Nottingham metal band, Baby Godzilla have been forced to change their name by the Japanese cinema giants who own the rights to the monster name.
The band announced in a statement that they shall be now known as HECK:
“This may seem abrupt but following some fairly conclusive and forceful instructions it is time we instigated a change. We; the collective of Matt Reynolds, Jonny Hall, Tom Marsh and Paul Shelley, will from now on and henceforth be known as HECK.”
“To all of the incredible people we have had the absolute pleasure of meeting, working with, playing with and playing to make no mistake; this is still us. We will never compromise and we promise you our undivided commitment, ambition and passion. Every drop of blood and energy we have belongs to you.”
“This news is not presented with regret and although this wasn’t ultimately our long-term plan we are looking at this as an exciting new chapter. We press on, reinvigorated, focused and with more fire in our bellies than ever. Don’t fear the change, we’re here for you, get behind us.”
You can catch HECK at numerous festivals over the remainder of the summer, whilst their debut album is due for release next month.