Exciter – Celebrating 40 years of Heavy Metal Maniac

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6750 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Formed in Ottawa in 1978, EXCITER are recognized as one of the original speed metal bands and a seminal influence on the thrash movement which emerged in the early 1980s. Early classics including their 1983 debut ‘Heavy Metal Maniac’ and 1984’s ‘Violence And Force’ cemented the band’s reputation, bolstered by tours with Mercyful Fate, Motorhead, Megadeth, Manowar, and Accept. Loudwire name-checked Exciter in its ‘Top 10 Speed Metal Songs Released Before Thrash’ stating ‘Heavy Metal Maniac’ preceded Metallica’s thrash-defining-line-in-the-sand ‘Kill ‘Em All’ by a matter of weeks in 1983.’ The band currently consists of original members Dan Beehler (drums/vocals) & Allan Johnson (bass) who are joined by guitarist Daniel Dekay. Known for their energetic, tight, and deafening performances, the band plays material from across their entire legendary Beehler fronted catalog & have remained active with shows all over the world.

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