San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans HEATHEN are in the studio working on a new album.
A one-minute video in which vocalist David White and guitarist Kragen Lum reveal that they are in pre-production for the follow-up to “The Evolution Of Chaos” LP can be seen below.
HEATHEN is often credited — alongside EXODUS, TESTAMENT, FORBIDDEN, DEATH ANGEL and VIO-LENCE — with being one of the leaders of the Bay Area thrash metal scene of the mid-to-late 1980s.
Since its 1984 inception, HEATHEN has gone through several lineup changes, leaving guitarist Lee Altus as the only constant member.
To date, HEATHEN has released three studio albums: 1987’s “Breaking the Silence”, 1991’s “Victims Of Deception” and the aforementioned “The Evolution Of Chaos”.
HEATHEN‘s drummer of 25 years, Darren Minter, quit the band in May 2013 “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
Drummer Jon Dette, who has played with ICED EARTH, SLAYER, ANTHRAX and TESTAMENT, sat behind the kit for HEATHEN on the San Francisco Bay Area thrash band’s 2013 European tour with GENERATION KILL and DUST BOLT.
HEATHEN in 2012 inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
Altus has been a member of EXODUS since 2005. He joined the group as the replacement for Rick Hunolt, who left EXODUS to concentrate on his family life.