Former HEATHEN guitarist Doug Piercy has rejoined the influential ’80s progressive NWOSFHM (New Wave of San Francisco Heavy Metal) band ANVIL CHORUS.

The guitar team of Thaen Rasmussen and Piercy was one of the greatest under the radar metal duos of the ’80s.

The first explosive performance of this newly reunited guitar team was back on February 24 when they played with DEATH ANGEL at Slim’s in San Francisco (see video below).

ANVIL CHORUS is currently working on the follow up to 2009’s phenomenal return to action, “The Killing Sun”. While this album featured original tracks written during the band’s 80s heyday, the new album will contain all newly written tracks such as “Solar Flux”, “Blood Memory”, “Colossus”, “Moonstroke” and more and promises to be another thundering release that solidly establishes the group’s return.

Watch for the long-awaited double vinyl release of “The Killing Sun” coming later in 2012.

“The Killing Sun” featured a 16-page color booklet with liner notes written by San Francisco metal legend Ron Quintana (KUSF radio, Metal Mania fanzine) and cover art by Mark Devito (MOTÖRHEAD), packed with lyrics, photos and memories.