Heathen is an American thrash metal band originating from San Francisco, California, and is often seen as one of the leaders of the Bay Area thrash metal scene. Now the Bay Area thrash legends Heathen are back! The band reveal details and a lyric video,“The Blight”, from their fourth studio album entitled, “Empire Of the Blind”.  The album will be out September 18th, 2020 via Nuclear Blast.


The 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 perfectly captured 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 will be available in the following formats:

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


Pre-order your copy of “Empire Of the Blind” in the format of your choice; HERE

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

  • David White (Vocals)
  • Lee Altus (Guitar)
  • Kragen Lum (Guitar)
  • Jason Viebrooks (Bass)
  • Darren Minter (Drums)


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