(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)
These Hey Zeus guys are a virtual live wire on stage. I caught their set in Boston a couple of years ago, they were the second to hit the stage in a five band bill. Providing support for Scissorfight, along with Gaskill, Worshipper, and Roadsaw, this was a ridiculously heavy, hysterically fun, beer spilled, swilled, and left all over the floor kind of show. Gozu even showed up to join in.
Yes, Hey Zeus is that kind of heavy rock, and they certainly did Boston proud that night. They made a fan out of me, anyway – and I’m not even from Boston. I’m sure I somewhere have some horribly shaky video footage from that show, but it’s probably better left in the archives (I did mention there was a lot of swill…).
Instead, a better representation of their sound would be their most recent single, ‘X‘ which is streaming below. It’s kickin’ hard. Go check out their releases on Bandcamp and get your ears full.
Here’s the official buzz:
Excited to announce that U.S. Heavy Rockers HEY ZEUS are now part of Argonauta Records family!
Hey Zeus were born with the single mission of bringing to life a rock and roll riot. With elements both classic and modern, gripping songs and just enough punk attitude to let you know when it’s time to screw off. Their stage presence and songwriting tap into something essential and primal about heavy rock and roll and leave tired crowds begging for more.
Across their debut single and split with White Dynomite, they’ve proven to be an utter powerhouse, and you should expect no less with the arrival of their debut full-length later this year.
The band says:
“Over the past four years we have been blasting massive riffage & volume all up and down the Eastern U.S.”
“We are proud as hell to finally have our first release coming this fall through the fine folks at Argonauta Records!”
Find more info: Argonauta Records