HEAVY AS TEXAS is a Houston-based heavy metal band founded by Marzi Montazeri. Joining Marzi is legendary groove metal singer Kyle Thomas, who pioneered the genre with fellow New Orleans natives in Exhorder. Marzi and Kyle added in the talent of Ohio native James Goetz on drums and Michael Haaga on bass to round out the full-time lineup.
HAT’s self-titled debut album arrived on April 19th, 2019 from Crunchy Western Records. For the album, Montazeri and Thomas brought on renowned drummer Anup Sastry and notable engineer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Collier on bass. The debut album was produced by Montazeri and features mixing and mastering by Collier. Check out the HAT website and download the album for free.