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Hessian

From: Belgium
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hessian News

Below is our complete Hessian news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Blood Of Kings Announces New Tour Dates

Seattle speed metal band Blood of Kings is pleased to announce a U.S. tour with Hessian. Starting in Seattle and ending in Brooklyn, the tour consists of a whirlwind 25 shows in 29 days.

Blood Of Kings drummer Eric Jelsing had the following to say: "We're very stoked to hit the road with our good friends in Hessian! Looking forward to sharing the stage with such a great band!"

1/9/14-Seattle, WA-The Kraken
2/9/14-Portland, OR-TBA
3/9/14-Medford, OR-Musichead
4/9/14-Sacramento, CA-TBA
5/9/14-Oakland, CA-Eli's Mile High Club
6/9/14-San Francisco, CA-TBA
7/9/14-Los Angeles, CA-Black Flame Collective
8/9/14-San Diego, CA-The Bancroft
9/9/14-Phoenix, AZ-Yucca Tap Room
10/9/14-Albuquerque, NM-Sister Bar
12/9/14-Denver, CO-Mutiny Information Cafe
13/9/14-Salt Lake City, UT-Buirts Tiki Lounge
17/9/14-Portland, ME-Geno's Rock Club
18/9/14-Worcester, MA-Ralph's Rock Diner
19/9/14-Newport, RI-Jimmy's Saloon
20/9/14-Philadelphia-Kung Fu Necktie
21/9/14-Richmond, VA-TBA
22/9/14-Charlotte, NC-TBA
23/9/14-Atlanta, GA-TBA
24/9/14-Nashville, TN-Springwater Supper Club
25/9/14-St. Louis-Fubar Saint Louis
26/9/14-Chicago, IL-Red Line Tap
27/9/14-Detroit-Corktown Tavern
28/9/14-Cleveland-TBA
29/9/14-Brooklyn-Saint Vitus Bar More...

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Hessian Announces 2014 Tour Dates

Belgian outfit Hessian has announced tour dates for the upcoming new year, including the "Church of Ra" tour with Amenra and Oathbreaker in April. The band's upcoming live shows include:

11/01/2014 Merleyn, Nijmegen NL (w/ Oathbreaker)
18/01/2014 013, Tilburg NL (w/ Oathbreaker)
19/01/2014 Baroeg, Rotterdam NL (w/ Oathbreaker)

Church Of Ra Tour
11/04/2014 106 Club, Rouen FR
12/04/2014 Dudefest, Karlsruhe DE
13/04/2014 La Maroquinerie, Paris FR
14/04/2014 Confort Moderne, Poitiers FR
15/04/2014 La Dynamo, Toulouse FR
16/04/2014 Sonora, Bilbao ES
17/04/2014 Hard Club, Porto PT
18/04/2014 Shoko, Madrid ES
19/04/2014 Razz 3, Barcelona ES
20/04/2014 Impetus Festival, Belfort FR
21/04/2014 PMK, Innsbruck AT
22/04/2014 Posthof, Linz AT
23/04/2013 Lido, Berlin DE
24/04/2013 Proxima, Warsaw PL
25/04/2013 UT Connewitz, Leipzig DE
26/04/2013 Young Team Festival, Metz FR More...

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Steak Number Eight Announces New Tour Dates

Steak Number Eight will be heading on a European tour in January and February 2014 alongside Hessian, Oathbreaker, and Death Letters. Details are as follows:

11-01-14 Merleyn Nijmegen Oathbreaker + HESSIAN
18-01-14 Nul13 Tilburg Oathbreaker + HESSIAN
19-01-14 Baroeg Rotterdam Oathbreaker + HESSIAN
18-02-14 Underground Koln supporting Death Letters
19-02-14 11er club Frankfurt supporting Death Letters
20-02-14 Monarch Berlin supporting Death Letters
21-02-14 Molotov Bar Hamburg supporting Death Letters More...

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Hessian To Be Known As Hessian A.D.

After releasing debut LP "Manégarmr" through Southern Lord worldwide in April, Belgium’s ominous metal/hardcore unit Hessian has slightly revamped the band’s moniker due to pending legalities. The band is to now be known as Hessian A.D. on American soil moving forward.

Acknowledged the band in a collective statement: "Due to legal reasons, we have been forced to change the band’s name to Hessian A.D. on American territory. This, however, only covers U.S. territory; we will still continue to play under the old Hessian flag in all other parts of the world. Sadly this change is completely beyond our control and it's not very much to our liking. But, rest assured, we will continue to give this band and this music our all. Thank you all for your support."

This inconvenience aside, Hessian A.D. will move forward with their brutal Summer tour actions in continuing support of Manégarmr, with shows booked across the continent through late September and more performances being booked and confirmed all the time. You can stream "Manégarmr" in its entirety via the Bandcamp player below, or catch the band live: More...

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Behexen And Woe Added To Incubate Fest

Behexen and Woe have been added to the already extensive lineup for the Dutch Incubate festival, which takes place this coming September. Full details and tickets can be found at this location.

Other bands playing Incubate include Immortal, Mayhem, Gehenna, Khold, Tulus, Chaos Invocation, Dragged Into Sunlight, Brutal Truth, Worship, and many more. The currently announced lineup is:

Friday September 20th

Immortal
Mayhem
Gehenna (NO)
Behexen
Khold
Woe
Chaos Invocation
Dragged into Sunlight
Brutal Truth
Sonne Adam
Terzij de Horde
Batillus
Heirs
Verbum Verus
Neige Morte
Serpent Noir
Iron Witch
Dead Existence
Grift
Downfall of Gaia
O
Link
Age Of Woe More...

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Hessian Streaming New Track

Belgian sect Hessian this week breaks another new weapon from the arsenal of tracks found on the band's Southern Lord debut, "Manégarmr," due out on April 30th in North America.

Unleash “Mourn The World of Man" via Cvlt Nation right here or in the player below. The "Manègarmr" track listing is as follows:

1. Ascension
2. Serpent's Whisper
3. Mourn The World Of Man
4. Plague Monger
5. Father Of Greed
6. Vamacara
7. Swallowing Nails
8. Hollow Eyes
9. Manégarmr
10. Mother Of Time More...

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Hessian Streaming New Song

A track from Belgian faction Hessian’s Southern Lord debut "Manégarmr" has been dispensed today.

Let the "Plague Monger" off the chain now at Invisible Oranges or through the player below. The following press release was also issued about the track:

"A rabid surge of energetic punk/metal-infused hardcore raging with a blistering solo and pummeling breakdown with a total by-the-throat approach, on par with acts like Ringworm and Southern Lord mates All Pigs Must Die, 'Plague Monger' is a prime example of what happens when the members of Hessian combine their damaging talents.

"From the onset, the combined musical backgrounds of this quartet featuring members of Amenra and The Black Heart Rebellion, and part of the Church Of Ra sect fell effortlessly into place, pushing a sound that was at once pummeling, devouring and empowering across the rural fields where they started rehearsing.

"After a well received debut EP, a split 7" with Amenra, a split LP with Pale Creation on Magic Bullet Records and countless shows throughout Europe, HESSIAN have found a new home with Southern Lord who will unleash the band’s debut album, 'Manégarmr' to the North American masses on April 30th.

"Additional new European tour actions for Hessian have also been announced, with more to follow throughout the year in an ongoing live campaign in support of Manègarmr." More...

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Hessian Signs With Southern Lord

Hessian has inked a deal with Southern Lord Recordings for the release of an album this Spring. The following press release was issued about the band:

"When confronted with the imminent destruction of our world, do we turn our heads and go our ways? Or do we look for means to channel our rage, to give voice to that frustration and turn it into a weapon? Do we search for what is real and worthwhile in the debris? Something that goes for the throat and doesn't let go until the last drop is spilled?

"Buried deep in the consciousness of its four members at the time, it was these exact questions that gave rise to Belgium's Hessian three years ago. From the onset, the combined musical backgrounds of guitarist Levy Seynaeve (Amenra), drummer Tim Bryon (The Black Heart Rebellion), vocalist Bram Coussement and bass player Kenneth Vanhoutte fell effortlessly into place, pushing a sound that was at once pummeling, devouring and empowering across the rural fields where they started rehearsing.

"After a well received debut EP, a split 7" with Amenra, a split LP with Pale Creation on Magic Bullet Records and countless shows throughout Europe, Hessian have found a new home with Southern Lord who will unleash the band’s debut album, Manégarmr to the North American masses on April 30th.

"Named after the wolf which, in Norwegian mythology, devours the sun every night, Manégarmr focuses both sonically and lyrically on the endless cycles of destruction that are imminent to this life and the world in which we live. From the soaring take-off of 'Ascension,' via the treacherous calm of central pieces 'Vamacara' and 'Father of Greed,' to the merciless onslaught that is 'Mother of Time.' More...

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