Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have recruited guitar virtuoso Terry Lauderdale to tour with the group this summer. "After auditions, Terry Lauderdale stepped up to the plate and hit a home run," the band write on their web site. "HEATHEN is very excited about having Terry on board. You may remember Terry, when by the age of 18, caught the attention of hard rockers SABOTAGE who recruited the young guitarist for the lead guitar position and was soon burning up the stage. Terry then moved on to join forces with Carl Socco (HEATHEN, MURDER), Bob Clic (THE LEWD, MURDER) and Dane Petersen (BLOODBATH) to form the thrash metal band DIE SIEGER. Terry Lauderdale continues to awe and inspire audiences wherever he performs. Besides his reputation as a professional musician, he is also known as a dynamic performer, who gives nothing less than 110 percent at every performance. He has also received countless praise from his peers, professional relationships and dedicated fans. Now he plans to rip up the stage with HEATHEN."
In other news, a brand-new HEATHEN song, entitled "Arrows of Agony", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. Still available for download is another new song, "Dying Season", which can be found at this location.
"Arrows of Agony" and "Dying Season" come from the group's recently completed demo, the recordings for which commenced this past January.
The band, who are currently unsigned, released their latest CD, "Recovered", independently last spring. The effort featured covers of songs from QUEEN, THIN LIZZY, TYGERS OF PAN TANG and SWEET SAVAGE, as well as an original track, "In Memory of…" (written and dedicated to former band member Randy Lair and singer David White's brother Jeffrey).
Upcoming HEATHEN shows:
Jun. 27 - London, UK @ Underworld *
Jun. 28 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City *
Jun. 29 - Glasgow, SCO @ Cathouse *
Jun. 30 - Milton Keynes, UK @ The Pits *
Jul. 01 - Brighton, UK @ 2 Engine Room *
Jul. 02 - Bad Hersfeld, GER
Jul. 04 – Paris, FRA @ La Maroquineria *
Jul. 05 – Stuttgart, GER @ Rohre *
Jul. 06 – Munchen, GER @ Backstage *
Jul. 07 – Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl *
Jul. 08 – GER - Headbangers Open Air Festival
Jul. 09 – Tilburg, NETH @ 013 *
Jul. 10 – Nijmegen, NETH @ Doornroosje *
Jul. 14 - Sint-Niklaas, BEL @ The Starz
Jul. 15 – Geleen, NETH @ Ed & Rocco's
Jul. 16 – Wendessen, GER @ Thrash Till Death Festival
* supporting NUCLEAR ASSAULT