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Heathen Checks In With Road Report

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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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1. Cryonics writes:

I can't wait to finally see these guys on the 22nd. Destruction ruled the night last time around along with Krisiun, so I know what to expect from those Teutonic Thrash Titans.

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2. silvermountains writes:

Heathen KICKED @SS in Denver the whole show was flawless, cept they started at 11:30 because none of the bands showed up from Las Vegas the night before so the show ended up going till 4 am... most tired i've ever been in a long time.

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3. Cryonics writes:

That's awesome, man! You were living after midnight and rockin' to the dawn! :P What other bands played that night besides Destruction and Heathen?

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4. silvermountains writes:

It was a weird line up of local bands and these guys. So it was Zombie Hate Brigade (weird 1 minute long death metal) Speedwolf (really cool Motorhead inspired band) Warbeast, Heathen then Destruction. Driving from a concert ending home real quick for a shower then straight to work seriously wasn't the plan but THRASH!!! haha

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