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HEATHEN “The Evolution Of Chaos” (10 Year Anniversary Reissue)

The 1980s San Francisco Bay Area scene was a seismic moment in the world of metal and part of that moment was Heathen.

The band return January 31st with the 10th Anniversary remastered reissue of ‘The Evolution of Chaos’ via Mascot Records. The release will be available on CD/DVD, 2LP 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 2009’s Thrash Domination, Japan.

To mark the 10 Year Anniversary edition, the album was remastered, and an unreleased bonus track has been added. This bonus track, ‘Seasons of Purgatory’, was written by Torres. Talking about the addition, Lum says, “For the reissue there was the chance to add something to it, to do something to improve it and to give fans something new. We recorded this extra track which Jon called ‘Seasons in Purgatory’ and it ended up not really getting completed because we couldn’t find the right vocal melody.  Going back we were able to complete it and add it to the album as it should be.  Listening to it, it really sounds like an instrumental so that’s how we’re going present it. We’re stoked to have it on the record.”

Having had space since the album’s original release, Altus reflects on his favourite moment on it. “’A Hero’s Welcome’ is a really special song to me. I always wanted to write a song differently and lyrically. I’ve always had a soft spot for our military. Some people took it like it doesn’t sound like Heathen. If that’s what you’re saying I think you’ve missed the whole point of Heathen. We wanted to be a thrash metal band that has no boundaries. Thrash metal when it started was to break any rules, you can do whatever the hell you want. I’ve heard from younger kids that thrash should be this or that. I’m like, well show me the rules on that, who wrote the rules? It’s not like we had a meeting and decided here’s how thrash metal is going to sound. We just did it, there was no rules, and we were doing something different. That’s what attracted me to it”
Track List:
1. Intro
2. Dying Season
3. Control By Chaos
4. No Stone Unturned
5. Arrows Of Agony
6. Fade Away
7. A Hero’s Welcome
8. Undone
9. Bloodkult
10. Red Tears Of Disgrace
11. Seasons In Purgatory (Bonus Track)
12. Silent Nothingness

DVD Content:
The Making Of “The Evolution Of Chaos”
Live In Japan 2009
Dying Season – Director’s Cut
Dying Season – HD

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