Video footage of Hessler’s gig with Igz Kincaid as the new singer
Hessler played a show opening for Wednesday 13 at Reggie’s in Chicago, Illinois on October 27, 2015. As seems to be Hessler‘s habit, the metal rockers had their performance filmed via Gigity TV and it is now available for viewing.
Hessler have released three studio albums to date: 2011’s Bad Blood and 2012’s Comes With The Territory, which featured female lead vocalist Lariyah Daniels, and 2014’s Ghost Dance, which featured female singer Jessikill. Ghost Dance ended up as the number three album on Sleaze Roxx’s Top 10 Albums for 2014.
Following the departure of Daniels in January 2014 and Jessikill in November 2014. Hessler decided to forge ahead with lead guitarist and band founder Igz Kincaid taking over lead vocals. On March 16, 2015, Kincaid posted the following on Hessler’s Facebook page: “Erik [Michael, guitar] and I decided that all of the successes and failures of the last four years have lead us to move forward as a four piece with myself on lead vocals. I’ve contemplated fronting the band from before the release of Bad Blood in 2011 and am proud to finally be able to vocalize my lyrics as they were intended. Erik and I have been writing new music consistently since November and looking for the proper rhythm section to join the crew. Big thanks to Nate [Arling] from The Last Vegas for drumming on “King of Sting”; the purpose of this song is to reveal the new direction of the band and let you know that we’re back in the fight. To be honest, we’ve been writing songs faster than we can record them, but felt that you deserved to hear something right now. We plan on putting out a full-length at some point in the year and getting back on the road we love so much, but until then we hope you enjoy this new song…”
Hessler performed three new songs during their set on October 27, 2015 consisting of “King Of Sting,” “F&A” and “Intruder.”
Track List for Hessler’s October 27, 2015 show:
01. King Of Sting
04. Windy City Wild Child
05. Never Lost My Way
06. Pet Sematary (Ramones cover)