A track from Belgian faction HESSIAN’s Southern Lord debut Manégarmr has been dispensed today. A rabid surge of energetic punk/metal-infused hardcore raging with a blistering solo and pummeling breakdown with a total by-the-throat approach, on par with acts like Ringworm and Southern Lord mates All Pigs Must Die, “Plague Monger” is a prime example of what happens when the members of HESSIAN combine their damaging talents.
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 have found a new home with Southern Lord who will unleash the band’s debut album, Manégarmr to the North American masses on April 30th. Check out the cover art by Valentijn Goethals and Tomas Lootens at WeBecameAware and more below.
Additional new European tour actions for HESSIAN have also been announced, with more to follow throughout the year in an ongoing live campaign in support of Manègarmr.
Manègarmr Track Listing:
2. Serpent’s Whisper
3. Mourn The World Of Man
4. Plague Monger
5. Father Of Greed
7. Swallowing Nails
8. Hollow Eyes
10 Mother Of Time
HESSIAN Live Actions:
4/20/2013 Heartcoretagefest – Wermelskirchen, Germany
4/21/2013 Exhaus – Trier, Germany w/ Jungbluth
5/11/2013 Manégarmr release show – Gent, Belgium w/ Blind To Faith
5/14/2013 DeKreun – Kortrijk, Belgium w/ Godflesh
6/08/2013 Toxoplasmosefest – Saint Imier, Switzerland w/ Oathbreaker
6/28/2013 Pogobar – Gent, Belgium
9/06/2013 Volta Club – Moscow, Russia (Church Of Ra)
9/07/2013 Arkitika – Saint-Petersburg, Russia (Church Of Ra)
9/20/2013 TBA – Berlin, Germany
9/21/2013 Jump In The Fire Fest – Roßwein, Germany