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                   Hedda the band, featuring the progressive power metal music of Jamie Mac, Kent Herman, Jef Jaeger and John Swenson
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          January 4, 2014: Happy New Year to you all. Thanks for dropping in to visit HEDDA. “The           Storm” continues to perform and will be getting another “push” very soon. As it happens,           Jamie Mac is a year older TODAY, and is hard at work writing and refining material for the           next installment of HEDDA.

          We hope and trust that your 2014 is a fantastic year. Thanks for supporting us.

          Sincerely, The HEDDA guys. \m/ \m/

          December 15, 2013: Hello fans and friends - you are one in the same where we are concerned            - thank you dropping in and "Seasons Greetings" to you all. It has indeed been too long since            we posted anything new here, but have no fear, HEDDA is alive and well. It has been 8           months since the release of "The Storm" and the album is doing well. It has received 10 major           reviews with the average score being 86 of 100, and we are hopeful for more reviews and even           better scores.

          Work on material for the second album has begun. Though there may be a thematic common           thread across a song or three, Jamie Mac has stated that he has no intention (at this point) of           making the second HEDDA record another concept album, but he admits that anything is           possible. "Songs and albums are are like children... they grow and change, and one often-times           affects another, so the truth is that only time will tell as to what the second album will truly           be." - J. Mac.

          Keep your ears open, and certainly check out the Facebook page "HEDDA" which is updated           frequently and has additional news and information.
                                                                           Happy Holidays!

          Hello-Hello! Thanks for visiting our site and a HUGE thanks to all our returning friends for           coming back and checking in to see what’s going on with HEDDA. HEDDA is alive, doing           well and VERY busy! The new album (“The Storm”) continues to get great reviews           worldwide, our newest video "See The Light" is getting great feedback and HEDDA will           appear on the first CD of this year’s ProgPower USA 3 CD compilation.

          A very special shout-out and thank you to our friend, Teresa Belinde, out in England for           rockin' our songs on the airwaves. Visit her Facebook page and tune in to a LOT of great           music! "Rock Your World Radio - Sistema 3"

          We appreciate all the support that our fans have shown and continue to show us. THANK           YOU! Let’s keep it rolling – Let’s kick it up a notch. Tell all your friends and anyone else who           enjoys hard rock and metal about HEDDA. Let them know that HEDDA is not just “another           metal band”. HEDDA needs your help to get the word out.

          The truth is that recording music is expensive, VERY expensive, and the Hedda guys are all           still working stiffs. Trust me when I say that HEDDA is not even close to recouping what was           spent to make “The Storm”. Fan support - YOUR support - is the only way we can continue to           record more music. Please support HEDDA.

          Until next time, \m/ \m/

          The newest video is now on YouTube for "See The Light"


          The Latest Review:

          Another huge "Thank You" is in order to Metal To Infinity for yet another great review:           Metal To Infinity



          A BIG "Thank You" to Metal CD Ratings for another great review: Metal CD Ratings

          ALSO, HEDDA has just submitted "Heaven's Fate" and program artwork for the 2013           ProgPower USA compilation disc. This is their 3rd year with "ProgPower". Here's the link to           their site: ProgPowerUSA

           HEDDA's first official video for "The Storm" is now here:
           YouTube - HEDDA: Thirteen Angels.

           Here is the link for the second video: "Heaven's Fate":
           YouTube - HEDDA: Heaven's Fate.


           "The Storm" cd is available in our Shop section. You may purchase a physical copy or           download it. It is also available on CDBaby.com. For those around Milwaukee, copies are           being sold at The Exclusive Company in Greendale and Rush-Mor Records.

          The CD Release Party was a success! An enormous "Thank You" to Milwaukee's           Firehouse Pub and all of the people who came to see the band. Please click on the           "HEDDA-Lines" tab for more details.

          ANOTHER HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: Reviews of the cd are available at: AngelicWarlord.com and DangerDog Music Reviews. Below are a few excerpts from the reviews:

"...Hedda proves expert at weaving its material with the type of melodies and catchy choruses certain to have you returning time and again"... "So take "The Storm" for what it is: An interesting story backed by every bit as interesting music." - AngelicWarlord.com

"...Hedda returns with The Storm, a tour-de-force of classic American melodic heavy and power metal worthy of your immediate attention."... "Listening to the strength of the band's performance, this was a labor of love and perseverance."..."The Storm is solid melodic heavy metal and easily recommended." "4.5/5.0" - DangerDog.com

The Storm Lyrics and Artwork
(View The Storm's prologue, lyrics, credits and thanks, band photos and artwork not available on the cd. CD layout credit goes to the band's multi-talented Jef Jaeger & Jamie Mac.)

Welcome to the official website of, for and about the band HEDDA.

HEDDA is a four-piece band comprised of veteran musicians based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Influenced by hard rock, progressive rock / metal and metal artist from several decades, HEDDA describes their music as “Provocative Metal”.

HEDDA came into being in 2007, when guitarist, Kent Herman, knew that his departure from the progressive metal band, DIMENSION X, was imminent. Kent contacted Jamie Mac, his long-time friend and original co-founder of DX – Mac left DX in 2001 - saying that he was interested in a writing partnership that would create music that was straight forward while maintaining a heavy, melodic direction. During their time in DX, Kent and Jamie had written numerous songs together and were aware of their complimentary writing chemistry. Though they shared many musical similarities, they were also aware that each had numerous and various musical influences that he would draw upon to create a unique blend of power, progression and melody.

HEDDA "The Storm" CD

Jamie Mac and Kent Herman began writing music that would exemplify and utilize the influences and strengths of both. Originally, the name of the band was to be HEDDA STEAM, meaning “a head of steam”, however the name was shortened very early on, when the concept of an extremely powerful (and supernaturally beautiful) female angel began to inspire the writing. Her name: HEDDA.

Simultaneously with their writing, Mac and Kent began the search for the members that would complete the band. Finding the right drummer turned out to be a more difficult task than either had imagined. Drummer Jef Jaeger, also a long-time friend of Kent’s and also a former member of DX was contacted early on, but stated that he was in the midst of other projects and could not commit himself to another at that time. A year long quest that spanned three states for the right drummer ensued. Numerous auditions were held, but to no avail, the right drummer was not to be found. During this frustrating search, Mac and Kent completed 10 of the 11 tracks that would become the “The Storm”.

Though Jamie Mac had been a lead vocalist in several bands, he knew that a superior lead singer was required for this project. Mac contacted his long-time friend and former band acquaintance, singer extraordinaire, John Swenson. At the end of a brief conversation, John was the lead vocalist of HEDDA. Almost exactly a year to the day that drummer Jef Jaeger declined the offer to join the band, he was contacted again to see if anything had changed. Apparently, good things come to those who wait and by the end of that conversation, Jef was in the band. HEDDA was finally complete.

HEDDA entered the studio in January of 2009 and recorded four tracks that appeared on the band’s 2009 EP “The Calm Before…” which received very good reviews from publications and fans, but clearly something was missing. In 2010 the band changed studios and engineers with the intention of improving production quality of any future recordings. Over the following 18 months, HEDDA appeared on the ProgPower USA 2010 CD compilation with "The Gates"; disc 2, track 10 and seven additional tracks were recorded at The Exchange Music Studios with engineers Jeffro Lachsheid and Lyle Brotkowski. HEDDA feels that the music now speaks for itself. HEDDA sequentially appeared on ProgPower USA's CD compilation in 2011; this time on disc 1, track 1. The original 4 songs from the EP were completely remixed by Jeffro in late 2011 and all 11 tracks that appear on HEDDA’s full-length concept album, “The Storm”, were mastered by Jacob Hansen.