascot Records. This will be the bands first album of new material since "Victims Of Deception" which was released in 1991 through Roadrunner Records. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Dying Season
2. Control By Chaos
3. No Stone Unturned
4. Arrows Of Agony
5. Fade Away
6. A Hero's Welcome
7. Undone
8. Bloodkult
9. Red Tears Of Disgrace
10. Silent Nothingness More...

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Kreator Announces Japanese Tour

German thrash metal legends Kreator has announced that they will be heading to Japan for a tour with several other thrash metal legends this September. Other bands booked to perform with Kreator are Testament, Heathen and Exodus.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 17 - Osaka, Japan at Big Cat with Testament
September 18 - Nagoya, Japan at Club Quattro with Exodus
September 19 - Kawasaki, Japan at Club Citta with Testament, Exodus, Heathen
September 20 - Kawasaki, Japan at Club Citta with Testament, Exodus, Heathen

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Testament Announces European Tour Dates

Testament has announced a run of summer tour dates in Europe and Japan. Here are the latest tour dates:

07/02 – ZWOLLE, HOLLAND - HEDON
07/03 - ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – SOUNDOCK 14
07/04 – TOMIN, SLOVENIA – METALCAMP FESTIVAL
07/05 – ROME,ITALY- IPPODROME - co headline w/ Fear Factory
07/06 – RIMINI, ITALY - VELVET - co headline w/ Fear Factory
07/07 – PADOVA, ITALY
07/09 – KILAFORS, SWEDEN - ROCKWEELAND FESTIVAL (Second Stage)
07/10 – KVINESDALE, NORWAY - ROCK FESTIVAL
07/12 – KRACKOW, POLAND - KNOCKOUT FESTIVAL
07/13 – TBA- CZECH
07/14 – TBA – SLOVAKIA
07/15 – TBA – MACEDEONIA
07/16 – BEGRADE, SERBIA – TBA
07/17 – TOKAJ, HUNGRY – HEGYALJA FESTIVAL
07/19 - MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY II
07/20 – SHEFFIELD, UK - CORPORATION
07/21 – GLASGOW, UK - GARAGE
07/22 – NEWCASTLE, UK - ACADEMY
07/23 – BRISTOL, UK - ACADEMY
07/24 – LONDON, UK - SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
07/25 – BIRMINGHAM, UK - ACADEMY
07/27 – ATHENS, GREECE - OLYMPIC FENCING ARENA
07/28 – TBA - TURKEY
07/29 – TBA - TURKEY
07/31 – WACKEN, GERMANY – WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL
08/02 – HELSINKI, FINLAND - ANKKA ROCK FESTIVAL
08/04 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND - TBA
08/05 – BERLIN, GERMANY - TBA
08/06 – POZNAN, POLAND - TBA
08/07 - PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA - BRUTAL ASSAULT
08/08 – DEINZE, BELGIUM – ALCATRAZ FESTIVAL
09/17 – OSAKA, Japan – BIG CAT - w/ Kreator
09/19 - KAWASAKI, Japan - CLUB CITTA - w/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
09/20 - KAWASAKI, Japan - CLUB CITTA - w/ Exodus, Kreator, Heathen
09/21 - NAGOYA, Japan - ELL

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Heathen Welcomes back Drummer Darren Minter

San Francisco Bay metallers, Heathen, issued the following update on their MySpace page:

"Heathen is proud to announce the return of Darren Minter on drums!"

"Darren has been working hard with the band during the last few weeks doing pre-production for the upcoming Heathen album. The band hopes to finish recording in July for a release on Mascot Records later in the year."

"The Thrash Assault 3 Festival on October 11th will be the next live appearance for the band. More tour plans will be announced in the coming weeks."

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Ex-Heathen Drummer Returns To The Band

Bay Area thrash veterans Heathen have posted the following update:

"HEATHEN is proud to announce the return of Darren Minter on drums!

"Darren has been working hard with the band during the last few weeks doing pre-production for the upcoming HEATHEN album. The band hopes to finish recording in July for a release on Mascot Records later in the year.

"The Thrash Assault 3 Festival on October 11th [at Soundpark-Ost in Würzburg, Germany] will be the next live appearance for the band. More tour plans will be announced in the coming weeks."

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"Get Thrashed" DVD Release Date Announced

"Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal" will be released on DVD in August. The DVD features footage and interviews with thrash legends ranging from Metallica to Kreator to Hirax. You can read an interview with director Rick Ernst at this location.

The complete list of bands interviewed is as follows:

Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Godsmack, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Death Angel, Shadows Fall, Meshuggah, In Flames, Strapping Young Lad, Stone Sour, Superjoint Ritual, Lamb of God, Vio-lence, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction , Nuclear Assault, Voivod, Chimaira, Biohazard, Fozzy/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, Sepultura, Kittie, The Haunted, DRI, Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, Heathen, Hirax More...

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Forbidden Reveals Drummer For European Tour

Reunited thrashers Forbidden have revealed that Mark Hernandez will be behind the kit on their forthcoming European tour. Mark has a wealth of bands he's previously played for including Heathen, Vio-Lence and RE:Ignition amongst others.

Guitarist Craig Locicero states: "Yes, we're all very excited about going over to Europe with Mark Hernandez behind the kit. It took us a while to sort out all of the details, so we apologize for the delay. It was rumoured that Chris Kontos, whom I already have the honor of playing with in SPIRALARMS, was going to be Forbidden's European drummer. But that did not pan out because Chris had other obligations with ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT and the PART TIME CHRISTIANS. So we had to try out some other drummers and Mark was on fire for the gig! He knocked us over with his audition and showed us how good he really is. This guy is going to surprise a lot of people. He shocked all of us and really did his homework.

"I've known Mark a long time after seeing him play with Vio-Lence and Re:Ignition and most recently Heathen so I knew he had some chops. The last thing we would do is put someone onto the Forbidden drum throne who could not handle the job and pressure of filling some mighty large shoes. Obviously, Paul Bostaph and Steve Jacobs would be there if they could, but Paul's in TESTAMENT and Steve is unavailable in the time frame of this tour. So Mark won the job flat-out and he deserves it! So let's show him some love and respect to Mark when he bashing behind the kit with us in Europe. Make him feel welcome!"

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Heathen To Headline Thrasho De Mayo Festival

Bay Area thrashers Heathen have been confirmed as the headline act for the Thrasho De Mayo festival, scheduled to be held at The Knitting Factory Hollywood in Los Angeles on May 24th. Also scheduled to perform are Fueled By Fire, Torture, Merciless Death, Hatchet, Witchaven, Amored Assassin and more.

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Heathen Announce New Lineup

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have issued the following update:

"Over the past few years, this page has been an inspiration for the band and has kept us going, knowing we had a huge following out there who want to see a new album in the stores."

"After a long hard slog, we can finally reveal some details!"

"Firstly, longtime drummer and metal brother Darren Minter and guitar virtuoso Terry Lauderdale have left HEATHEN. To replace them, we have been searching long and hard and have finally found a couple of guys to carry on the HEATHEN legend." More...

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Heathen To Enter Studio In October

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN are tentatively scheduled to ener the studio in October/November 2007 to begin recording their new album. The as-yet-untitled effort is expected to be released in March 2008 via Holland's Mascot Records.

As many fans will recall, HEATHEN were one of the most unique bands to rise from the Bay Area thrash explosion of the '80s/'90s, having released a groundbreaking debut album, "Breaking the Silence", in 1987 went on to sell close to 100,000 copies worldwide.

Reborn six years ago, the band are now looking to rise up once more and reclaim the throne of thrash metal.

HEATHEN's entire 2005 demo is available for free download at this location. The tracks featured on the demo are "Empty Nothingness", "Dying Season" and "Arrows of Agony".

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Original Heathen Vocalist Passes Away

Sam Kress, the original vocalist of acclaimed San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN and former co-editor of early '80s underground fanzine Whiplash, passed away several days ago. The cause of his death has not been released.

In a recent posting on his blog, Whiplash co-founder Brian Lew had the following to say about Sam Kress:

"Sam and I created a metal 'zine called Whiplash. Basically, Sam was more the business guy and I was more the creative guy and we worked well together... We also spent a lot of time hanging out with other metalhead friends... Listening to metal, drinking, being young and stupid. I can't even guess how many times I crashed on his couch.

"While in New York, Sam had befriended a guy starting a record label called Torrid. Long story short, Sam helped broker the release of EXODUS' seminal debut album 'Bonded By Blood' on the Torrid / Combat Records label in 1985.

"I've always considered 'Bonded By Blood' to be THE defining album of the Bay Area old metal scene. No disrespect to METALLICA's 'Kill 'Em All', but METALLICA's songs were primarily written before the band relocated from SoCal to S.F.; EXODUS were 100% Bay Area born and bred. East Bay OG. EXODUS raged the hardest and Sam and I were right there with them.

"Sam and I are thanked side-by-side in the liner notes of several old metal albums, including METALLICA's 'Ride The Lightning' and EXODUS' 'Bonded By Blood'. We were metal bruthas and back then that meant A LOT."

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Heathen Close To Signing With Mascot Records

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN are close to signing a deal with Mascot Records.

As many fans will recall, HEATHEN were one of the most unique bands to rise from the Bay Area thrash explosion of the '80s/'90s, having released a groundbreaking debut album, "Breaking the Silence", in 1987 went on to sell close to 100,000 copies worldwide.

Reborn five years ago, the band are now looking to rise up once more and reclaim the throne of thrash metal.

HEATHEN's entire 2005 demo is available for free download at this location. The tracks featured on the demo are "Empty Nothingness", "Dying Season" and "Arrows of Agony".

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