HEAD – Original Band from Vancouver, Canada


HEAD… Creeping out from the darkest corners of the music realm, Vancouver’s own Alt-Rock/Electro band, HEAD, creates music with a warped perspective that exposes the twisted ties that bind us.

Unapologetically real – HEAD dares to dive deep into the psyche and push on the raw nerves that fray our emotions, all in an authentic effort to write songs that show the strength in our shared vulnerability & prove how even in the most extreme cases, the experiences that we survive are precisely what bring us closer together. Stepping into the shadows of their alter-egos, this band of outcast misfits was formed in 2015.

Discovering a gritty & gnarly style of their own comparable to a powerful fusion between the most gripping sounds of Nine Inch Nails and Garbage, HEAD immediately set forth to scorch the earth. They recorded their self-titled EP within their first year and put themselves firmly on the local map with a series of live shows throughout Van-city that revealed an all-star level of talent & supercharged songs. Complete with heavy goth-inspired makeup and full costumes to suit their bizarre personas, HEAD unleashed a vibrant new slice of Alt-Rock fury and stormed into the scene with much critical acclaim.

After forming an intense bond between the band and legendary Vancouver-based producer, Sheldon Zaharko while recording their first EP, they continued working together in the years to follow. Both Sheldon and HEAD knew they were onto something special with their initial offering to the world, but also knew that to truly stand apart from the rest, they had to push their craft to the furthest limits & far beyond. In 2016, they did exactly that with HEAD’s groundbreaking debut album, “Afraid To Sleep”, introducing an explosive set of conceptual songs based around the damaged emotions of a curious character known as Alberta, and simultaneously revealing their remarkable evolution between records.

Digging into the pain and exposing the grimness of reality through fiction, “Afraid To Sleep”, set a wicked standard for HEAD to live up to through its tightly produced Progressive & Industrial ideas and sound. But you see, the thing is…HEAD is anything but ‘standard’ in any way, shape, or form. Exceeding every possible expectation that could have been had, their follow-up record/second concept album took the story of Alberta to its breathtaking conclusion – “Dear Father” and its highly controversial themes & menacingly melodic vibes, brought them to a worldwide audience, with their music now being sold in stores across the globe.  Both “Afraid to Sleep” and “Dear Father” are in reality, part of Lyric’s real life story.

HEAD’s punishingly edgy style and penchant for pushing the boundaries of art and music radiated on the heavy emotional cuts that seared & seethed throughout “Dear Father”, released officially in 2018; it brought closure to an extremely meaningful chapter of the band’s legacy, and fully prepared them for the next one to come. 

The band is at the true heights of its creative potential and has never sounded better, with HEAD’s revitalized lineup. All the right pieces of the puzzle are in place – HEAD is ready to leave a permanent scar in music history.

HEAD is: Lyric (Vocals), Stone (Keys), Diz (Guitar), The Phantom (Bass), and Styxx (Drums)

Lyric:   Many have lived a troubled past; few have come through it so well.A survivor of alcoholic parents, an abusive father, kidnapping and death threats towards her family, Lyric exorcises her demons onstage through song.“I use my past as a vehicle for ascension through music”… and that she does.Whether it be the song’s subject matter, her yearning, soul-searching voice, or while she’s seductively whispering to the audience as one, her stage performance will leave you feeling as if you’ve known her all your life and at the same time as if you’ve never seen anyone like her…

Stone:   It started with a concept. Stone was there.The concept took its first flight in song. Stone was there.If Lyric can be said to be the soul of HEAD, then Stone is the heart… literally a “heart of Stone”.But, while Lyric uses her voice to share her pain, Stone was never much for conversation (despite a wicked wit and deep wisdom) Steeped in orchestral music and always drawn to darkness, his keyboards were his voice from an early age.His moods, the richness of texture, intensity and depth are what binds the music of HEAD together and the shackles that capture and hypnotize the listener…

Diz:   There are some guitar players who can play searing, electrifying solos… and some who create beautiful soundscapes with a variety of sounds and textures… what do you call a guitar player who does both of those things better than most? We call him “Diz”… submit to his hypnotizing intensity… submit to an earthquake of sound, breaking through the bedrock of every HEAD song… submit to “Diz”…

The Phantom:   Nobody knows too much about The Phantom. He materializes for shows, rehearsing and recording, but the times between those events? No one’s really sure. It’s not clear where he goes, what his history is, how he arrives… even who he is beyond… he’s The Phantom. What IS obvious is the pulse and enchanted rhythm of those trench-ripping, dark bass lines that drip from his long fingers, compelling audiences to sway with him…to follow him down the next black passageway…to be led anywhere…resistance is futile…

Styxx:   Being locked in the cellar for most of his youth… that changes a person. Styxx took his frustrations and abandonment issues out on anything nearby that could withstand his constant punishment, beating on the very foundation of his prison, learning to channel his anger and violence in rhythm. Deep, primal, primitive rhythms that pulse and drive the music irresistibly forward…Styxx became the very foundation that imprisoned him, finally breaking out and emerging like the beast reborn…into the musical enigma that is HEAD…


https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/head/1361657742 https://open.spotify.com/album/6RZjHNRwjVhcXXWYszSldFor http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/head1 http://www.reverbnation.com/head_music https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Father-Explicit-Head/dp/B07D6ZM38G 

Purchase the album here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/dear-father/1362141158

“Sex Like Rock Stars”, the 1st radio/video single was shot and edited by Jeremy Gladstone from Sleeping Bag Studios. Directed by Jeremy Gladstone and HEAD. Video released March 22nd 2016. “Sex Like Rock Stars” video uses mannequins, music and back stage antics to portray the story behind the song. Sexy, twisted and highly anticipated. Released on HEAD Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtDD8FrPLv0

Reviews:  Dear Father 

https://www.straight.com/music/1126261/head-gives-good-rock-opera-dear-fatherTom Harrison – http://www.tomharrisonmusic.com/2018/04/30/cd-reviews-head-jeff-wyatt

Jer Gladstone – http://sleepingbagstudios.ca/head-dear-father  

Afraid to Sleep AZARIA MAGAZINE; https://goo.gl/OjvfLN http://www.indie-spoonful.com/single-post/2016/09/29/HEADs-Afraid-to-Sleep-is-Addictive http://skopemag.com/2016/08/24/head-afraid-to-sleep http://mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=193270 http://hammerrecords.blogspot.ca/2016/08/straight-to-your-head.html http://sleepingbagstudios.ca/head-head http://skopemag.com/2015/05/15/head

Terry Banks – https://www.facebook.com/thebandHEAD/posts/1981280241988822?__tn__=K-R

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