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Norwegian doomy hard rock band Hex A.D. unveil new single »Throwing Down The Gauntlet« taken from their upcoming album »Delightful Sharp Edges«

Larvik, Norway based doomy hard rock band Hex A.D. has unveiled the second single »Throwing Down The Gauntlet« taken from their upcoming album, »Delightful Sharp Edges«, due out on May 12th, 2023 via Apollon Records.

The band previously released a lyric video for »The Memory Division«, which can be seen below.

01. The Memory Division
02. Murder In Slow Motion
03. …By a Thread
04. Når Herren Tar Deg i Nakken
05. Radio Terror
06. St. Francis
07. Throwing Down The Gauntlet
08. The Burmese Python
09. Beyond The Venom Trail
10. Hell Today
11. …Gone Tomorrow

Courtesy of Creative Eclipse PR:

Hex A.D. returns with their most epic project to date! The upcoming double LP »Delightful Sharp Edges« is a concept album that deals with genocide. The record is a three-part narrative that takes the listener on a musical and lyrical journey into the horrors and tragedies of organized liquidation on a massive scale. Musically speaking the band has ventured into new melodic territories inspired by Thin Lizzy and Wishbone Ash, as well as having gone deeper into their doomy and progressive roots. The stories told through the lyrics have dictated much of the musical expression on this massive piece of work, and it’s safe to say that this album sees Hex A.D. show their most larger-than-life tendencies.

Never has a Norwegian band gone this far in creating a proper concept album in the proud tradition of the masters from the 1970s, and this one truly hits the mark. It has become a roller-coaster ride of emotions, from the haunting, sweet and the epic to the doomy and spine chilling. To be able to reproduce this grand new sound in a live setting, the band have added a second drummer and an additional guitar player. Both musicians go back decades with the members of Hex A.D, either as stand-ins or from associated past projects.

Photo by Arash Taheri

Music such as this is the perfect vehicle for a big stage production, and Hex A.D. are about to show the hard rock world that they are a force to be reckoned with. The massive new stage setup is a one-of-a-kind construction that sets the mood for the show in a unique way. This is Hex A.D. stepping up!

»Delightful Sharp Edges« will be released on May 12th. Available on CD and double LP set in gatefold cover w/8-page booklet – regular black vinyl, or limited red vinyl (250x). Pre-order here:

Hex A.D. is:
Rick Hagan – Guitars, Vocals
Are Gogstad – Bass
Matt Hagan – Drums
Mags Johansen – Mellotron, Moog, Organ, Piano

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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