It’s hard to believe that our second album “CAERUS” was released four years ago!
We took a very different approach with this album, choosing to record a lot of it (everything apart from the drums, in fact) in our homes – guitar amps mic’d up in bedrooms, duvets and soft furnishings used as acoustic treatment. The album really was produced on a shoestring budget but, thanks to some creativity on our part and the stellar mix and mastering courtesy of John Mitchell, we think that CAERUS sounds great.
With 9 tracks and a colossal total running time of 77 minutes, it’s our longest album to date and features our longest song, the 18 minute epic “Journey’s End”.
The album received glowing reviews across the globe, with Prog Metal Zone declaring “If you had any doubt about the current state of health of the British progressive metal scene, let these guys reassure you: HeKz is one of the most promising bands on the scene!”
The release of CAERUS also coincided with our first shows in the Netherlands, a place that has become like a second home for us. In fact, it was at there that a lot of the songs from the album made their live debut. It certainly was a nerve-racking experience to play in a country we’d never visited, opening the set with a song that we’d never performed live before. Fortunately, we carried it off, and the audience were fantastic!
What are your memories of CAERUS? Let us know what you think of the album. Or, if you’ve yet to pick up a copy, head on over to our online store.