Four months before the official release date of their forthcoming album, “Aeternum“, HEXIS unveil a second song. On ‘Exhaurire‘, the Blackened Hardcore band displays a contrast to their fast and straight-forward first track ‘Divinitas‘. The sludgy and doomy composition drowns the listener in heavy bass lines, thunderous drumbeats and noisy guitar sounds. Without the need for taking up speed, HEXIS rigorously build up tension as well as an atmosphere of dread and oppression.
Vocalist Filip comments on the new track:
“With this new album, we tried to do something more diverse. As a second song, we wanted to present something which is completely different from the first track. So, we can show the different aspects of the album. Concerning the song writing process: When it comes to the faster, more straight to the point songs, it was much more a collaborative thing between all of us this time. We all brought in a lot of melodies, riffs and so forth. When it comes to the slower songs, our guitarist Dalle usually just sat down and played around with different ideas for a lot of hours. However, to finalize the individual songs, the rest of us is always tipping in with ideas of how to improve the skeleton of the track. I feel like writing this slower kind of music and still making it interesting for the listener is way harder for us – compared to composing faster songs. I honestly feel like this is the first track HEXIS have written which is constantly slow and actually turned out really good. I guess I always wanted us to do a song like this, we were just not able to create something in this style which was good enough. In the end, this probably turned out to be one of my new favorite compositions. Additionally, Marietheres Schneider’s vocal performance in the ending part added something very special to it as well!“
“Aeternum” will be released on August 26th. Pre-orders will begin on June 2nd. ‘Exhaurire‘ – as well as the first unveiled track ‘Divinitas‘ (with t-shirt design) – can be purchased as digital singles on Bandcamp.
HEXIS emerged in Denmark in the year 2010, following the DIY-spirit of the Punk and Hardcore scene, while simultaneously being deeply rooted in the Black Metal sound. They are self-made as well as self-taught, and HEXIS are constantly travelling the world. With over 700 shows from the Faroe Islands to New Zealand and from Cuba to Mongolia under their belt, these guys have been the archetype of a hard-working and hard-hitting band.
Combining the energy of Hardcore with the desolation of Black Metal and throwing in bits and pieces of Doom and Sludge, HEXIS have crafted two full-length albums, namely “Abalam” (2014) and “Tando Ashanti” (2017), as well as countless EPs and Split-releases. The musicians behind HEXIS are located all over Europe and they have been praised for both their outstanding records and, first and foremost, for their intense live shows that took them to high ranking festivals such as Roskilde, Bloodstock, Roadburn or Ieper Fest.
HEXIS have inked a deal with Debemur Morti Productions in 2020 and will release their third album in 2022.