Wednesday 13 is a horror punk band, fronted by Wednesday 13 of Maniac Spider Trash, Murderdolls, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, Bourbon Crow fame. The group formed in 2004 and continue to play. The genre of music is a mix of death rock and punk with lyrics heavily inspired by horror movies.
VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE has taken the alternative music scene over in the past year. From touring with the likes of Black Veil Brides, X-Japan, Alesana, Brokencyde and more to being featured in Alternative Press’ ‘100 Bands You Need to Know’, VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE have already made thousands of die hard fans and 2011 is set to be the year when they truly ignite the music world with their brand of rock that blends elements from electronic, metal, screamo and alternative rock.
The story of VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! starts with fearless leader Michael, who formed the group influenced heavily by Joel Schumacher’s 1987 cult classic ‘The Lost Boys’. “Like the characters, I have also always considered myself lost and trapped within a world that only embraces its own. This movie embodies everything I stand for: anarchy, vampires, youth, love and revenge,” Michael reveals. This notion led Michael to search for those who he could relate to. This search brought forth the other lost souls who would form the brotherly coven Michael had hoped for: Aaron Graves, Philip Kross, Alex and David Hernandez. Together, sworn to a dark oath, they formed VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! and created one of the most wildly exciting bands in recent memory.
Since forming, VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! has spread their bloodline all across North America. Legions of fans showing their undying support for these twisted individuals have arisen across the country and made their presence known. Whether purchasing albums and merchandise, attending live ceremonies or forming their own hordes of supporters in their respective cities, this legion is quickly becoming larger and spreading the new gospel of VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! far and wide. This was made evident by the incredible fan fare surrounding the release of their ‘Lost in the Shadows’ EP through Hot Topic last year.
Then, as the band began unveiling their live ceremonies, the fandom of VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! truly exploded. Copies of their EP flew off the shelves, selling through more than 9,000 copies of this limited edition EP, available only through Hot Topic. VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! then hit the road for their first full tour across the nation, in support of Black Veil Brides, giving covens their first chance to meet the gentlemen who have masterminded this movement. Since then, fan support grew more and more thanks to not only the band’s heavy touring schedule, but due to the genuine bond that has formed between VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! and their fans – recognizing that you don’t have to conform to society and that being yourself will lead you to the people who will truly accept you.
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 an American heavy metal band based in Chicago, IL. Known for their energetic live performances, the band has made a mark in the metal and rock scenes through consistent promotion and touring. HESSLER have toured the U.S. & Canada, released five music videos, performed with an array of national and international acts, and are the subject of a documentary which has premiered in numerous festivals around the globe.
Formed in 2008 by founder and guitarist Igz Kincaid, HESSLER built a following in the Chicago music scene through various performances and relentless promotion. The “Bad Blood” E.P. was released in 2011 and the band played through the next year racking up regional and national performances, including SXSW & Rocklahoma, which 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. HESSLER provided music for the first documentary on legendary wrestler “The Dynamite Kid” Tom Billington. During the summer after successful festival performances, the band was voted the “Best Metal Band” by Chicago Reader and released a new music video was released through Revolver Magazine.
HESSLER completed a 25 show coast-to-coast U.S. to close out the year and started 2014 off with the release of a new single/music video which was followed by an east coast tour. On June 10, HESSLER released a new E.P. titled ‘Ghost Dance’. The E.P. captures an evolving band sharpened by touring. The summer of 2014 was comprised of a 36 date tour, which included their first performances in the Pacific Northwest as well as six dates in Canada. A video for the second single off of the Ghost Dance E.P. titled “Stuck On You” was released on October 9, 2014. Currently the band is working on new material to be released in 2015.
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, D-A-D., Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), Sister Sin, Crashdiet, Otep, Butcher Babies, Wednesday 13, The Last Vegas, and many more.
Emerging from the local cemeteries and morgues of Chicago, Sinister Fate has been terrifying the Midwest since 2006. Sinister Fate combine their love for the macabre with an intense metal sound to create a ghastly display of sight and sound. Sinister Fate keeps the dead awake and the living in fear…
Since shambling onto the music scene, They have toured all over the Midwest in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Missouri, playing well know venues in those areas such as The Metro, Double Door, The Pearl Room, Elbo Room, Pop’s, as well countless signings and performances at various Hot Topics. Sinister Fate has been featured and made appearances on numerous T.V., radio, and magazines, also performing for the 2008 and 2011 Chicago Horror Film Festivals. Sinister Fate has opened for such well known acts as Mudvanyne, Wednesday 13, Michale Graves, Hanzel Und Gretyl, The Graveyard Boulevard, and The Luchagors featuring Amy Dumas (formerly Lita from the WWE).