HEELE is the alternative rock project of Michael Henss, a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer based in New Haven, CT. Michael currently plays drums with the band Hellrazor and previously played drums in Dead Wives, but he’s been working on songs for the HEELE project since 2015. By day he works as a music educator, composer for television, and freelance audio engineer. 

“This music has taken many turns over the last few years. Initially, these songs were heavily influenced by Devin Townsend and then they gradually started to sound more like Failure and Nine Inch Nails. My overall goal is to write music that is moody, evocative, and layered.”



–Michael Henss 


HEELE can be loosely classified as alternative rock, but in the vein of bands that explore darker textures and themes within their music. HEELE's debut EP Pathos is set to be released on May 14, 2019, and it features the single Losing It All, a melancholic recollection of an emotionally intense dream.


A permanent band will be put together in the coming months to play shows in the northeastern part of the United States and work on material for future releases. 


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