Hessler guitarists pay tribute to two unsung heroes who have stepped up for the band
Hessler guitarist, founder and now lead vocalist Igz Kincaid along with guitarist and former bassist Erik Michael recently released their EP Skeleton Crew in November 2016. Skeleton Crew is Hessler‘s comeback album after the band lost three fifths of its line-up for various reasons in late 2014 consisting of singer Jessikill, guitarist Frankie “Snakes” Spirada and drummer Derek Spiteri.
During that time, Hessler reinvented themselves with Michael switching from bass to guitar, and Kincaid taking on the lead vocal duties, which is something that he had been contemplating ever since starting the band. Two musicians have stepped up for the last two years to enable Kincaid and Michael to continue the Hessler juggernaut which includes playing live. Those two musicians have been brothers and The Last Vegas bandmates Nathan Arling (drums) and Adam Arling (bass).
Hessler posted the following message on their Facebook page earlier today:
“@hesslerofficial 2k17 @nathanarling & @adamjarling from @thelastvegas have been a professional godsend in helping us rebuild these past two years & get back in the sonic war. Every band wants to be successful from the get go, with the characters that comprise the spawn, and some lucky few succeed with the initial players and others go through 100s of changes. The longer you’re in the game, the more you realize that you truly have little control over where things go. The only thing you truly have control over is how much effort and heart you put in individually, and it feels good knowing you have pals to watch your back, guns blazing when you most need them. We don’t know how long the four of us will play together, but we’re enjoying it, and from the feedback we’ve been receiving, so are you. Onward and upward, no surrender. #hessler #skeletoncrew #heavymetal #pals #brothers #longhairs #fourhorsemen photo by @geneambophoto — with Adam Arling, the LAST VEGAS, Igor Galijasevic, Nathan Arling, Erik Michael and Gene Ambo Photography.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Skeleton Crew: “I readily admit that I was skeptical that Hessler could bounce back after losing three fifths of the band and especially their female powerhouse singer Jessikill, and even more skeptical once Kincaid announced that he would take over the lead vocals, but I should have known better. Kincaid and Michael have proven that there is more than a lot of fight in them and more importantly some great new music in them. I am now fully convinced that Hessler‘s best days are ahead of them and I simply can’t wait to see these guys play live once again and hopefully release more new music sooner rather than later. Long live Hessler!”
Hessler‘s “Killing Machine” video:
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/killing-machine/id1169163058?i=1169163153 Physical Copy @ hessler.bigcartel.com LYRICS: Do I go left, do I go right Go straight ahead, turn off the light My god, which way leads out One wrong move, madness unreal Spiraling down, asking for more There’s no escape, nowhere to go Angel above, don’t cry for