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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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Destruction Decimates San Antonio Crowd

One of Germany’s Big Three thrash bands, Destruction, once again brought its unique brand of thrash/speed metal back to San Antonio, Texas. With nearly 30 years under their bulleted belts, the Teutonic veterans hoped their longevity and legendary cult status would result in a massive gathering of denim-n-leather-gauntlet-fisted bangers.

This would not be the case, though. Even an impressive array of suitable acts that included the return of second-wave Cali Bay thrashers Heathen, the Texas thrash collective Warbeast, German black thrashers Nocturnal and more thrash in Witchhaven failed to bring in the masses on this Tuesday night. However, the dismal turn out did not stop the small-but-loyal crowd from acting like complete maniacs.

What might turn out to be the best thrash tour of the year encountered problems at its Central Texas stop a couple weeks before the event. Originally slated to appear at the Dirty Dog in Austin, the show moved to Backstage Live in San Antonio. Austinites complained about the drive, the lack of quality beer and parking fees. Many from the area with plans of attending the Austin show didn’t make the trek to SA. Those close to the promoter, Motorbreath Entertainment, stated that Austin would have resulted in an even poorer turnout. San Antonio is a bigger city and supposedly, the metal capital of the world, but it didn’t live up to its name on this night. More...

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Heathen Checks In From The Road

Bay Area thrash act Heathen been pummeling its way through the U.S. and Canada on tour with Destruction. The North American Reckoning Tour 2011 commenced on April 26th in Vancouver, and despite some stressful bus issues and being forced to miss a Detroit gig, has successfully pillaged its way through nearly two week's worth of dates with another week and a half to go.

Commented Heathen guitarist Kragen Lum from the road: "Well, the tour got off to a rough start but despite the tour bus breaking down, having to get another bus, and barely making it to the Denver show things are back on track. All of the shows have been killer and we're having a great time with the Destruction guys. We've got 13 shows left on the tour so come on out and get your thrash fix!"

In regards to the Detroit show, Lum added: "Apologies to any Heathen fans that came out to see us in Detroit [at Harpo's]. Unfortunately, the promoter for the show double booked the venue with two tours on the same night -- the Destruction tour and the Cavalera Conspiracy tour -- and then decided he couldn't pay all of the bands. Consequently, we were bumped from the bill along with another band and did not get to play. We were at the venue and ready to go but the situation was beyond our control. Hopefully we can come back to Detroit in the near future."

You can also check out footage of Heathen performing live in Denver by heading over here. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/12/2011 Church of Boston - Boston, MA
5/13/2011 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
5/16/2011 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX
5/17/2011 Mug Shots - Austin, TX
5/18/2011 Numbers - Houston, TX
5/20/2011 The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
5/21/2011 Angel's Roadhouse - Yucaipa, CA
5/22/2011 The Key Club - Hollywood, CA

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Heathen Live Footage Posted Online

New live footage has been made available by Superskum Productions featuring Heathen performing "Dying Season" in Denver, Colorado. You can view the footage in the player below.

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Heathen Video Interview Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted a video interview online with David White of Heathen. You can check out the first part below and the second half is available after the jump.

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Heathen Added To Destruction Tour

German thrash metal veterans Destruction have announced that Destroyer 666 will be unable to participate in the band's scheduled tour of North America this April, because guitarist and vocalist K.K. Warslut will be undergoing surgery on a torn ACL. Replacing them on the bill will be fellow thrash legends Heathen, who released their first new album in nineteen years, "Evolution Through Chaos" last year.

Speaking on the tour's lineup, Destruction front man Schmier stated:

"Destruction wishes Keith a safe and quick recovery! In the meantime, we are really happy to announce their old friends Heathen as a replacement for Deströyer 666! These Bay Area thrashers are one of my favorite thrash bands of all time and we will be sharing the European stages with them in some weeks on the Killfest tour. It's fantastic to have an opportunity to tour with old friends on both sides of the globe! German and Bay Area thrash together on tour - how much more kick-ass can it get?! I can't wait to hit the road again now, hope to see you all out there!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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After All Added To Killfest Tour

Belgian thrash act After All has checked in with the following update about appearing at the 2011 edition of the Killfest:

"After All confirmed for Killfest 2011. After All are proud to announce they will appear at Killfest 2011, alongside thrash legends Overkill, Destruction and Heathen. Total thrash metal mayhem, starting March 3, 2011 in London - 16 shows - 10 countries... More details soon."

The promotional poster for the European Killfest 2011 tour can be viewed at this location.

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Heathen Cancels Mexican Shows

Heathen has issued the following update about canceling the band's previously scheduled shows in Mexico:

"We regret to inform everyone that the previously announced shows in Mexico have been canceled due to agreed financial obligations not being met by the local promoter. We hate to disappoint all the Heathen fans in Mexico that may have already purchased tickets and we hope to make it up to you all soon.

"We do have some good news however... As announced a couple of days ago, we will be taking part in the Killfest 2011 tour next March with Overkill and Destruction. Everyone in the band is very pleased to be a part of this killer tour package. We're looking forward to returning to Europe and hope to see you all at the shows!"

The currently announced dates are as follows: More...

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Overkill And Destruction To Tour Europe

Three thrash metal legends will be joining forces next year for a European tour, which will kick off in March. American thrashers Overkill will be headlining the trek, being joining by teutonic titans Destruction and fellow Americans, Heathen.

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Heathen Posts Music New Video Online

American speed metal veterans Heathen has posted their new music video online for the song, "Dying Season." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest studio album, "The Evolution Of Chaos," which is their first full length release since 1991's "Victims Of Deception." More...

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Heathen To Play Two West Coast Shows

Following a successful trek through Europe last month, Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN will perform two special west coast shows later this week alongside fellow thrash titans/kindred spirits Exodus.

6/11/2010 Key Club - Los Angeles, CA w/ Exodus, Bonded By Blood, All Gods Kill and Tormentor
6/12/2010 Slim's - San Francisco, CA w/ Exodus, Anvil Chorus, and Passive Aggressive

Tickets are on sale now.

HEATHEN continue to reap praise from the metal masses with The Evolution Of Chaos, released in the US on February 16th via Holland's Mascot Records. The record marks HEATHEN's first studio offering in nearly 20 years. The band's current lineup includes David White (vocals), Lee Altus (guitar; Exodus), Kragen Lum (guitar; Prototype), Jon Torres (bass; Angelwitch) and returning member Darren Minter (drums).

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Exodus Announces Two Album Release Shows

Bay Area thrash veterans Exodus will be playing two album release shows with Heathen in Los Angeles and San Francisco before they fly out to Europe to tour the festival circuit:

June 11 Los Angeles @ Key Club with Heathen, Bonded By Blood, plus two local openers
June 12 San Francisco @ Slim's with Heathen, Anvil Chorus, and Passive Aggressive

"Exhibit B: The Human Condition will be released in North America on May 18th."

“Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” and a demo version of “Hammer And Life” - the band’s ode to original Exodus vocalist Paul Baloff (R.I.P.) – can be streamed on the band’s MySpace.

The track listing for "Exhibit B: The Human Condition" is: More...

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Heathen Shoots New Music Video

American thrash metal veterans Heathen has announced that they have just completed filming a new music video for the song, "Dying Season," which comes from their latest studio album, "Evolution Of Chaos," which is their first album since 1991's "Victim Of Deception." The concept of the video reportedly revolves around a never ending war zone that includes zombies and is expected to premire online in the coming weeks.

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Heathen Adds Extra European Tour Dates

Bay area thrashers Heathen have added several extra dates to their upcoming European tour in support of their new album "The Evolution of Chaos." The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

30-4 B Vosselaar Biebob
1-5 D Essen Turock
3-5 D Hamburg Logo
5-5 CH Aarau Kiff
6-5 IT Gorizia Pieffe Factory
8-5 IT Milan Club 71
9-5 SLO Maribor Stuk
11-5 A Vienna Viper Room
12-5 D Ingolstadt Paradox
13-5 D Siegen Vortex
14-5 NL Rotterdam Baroeg
15-5 NL Sneek Bolwerk
16-5 NL Tilburg 013

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Heathen Announces New Tour Dates

Bay area thrashers Heathen have announced a series of European tour dates in support of their new album "The Evolution of Chaos." The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

30/4 B Biebob, Vosselaar
01/5 D Turock, Essen
08/5 IT Club 71, Milan
09/5 SLO Stuk, Maribor
14/5 NL Baroeg, Rotterdam
15/5 NL Bolwerk, Sneek
16/5 NL 013, Tilburg

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Heathen Streaming Entire New Album Online

Bay Area thrashers Heathen are currently streaming their entire forthcoming album “The Evolution of Chaos” online. All ten tracks from the album can be heard at the band's MySpace page.

“The Evolution of Chaos” track listing 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 Streaming New Songs Online

Bay Area thrash band Heathen has posted another two tracks from the forthcoming album “The Evolution of Chaos.” The songs "Silent Nothingness" and "Red Tears Of Disgrace" are available for streaming now along with several previously uploaded tracks at the band's MySpace page.

“The Evolution of Chaos” track listing 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 Streaming New Songs Online

Bay Area thrash band Heathen has posted another two tracks from the forthcoming album “The Evolution of Chaos.” The songs “Fade Away” and “Bloodkult” are both available for streaming in their entirety along with the 4 tracks added previously via the band's MySpace page. “The Evolution of Chaos” will be released in the U.S. on February 16th via Mascot Records. Heathen is currently planning a tour of Europe in support of the new album, with dates to be announced soon.

“The Evolution of Chaos” track listing 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 Postpones European Tour

California thrashers Heathen have issued the following statement about postponing their previously planned European tour dates:

"Unfortunately, Heathen will be rescheduling the dates for their European tour. The band is disappointed that they will not be able to hit the road in March but is working hard to schedule tour dates in order to support the new album, 'The Evolution of Chaos' worldwide. New tour dates will be posted as soon as they are confirmed."

The new songs "Undone" and "Arrows of Agony" from the upcoming album "The Evolution of Chaos" can be heard through Heathen's MySpace page. The album will be released in North America on February 16th through Mascot Records.

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Heathen Posts Two More New Songs Online

Bay Area thrash metal veterans Heathen has posted two more new songs online from their brand new studio album, "Evolution Through Chaos." You can check out the songs "Undone" and "Arrows Of Agony" by heading to the band's official Myspace page. The album was released today in Europe and will be available in North America on February 16th through Mascot Records. The band are currently planning to tour Europe later this year in support of the record.

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Heathen Streaming Two New Songs

Bay Area thrashers Heathen have posted the first two tracks from their forthcoming album “The Evolution of Chaos” on their Myspace page. The songs “Dying Season” and “Control By Chaos” are both available for streaming in their entirety. “The Evolution of Chaos” will be released in Europe on January 25th and in the U.S. on February 16th via Mascot Records. Heathen is currently planning a tour of Europe in support of the new album, with dates to be announced soon.

“The Evolution of Chaos” track listing 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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