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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...
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
Dragged into Sunlight
Terzij de Horde
Downfall of Gaia
Age Of Woe More...
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:
2. Serpent's Whisper
3. Mourn The World Of Man
4. Plague Monger
5. Father Of Greed
7. Swallowing Nails
8. Hollow Eyes
10. Mother Of Time More...
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...
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...