Season of Mist has announced the signing of veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN.

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 recently completed a European tour playing 16 dates in 6 countries and reaffirmed their status as one of the world's best thrash metal bands.

HEATHEN's current line-up includes vocalist David White, guitarists Terry Lauderdale (also of VAN HALEN cover band HOT FOR TEACHER) and Lee Altus (EXODUS, DIE KRUPPS), bassist Jon Torres (ANGEL WITCH, ULYSSES SIREN) and drummer Darren Minter.

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".

HEATHEN released their latest CD, "Recovered", independently in the spring of 2004. 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 Laird and singer David White's brother Jeffrey).


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