HERESY Costa Rica

HERESY - Deny the Gods


How many extreme squads from Central America do you know? Not too many, right? Well let us introduce you to Costa Rican quartet, HERESY. Although they are still quite young, they have achieved considerable success in the international thrash metal scene!!! Formed in 2011, they have already produced two full-length records and several singles and EPs.

Because of this, and their endless gigging in the local scene, promoters couldn’t help but take notice of them and consequently HERESY has landed gigs in their home country as the opening act for amazing bands such as Sodom, Testament and Metallica. Even with all that going on they have still managed time for some epic Europe tours!!! There’s no doubt that their passion and devotion to music makes these guys really special, as we will be able to witness ourselves on the boards of OEF 2020!!!


Heresy started in 2011. During its first year, Heresy played all Costa Rican territory, and got its first international show for Sodom’s (GER) “In War and Pieces Tour 2012”. During its second year, Heresy started the recording of its first LP “Worldwide Inquisition”. The album was toured across Central America (Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador).

Also on its 2nd year Heresy supported Testament for their Central American leg of “The Dark Roots of Thrash Tour 2013”, and later on, with the American band “Whiplash”. On February 2014, Heresy is invited to play the “Underwall Festival” in Zadar, Croatia, sharing the stage with bands like Sepultura, Sinister, and Benediction.

The “European Inquisition Tour 2014” included shows in Rumania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Croatia.

In 2015, Heresy announced their second European tour called “The European Trials Tour 2015”, including 35 shows in 15 countries, becoming the Central American Metal band with the most international shows as of today.

In 2016, Heresy is invited by Metallica to be part of their Central American leg of the “Hardwired… to Self-destruct Tour”. On October 2018, Heresy released their second album, ¨Blasphēmia¨ and embarked on their 3rd European Tour “The False Messiah European Tour 18-19”, 3 months and 35 shows across Europe; playing for the first time in Macedonia supporting At The Gates, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

¨Blasphēmia¨ album´s artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Iced Earth) and the songs were mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Kreator, Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth). Within 1 year, ¨Blasphēmia¨ has reached over 200.000 streams on digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, etc).

On December 25th 2019, Heresy released ¨Deny the Gods¨. 5 songs filled with darkness, hate and profanity. The EP already has 40.000 plays in less than a month of its release in virtual platforms.

With the experience of more than 80 international shows in 25 countries, Heresy is preparing for their 4th European Tour during Mid 2020 and currently producing its third LP.


Release date Release name Media
2020 Wallachian Inquisition (Live in Bucharest) Live album
2019 Into the Lake of Fire Single
2019 Deny the Gods EP
2018 Downpour Single
2018 Blasphēmia Full-length
2014 Rebuilding the Beast Single
2013 Worldwide Inquisition Full-length


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