Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Hex Morbidity was formed on New Year ’s Day 2013 and has for the large part of its history existed as a one man band. I briefly worked with a couple of local musicians where I used to live in Wales and since moving to London I am now seeking live musicians to start playing gigs with.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
The spine of the Hex Morbidity sound is closest to black metal, but I take a lot of influence from death, doom, and traditional heavy metal. I have a very wide taste in music though and I find that every genre can offer interesting atmospheres. For example, I was listening to ‘Selling England by the Pound’ by Genesis around the time I wrote the latest E.P. and the haunting atmosphere of that album definitely had a strong influence on the opening track ‘Pallu Noctu’.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
I passionately believe in the music that I play and write. Everything is done with a DIY ethic, and I take pride in creating an original and distinctive sound so that if you buy my E.P., you won’t have another CD on your shelf that sounds like it!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
I very recently released a debut E.P. which has had a great reception from my friends in other U.K. black metal bands such as Ethereal, Stahlsarg and Old Corpse Road- that was extremely rewarding. It’s still very early days in the release so there hasn’t been much media attention yet.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Not as yet, but I am looking to put together a live band. I already have a second guitarist and now seek a drummer and bassist- live I shall play guitar and vocals.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Hex Morbidity has original sound with memorable guitar riffs, impassioned vocals and an aggressive mood. The British black metal scene is currently blooming and I believe that we are one of the most exciting acts to emerge this year.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Live gigging is now my priority. I will be on the look out for new members and then rehearse both new and old material for live performance, and work on an exciting live show.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
My new self-titled E.P. is available to download for free on BandCamp- https://hexmorbidity.bandcamp.com/
CDs are available at a very reasonable price here- http://hexmorbidity.bigcartel.com/product/hex-morbidity-e-p-cd
Please follow the band on Facebook too https://www.facebook.com/HexMorbidity/