Tina Gunnarsson - Vocals
Daniel Håkansson - Bass
Stellan Gunnarsson - Lead Guitars / Keyboard / Vocals.
Teddy Möller - Drums
HEXED is a brand new metal band from Sweden, taking its place on the heavy metal scene.
HEXED is a genius blend of thick driving rhythms, melodic and sometimes progressively orientated, but always with catchy chorus lines and strong powerful female vocals.
HEXED was formed by vocalist Tina and lead-guitar/vocalist Stellan in Uppsala Sweden. They picked up their music after years away from the metal scene with intentions to record some kind of new Metal Project, but soon it all ended up as a whole new band. Bassplayer Daniel Håkansson were chosen to take Place and along with Teddy Möller on drums HEXED was formed and complete as a band. The first single and video release ”Dreams” was launched in the beginning of May. The first EP ”Exhaling Life” is scheduled to be released in the beginning of 2017, it will contain 3 tracks.
HEXED first full-length-album ”Netherworld” is going to be released during 2017. The album comes with the EP included, the album will also contain bonus tracks with some very well-known guest singers. In due time, metal fans around the globe will be split into two groups, those who already are HEXED and those who are about to be!……Are you HEXED yet?!!
Hexed may be a fairly new band to the scene but their talent will certainly make them a force to be reckoned with. Starting off the Hexed corruption is the song "Lightyears", in which the passion in this song alone is light-years ahead of its time. Tina's vocals are incredibly powerful and enchanting; you can't help but be immediately drawn into the ferocity of this song. The guitars intertwine their hypnotic rhythm perfectly with the heart pounding rhythm of the drums, while the vocals almost cast a spell on you creating a need to hear more. It is the best way to be introduced to this musical storm known as Hexed. The vocals are so clean I can imagine a lot of people will get into the song and start releasing their inner singer along with Tina.
Lightyears - Hexed
The song "Exhaling Life" which features Thomas Vikström of Therion, is one that drives my imagination wild, which is what I admire most about artists. I like when artists create such passionate music it takes your imagination and thoughts to new heights and allows you to escape the mundane aspects of life. It is like you are in your own movie while still in the comfort of your home. The vocals in this song are unbelievable and while the guitars and drums certainly add to the vigor of this song, it is the vocals you can't help but notice. And I appreciate that one vocalist does not outshine the others, they each bring their own unique aspect to make this song a powerhouse. In my mind while listening to this song I picture a epic battle of two leaders in a desperate power struggle trying to overcome the darkness and come out victorious while chains try to latch onto them and force them down. The vocals command you to hear them. It is a sensational display of their artistic caliber, and very impressive for a band just beginning this journey.
"Dreams", is yet another exquisite song that draws you in, to be honest I could see myself getting completely lost within their music for hours at a time and then I would never accomplish anything. It is music you don't just listen to and do other things around the house or office, it takes ahold of you and in a way forces you to listen because it is just that beguiling. Dreams, captures the "chase" of someone running after their dreams in an authoritative way. The execution of the drums, guitars, and vocals create a sense of fervor within your heart and you feel the music compelling your heart to race as if you are living the chase at that exact moment. The lyrics of the song create a sense of empathy within anyone who has tried to go after their dream and had to face insurmountable obstacles. But with the energy of this particular song you will be motivated to get up and start creating a plan of attack. I really do hope I hear more from Hexed because their artistry is a glimmer of light in a world of music created without soul and dedication.
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