HEATHEN Issue Update From The Road
Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN have been pummeling their way through the U.S. and Canada on tour with the mighty Destruction. The North American Reckoning Tour 2011 commenced on April 26 in Vancouver, and despite some stressful bus issues and being forced to miss their 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."
Despite being unable to play at Harpo's, Lum has been joining Destruction onstage each night to play "Release From Agony." Check out footage from Detroit below.
HEATHEN is touring in support of their critically-acclaimed The Evolution Of Chaos full length, which marked their first studio offering in nearly 20 years! Released in North American via Holland's Mascot Records last year, the record reaped praise from critics and fans nationwide. "...this is as close as it gets to a modern-day thrash classic," said Metal Underground in a 4.5/5 review. Added About.com in a 4/5 rating: "Old school thrashers certainly remember HEATHEN from back in the day, but their return will garner them a whole new generation of fans," while Mind Over Metal noted: "...when combined with strong production and memorable artwork, you have a solid contender for one of the best metal releases of 2010."
HEATHEN North American Reckoning Tour
with Destrcution and Warbeast! (remaining dates):
5/10/2011 Bourbon Street Ballroom - Baltimore, MD
5/11/2011 Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
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
More Tour DatesTags: Heathen, thrash metal
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Date: May 10, 2011
As Reported by: Jason Fisher
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