EXCITER Completing Work On 'Greatest Hits' Compilation

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER have entered the studio next month to re-record 16 of their "best" songs for an upcoming "Best Of" album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Osmose Productions. The group, who were recently rejoined by frontman Jacques Belanger, are re-recording material from the following albums: "Heavy Metal Maniac", "Violence and Force", "Long Live the Loud", "Kill After Kill", "The Dark Command" and "Blood of Tyrants".

The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Stand Up And Fight
02. Heavy Metal Maniac
03. Rising Of The Dead
04. Blackwitch
05. Violence and Force
06. Pounding Metal
07. Long Live The Loud
08. Victims Of Sacrifice
09. I Am The Beast
10. Rain Of Terror
11. The Dark Command
12. Aggressor
13. Ritual Death
14. Rule With An Iron Fist
15. Brutal Warning

Tracks 1-4: from "Heavy Metal Maniac" (1983)
Tracks 5-6: from "Violence And Force" (1984)
Tracks 7-9: from "Long Live The Loud" (1985)
Track 10: from "Kill After Kill" (1992)
Tracks 11-13: from "The Dark Command" (1997)
Tracks 14-15: from "Blood Of Tyrants" (2000)

Guitarist John Ricci is also handling the bass duties on the album following the recent departure of Paul Champagne.

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