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Hexvessel - "Phaedra" (video)

Το βίντεο των Hexvessel για το "Phaedra" από το album "Kindred"
I have strength
I fear nothing
the sky is bright for me
if the world perishes
I will not perish
my horizons stand above
the walls of pine

Beautiful the gods in this lonely hour
As I change the serpents into angels
Healing the tears of the venomous hearts
And the ground trembles under my hooves

The forest light falls in my footsteps
the moon and the lark know my song
I thrive within the folding of the pages
I decorate my heroine with blood

Beautiful the gods in this lonely hour
as I lift the veils of Phaedra
kissing the mouths of Leviathan
and tending to the weeds in my mother’s garden


Δελτίο τύπου: «Psychedelic forest folk-rockers Hexvessel release their new nature-mystic opus, Kindred, via Svart Records.

Taking a darker and more esoteric path, Kindred sees Hexvessel re-forge their eclectic melting cauldron or “vessel” of sound into a potent “hex” of spell-binding songcraft.

Blues-laden psych-rock and progressive structures harken back to King Crimson, giving way to dark earthen balladry reminiscent of early Nick Cave and the doom-laden atmospheres of Dead Can Dance.

The band returned to their original studio in Tampere, Finland, where they recorded their cult classic No Holier Temple, which fused Hexvessel’s folk roots with an occult undercurrent, with the new album mastered by John Davis (The Killers / Gorillaz / Led Zeppelin / Lana Del Rey) in the UK.

Through Kindred’s 10 song rites of passage, Hexvessel cover Coil’s Fire Of The Mind live from a mental institution and delve into the Druidic sacrificial swamps with songs like Bog Bodies, which conjures the deep Lynchian night with muted trumpet and foggy rhodes piano.

Adorned by cover artwork by artists Thomas Hooper (who has worked for Neurosis, Converge and Doomriders) and Richey Beckett (who has created work for Metallica, Foo Fighters, Robert Plant), Kindred is an album which calls you on a journey, both intimate and richly enlightening.

Kindred is Hexvessel’s 5th album, and a return to Svart Records, where they released their debut album Dawnbearer to critical and cult acclaim 10 years ago. Hexvessel was formed by English/Irish singer/songwriter Mat McNerney in 2009 after he moved to Finland.

Also known for his work with Beastmilk (now known as Grave Pleasures), The Deathtrip, guest spots with Carpenter Brut and Me & That Man and his earlier work with Norwegian Black Metal bands Code & Dødheimsgard, McNerney is a both highly eclectic and critically acclaimed musical artist.

Across the years, it is McNerney’s work with Hexvessel which has been his most brave, exploratory, honest and impossible to categorise, unique and idiosyncratic in a world all of their own.»

Band: Hexvessel
Country of origin: Finland
Location: Tampere
Formed in: 2009
Genre: Psychedelic Forest Folk
Years active: 2009-present

Video: "Phaedra"
Music by: Mat McNerney
Lyrics by: Mat McNerney
Arranged by: Hexvessel
Director: Justin Oakey
Production Company: Eye Figure Film
Producer: Kerri Mattie
Director of Photography: Troy Maher
Costume Designer: Aryn Ballett
Hair & Makeup: Jessica Burt
Facility: Artjail Toronto
Colourist: Clinton Homuth
Assistant Colourist: Kevin Wu

Album: "Kindred"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 7th, 2020
Label: Svart Records

Track listing:
01. Billion-Year-Old Being
02. Demian
03. Fire Of The Mind
04. Bog Bodies
05. Sic Luceat Lux
06. Phaedra
07. Family
08. Kindred Moon
09. Magical & Damned
10. Joy of Sacrifice

Bio: «Formed in 2009 by Mat "Kvohst" McNerney, Hexvessel write songs in the oral tradition of the old balladeers. They weave everyman stories that create a bond between the teller and the audience, bringing alive a sense of shared purpose and spiritual history.

With wife and collaborator Marja Konttinen, like-minded troubadour and co-writer Kimmo Helén, guitarist Jesse Heikkinen, the primal rhythms of Jukka Rämänen (Dark Buddha Rising), and the occult found-sounds of Antti Haapapuro (Aural Hypnox/Arktau Eos), Mat McNerney’s Hexvessel has truly become a melting cauldron or “vessel,” a potent “hex” of spellwork.

By drawing on older folk acts like Shirley Collins,Vashti Bunyan, later folk rock bands such as Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and King Crimson, to more recent artists such as Current93, Nick Cave and Coil, imbued with Karelian and Nordic folklore rhythms, Hexvessel have created a sound that is both ancient and modern.

Hexvessel is about connection and roots, bringing the spirits of the past that we all share to a more mystical and fulfilling vision of the future.»



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