The latest offering from heavy specialists Gimme Metal and their well-researched, genuinely passionate vinyl club will revisit the gloriously stacked year of 1983 and the greatly influential, often overlooked essential in Exciter's 'Heavy Metal Maniac'.
Tyler Lenane, CEO of Gimme Metal explains, "This month’s vinyl club title is our first foray into the deep classic metal years…1983, a year that brought us Metallica’s 'Kill ‘Em All,' Dio’s 'Holy Diver,' Slayer’s 'Show No Mercy,' Mercyful Fate’s 'Melissa,' and even Motley Crue’s 'Shout At The Devil'. It was without a doubt a good year for flying V’s, Marshall stacks, and long hair. But for us at Gimme, there is a standout that is often overlooked by many, a record that at the time was just as important as any of those other releases, 'Heavy Metal Maniac'. This first studio album by the speed metal kings of Ontario takes no prisoners. It’s fast. it’s got killer riffs. it’s melodic and just an all around perfect metal record."
Gimme Metal Dj Alex Kayne adds, “1983 was a golden year for Heavy Metal, and at the forefront of the onslaught, was the sharpened, glistening trident from Canada known as EXCITER. As if mutilating a Marshall amplifier on the cover isn’t enough to make you take notice, the second you drop the needle onto the howling winds of “Holocaust”, you’ll heed it’s warning of a swirling menacing storm, a thunderous rampage that rages all the way through this masterpiece, aptly named HEAVY METAL MANIAC. The band perfectly blends metallic elements of speed and thrash with wild leads and chugging riffs burning at the speed of light coupled with a relentless, steamrolling double-bass ass-kicking. From “Stand Up and Fight” through “Evil Sinner, the band far exceeds their focused intent - to bludgeon you with some of the most genuine and heaviest metal ever created. HEAVY METAL MANIAC feels like a high-speed drill boring a hole right through your head!"
The final day to sing up for this installment of Gimme Metal's vinyl club April 26, 2021, at 11:59pm ET. The exclusive heavy green splatter variant drops May 15th, 2021. To purchase your subscription for this month's vinyl club allocation visit Gimme Metal's Vinyl Club online - HERE