Finnish psychedelic folk rockers Hexvessel premiere a music video for the new single »A Cabin In Montana« taken from their sixth studio album, »Polar Veil«, set to release on September 22nd, 2023 via Svart Records.
Video by Mat Kvohst McNerney.
01. The Tundra Is Awake
02. Older Than The Gods
03. Listen To The River
04. A Cabin In Montana
05. Eternal Meadow
06. Crepuscular Creatures
08. Homeward Polar Spirit
Hexvessel comments: “A new song from our forthcoming album »Polar Veil« is out tomorrow, but you can listen to it and watch the new video now! »A Cabin In Montana« is a paean to radical environmental advocacy and unflinching nature worship. Speaking to a “deeper sense of belonging” in the wilderness, »A Cabin In Montana« draws from the eternal well of early nocturnal black metal, combined with ritual chants, hypnotic synths and timeless themes of nature mysticism.
We cobbled together some vintage footage taken from legendary Canadian adventurer, Tommy Tompkins’ wildlife films of the 1970s, now on the Svart Records YouTube channel.”
Courtesy of Svart Records:
Finland’s Hexvessel return with their sixth album, »Polar Veil«, a cold, metallic hymn to the Sub Arctic North. Haunted by primal forest spirits, Mat “Kvohst” McNerney summons the ghosts of his past in a jaw-dropping, unheard-of rebirth of style and sound. At once unmistakably Hexvessel, »Polar Veil« is also steeped in the nocturnal atmosphere of McNerney’s past, churned in the cauldron of black metal, ritual folk psychedelia and doom rock, and echoing with shivering gothic undertones.
»Polar Veil« features Ben Chisholm, main collaborator and multi-instrumentalist with Chelsea Wolfe on »Listen To The River«, Nameless Void from Negative Plane, performing the guitar solo on the song »Ring«, and Okoi from Bölzer on guest vocals on »Older Than The Gods«. When the components of the medicine are familiar but brewed in a completely novel concoction, the resulting side effects can be deliriously intoxicating. Peer behind this »Polar Veil« for a breath of fresh tundra air.
»Polar Veil« is pressed on limited edition transparent lake green vinyl, limited transparent ice clear natural vinyl and standard issue blacker than midnight wax variants and each comes with a large scale 12 page booklet featuring artwork by Thomas Hooper.
Pre-order now: ffm.bio/hexvessel
Mathew Kvohst McNerney – Vocals, Guitars
Jukka Rämänen – Drums, Percussion
Ville Hakonen – Bass
Kimmo Helén – Keys, Strings