HEATHEN To Record New Demo

Guitarist Lee Altus of the reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN has issued the following update via the band's official message board:

"In a few weeks we'll be entering the studio to record some of the songs that we've been working on. It's going to be more of a pre-production demo kind of thing so we plan on recording 2-4 songs. We have about 12 to choose from but we narrowed it down to about five since those songs are the most complete. I know that we've been taking our time on writing this thing, but we just want it to be a worthy follow-up to our other albums."

As previously reported, HEATHEN recently announced the addition of bassist Jon Torres to the group's ranks. Torres is no stranger to the Bay Area metal scene, having participated in such bands as THUNDERHEAD, WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT and ANGEL WITCH. The band, who are currently unsigned, released their latest CD, "Recovered", independently this past 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 Laird and lead vocalist David White's brother Jeffrey).

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