Heavy Metal Maniac


Heavy Metal Maniac is the debut studio album by the Canadian heavy metal band Exciter, released through Shrapnel Records in 1983. The album was reissued by Megaforce Records in 2005.[4]

Heavy Metal Maniac
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 14, 1983
RecordedAugust 1982
StudioThe Dungeon Studios, Aylmer, Quebec
ProducerJohn Belrose
Exciter chronology
Heavy Metal Maniac
Violence & Force
Professional ratings
Review scores
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[3]

Heavy Metal Maniac was inducted into the Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame in a special issue regarding the Top 100 Old-School Metal Albums of All Time.[5]

Track listingEdit

Side one: Heavy
1."The Holocaus" (Instrumental)John Ricci, Dan Beehler1:39
2."Stand Up and Fight"Beehler, Ricci2:47
3."Heavy Metal Maniac"Ricci, Beehler3:47
4."Iron Dogs"Beehler, Ricci5:58
5."Mistress of Evil"Allan Johnson5:13
Side one: Metal
6."Under Attack"Beehler, Ricci, Clint4:17
7."Rising of the Dead"Johnson, Beehler3:32
8."Black Witch"Ricci, Beehler6:59
9."Cry of the Banshee"Johnson, Beehler3:47
Total length:37:59
2005 CD edition bonus tracks
10."World War III" (Recorded at Nimbus Sound Stage Studios, Toronto, June 1981)3:41
11."Evil Sinner" (Recorded at Pyramid Sound, Ithaca, New York, November 1983)4:58
12."Interview # 1A"1:36
13."Interview # 1B"7:09
14."Interview # 2"1:41
Total length:57:04
  • Tracks 12 & 13 interviews were recorded on November 7, 1982, on CKCU in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Track 14 backstage interview recorded in August 1982 for CHEZ 106 before opening for Black Sabbath at Ottawa Exhibition.


  • Dan Beehler − vocals, drums
  • John Ricci − guitar, backing vocals
  • Allan Johnson − bass, backing vocals


  • Andy Brown – artwork, concept


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Heavy Metal Maniac Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 2, 2021.
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Exciter Heavy Metal Maniac review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 110. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  4. ^ "Exciter – Heavy Metal Maniac". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  5. ^ "Top 100 Old-School Metal Albums of All Time Special Issue". Decibel. Retrieved August 6, 2018.