Hexis return with a brief yet blistering assault on your eardrums 5 September 2017
With 'XII', Hexis present their most relentlessly aggressive record to date, resembling a deeply chaotic tortured soundtrack to a descent into hell itself. 'XII' will be available on September 29th on clear vinyl in a super heavy gatefold cover including UV Spot Varnish, printed inner sleeve with black inside printing and a CD version of the record mounted inside of the gatefold.
Following shortly after their phenomenal sophomore album, ‘Tando Ashanti’ which came out on Halo of Flies and Alerta Antifascista Records just 6 months ago, ‘XII’ shows Hexis at their very best. Fierce, uncompromising and relentless from the start, ‘XII’ offers zero respite to the listener. A dissonant and nihilistic wall of noise crafted by hideous riffs and incessant drumming showcase the sound that Hexis are renowned for; the abrasiveness of black metal perfectly fused with the subtle grooves of hardcore punk.
Whilst hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, Hexis have spent most of this year on the road. Booking and playing shows (with no management or agents) all over the planet, the band have played more than 125 shows in over 30 countries in 2017 alone, with an extensive tour of the US and more still to come before the year is out. With their powerful live performances, incredible DIY work ethic and now two ferocious releases in such a short space of time, its easy to see why Hexis are held in such high esteem by the underground scene.
'XII' was recorded at The Ranch Production House in Southampton as they continue to refine their sonic landscapes with producer and engineer Lewis Johns. While photos captured by Ivan K. Maras and Sara Biscald for the albums artwork only reinforce the bands terrifying and bleak aesthetic