ricci johnson


1983, a time of changes for the whole metal scene. Nothing would ever be the same. Thrash was born. The fastest, heaviest and most intense subgenre by that time. As we all know, Metallica got all the credits. They were in the right place, right time. But other groups could have got that recognition instead: Exciter, particularly with their immense thrashy speed metal masterpiece “Heavy Metal Maniac” from that same year;  The Canadian trio didn’t achieve the popularity of Hetfield and co., but among the underground metal fans, their name became respected and admired.