HESSLER, under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions, must through vicious determination execute their mission by any means necessary so as to set them apart and above other units in the same war.
HESSLER is a Chicago based, female fronted heavy metal band boasting a deadly twin guitar attack. Since the release of the Bad Blood E.P. in 2011, HESSLER have toured nationally and released four music videos. 2012 performances including SXSW & Rocklahoma shaped the band for their first full-length album “Comes With the Territory”. After the album release on November 27, 2012, the band embarked on a U.S. Tour in support.
A return to SXSW 2013 kicked off a new month long U.S. Tour followed by a return performance at Rocklahoma w/ Guns N’ Roses, Alice in Chains, Korn, and many more. Lead vocalist Lariyah Daniels was chosen as Guitar World’s 2013 Model of the Year and in June 2013, the band took home the Chicago Reader award for “Best Metal Band”. HESSLER provided music for the first documentary on legendary wrestler “The Dynamite Kid” Tom Billington.
After a successful series of summer festivals, a new music video for ‘Waste Away’ was released through Revolver Magazine.
The band is currently on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour through late December, and plans to go into the studio before the end of the year to begin work on a new album. They are confirmed for performances in Sweden in Spring 2014 with more dates to follow.
HESSLER have performed at SXSW and Rocklahoma in 2012 and 2013, Summerfest in 2012, and shared the stage with Slash, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Steel Panther, W.A.S.P., Sebastian Bach, RATT, Mushroomhead, U.F.O., Cinderella, Loudness, Doro Pesch, U.D.O., Skid Row, L.A. Guns, Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), Sister Sin, Crashdiet, Otep, Butcher Babies, Wednesday 13, The Last Vegas, Vampires Everywhere, and many more.