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HeKz Bio

Band members
Matt Young - Vocals & Bass Al Beveridge - Lead & Rhythm Guitars Tom Smith - Lead & Rhythm Guitars Kirk Brandham - Drums & Percussion

Heavy Metal

Storming out of England with all of the bombast and bravado of their heroes comes HeKz! Fresh from recording their self-financed, self-produced debut album 'TABULA RASA', the boys from Bedfordshire are ready to unleash their refreshing take on progressive metal onto the international metal scene.
'TABULA RASA' sees HeKz following in the footsteps of prog metal's founding fathers Queensryche, Fate's Warning & Psychotic Waltz by taking influence in equal parts from heavy metal legends and prog rock luminaries, mixing powerhouse vocals and commendable fretboard acrobatics with supportive orchestrations and exotic time signatures. HeKz always put the song first, and the 10 tracks on their debut album demonstrate the band's aptitude for songwriting.

The band's debut is a proudly ambitious album made all the more exceptional by the tender age of its creators. Between the theatrical, Dickinson-esque voice of Matt Young (22), the duelling guitars of Tom Smith (22) and Al Beveridge (21) and the effortless precision and flair of drummer Kirk Brandham (26), you could be forgiven for thinking you're listening to a much older group of musicians.

Having received recognition on their home soil by way of positive reviews in selected press, both online and in print, and their inclusion on the bill of the 2010 Bloodstock Open Air festival, HeKz have their eyes set firmly forwards with the drive and determination to take 'TABULA RASA' to a wider audience. A tall order, but if their debut gives any indication about what the future holds for HeKz, it is by no means out of their reach.

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