Hessler have released a single and video called “Never Lost My Way”, the Chicago band’s first with new new singer Jessikill.
Following the deprature of former vocalist Lariyah Daniels, Hessler hooked up with Jessikill, a native of San Antonio, Texas who is a classically trained vocalist and appeared on the national X-Factor television show in 2012, where she received critical acclaim from the panel of judges which included show creator Simon Cowell, international superstar Britney Spears, Disney recording artist Demi Lovato and record industry mogul L.A. Reid.
The band began rehearsals in late January 2014 and entered the studio on February 1st. They recorded three songs for an upcoming Maxi-single to be released in late March, which will be followed by the March Metal Madness U.S. tour.
Hessler is currently working on more new material and planning for extensive domestic and international touring throughout 2014.
Hessler and Daniels, who had recorded the ‘Bad Blood’ EP and the band’s full-length debut ‘Comes With The Territory’ together, split in January of this year when the singer moved away from Chicago. “We had a great time in the past three years playing music and touring, but as some of you have heard, she has decided to move away permanently,” said the band. “Hessler wishes her all the best in her future endeavors.”
“Yes, it is true that my time with Hessler has come to the end,” explained Daniels at the time. “I will remain a friend and a fan of the boys and will always wish them all best in their career. For now I am taking a short break to reset, and shortly after, my musical journey will continue, or rather — will start over from a scratch, putting all my heart and my inspirations in it.”
March Metal Madness tour dates:
3/20/2014 Chicago, IL – (1st cd release show)
3/21/2014 Janesville, WI – with Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel
3/22/2014 Minneapolis, MN – with Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel
3/24/2014 Fort Wayne, IN
3/25/2014 Pittsburgh, PA
3/26/2014 Philadelphia, PA
3/27/2014 NYC, NY
3/28/2014 Pennellville, NY
3/29/2014 Cleveland, OH