HEATHEN Cancels Festival Appearances

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN have released the following statement:

"Due to unforeseen financial circumstances, we regret to announce that HEATHEN will not be able to make their appearances at the upcoming Metalcamp [August 9 in Slovenia], Brutal Assault [August 10 in Czech Republic] and Jalometalli [August 11 in Finland] festivals. Please understand that the band made every effort and exhausted all resources available in order to work things out and perform at the festivals as scheduled. We want to thank the festival promoters and HEATHEN fans for their understanding and look forward to seeing everyone on the next tour."

HEATHEN recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records.veterans HEATHEN.

The band played its first show with returning bassist Jason VieBrooks on February 4, 2011 at Madhouse in San Francisco, California.

VieBrooks replaced previous HEATHEN bassist Jon Torres, who was forced to leave the group in order "to focus on his health."

HEATHEN's current lineup is as follows:

David White - Vocals
Lee Altus - Guitar
Kragen Lum - Guitar
Jason VieBrooks - Bass
Darren Minter - Drums

HEATHEN's latest album, "The Evolution Of Chaos", was released in the U.S. on February 16, 2010. The CD was issued in Japan on December 23, 2009 via King Records and was made available on January 25 in Europe via Holland's Mascot Records.

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