Dan Beehler is the original drummer and lead vocalist for Canadian metal band Exciter, from its inception in 1978 as Hell Razor to 1993. However, he did not do vocals on the Exciter O.T.T. album, but he did continue to play drums until the band split after the release of Better Live Than Dead in 1993. After Exciter, Beehler formed his own band Beehler and has been dedicated to it ever since. Beehler is remembered as being the backbone of Exciter, which had been a forerunner of speed and thrash metal ever since its debut album, Heavy Metal Maniac, which was released some months before Metallica's Kill 'Em All. In April 2014, Beehler returned to Exciter.