HERETIC is a band some may remember. Featured on Metal Blade’s popular Metal Massacre compilation series (specifically Volume 7), the Southern California-based band found immediate attention via the comp, and it resulted in the 1988 release of their debut, The Breaking Point.
Shortly after release, things immediately changed for Heretic. Vocalist Mike Howe staged his exit to join Metal Church while founding guitarist Brian Korban, in turn, would go on to form Reverend with then exiting Metal Church vocalist David Wayne. Despite a favorable response to The Breaking Point, Heretic quickly went silent.
In 2011, Korban with vocalist Julian Mendez, Hirax guitarist Glenn Rogers, and bassist Angelo Espino would reform Heretic. The band would see the release of their second album, A Time Of Crisis (Metal Blade) putting an end to a 20-year gap recording gap.
Julian Mendez – Vocals
Brian Korban – Guitars
Angelo Espino – Bass
Stuart Fujinami – Guitars
Ignazio “Iggy” Coppola – Drums