HEATHEN is Back – Band Announce New Album, ‘Empire Of The Blind’ & Release First Single!

Bay Area thrash metal band HEATHEN has returned and ready for sonic destruction! One of the progenitors of the thrash metal sound in San Francisco has announced a new album, Empire Of The Blind. The album is the band’s first new music in over a decade and will be released on September 18th on Nuclear Blast Records. Ahead of the album’s release, the band has put out the first track, “The Blight”, which you can listen to below and get more info on the band and new album.

From The Press Release

Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN are back! Today, the band reveal the details of their fourth studio album entitled, Empire of the Blindwhich will be released on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the lyric video for the first single, “The Blight”, here:

he band comments: “We are very pleased to announce Empire of the Blind! It’s been another 10 years but we are finally back with a new HEATHEN album. Fine wine takes time! Everyone in the band worked their asses off on this record. Zeuss absolutely nailed it and more than realized our vision for the sound. Travis Smith perfectlycaptured the bleak atmosphere that we imagined for the artwork. It was a year in the making and we couldn’t be more proud of the outcome. The 1st single ‘The Blight’ is just the beginning… behold the rising Empire!”

Empire of the Blind was for the most part engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered by Christopher “Zeuss” Harris at Planet Z Studios. Additional details—rhythm guitars, etc.—were put to digital “tape” by Kragen Lum at SubLevel Studio in Little Rock, ARThe album features guest appearances by Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER)Rick Hunolt (ex-EXODUS)and Doug Piercy (ex-HEATHEN)The cover art to Empire of the Blind was once again handled by renowned artist Travis Smith (OVERKILLEXHORDER).Empire Of the Blind will be available in the following formats:

  • CD Jewel Case
  • Vinyl
    • Red with Black Splatter
    • Red with Black Swirl
    • Black
    • Red
    • Yellow with Red Splatter
  • Red Cassette
  • T-Shirt
  • T-Shirt + CD Bundle
  • T-Shirt + Red with Black Splatter Vinyl Bundle
  • CD + Patch Bundle

Pre-order your copy of Empire Of the Blind in the format of your choice here: nuclearblast.com/heathen-eotb
Pre-save the album to Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer here: geni.us/HeathenEOTB

Below is the Empire Of The Blind track listing:

1. This Rotting Sphere
2. The Blight
3. Empire Of The Blind
4. Dead And Gone
5. Sun In My Hand
6. Blood To Be Let
7. In Black
8. Shrine Of Apathy
9. Devour
10. A Fine Red Mist
11. The Gods Divide
12. Monument To Ruin
 

HEATHEN is:
David White | Vocals
Lee Altus | Guitar
Kragen Lum | Guitar
Jason Mirza | Bass
Jim DeMaria | Drums

Pre-order your copy of Empire Of the Blind in the format of your choice here: nuclearblast.com/heathen-eotb

About Michael Juvinall (6047 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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