ProgDay 2017…The Twenty-Third Edition of the world’s longest running progressive rock festival.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd and 3rd, 2017. Storybook Farm, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Join us for another great weekend of the best in progressive music!
HEDERSLEBEN is a spacerock/psyche/krautrock band whose goal is to embrace the mindset and sound of early progressive rock/krautrock. Often compared to bands like Amon Duul II, Hawkwind and Gong, HEDERSLEBEN was hatched in the village of the same name on the outskirts of Quedlinburg, Germany. Beside the ancient stone cloister in the half-timbered Bauernhaus, British guitarist Nicky Garratt (an original member of the iconic punk band UK Subs) jammed with krautrock luminary Uve Mülrich, (Embryo), inspiring Garratt’s next project.
In 2012, Garratt became the musical director for Hawkwind’s Nik Turner. Garratt gathered musicians to collaborate and record Nik Turner’s Space Gypsy album. After a short incubation period, the prototype version of HEDERSLEBEN was born from those sessions.
After the success of Space Gypsy, Nicky Garratt took on the musical director position for the legendary Swiss band Brainticket. Working with original keyboard/flute/sitar player Joel Vandroogenbroeck, the songs were developed by HEDERSLEBEN in rehearsals in Oakland while Joel worked in Mexico. The result was Brainticket’s Past, Present and Future, the first Brainticket studio album in 15 years.
Upgoer, HEDERSLEBEN’s debut release, was recorded back-to-back with the Brainticket album, and released in 2013.
Since then HEDERSLEBEN has continued to release albums and evolve, ranging from a new take on classic krautrock to full-blown prog-rock concept albums. The band has toured the US multiple times, both opening for and backing Nik Turner, and their music has been used in feature films.
Get the latest album!
The long awaited 4th album from San Francisco’s neo-prog rock masters, Hedersleben!
Formed by UK Subs guitarist Nicky Garratt, Hedersleben have garnered serious attention due to multiple successful tours with Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner as well as vociferous support from KCRW DJ and all around musical raconteur Henry Rollins!
Hedersleben tracks, including a track from Orbit, have been featured in the upcoming action/heist movie Diamond Cartel (starring Armand Assante & Bolo Yeung) and dark thriller The Devil’s Domain starring Michael Madsen!
Available on both CD & Vinyl!
1. Judas Star
2. Walk Above The Clouds
3. Distant Sun
4. History Of Light
6. Hedersleben (Dreamstate)
7. Rarefied Air
8. Be There