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Heathen

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Sonora, San Francisco (Bay Area), California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1984
Genre:
Technical Speed/Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:
Society, Politics, Religion, Death
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1984-1993, 2001-present
Heathen were formed in 1984 by guitarist Lee Altus and drummer Carl Sacco. Even without a bassist, this line-up played a single gig on April 21st, 1985. Jim Sanguinetti then left to form Mordred and was replaced by Doug Pierce on guitars.

Sam Kress, who was a better songwriter than vocalist, was kicked out in late 1985 and David Godfrey of Blind Illusion was asked to join. Bassist Eric Wong was ...
Current
Lee Altus Guitars (1984-1992, 2001-present)
See also: Exodus, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Die Krupps, ex-Mordred
David R. White Vocals (1985-1988, 1989-1992, 2001-present)
See also: ex-Inner Threshold, ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Defiance, ex-Laughing Dead, ex-Euphoria
Kragen Lum Guitars (2007-present)
See also: Prototype, Psychosis, ex-Abysmal Dawn (live), ex-Exodus (live)
Jason Mirza Bass (2019-present)
See also: Psychosis, ex-Grinchfist, ex-Turmoil
Jim DeMaria Drums (2020-present)
See also: Toxik, Whiplash (live), ex-Riphouse, Dukes, Gunfire-N-Sodomy, Planet Piss, Poois, Screwface, ex-Generation Kill, ex-Merauder, ex-Demolition Hammer (live), ex-FreeBass
Past
Carl Sacco Drums (1984-1988)
See also: ex-Murder, ex-Metal Church, ex-The Lewd
Eric Wong Bass (1985-1986)
See also: Ruffians, ex-Laughing Dead, ex-Piranha, ex-Specter, ex-Unjust
Doug Piercy Guitars (1985-1991)
See also: Blind Illusion, The Company, ex-Control, ex-Anvil Chorus, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Parryzide, ex-Ulysses Siren, ex-Cobra, ex-Delta, ex-Spastik Children, ex-Vyking
Jim Sanguinetti Guitars (1985)
See also: Mordred, ex-Mercenary (live)
Sam Kress (R.I.P. 2007) Vocals (1985)
Mike "Yaz" Jastremski Bass (1986-1988, 2001-2004)
(R.I.P. 2005) See also: ex-Griffin, ex-Pigs
Darren Minter Drums (1988-1992, 2001-2007, 2008-2013)
See also: ex-Brutal Groove, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Die Krupps, ex-Dissident Aggressor, ex-SoulMotor
Paul Baloff Vocals (1988)
(R.I.P. 2002) See also: ex-Piranha, ex-Exodus, ex-Hirax, ex-Killparty, ex-Spastik Children
Vern McElroy Bass (1989)
See also: ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Subliminal Hatred
Manny Bravo Bass (1989)
See also: ex-Mutilus Mucous, ex-Sentinel Beast
Randy Laire (R.I.P. 1991) Bass (1991)
Jason Viebrooks Bass (1991, 2011-2019)
See also: Beltfed Weapon, Exhorder, The Allknowing, ex-Sludge Box, Year of the Tyrant, ex-War Curse, ex-Grip Inc.
Ira Black Guitars (1991-1992, 2001-2004)
See also: Dark Sky Choir, Bralalalala (live), ex-Pornucopia, ex-U-Teris, ex-Consfearacy, ex-Doom Society, ex-Prophesy, Attika7, Death Division, ex-Lizzy Borden, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-Dokken (live), ex-Mercenary (live), ex-Metal Church (live), ex-I Am Morbid
Thaen Rasmussen Guitars (1991-1992)
See also: ex-Control, ex-Anvil Chorus, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Vyking
Jon Torres Bass (2004-2011)
(R.I.P. 2013) See also: ex-I4NI, ex-Ulysses Siren, ex-Warning S.F., ex-Pleasure and Pain, ex-Angel Witch, ex-The Lord Weird Slough Feg, ex-Repulsa, ex-Lȧȧz Rockit, ex-Black Pearl, ex-Demized Faith, ex-Genocide, ex-Iron Angel, ex-Psychopaths, ex-Strangers in the Night, ex-Thunderhead
Terry Lauderdale Guitars (2005-2007)
Mark Hernandez Drums (2007-2008)
See also: ex-Demonica, ex-Torque, Dress the Dead, ex-Defiance, ex-Vio-lence, ex-Testament (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Social Unrest, ex-Technocracy
Past (Live)
Sven Soderlund Guitar (2004)
See also: Mercenary, Midnight Chaser, ex-Hellhunter, ex-Mordred, ex-Extermination, ex-Lȧȧz Rockit, ex-Morticious, ex-Multiply
Jon Dette Drums (2011, 2013)
See also: ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-HavocHate, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Meshiaak, ex-Testament, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Slayer (live), ex-Terror, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Pushed
Jason Mirza Bass (2013)
See also: Psychosis, ex-Grinchfist, ex-Turmoil
Tom Hunting Drums (2013)
See also: Exodus, ex-I4NI, ex-IR8, ex-Repulsa, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Wardance, ex-Pleasure and Pain, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Piranha, ex-Quarteto de Pinga
Sasha Horn Drums (2015)
See also: Exhorder, Forbidden, Russian Girlfriends, Year of the Tyrant, ex-Novembers Doom, ex-Ava Inferi, ex-Trials, ex-Palace Terrace, ex-These Are They, ex-Eliminate, ex-MEQQA
Lee Altus Guitars (1984-1992, 2001-present)
See also: Exodus, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Die Krupps, ex-Mordred
David R. White Vocals (1985-1988, 1989-1992, 2001-present)
See also: ex-Inner Threshold, ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Defiance, ex-Laughing Dead, ex-Euphoria
Kragen Lum Guitars (2007-present)
See also: Prototype, Psychosis, ex-Abysmal Dawn (live), ex-Exodus (live)
Jason Mirza Bass (2019-present)
See also: Psychosis, ex-Grinchfist, ex-Turmoil
Jim DeMaria Drums (2020-present)
See also: Toxik, Whiplash (live), ex-Riphouse, Dukes, Gunfire-N-Sodomy, Planet Piss, Poois, Screwface, ex-Generation Kill, ex-Merauder, ex-Demolition Hammer (live), ex-FreeBass
Carl Sacco Drums (1984-1988)
See also: ex-Murder, ex-Metal Church, ex-The Lewd
Eric Wong Bass (1985-1986)
See also: Ruffians, ex-Laughing Dead, ex-Piranha, ex-Specter, ex-Unjust
Doug Piercy Guitars (1985-1991)
See also: Blind Illusion, The Company, ex-Control, ex-Anvil Chorus, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Parryzide, ex-Ulysses Siren, ex-Cobra, ex-Delta, ex-Spastik Children, ex-Vyking
Jim Sanguinetti Guitars (1985)
See also: Mordred, ex-Mercenary (live)
Sam Kress (R.I.P. 2007) Vocals (1985)
Mike "Yaz" Jastremski Bass (1986-1988, 2001-2004)
(R.I.P. 2005) See also: ex-Griffin, ex-Pigs
Darren Minter Drums (1988-1992, 2001-2007, 2008-2013)
See also: ex-Brutal Groove, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Die Krupps, ex-Dissident Aggressor, ex-SoulMotor
Paul Baloff Vocals (1988)
(R.I.P. 2002) See also: ex-Piranha, ex-Exodus, ex-Hirax, ex-Killparty, ex-Spastik Children
Vern McElroy Bass (1989)
See also: ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Subliminal Hatred
Manny Bravo Bass (1989)
See also: ex-Mutilus Mucous, ex-Sentinel Beast
Randy Laire (R.I.P. 1991) Bass (1991)
Jason Viebrooks Bass (1991, 2011-2019)
See also: Beltfed Weapon, Exhorder, The Allknowing, ex-Sludge Box, Year of the Tyrant, ex-War Curse, ex-Grip Inc.
Ira Black Guitars (1991-1992, 2001-2004)
See also: Dark Sky Choir, Bralalalala (live), ex-Pornucopia, ex-U-Teris, ex-Consfearacy, ex-Doom Society, ex-Prophesy, Attika7, Death Division, ex-Lizzy Borden, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Chris Caffery (live), ex-Dokken (live), ex-Mercenary (live), ex-Metal Church (live), ex-I Am Morbid
Thaen Rasmussen Guitars (1991-1992)
See also: ex-Control, ex-Anvil Chorus, ex-Vicious Rumors, ex-Vyking
Jon Torres Bass (2004-2011)
(R.I.P. 2013) See also: ex-I4NI, ex-Ulysses Siren, ex-Warning S.F., ex-Pleasure and Pain, ex-Angel Witch, ex-The Lord Weird Slough Feg, ex-Repulsa, ex-Lȧȧz Rockit, ex-Black Pearl, ex-Demized Faith, ex-Genocide, ex-Iron Angel, ex-Psychopaths, ex-Strangers in the Night, ex-Thunderhead
Terry Lauderdale Guitars (2005-2007)
Mark Hernandez Drums (2007-2008)
See also: ex-Demonica, ex-Torque, Dress the Dead, ex-Defiance, ex-Vio-lence, ex-Testament (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Social Unrest, ex-Technocracy
Past
Sven Soderlund Guitar (2004)
See also: Mercenary, Midnight Chaser, ex-Hellhunter, ex-Mordred, ex-Extermination, ex-Lȧȧz Rockit, ex-Morticious, ex-Multiply
Jon Dette Drums (2011, 2013)
See also: ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-HavocHate, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Meshiaak, ex-Testament, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Iced Earth (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Slayer (live), ex-Terror, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Pushed
Jason Mirza Bass (2013)
See also: Psychosis, ex-Grinchfist, ex-Turmoil
Tom Hunting Drums (2013)
See also: Exodus, ex-I4NI, ex-IR8, ex-Repulsa, ex-Sexoturica, ex-Wardance, ex-Pleasure and Pain, ex-Angel Witch, ex-Piranha, ex-Quarteto de Pinga
Sasha Horn Drums (2015)
See also: Exhorder, Forbidden, Russian Girlfriends, Year of the Tyrant, ex-Novembers Doom, ex-Ava Inferi, ex-Trials, ex-Palace Terrace, ex-These Are They, ex-Eliminate, ex-MEQQA
Added by: TheGreatNads Modified by: Rochvill
Added on: 2002-07-19 23:57:25 Last modified on: 2020-09-20 13:57:50