EXCITER Live – Stuttgart 8.3.84 (Devil’s Soul)
Awesome bootleg, capturing Exciter in full force energy.
Pounding drums and screeching vocals from Dan Beehler, this gig was captured while supporting ACCEPT on Tour in 1985, known as the: Metal Heart – European Tour 1985.
This specific gig was recorded on:
***8 March, 1985 at Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany***
The bootleg vinyl cover specifies 1984, but in actual fact that is incorrect.
The tour took place in 1985 and featured a series of gigs that took place in Germany in front of crowds of over 2,000.
Part of that tour was a memorable gig on the 6th of March at the Halle Gartlage in Osnabruck, Germany which sold out at 2,500 tickets, and also captured on another bootleg recording by Evil Records which is fairly popular in circulation titled: EXCITER – LIVE BEASTS (making Some Noise).
EXCITER supported 9 gigs on that tour, seven of them in German locations, one gig on the 14th of March at the Le Zenith, Paris, France, and one on the 15th of March at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England.
The bootleg LP was limited to only 150 bootleg pressings, and is very expensive fetching over 150 euros / £s and extremely hard to locate on vinyl.
Exciter is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, Ontario. They are widely considered to be one of the first speed metal bands and a seminal influence of the thrash metal genre. Exciter have sold nearly 300,000 units in the USA and a total sales close to 500,000 units worldwide. Despite many changes in personnel, the band has managed to keep a small but dedicated following for over 30 years.