Canadian Heavy Metal legends EXCITER are returning to Europe in May and June 2023 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic debut album "Heavy Metal Maniac". Widely regarded as one of the most influential albums of the genre, "Heavy Metal Maniac" set a benchmark for fast and furious metal that still resonates with fans worldwide.
With its driving rhythms, scorching solos, and powerful vocals, "Heavy Metal Maniac" helped shape the sound of the emerging Heavy Metal scene and has inspired generations of musicians since its release in 1983.
Dan Beehler, drummer and singer of EXCITER, says:
"40 years later and the legacy of ‘Heavy Metal Maniac’ is as strong as ever. We can't wait to play these classic songs and share in the celebration with our brothers and sisters across Europe with our biggest production yet. Thank you for your dedication and support maniacs, we'll see you very soon...POUND IT!"
EXCITER will be performing select shows across Europe with special guests Artillery from Denmark, Screamer from Sweden and Blood Star from the US. Fans can expect an unforgettable night of metal mayhem, featuring classic tracks from "Heavy Metal Maniac" and other fan favourites. The tour kicks off on May 19th at Up the Hammers Festival in Athens, followed by stops in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. This is a rare opportunity to see one of the most important bands in Heavy Metal history celebrate their legacy and rock out with their fans. Don't miss out on this historic event!