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The 2023 Martin Popoff 10-page ebook about the Exciter album, Heavy Metal Maniac.

Issued June 14, 1983, Exciter’s debut album Heavy Metal Maniac was a shocking shot across the bow with respect to how relentless a heavy metal band could be. Little did we know that Metallica would very shortly raise the stakes, but for one magic moment, Ottawa’s Exciter and their “speed metal” sound would represent the extremity of “violence and force. With the screeching vocals of drummer Dan Beehler, the pounding bass of Allan Johnson and the dive-bombing madness of guitarist John Ricci, this black leather, red lights and white smoke tactical unit deserves its place in history, along with Anvil, as the connective sinew between the NWOBHM and the birth of thrash.

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eBook File Size - PDF format – 1 MB

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