Heathen Announce Temporary Drummer for Upcoming Tour

Former Slayer and Testament drummer Jon Dette will fill in for drummer Darren Minter of cult Bay Area thrash band Heathen during the group’s upcoming North American tour with legendary German thrashers Destruction and Texas-based thrash act Warbeast.

Commented Heathen: “Darren is unable to join us on the North American tour due to previous work commitments during that time. We will miss him on the tour, but we are happy to have found Jon to fill in. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on the road!”

In addition, returning bassist Jason VieBrooks will fill in for regular Heathen bassist Jon Torres, who is currently “focusing on his health.” VieBrooks played his first show with Heathen on February 4th at Madhouse in San Francisco, California and joined them on the recently completed European tour with long-running thrash band Overkill and Destruction.

 

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