EXCITER HEAVY METAL MANIAC 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Heavy Metal Maniac" is the electrifying debut album by Canadian Thrash Metal pioneers, Exciter. Originally known as "Hell Razor", this 12" vinyl LP encapsulates the raw power and intensity of the band's early sound. Released with relentless speed and aggression, this iconic album showcases Exciter's signature blend of fast-paced riffs, thunderous drums, and electrifying vocals, solidifying their place in the world of Heavy Metal history.This album "EXCITER - Heavy Metal Maniac" is the first/debut album by the Canadian Thrash Metal band Exciter ( previously called "Hell Razor" )

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Collectors information / Album Description: 

This album "EXCITER - Heavy Metal Maniac" is the first/debut album by Exciter 

Music Genre:

 
Speed/Thrash Metal (Canada) 
Album Production Information:

The album: "EXCITER - Heavy Metal Maniac" was produced by: John Belrose, Valmey Metal Music Corp

Mastered by Paul Stubblebine at "The Automatt"

 The Automatt was a sound recording studio in San Francisco, California, promoted for its early mix automation system. During its eight active years, 1976 to 1984, it was one of the top recording studios in the region. The Automatt was founded by producer David Rubinson and opened in an existing studio subleased from Columbia Records, who continued to record in the same building for a few years; thus it was sometimes referred to as CBS/Automatt. Rubinson leased the whole building in 1978 and from that point, operated three rooms for recording and mixing, a mastering room, a rehearsal room, and offices. The studio complex was known for its top-notch equipment, for the hit records it produced, and for the famous artists who recorded there. Under Rubinson and chief engineer Fred Catero it served as the training ground for respected recording engineers such as Leslie Ann Jones and producers such as Scott Mathews.

Photography William P. McElligott

Record Label Information:

 
Roadrunner RR 9710 / Shrapnel 

Media Format:

 
12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1986 Made in Holland  
Band Members and Musicians on: EXCITER - Heavy Metal Maniac
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Dan Beehler - vocals, drums
  • John Ricci - guitar
  • Allan Johnson - bass

Notes on the musicians:

Dan Beehler - drummer in Hellrazor (Canada) from 1978 until 1980. In 1980 the Hellrazor band was renamed into "Exciter". Around 1993 Dan started his own band: "Beehler".

Allen James Johnson (Bass) started in 1977 in a band called "Jett Black" and joined Beehler in the Hellrazor, Exciter and Beehler bands.

John Ricci - this is John Ricci from Canada, not to be confused with the American John Ricci. He has been playing guitar in Hellrazor from 1978-1980 and Exciter from 1980-Present, with a break from 1985-1990 while playing in the "Blackstar" band.

Track Listing of: "EXCITER - Heavy Metal Maniac"

The Songs/tracks on "EXCITER - Heavy Metal Maniac" are

  1. The Holocaust - 1:39
  2. Stand Up And Fight - 2:47
  3. Heavy Metal Maniac - 3:47
  4. Iron Dogs - 5:58
  5. Mistress Of Evil - 5:13
  6. Under Attack - 4:17
  7. Rising Of The Dead - 3:32
  8. Black Witch - 6:59
  9. Cry Of The Banshee - 3:47
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Band Information:

 Exciter is a Canadian speed metal band that was formed in Ottawa in 1978. They are considered to be one of the pioneering bands of the speed and thrash metal genres, and their fast-paced, high-energy music has influenced countless other metal bands over the years.

 Exciter's original lineup consisted of Dan Beehler on drums and vocals, John Ricci on guitar, and Allan Johnson on bass. They released their debut album, "Heavy Metal Maniac," in 1983, which quickly established their signature sound of fast, aggressive riffs and high-pitched, screaming vocals.

 Over the years, Exciter has released a number of acclaimed albums, including "Violence & Force" (1984), "Long Live the Loud" (1985), and "Unveiling the Wicked" (1986). They continued to tour and release new music throughout the 1990s and 2000s, and their influence on the metal scene has remained strong.

 One of the defining characteristics of Exciter's music is their fast, furious playing style. Their songs are filled with lightning-fast riffs, blazing solos, and thundering drum beats that are designed to get the listener's blood pumping. The band's music is not for the faint of heart - it's meant to be played loud and enjoyed at maximum volume.

 In addition to their music, Exciter is also known for their high-energy live performances. The band has played countless shows around the world, and they have built a reputation for delivering electrifying, adrenaline-fueled performances that leave audiences exhausted and satisfied.

 Despite numerous lineup changes over the years, Exciter has remained true to their roots and their commitment to delivering fast, aggressive metal music. They continue to be a major influence on the metal scene, and their legacy is secure as one of the pioneering bands of the speed and thrash metal genres.

Heavy Metal Maniac 12" LP
Heavy Metal Maniac  12" LP

Roadrunner RR 9710 / Shrapnel  , 1986 , Netherlands

"EXCITER - Heavy Metal Maniac" is the electrifying debut album by Canadian Thrash Metal pioneers, Exciter. Originally known as "Hell Razor", this 12" vinyl LP encapsulates the raw power and intensity of the band's early sound. Released with relentless speed and aggression, this iconic album showcases Exciter's signature blend of fast-paced riffs, thunderous drums, and electrifying vocals, solidifying their place in the world of Heavy Metal history.

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Long Live the Loud (MFN, Netherlands) 12" LP
Long Live the Loud (MFN, Netherlands)  12" LP

Music For Nations RR 9782 , 1985 , Netherlands

 "Long Live the Loud" is the third studio album by the Canadian speed metal band Exciter, released through Music For Nations in 1984 and rereleased through Megaforce Records in march 2005 with the EP Feel the Knife. All songs were written by Dan Beehler, except "Victims of Sacrifice" by Johnson and Beehler.

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Long Live the Loud (MFN) 12" LP
Long Live the Loud (MFN) 12" LP

Music For Nations MFN 47  , 1985

"Long Live the Loud" by Canadian speed metal band Exciter, unleashed through Music For Nations in 1984, is a seminal sonic assault that defined the genre's intensity. Written primarily by drummer Dan Beehler, the album's relentless energy and iconic tracks like "I Am the Beast" cemented Exciter's status as speed metal pioneers. Its legacy endures, a timeless testament to the raw power and creativity of 1980s metal.

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Unveiling the Wicked 12" LP
Unveiling the Wicked 12" LP

Music For Nations MFN 61  , 1986 , France

"EXCITER - Unveiling the Wicked" is a thrilling 12" vinyl LP released in 1986 by Canadian Heavy Metal band Exciter. Published under the MFN Music for Nations label and manufactured in France, this album showcases the band's evolution, blending powerful riffs, blistering solos, and intense vocals. With its aggressive energy and dark lyrical themes, "Unveiling the Wicked" solidifies Exciter's status as a force to be reckoned with in the Metal scene.

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  Violence & Force 12" LP
Violence & Force 12" LP

Roadrunner RR 9870 , 1983 , Netherlands

"Violence and Force" by Exciter has been produced by Carl 'The Sacred One' Canedy and released in 1984. It has been recorded at the "Pyramid Sound Recording Studios" (this studio was four years later used by "Overkill" to record "Under the Influence"), Alex "The Boy Pharoah" Perialas was responsible for the recording, while "Jack Skiner" took care of the mastering.

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