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!

Artillery are a Danish thrash metal band. They participated in the early development of the genre, and their highly energetic, riff-centric and often fast-paced music is similar in style to that of Voivod, Coroner, Megadeth, and Sabbat from the same era. After releasing three full-length albums and touring extensively throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Artillery disbanded in 1991, but reunited seven years later, only to disband once again in 2000. However, they reformed again in 2007 and are still together today.

Blood Star
Blood Star is a traditional heavy metal band from America.

Tickets: € 17,50 vvk € 20,- doors

Tickets: https://musicon.nl/event/exciter-artillery-blood-star/