HeKz’s fourth album ‘TERRA NOVA’ will see a special guest appearance by keyboard maestro Adam Holzman (Miles Davis/Steven Wilson).
On how Adam Holzman came to be involved, Young says, “A mutual friend got a copy of our album ‘INVICTA’ to Adam. It turns out that he rather enjoyed it, so I reached out in the hopes that he would appear on a few of the new songs. We couldn’t believe it when he agreed!" "Adam's musical CV is a laundry list of legends - Miles Davis, Anton Fig, Jane Getter, Ray Manzarek, Marcus Miller, Michel Petrucciani and Steven Wilson, to name but a few.
To have him lending his formidable talents to this new music is nothing short of the greatest honour. He’s already completed one of his performances for one of the longer pieces on the album and it is simply breath-taking.”
A concept piece, ‘TERRA NOVA’ was written by Young over a two year period. The album weaves a tale of ambition, duality and the desperate fight to overcome the darkest parts of your personality in order to become the person you were born to be.
'TERRA NOVA' heralds the arrival of a new line up, with Pieter Beemsterboer (ex-Black Rabbit) on keyboards and Moyano el Buffalo (5th Avenue Hamburg) on drums. The new guitarist will soon be announced.
The first part of the album will be released as an EP in late 2021, with the full double album to follow in early 2022.
The first single will be released in Spring 2021 and can be previewed below: