Hessler – Interview

Hessler – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

H: Heavy Metal band


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

H: HESSLER is an American heavy metal band known for their energetic live performances. HESSLER has globally released four LP/EPs and seven music videos without a label or support from outside forces. They have extensively toured North America, performed with an array of major acts, and are the subject of a documentary that has won film awards in film festivals across the world.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

H: Fifty years worth of Metal, Punk and Rock Music.  Defiance, history & war.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

H: To survive.  To create music that makes people think.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

H: Music: Igz & Erik.  Lyrics: Igz

About?  The listener decides


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

H: We haven’t run around naked with “SHOW TONIGHT – $10 COVER” yet, but maybe we should…


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

H: That this is a dated question. Online streaming is the norm now – it’s a digital world.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

H: Highway to Hell – cause we’d be getting paid very, very well.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

H: When people are unprepared, sneeze into their hand or don’t cover their mouth, loading in and loading out.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

H: Being on the same endorsment roster as Glenn Tipton – ENGL amps ftw!


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

H: A full length titled ‘When the Sky Is Black’.  Hoping for a late spring release.


PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.

H: Corona Virus says no shows. 

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