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HESSLER is an American heavy metal band known for their energetic live performances. HESSLER has globally released five LP/EPs and eight 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. Formed in 2008 by vocalist/guitarist Igz Kincaid, HESSLER built a following in the Chicago music scene through consistent performances and heavy promotion. The first release titled ‘Bad Blood’ was put out in 2011 and the band performed nationally in support including at SXSW & Rocklahoma. HESSLER released their first full-length album “Comes With the Territory” in late 2012 and embarked on their first U.S. tour. A return to SXSW 2013 kicked off a month long U.S. Tour ending in a return performance at Rocklahoma 2013. In the summer of 2013, the band was voted the “Best Metal Band” by the people of Chicago. 2014 Ghost Dance (Followed by North American Tour) 2016 Skeleton Crew 2018 AKIRA &This Evil 2019 Twilight Zone (Cover) 2021 When The Sky Is Black HESSLER has shared the stage with Slash, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Steel Panther, W.A.S.P., Sebastian Bach, DORO, Michael Schenker, RATT, U.F.O., Cinderella, Loudness, U.D.O., Skid Row, Dirkschneider, Hammerfall, L.A. Guns, D-A-D, John 5, Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), Sister Sin, Crashdiet, Otep, Butcher Babies, Wednesday 13, The Last Vegas, and more