Austrian Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band Hard Excess, have announced the release of their full lenght debut album ‘The Nations Dust‘, to be released on November 11th, 2023. The album can be pre-ordered here: https://www.hardexcess.com/merch
Produced & engineered by Fabian Rauter (Oakpath Audio). Mixed, mastered, produced & engineered by Mattias Girstmair (Echopolis Productions). Additional production & additional engineering by Hard Excess. Cover artwork by Gina Holzer.
Hard Excess have recently released a single and music video for the song ‘Mad Desire‘. The YouTube video can be viewed below.
1. Church Is A Dollhouse
2. The East Rock States
3. Reckless Disease
5. Mad Desire
6. The Riders Of The Apocalypse
7. Ramses III.
8. Night Lady
9. The Insurrection (Instrumental)
10. The Nations Dust
The album “The Nations Dust” is the result of years of work, and a strong vision to keep the true spirit of the music. All basic Tracks were recorded live and no compromises have been made in creative decisions. Some of the Songs already existed for some time, others were finished shortly before the recording session. The song selection therefore reflects the journey of the four friends so far. This is a real album from a real living band!
Hard Excess is:
Kaspar Zanon – Vocals, Guitar
Patrick Ingruber – Guitar
Edi Ingruber – Drums, Additional Vocals
Patrick Monitzer – Bass
Two brothers and their buddy, who grew up in the same village discovered the world of heavy music through 70ies and 80ies bands. Ever since they studied the genre – so much that one could say that they even absorbed it into their DNA. That is, roughly put, the genesis of the band “Hard Excess”.
These lads were influenced by “handmade” rock music – experimental 69 movement including hook studdled hits from AC/DC, Chicago blues, grunge and even poetry by Jim Morrison. But most dominantly the band has been influenced by heavy metal music.
Back in 2012 they played its first gig with a repertoire of cover songs from their role models: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and AC/DC, to only name a few. Followed by a new assembly the band released its first CD in 2016 – “You Burn EP”.
Hard Excess see themselves as heirs of a music genre that seems to be critically endangered – classic hard rock mixed with heavy metal. Music that not only originates deep in their hearts, but also resonates in their own music – a high energy level without frills, bare hard rock. Aside from successful gigs and concerts throughout Austria, for example at the “Local Heroes”, Hard Excess was fortunate to furthermore play in Italy and Germany.
The band even had the chance to gain work experience with the produced Mike Wolff, guitarist of the band “Kontrast”, which whom they produced two songs, released in 2019 and 2020. After the pandemic, the focus is on playing live gigs again. The fellows are passionate about displaying their hard work to a live audience, this is when the essence of the band really comes to the fore.