2003 – present (14 years)
Hexen is 2 bands: a thrash metal band from L.A. and a songwriter from Wales.
1: Hexen is an L.A. based metal band that fuses the elements of Melody, Heaviness, Speed, and Technicality within the lair of Thrash.
Started out in 2003 when the southern California scene was just a baby, Hexen soon became a key player in the metal re-emergence. Playing club after club, independently releasing EP after EP of newer and constantly evolving material, they stood in the middle of the over-saturation as LA's prime Melodic Thrash Metal band. Persevering through line-up changes, the band recruited better and better musicians along the way. Now backed by a label; Old School Metal Records, the band will finally showcase a compilation of their best tracks onto the world stage in their debut entitled "State of Insurgency".
Hexen's influences include a very wide spectrum of sub-genres spanning from Thrash to Extreme. They have also been known to put more imagination and intellect into their subject matter than your average thrash band with lyrics acting as strong social commentaries, expressing their cynical take on politics and inner struggles. While a surplus of LA bands are currently in futile attempts to reanimate the 80's by cloning styles and riffs of bands at the time, Hexen incorporates all the best aspects of the art to form original music of a new and refined sound essential to their brand of metal, while retaining the hardcore spirit of thrash's originally loud, rebellious, and chaotic premise.
The future looks promising for Hexen, finally with the backbone of a label to help them get their music out and tap into the metal world. Hexen has released their new album State of Insurgency out 8-8-08 available worldwide online and in stores.
NOTE: Songs on the playlist at right are NOT songs from LA metal Hexen.
2: Hexen is a songwriter from Wales in the UK named Corey McVann,
He has been making music since 1993 under this name.
His music ranges from Electronic, to acoustic and on to ambient.
He has played in many UK cities, most recently playing the Glade area of Glastonbury 2008.
He likes to confuse and entertain and is a BIG fan of the other Hexen.
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