Prog Night in the Old Town of Rīga

by Fat 3. July 2020 17:43


See if you can make it down to the nice club called 'Republika' in the old town of Rīga on 10 July. We will be sharing this stage with fellow Latvian proggers Fonoplane which features our former guitarist Uldis Ēlerts – if you haven't heard of them or seen them live yet, now this is your chance as they have some great music to please your ears and senses. We will do a 60-minute set of music from our back catalogue plus a new song from our forthcoming album. Besides music, we will ogranise a merch desk with some great items to choose from: the latest addition to the lot is the glass beer mug with HL logo.


Debut album re-mastered and uploaded to our Bandcamp site

by Fat 22. June 2019 00:01

It is our pleasure to let you know that we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the recording of our debut album this month!


It was in June 1994 that a bunch of desperate youngsters booked one of the very few decent, up-to-date recording studios here in Riga with the aim to immortalise a handful of songs. We got some big help from the recording engineer Tālis Timrots and a few friends with formal musical education and experience. It was an exciting time to be working on the project that we had put all our hearts and faith into, but had almost no clue what we were actually doing.


The result came out on a cassette tape two years later, in June 1996, so be prepared for another 25th anniversary in 2021. )))


Meanwhile we urge you to sit back in the shade with your speakers at full blast and enjoy the early stuff of ours, now all wonderfully remastered by our friend Tālis.


The End of Summer Awakening

by Fat 14. August 2018 23:03

As the summer sun and heat are soon to give way to autumnal yellows and the occasional rain, you may have noticed a slight change that this band are embracing.

GIGS: that is the key word for the next month.

Yes, you got that right: after weeks of holiday and unrelenting individual practice we are getting ready for two shows. The first one is Saturday, 1 September: we will do a 40-minute set at a festival of sorts called 'Back to School' (the venue is the 'Black Friday' club in Riga). Of course, more bands will be playing that night and our friends Flying Fish are, too, on the bill. Details:

On 29 September we will be heading east for our first ever live appearance in the city of Daugavpils (venue: club 'Artilērijas pagrabi'). More info:

We look forward to seeing you there!

New playthrough video released

by Fat 6. April 2018 17:49

We would like to present to you our most recent video to the instrumental tune "In the Safety of My Hilltop Empire" off our current album "Gyrosophy". The video focuses on the brilliant playing courtesy of our guitar players Aleksandrs Volperts and Ansis Markauss; the latter also directed and edited the video.


'Formulaic' t-shirts now available

by Fat 28. January 2017 07:33

Yeah, get ready for the coming summer in style and grab one or more while you can! The women's t-shirts come in sizes of M and L; for men, the sizes are L, XL and XXL. Full details are up on our Bandcamp page.


'Gyrosophy' nomination

by Fat 17. January 2017 06:11

We are pleased to let you know that our current album, Gyrosophy, has been nominated for the Golden Micrphone Award in the Rock/Metal Album category. The Awards Ceremony will take place on 28 February. There's a dedicated website in Latvian:


Vlogger reviews "Gyrosophy"

by Fat 7. November 2016 20:15

If you can understand Russian, see what Latvian vlogger Mr Dmitrij Rumjancev has to say about the "Gyrosophy" album.

Another review of 'Gyrosophy'

by Fat 14. October 2016 06:45

There's a nice little review of 'Gyrosophy' on the Arlequins website, written by Alberto Nucci. If you know Italian well enough to read, hit on the link below and give it a shot.


Getting good press matters

by Fat 27. September 2016 05:38

There is an article on HL in the complementary CD-ROM to the UK-based Fireworks magazine's issue #76, which came out earlier this month. Moreover, it also features the song 'Out of Place' off 'Gyrosophy'!


HL 25th Anniversary Giveaway

by Fat 1. September 2016 18:20

As the band celebrate their 25th anniversary on 1 September 2016, we would like to share a little gem from our early days: pre-master of 'Too Late', the closing track on our debut album 'Bite in the Dust'.