Heathen celebrate 10 years of chaos evolution
As previously reported here at Stargazed Magazine, the American thrash metal band Heathen will make their only Swedish festival gig during 2020 at Gefle Metal Festival.
Heathen came out of the same mid 80’s Bay Area scene as Exodus, Forbidden and Vio-Lence, and it’s now been announced that January 31st 2020 will see the release of the 10th Anniversary remastered reissue of ‘The Evolution of Chaos’ via Mascot Records. The release will be available on CD/DVD, 2LP (transparent blue vinyl) and digitally with a previously unreleased bonus track ‘Seasons of Purgatory’. The CD/DVD will be accompanied by a 2 hour ‘Making of’ documentary on the album as well as a live performance from 2009s Thrash Domination, Japan.
Watch the lyric video for”Control By Chaos” and a trailer for the release below:
Heathen guitarist Kragen Lum on “Control by Chaos”: “Control By Chaos” was one of the last tracks written for The Evolution of Chaos album. The initial idea for the song was to utilize some of the elements from the first two Heathen albums that helped define the band’s sound, combine them, and then push everything a step further. As we were putting the finishing touches on the album, it was apparent that this song embodied the overall sound of the new album. It ended up serving as a “title track” for the album and fit in perfectly between “Dying Season” and “No Stone Unturned” in the original track listing.
Control By Chaos
No Stone Unturned
Arrows Of Agony
A Hero’s Welcome
Red Tears Of Disgrace
Seasons In Purgatory (Bonus Track)
The Making Of “The Evolution Of Chaos”
Live In Japan 2009
Dying Season – Director’s Cut
Dying Season – HD
When the album was originally released back in January 2010 it was the band’s first album of new material in 18 years and saw them ride a wave of the resurgent Thrash scene. The line-up consisted of vocalist David White, guitarist Lee Altus, guitarist Kragen Lum, bassist Jon Torres, and percussionist Darren Minter. The album also featured performances from a number of members of Exodus.