HËSSLER is a Chicago based female fronted heavy metal band boasting a deadly twin guitar attack. A musical and visual roller-coaster created to ignite your soul and seduce your mind. Word and sightings of their explosive live performances are quickly establishing their place in today’s music.
In April 2011 HËSSLER released “Bad Blood”, their first EP, and have since put out three music videos. A new full length album “Comes With the Territory” was recorded in the fall of 2012 with Chuck Macak at Electrowerks Music Production and released on November 27 to worldwide positive reviews. A December 2012 Southwest U.S. tour followed including their Los Angeles debut at the Viper Room.
HËSSLER provided the soundtrack to the first documentary on legendary wrestler “The Dynamite Kid” Tom Billington. In March-April 2013, the band embarked on another US tour in support of the new album following a return to SXSW in Austin, TX, and the band’s NYC debut at The Bowery Electric. For the second year in a row, HËSSLER is confirmed for another performance at Rocklahoma on May 24 w/ Guns N’ Roses, Alice in Chains, Korn, and many more. The rest of 2013 includes continued touring, summer festivals, and new recordings.
HËSSLER has performed at SXSW and Rocklahoma in 2012 and 2013, Summerfest in 2012, and shared the stage with Cinderella, W.A.S.P., Steel Panther, U.F.O., Buckcherry, Sebastian Bach, Loudness, Mushroomhead, Dokken, Skid Row, Doro Pesch, Warrant, L.A. Guns, Wednesday 13, Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), Crashdiet, Sister Sin, The Last Vegas, All That Remains, Otep, Vampires Everywhere!, Butcher Babies, and many more.
Name: Lariyah Daniels
Role: Lead Vocals
Origin: Poland (Dziwnow/Szczecin)
Endorses: Sennheiser USA
Favorite Bands: Rammstein, Nightwish, Marylin Manson, Dimmu Borgir, W.A.S.P.
Name: Igz Kincaid
Role: Lead & Rhythm Guitars & Vocals
Uses: Killer Guitars & Engl Amps
Dunlop Picks / D’Addario Strings / Sennheiser Wireless
Name: Erik Michael
Role: Bass Guitars & Vocals
Origin: Bismarck, AR, United States
Uses: B.C. Rich Basses / Acoustic Amps / Dunlop Picks / D’Addario Strings
Favorite Bands: Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, Motley Crue, The Darkness, Down
Name: Frankie Snakes Sripada
Role: Lead & Rhythm Guitars & Backing Vocals
Origin: Chicago, IL
Uses: B.C. Rich & Charvel Guitars / Randall Amps
Dunlop Picks / DR Strings / Sennheiser Wireless
Favorite Bands: Guns ‘N Roses, Queen, X-Japan, Motley Crue
Name: Derek Spiteri
Role: Drums & Percussion
Origin: The Dirty Mitten
Uses: Pearl Drums / Sabian Cymbals / Vader Sticks
Favorite Bands: Four Year Strong, Airbourne, Thin Lizzy, KISS, Alice Cooper