Hessler Debut “Stuck On You” Video
October 9, 2014
Hessler have released a video for “Stuck On You”, the latest from the Chicago band’s recent EP ‘Ghost Dance’.
“So many people contributed their time to help our hard working broke selves put this video to life,” said the band in regards to the new video. “Some don’t realize how much time, work, and effort goes into a video. It isn’t just about showing up and playing, it is so much more. Appreciate those that take their time and resources to help you better your life. Thanks to Craig Bass from Motion Source for the tireless work and thank you to everyone involved! All 60 people who contributed their time and resources to make this come to life. This band is very thankful to each and every one of you.”
Released in June of this year, ‘Ghost Dance’ was Hessler’s first release with singer Jessikill, who replaced Lariyah Daniels. “I readily admit that I have a soft spot for solid hard rock and heavy metal groups fronted by female singers — including Sister Sin, Diemonds and Halestorm — and Hessler fit the mold quite well with Daniels and now very well with Jessikill,” said Sleaze Roxx in a review of the album. “Throw in the somewhat old school ’80s metal that Hessler like to play and you truly have a winning combination in my book! The truth is that the addition of Jessikill has brought a new dimension to the band since her voice has way more range and fits the band’s musical style a lot better than her predecessor’s.”
In 2013, Hessler took home the Chicago Reader award for ‘Best Metal Band’ and provided music for the first documentary on legendary wrestler ‘The Dynamite Kid’ Tom Billington. After completing a 25 show coast-to-coast U.S. tour, Hessler brought in San Antonio native and 2012 X-Factor contestant Jessikill. A classically trained singer, Jessikill was a perfect fit for Hessler’s personality and sound.
Regarding the split with former singer Lariyal Daniels, guitarist Igz Kincaid told Sleaze Roxx, “We did a 25 date tour in November and December (2013) covering coast to coast, going from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and as soon as we came back home we were supposed to go into the studio and work on new material. Lariyah informed us after — the day after New Year’s — that she was going to be moving to Atlanta. After talking with her and letting her know that that wouldn’t work for the band — for any band unless they are wealthy enough to be flying back and forth all the time — and that she needed to be here, we just kind of felt that the band was not her priority anymore. We made the decision to move on without her and bring somebody else in. It has worked out with Jess.”
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