HEXENIZER

You can never get too much metal. Thanks to labels like Inferno we will never go without good basnds like HEXENIZER. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

Every band has to introduce their music to new people. What is it that you want people to get from listening to you guys?
R: The band is without pouser stuff, we only want to express our gut feeling without any pretentious image. The idea is that the people get from Hexenizer HONESTY and Authenticity!

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
R:AS YOU KNOW IT WAS A REAL FUCKING DRAMA. Because thousands of metal bands around the world use the concept of Witches in their music. That makes it so hard to find a special name!. We talk about witches and the name represents our main theme with a mixed expression of German and English.

Everybody is influenced by certain things. What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
R: Several bands such as Coroner, Athrophy, Carrion, Incubus and others were our insipation but without copying any of then. Today I just sit and play. Music comes out by itself after having a good meal.

When you formed did you do so with the intent of knowing what to play or did you do so from the point of having a band name and then picking a sound? How did you settle on the name/sound combo?
R. This band started in 1997 and it has gone through many changes and musicians. Now that we have experience and we know what we want everything flows.

I believe that digital is killing the album format. People’s changing habit of how they listen to music will result in there being no albums. Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
R. Single tracks are good for promotion only. Someone who really appreciates music will enjoy the pleasure of handling and feeling a physical album.

What part does art-work and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
R. This is fundamental. Art work seduces the public and impacts how to make choices.

Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
R. For the moment I only use the conventional means. I AM NOT A PROMOTER.

When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of something bigger and grander?
R. I feel bigger and grander than NAPOLEON BONAPARTE.

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
R. Years ago we were a touring band. Now we are preparing a new facet . Touring is great for spreading the word.

What will the future bring?
R. The future brings expansion and new material.

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