UK Heavy Proggers HeKz Announce New Double Concept Album ‘TERRA NOVA’

HeKz’s fourth album ‘TERRA NOVA’ will see lead singer and bassist Matt Young joined by a new line up of international talent.

“HeKz has always been a musical chimera, fusing elements of heavy metal, hard rock and progressive music,” explains Young. “The new line up reflects that perfectly – we’ve got a prog guy, a metal guy and a rock guy. On paper, that’s an odd mix but the chemistry is undeniable. This album is the next logical step in the band’s evolution.”

The new guitarist cannot yet be revealed due to contractual reasons, and ‘TERRA NOVA’ will see Pieter Beemsterboer (ex-Black Rabbit) on keyboards and Moyano el Buffalo (5th Avenue Hamburg) on drums.

“Working with this new line up has already been so rewarding. The guys have so much talent, but also the taste to hold back when necessary. Everybody plays to serve the song, and when they get their moment, it’s quite extraordinary to behold!”

A concept piece, ‘TERRA NOVA’ was written by Young over a two year period. A familiar story with a unique flavour, the album weaves a tale of ambition, duality and the desperate fight to overcome the darkest parts of your personality in order to become the person you were born to be.

“We’re making a double concept album in 4 different countries, working remotely and all during a pandemic. It’s completely mad but tremendously exciting. We’re proud to share this first taste of new music and can’t wait to take you on this journey with us.”

The first part of the album will be released as an EP in late 2021, with the full double album to follow in early 2022.

The first single from ‘TERRA NOVA’ will be released in Spring 2021.


DanFest 6 To Be Held December 2nd and 3rd 2016

Danfest 6 takes place at The Musician in Leicester on December 2nd and 3rd 2016.
Address: 42 Crafton St W, Leicester LE1 2DE, UK
Phone: +44 116 251 0080

Jump, HeKz, Winter In Eden, Nth Ascension and Credo, among others, this year the festival has firmly established itself on the prog circuit in recent years.

Friday December 2nd Doors open at 6.30 pm
Midnight Sun – 6:50 – 7:50
Red Bazar – 8:15 – 9:30
Credo – 9:45 – 11:15

Saturday December 3rd Doors open at 12.30 pm
I Am The Manic Whale – 12:50 – 2:00
Nth Ascension – 2:30 – 3:45
Jump – 4:15 – 5:30
HeKz – 7:30 – 9:00
Winter In Eden – 9:30 – 11:00

Times are approximate and subject to change.

Tickets are £30 advance for the weekend and £35 on the door.
Friday only tickets are £14 or £16 at the door
Saturday only £20 or £23 at the door and Saturday evening tickets £14 or £16 at the door.

Tickets are available from the venue and from Tickets on sale now.