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Live at EastWest Studios

Hei‘An - "Live at EastWest Studios"

ALBUM TITLE: Live at EastWest Studios

GENRE: Post-Progressive Metal

FORMAT: Digital/LP

LABEL: Hei‘An, Music Agency, Ltd.

DISTRIBUTOR: Hei‘An, Music Agency, Ltd. / The Orchard (Digital)


COUNTRY: Slovenia


Matic Blagonič - Vocals, Guitar
Matevž Počič - Guitar
Peter Smrdel - Bass
Gaj Bostič - Drums
Aljaž Novak - Backing Vocals
Ashley Park - Violin
Tianyun Jia - Violin
Kevin Hsu - Viola
Sarah Kim - Cello
Misaki Saito - Piano

On top of performing successfully at 2023’s 70000TONS OF METAL Cruise in the Caribbean, recent Metaldays and looking forward to this year’s ProgPower, Hei’An continue to move their musical genius forward: The Slovenians stopped by in the halls of legends, the renowned EastWest Studios in Hollywood. The recording facility has produced some of the most celebrated music of the last fifty years, ranging from Frank Sinatra to The Rolling Stones. Hei’An’s adventure in LA gave birth to four smashing tracks with magnificent orchestral sounds – and the aural outcome is the EP Live at EastWest Studios.

can’t get out of my skin (Live at EastWest Studios) was the first of the four songs to be recorded at EastWest Studio 2 and is now released along with a session video as a first foretaste of the EP. The track consists of emotional changes between soft and distorted vocals, a huge impressive chorus and progressive rhythmic sections, all backed up by a playful string quartet and the band’s new background screaming voice: longtime touring member Aljaž Novak, whom the band just recently announced as a full-time Hei'An band member. From the beginning on, this song captures the audience with shimmering synths and soft spoken words, to resolve into a blend of an epic movie score and progressive metal breakdowns.
All of this builds up to a sonic encounter, moving the band’s music into a new direction. The whole musical odyssey is now available on all relevant streaming platforms; the video is now out on YouTube:

Hei’An Live at EastWest Studios is now ready for pre-order via:

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1. can't get out of my skin (Live at EastWest Studios)
2. embers (Live at EastWest Studios)
3. dreamer (Live at EastWest Studios)
4. noises (Live at EastWest Studios)