After releasing their damaging 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 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 minor 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. View the current full itinerary below and stay tuned for more updates in the weeks ahead.
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 A.D. has found a new home with Southern Lord for the relase of their debut LP Manégarmr, the album showcasing the outfit’s searing amalgam of aggressive punk and metal-infused hardcore, mournful riffs and battering breakdowns surging with more conviction than ever.
HESSIAN Live Actions:
6/28/2013 Pogobar – Gent, Belgium
7/06/2013 Rote Flora – Hamburg, Germany
7/28/2013 Flufffest – Rocykany, Czech Republic
8/9-11/2013 Ieperfest – Ieper, Belgium
9/06/2013 Volta Club – Moscow, Russia (Church Of Ra)
9/07/2013 Arkitika – Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Church Of Ra)
9/15/2013 Aetherblissement (privat) – Cologne, Germany
9/16/2013 Sub – Graz, Austria
9/17/2013 EKH – Vienna, Austria
9/18/2013 Kawiarnia Naukowa – Krakow, Poland
9/19/2013 Observatorium Klub – Wroclaw, Poland
9/20/2013 Cassiopeia – Berlin, Germany
9/21/2013 Jumpinthefire Fest – Roßwein, Germany
9/22/2013 Incubate Fest – Tilburg, Netherlands