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The Band
Local Band Network Member Since: June 9, 2004            Last Update: March 15, 2016
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Music types: Metal, Rock
Armed with loud guitars, aggressive vocals, and thunderous drums this Chicago based group sets its attack on the music world with the intention of bringing Heavy Metal back to the masses.

Since the band’s inception in 2003, HEMI has always been determined to be a band that carried the torch of the true heavy metal sound pioneered by the legendary acts of the 1970’s and 1980’s that influenced them so greatly. Taking such influence and blending it with their own unique style, HEMI has produced a sound that has set them apart from many of the bands of today and put them in a category all by themselves.

Formed in their hometown of Chicago, the band set its goals early and cut several demos with various lineups throughout the years before recording and releasing their debut album "Fire in the Sky" in 2007. Met with an overwhelming response, "Fire in the Sky" quickly catapulted HEMI into an underground mainstream which caught not only the eyes and ears of thousands of new fans, but also, critics and industry professionals alike such as famed producer Michael Wagener (Ozzy, Metallica, Dokken, Skid Row, Accept) who gave the band very positive reviews on their work. "Fire in the Sky" was consequently distributed digitally to every major downloadable channel, and is also famous for being the only independently released LP to be distributed by Hot Topic stores across the country.

In 2008, HEMI teamed up with RavensFilm Productions to contribute the title track of the album to an upcoming motion picture called "The Fixer." Director Nick Michalak saw a unique opportunity to work with HEMI further documenting the film’s release and their involvement by producing a music video for the album's title track. The video was an instant success, and it helped expose HEMI even further to a worldwide audience.

The band launched their official YouTube channel in 2010. It received a global welcome that not only furthered their exposure to a worldwide audience, but also, future touring offers across Europe and South America. With weekly updates for their fans, music videos, backstage highlights, and complete show videos, HEMI is determined to bring a full scale experience of the band and its members to all of their fans around the world.

A live album highlighting the band's 2011 tour titled "The Chosen Ones: Live in the Fire" was released in 2012 as well as a companion DVD in 2014 featuring enhanced audio and video with live tracks not inlcuded on the album.

In late 2014, the band released the highly anticipated album "Undivided Intentions" featuring the newly established 3-piece lineup of the group. The first single from the album, "Nevermore," was released to outstanding reviews and has set the tone for the newest direction in HEMI's music.



Band Members:
Trent Zuberi - Lead Vocals & Bass Guitar

Tim Wilkens - Guitar and Backing Vocals

Mike "Guppy" Cieplik - Drums and Percussion

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Their News and Events
There are 0 upcoming shows on the Schedule
Latest News:
October 2014 | New Album Update

2016 | PHASE ONE

New Official Merchandise

It's been in the works for a while but we now have a whole slew of new merchandise to unveil for all of you! New additions to the online store include Hoodies, Koozies, Stickers, Pins, Lighters, and Hot Sauce!?!? Yes, the rumors are true that we now have an official HEMI brand hot sauce called SOULTAKER! Believe us, it lives up to it's name! You can check it out along with all of the new (and existing) merchandise HERE.

New Music

We are writing! Music for what will be the next studio release is currently being written along with some preparation for the release of two exclusive cover songs. More information on both to come in the coming weeks, but we guarantee you will all be very pleased with what you hear!

Music Video

We are also in preliminary talks with our video production crew at RavensFilm Productions to develop a music video for one of the songs from Undivided Intentions. Once we decide which one to produce we will announce it here first!


We have really taken a shine to the famed app Vine in the last few months, and have been putting up some really goofy stuff. So, if you have been following us you know what we mean, but we are proud to announce that this will be the place to hear quick exclusive news bites pertaining to upcoming shows and music! We will post to Vine first before letting it hit Instagram and Facebook so be sure you are following us! Username is HEMIMUSIC or you can follow us by clicking HERE.

Their Music
Original Music? Yes
CD Recorded?  Yes
Record Label: Leash Records
Ambush (Demo)    The End is the Beginning (Demo)    Fire in the Sky    Endgame (Demo)    Undivided Intentions    The Chosen Ones: Live in the Fire    A Trick for Three (Demo)    
Their Contact Information
Alternate web site:  http://www.hemimusic.com
Contact Name:  Trent Zuberi
E-mail address:   (NOTE: Email addresses are hidden to prevent spam. You must have JavaScript enabled.)

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