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Pagan metal…Feminine energy capturing the power of Mother Earth. Beautiful melodies and dual harmonies atop a sludgy sound of heavy drums and doomy metal riffs. ‘Hex’ are Liz Mathews on drums, GG Van Newtown on guitar and Kiki Van Newtown on bass, and first began in 2013 with the single ‘Witches of the Hex’, but went on hiatus for a couple of years to concentrate on family. First EP ‘Calling to the Universe’ was released in May. As the band say:

Birthed from a musical lineage that spans classical to folk to punk to metal, these three sisters reflect the chaos approaching post-capitalism, with heavy drums underpinning intricate guitar riffs and dual vocals. Using archetypal images to methodically move between harmony and discord, each song is a spell.

RNZ’s Jeremy Taylor checks out the ‘spooky’ sound of Hex…(Begins at 22 minutes)

Undertheradar interviews Kiki Van Newtown, Hex bassist and vocalist on what Hex is and how it all came together…

Live Photos: The Kills – Shed 6, Wellington

Supporting The Kills in Wellington, 29 July 2016

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