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Wednesday 08 September 2021

Alien Ravers Henge Team Up With Judge Dredd Comic Artists & Offer Art Exchange @ Chalk Brighton Date

Ahead of their date at Chalk Brighton, alien ravers Henge are ready to launch the next episode of their unique and spectacular comic book series.

The intergalactic music makers have once again teamed up with Judge Dredd comic artists to create the second part of the adventure.

As well as being available to purchase on Bandcamp and, it will also will be available to fans for free as part of Henge's on-going, innovative art exchange scheme.

Audiences at the band's autumn tour will be able to swap their own artistic creations for a copy of the second episode. Part one was offered to fans for free in the same way. 

Henge lead singer Zpor said: 

"Our ultimate objective with this initiative is to incite acts of creativity, encouraging humans to make and share things.

"Earth currency has little appeal to us. To see people's joy in creating and then receiving the comic, that is worth much more than this so-called 'money'."

Episode two of the comic sees Henge continue to battle the evil Urshto and his forces of misery - while revealing some of the trauma that amphibious drummer NOM endured as a child.

It was created by comic artists Tom Eglington and Boo Cook - both of whom have worked on Judge Dredd for 2000AD - along with Phil Buckenham, whose work includes graphic novels for Heavy Metal magazine.

The comic will be available at Henge shows throughout September to November, during the tour to mark the release of the band's second album Exokosm.

Picking up where their acclaimed debut Attention Earth left-off, Exokosm is another magnificent exploration into the sacred alien art form known as Cosmic Dross. 

Although there are currently no human words that adequately describe this otherworldly sound, it features thundering drums, clothes-shredding bass and whacked-out synths, forming songs which lay bare the joy of life.

They came to Earth six years ago to spread their message of peace, love and harmony through unforgettable live shows that blend science fiction, psychedelia and theatre. 

Henge play Chalk Brighton on 24th September 2021. CLICK HERE for tickets

by: Mike Cobley


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