Former Metal Blade recording artists HERETIC have announced the addition of ex-HIRAX/REVEREND bassist Angelo Espino and drummer Ignazio Copolla to the group’s ranks. The band’s current lineup is rounded out by original members Julian Mendez on vocals and Brian Korban on guitar, along with new addition Glenn Rogers (ex-HIRAX) on guitar.
HERETIC is writing material for a new studio album, to be released later in the year.
According to The BNR Metal Pages, “HERETIC was a rather typical power/thrash metal band of the Eighties, managing one EP and one album before calling it a day. At least part of the reason for the band breakup was vocalist Mike Howe‘s departure to METAL CHURCH — ironically, the man he replaced there, David Wayne, recruited two HERETIC members for his then-new band, REVEREND.”
HERETIC 2012 is:
Julian Mendez – Vocals
Brian Korban – Guitar
Angelo Espino – Bass
Glenn Rogers – Guitar
Ignazio “Iggy” Coppola – Drums