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Istapp - Confirmed For Heathen Rock Festival

Recently, it was reported that Swedish black metallers Istapp are working on a new album to drop this year. Now the band has announced a performance at the Heathen Rock Festival in Germany, that will happen on February 24th. You can read more and see the running order at the festival's official site.


Band profile: Istapp
Posted: 15.01.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)

Heathen - European Tour Announced

Grab your leather jackets because a thrash metal triumvirate is ready to lay waste to a bunch of European clubs. San Francisco veterans Heathen, who are busy working on new material, will be touring and thrashing Europe in June with Generation Kill and Munich-based newcomers Dust Bolt. You can confirm the tour dates below the flyer.


Band profile: Heathen
Posted: 29.03.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

Heathen - Cancel Summer Festival Shows

US thrashers Heathen have released an official statement regarding the cancellation of their summer festival appearances: "Due to unforeseen financial circumstances we regret to announce that Heathen will not be able to make their appearances at the upcoming Metalcamp, Brutal Assault and Jalometalli festivals. Please understand that the band made every effort and exhausted all resources available in order to work things out and perform at the festivals as scheduled. We want to thank the festival promoters and Heathen fans for their understanding and look forward to seeing everyone on the next tour."


Band profile: Heathen
Posted: 30.07.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Heathen - Sign With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast press release:

The ink has finally dried and Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of the Bay Area's indomitable thrash metal band Heathen!


Band profile: Heathen
Posted: 15.04.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

Heathen - Replacing Deströyer 666 On N. American Reckoning Tour

Bay Area thrashers Heathen will be replacing Deströyer 666 on the upcoming North American Reckoning Tour headlined by German thrash metallers Destruction.

Deströyer 666 will be unable to travel due to guitarist/vocalist Keith (K.K. Warslut)'s upcoming surgery for a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).

Bassist & vocalist Schmier comments on the new touring bill, which still includes Warbeast from Texas: "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 & 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!"

For a list of dates, go to this location.


Band profile: Heathen
Event: Destruction: North American Reckoning Tour
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (3)

Heathendom - New Video Online

"The Symbolist", the new video from Greek metallers Heathendom, can be viewed at this location. The clip was produced and directed by Michail Vlavianos & Lefteris Vourliotis.

"The Symbolist" is the title track from the band's latest album, The Symbolist, which was released on February 7th, 2011 via Metal On Metal Records.


Posted: 10.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Heathen Beast - Set To Release Free Debut EP

Indian black metal has a new face in the form of Heathen Beast. The Mumbai-based three-piece are all set to release their debut EP, entitled Ayodhya Burns on the 26th of November 2010.

Unlike regular black metal bands who follow anti-Christian or satanic themes, Heathen Beast follows the path of atheism and subjects related to India and its culture. The EP is a tribute to all Indians who have lost their lives in the name of religion. The EP will be available for free download on the band's reverbnation page in short notice and will also be available on a limited edition CD (200 copies) version for any fans that would like to own a copy.

The band already has some pre-production samples available on the reverbnation page to give fans a taste of what to expect from the EP. The artwork has been co designed by vocalist/guitarist Carvaka and Rocklogy Designs based in Bangalore.

Ayodhya Burns cover art] tracklist:

01. Blind Faith
02. Religious Genocide
03. Ayodhya Burns


Posted: 16.11.2010 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Heathen - Mexico Shows Cancelled

Heathen have canceled a handful of live shows for Mexico. The band issued the following statement:

"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."

As earlier announced, Heathen will be taking part in the Killfest 2011 tour next March with Overkill and Destruction. Commented the band: "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!"


Band profile: Heathen
Posted: 04.09.2010 by BudDa | Comments (3)

Overkill - European Killfest Tour 2011 With Destruction, Heathen

Good news for all thrashers! Overkill are hosting another edition of their infamous Killfest Tours. Embarking on a European trek in March 2011, Overkill will be supported by Teutonic thrashers Destruction and Bay Area thrash band Heathen. Special guests will be also announced in the near future.

Confirmed Kiilfest dates are as follows:

03.03.2011 - GBR - London, O2 Islington Academy
04.03.2011 - GER - Köln, Essigfabrik
05.03.2011 - GER - Geiselwind, Music Hall
06.03.2011 - GER - Stuttgart, Longhorn
07.03.2011 - GER - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08.03.2011 - SWI - Zürich, Volkshaus
09.03.2011 - ITA - Milano, Live Club
10.03.2011 - AUT - Wörgl, Komma
11.03.2011 - HUN - Budapest, Petofi Hall
12.03.2011 - CZE - Brno, Fleda
13.03.2011 - POL - Warsaw, Stodola
15.03.2011 - GER - Berlin, Columbia Club
16.03.2011 - GER - Hamburg, Markthalle
17.03.2011 - GER - Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
18.03.2011 - BEL - Antwerpen, Trix
19.03.2011 - NED - Enschede, Atak


Band profile: Overkill
Event: Killfest Tour 2011
Posted: 04.09.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (5)

Heathen - New Video Online

"Dying Season", the new video from US metallers Heathen, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed in early April in Sacramento, California with Darin Wood, Christy Savage and Amy Slockbower of Trash Film Orgy Productions, a company that specializes in B-horror films.

"Dying Season" comes off the band's latest album, The Evolution Of Chaos, which was released in Japan on December 2009 via King Records and was made available on January 2010 in Europe via Mascot Records.


Band profile: Heathen
Posted: 25.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)

Heathen - Entire New Album Available For Streaming

Bay Area Thrash band Heathen have posted all 10 tracks from their new album The Evolution of Chaos on MySpace.

The Evolution of Chaos will see its release in the US next Tuesday, February 16th via Mascot Records. The album, which was released in Japan on December 23rd and in Europe on January 25th, has garnered incredible reviews worldwide and recently debuted at #75 on the German charts. Heathen is currently scheduling a tour of Europe in support of the new album, with dates to be announced soon.


Band profile: Heathen
Posted: 14.02.2010 by BudDa | Comments (2)

Heathen - New Songs Streaming, European Tour Postponed

Original news, posted on 19.01.2010

Bay Area Thrashers Heathen have posted the first two tracks from their forthcoming album The Evolution of Chaos on the band's 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. The album was already released in Japan on December 23rd via King Records. Heathen are currently planning a tour of Europe in support of the new album, with dates to be announced soon. A broadcast quality video of the bands performance at the Thrash Domination 2009 festival in Kawasaki, Japan can be seen here.

UPDATE (thanks to BudDa)

Heathen are streaming two more songs from the upcoming The Evolution of Chaos. Songs are called "Arrows Of Agony" and "Undone". Check them out here.

In other news, the band has been forced to postponed their European tour in March. A message from the band reads: "Unfortuantely, 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."


Band profile: Heathen
Posted: 27.01.2010 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Heathen - Audio Samples Of Entire New Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on The Evolution Of Chaos, the forthcoming album from US metallers Heathen, are available for streaming at this location.

The Evolution Of Chaos will be released on January 25 in Europe (on March 31 in the US) via Mascot Records.

The Evolution Of Chaos cover art] tracklist:

01. Dying Season
02. Control By Chaos
03. No Stone Unturned
04. Arrows Of Agony
05. Fade Away
06. A Heroe's Welcome
07. Undone
08. Bloodkult
09. Red Tears Of Disgrace
10. Silent Nothingness


Band profile: Heathen
Posted: 04.01.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Heathen - New Album Details, Tour Dates

Bay Area thrashers Heathen have announced the new album, The Evolution of Chaos will be released in Japan on December 23 through King Records, and via Mascot Records on January 25, 2010 in Europe and on March 31 in the USA.

The Evolution of Chaos cover art] tracklist:

01. Dying Season
02. Control by Chaos
03. No Stone Unturned
04. Arrows of Agony
05. Fade Away
06. A Hero's Welcome
07. Undone
08. Bloodkult
09. Red Tears of Disgrace
10. Silent Nothingness

Demo versions of "Dying Season" and "Arrows of Agony" can be streamed on MySpace.

Heathen are also booking a tour in Europe for March 2010. The tentative dates are as follows:

12/3 - UK - Prestatyn, Hammerfest
13/3 - UK - London, Underworld
14/3 - NL - Rotterdam, Baroeg
15/3 - D - Siegen, Blue Box
16/3 - F - TBA
17/3 - D - Ingolstadt, Paradox
18/3 - CH - Aarau, Kiff
19/3 - IT - TBA
20/3 - IT - Gorizia, Pieffe Factory
21/3 - SLO - Maribor
22/3 - RO - Baia Mare, Tinertului Hall
23/3 - A - Vienna, Viper Room
24/3 - D - TBA
25/3 - D - TBA
26/3 - D - Essen, Turock
27/3 - NL - TBA
28/3 - NL - Tilburg, 013


Band profile: Heathen
Event: Heathen [POSTPONED]
Posted: 04.12.2009 by BudDa | Comments (21)

Eluveitie - Headlining Heathenfest North America

Heathen sects from across Europe will be converging on North America for the first annual Heathenfest tour! Switzerland's Eluveitie, the worlds heaviest Celtic tinged folk-metal band in existence, will be headlining the event with direct support coming from label mates Belphegor, Austria's most feared S&M loving blasphemers. Support will come from Scotland's own Pirate metal sensations Alestorm, Finland's female fronted folk-metal troupe Kivimetsän Druidi, and Norwegian black n' rollers Vreid.

Eluveitie mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann commented: "After our last planned US tour appearance was cancelled we were just as disappointed as our fans were. We promised to immediately start looking for a worthy replacement tour and so here it is! To us, it already seems far too long since we toured the US and Canada. We definitely haven't forgotten the warm welcome we received there! So we're more than happy and enthused to 'set sail' westwards once again!

All the more we have some excellent bands joining us, which we've had the pleasure to share the stage with before in Europe! And not at least we're eager as hell to cudgel the American metalheads with some brand new songs! I'm sure this tour will kick ass, devastate and definitely be a flagrantly HEATHEN feast!

We will of course play songs from our latest acoustic release "Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion" but we'll also play some songs from our upcoming album which is fully metal again. This tour will be the first time ever that we'll play those brand new songs live! Next week we'll enter the studio to start recording the new album, which should come out in early 2010."

Belphegor comments: "Ave! Yes it's the first time, after five amazing North American, tours that Belphegor gets to come to the States and play a full set and not have three drumsets on stage (laughs). So be prepared and expect more machine gun hellfire and aggressive stage action! We look forward to seeing all you death - legions again as we promote the release of our new album "Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn". Hail Chaos - Hail Sathan!"

Alestorm exclaims: "Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!"

Kivimetsän Druidi adds: "We are really looking forward playing killer gigs on Heathenfest tour - our very first time in North America - with these awesome bands. We know there will be lots of our fans, but also people to whom we are still practically unknown. The response at our two European tours has been great and we have really enjoyed playing there. Last year we had just released our debut album Shadowheart when we toured with our friends Korpiklaani, Battlelore, and Falchion on Finnish Fire Tour through European metropolis and the audience made us feel very welcome. Now, we are prepared to give our fans some serious party time, extreme folk metal songs and joyful shows. So come to see us alive on Heathenfest tour and join the party!"


Band profile: Eluveitie
Event: Heathenfest N. American Tour
Posted: 26.08.2009 by Thryce | Comments (10)