Classic southern California power/speed metalists HERETIC will record their first-ever live DVD on Saturday, August 25 at Malone’s in Santa Ana, California. The night itself will be a return to the “glory days” of Southern California’s thriving metal scene. Also on the bill are DEATHRIDERS (featuring former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin) and local speed metal monsters BRAIN DEAD. Betsy Bitch will serve as mistress of metal ceremonies.
HERETIC released the critically acclaimed “A Time Of Crisis” album on July 26 via Metal On Metal Records.
The band, formed in 1985 in Los Angeles, California, released an EP, “Torture Knows No Boundary” (1986), and a full-length, “Breaking Point” (1988), through Metal Blade Records before disbanding. Later on the founding member, songwriter and guitarist Brian Korban together with bassist Dennis O’Hara formed REVEREND, which featured the vocal talents of the late David Wayne (METAL CHURCH).
In 2011 Brian Korban reformed the band, recruiting Julian Mendez, the vocalist who sang on the band’s first EP. Soon they were joined by the seasoned musicians, long-time friends and collaborators, guitarist Glenn Rogers (VIKING, ex-HIRAX, ex-DELIVERANCE, ex-STEEL VENGEANCE and others) and bassist Angelo Espino (BITCH, ex-REVEREND, ex-HIRAX, ex-ANGER AS ART, ex-UNCLE SLAM and others) and a young, but talented drummer Ignazio Coppola.