I spoke with DAN BEEHLER from EXCITER about the history of the band and the upcoming tour of Australia. The setlist will be centred on the first 4 albums, which will please old-school fans greatly.
Check it out below.
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FOR THEIR FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA - EXCITER ARE HEADING DOWN UNDER!
LONG LIVE THE LOUD! EXCITER are coming! Hailing from Ottawa Canada, and formed in 1979, Australia finally gets a dose of Speed/Thrash Metal demons EXCITER!
Named after the Judas Priest song, Exciter are considered to be one of the originals of the Speed and Thrash Metal genres. In 1983 they released their first album, ‘Heavy Metal Maniac’, on Shrapnel Records. Later that year, they signed a deal with Jon Zazula’s Megaforce Records, which led to the 1984 release of their second album ‘Violence and Force’. This material was toured on bills opening for Anthrax and Mercyful Fate. History would bring many more revered releases by the band, such as ‘Long Live the Loud’ (1985), and ‘Unveiling the Wicked' (1986), to name just a couple. More tours also followed, with bands like Accept, Manowar, Motörhead and Megadeth.
It is with much anticipation, that we finally welcome Exciter to Aussie shores!
Don’t miss your chance to witness this epic double bill live in June, 2020!
Venom Inc. And Exciter June 2020 Australian Tour Dates:
Wed 10 June - Canberra - The Basement
Thur 11 June - Sydney - Crowbar
Fri 12 June - Brisbane - Woolly Mammoth
Sat 13 June - Melbourne - Northcote Social Club
Sun 14 June - Adelaide – Enigma
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Metalhead who hates bad parking.