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 the U.S. & Canada, released five music videos, and performed with an array of national and international acts.
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. In 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. Following a successful series of summer festive performances, a new music video was released through Revolver Magazine.
After completing a 25 show coast-to-coast U.S. tour, in January HESSLER brought in a new lead singer, San Antonio native and 2012 X-Factor contestant, Jessikill. A classically trained singer, Jessikill was a perfect fit for HESSLER’s personality and sound. recording new material, the band released a new single/video to worldwide positive reviews which was followed by a tour with the new line up.
On June 10, HESSLER released a new E.P. titled ‘Ghost Dance’ in the U.S. ‘Ghost Dance’ captures a new band, sharpened and strengthened by extensive touring and a new voice at the forefront. The band recently completed a 36 date summer tour, which included their first performances in the Pacific Northwest as well as six dates in Canada. Due to positive response and the success of the Canadian leg of the tour, HESSLER will return for more Canadian dates in the near future. A video for the second single off of the Ghost Dance E.P. titled “Stuck On You” was released on October 9, 2014.
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., Michael Schenker, 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.