Founded in 1984, Heir Apparent issued a pair of ground-breaking albums between 1986 and 1989. Prior to the formation of Heir Apparent band was called Nemesis for a year. When vocalist Corey Rivers left the band in early 1984, the three remaining members recruited singer Paul Davidson, and the band’s name was changed to Heir Apparent. The music of this Seattle-based band spans a range from progressive speed metal to acoustic-driven power ballads, fused with melodic and intelligent lyrical themes, and respected for their intense and emotive live performances. Since 2000, Terry Gorle has reformed Heir Apparent for several festival concerts in Europe, and numerous local shows around the Seattle area. In 2015, a line-up was solidified for additional European festivals, and a third studio album release in 2018. This album, ‘Foundations II’ contains the cult demo ‘Triad’ from 1999 (13 tracks) and Demo 2003 (3 tracks).