Exciter is a Canadian heavy metal band that has been active since 1978. They are known for their high-energy live performances and their unique blend of speed metal and traditional heavy metal. The band has released nine studio albums, two live albums, and several compilations. Their most successful album, Heavy Metal Maniac, was released in 1983 and reached number one on the Canadian charts. The album featured the hit single "Violence & Force" which was a staple of the band's live shows. Exciter's music is characterized by its fast tempos, aggressive guitar riffs, and powerful vocals. The band has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in metal, including Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Motorhead. Exciter is one of the most influential bands in the history of heavy metal and continues to be a major influence on the genre today.