2004 – present (15 years)
Since the release of their debut album Omen Mas, Hex Machine has soldiered on in feigned attempts to contain its angular raging bull on acid approach to the stage with the likes of the Jesus Lizard, Clutch, Harvey Milk, Converge, and Lamb of God. Scenes at dives and dark caves all across the US, as well as appearances at various putrid fests such as SXSW, created a type of bangover likening the band to a state of mind akin to the rock freak magnet that is now considered classic hardcore Touch&Go / Amphetamine Reptile guitar strangling mind-spelunking rawk. After finally being committed to a secluded studio deep in the Northern California woods, these newly frankensteined tracks were confined to tape by agent Tim Green (Melvins, Earthless). Off in the distance, their signal soon showed up on radar at an Amrep army officer's club, commonly referred to as "Grumpy's", by recruiters known as Learning Curve Records. For the last decade, this outfit has been known for picking up the slack while Amrep retards their missions, yet operating out the same barracks.
This new Fixator, of which we are foreplaying, is a structured audio erection, aligned with slaying precision from the cursed hands that taunted sultry heads with such coarse ear candy as Run to Earth, and Omen Mas. And isn't it just what we need, another dense boulder to the mind?
As we continue to see it, this devoluted world is packed now more than ever with strange mongrels, street urchins broken in their lazy chair, and many a self~prescribing nurse outside the ER, perpetually hungering for that at once ancient rage. And as well for those we have not covered, that seek this model structured settlement of our past present times, let this be our Fixator.
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