HEXX is like a classic Cali band. Having been around in one form or another since the 80s this is cvlt with a capital C. Answers by Dan Watson. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

Does it feel like you have to begin from the start now, because so much time has passed and so many new bands have entered the scene since the last albu,m or do you just pick up where the last one left?
-Yeah it’s more like starting from the beginning again because where we left off was Morbid Reality and that album was insanely fast and complex, we don’t even attempt to play those songs now. It’s all we can do to play the easy slow ones from the first two albums. We might start playing some songs from Quest for Sanity at some point but I doubt we will be performing anything from Morbid Reality any time soon.

Do you have an aesthetic that you keep true to from recording to recording (i.e. stylistical same art work, lyrical theme etc.)?
-Well, we just try and write and record the best songs we can at the time as well as coming up with interesting artwork concepts.

How hard is it to come up with lyrics to the songs? When do you know thst you have the right lyrics?
-I have been writing lyrics and writing songs for so many years now it has become a much easier and faster process. I know there right when I read them aloud and make sense and don’t sound corny or stupid.

How hard is it to find the right art work? What are you looking for?
-Finding the right artist and working with them on the album project is one of the best parts of getting to do an album. We have never had a problem finding an artist or coming up with concepts for our album covers.

Do you ever feel that you get misinterpretated because of the metal you play?
-Oh yeah, you always run into ignorant people that look at you sideways because you play in a band called HEXX. Some of them really think you are evil and in league with the devil or something.

Do you feel that you get the recognition you deserve, nationally as well as internationally,
-Well here in the United States we don’t play many shows because we are not well known. In Europe we are a little more recognized and have a little larger fan base. As far as if we get the recognition we deserve I really can’t answer that. We do the best we can with what we have to work with and it is what it is.

I get the impression that today’s touring scene is most made up of festivals or multiple band line-ups. Is it harder/tougher to tour today?
-Defiantly, for bands on our level there is very little fan base and money to bring bands over for festivals and live performances.

If you were to decide how would the stage show look like?
I’m sure if we had the budget for an elaborate stage show it would be limited only by our wild imaginations.
What does the future hold?
After the rest of our old catalog is released this year we hope to record our new album and maybe return to Europe to perform again. We’ll have to wait and see.

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