HEXVESSEL premiere new track, prepare "Iron Marsh" for release
"Woman of Salem" is a Yoko Ono cover song, from the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band album Feeling The Space, which was released back in 1973. Mat from HEXVESSEL comments that the idea behind covering the track is "in tribute to Ono, who is as remarkable as a producer/songwriter as she is an activist and artist. She used her creativity to awaken generations to the concept of world peace in an age where activism on environment and social issues was considered radical, extreme, and dangerous. Her music is underrated genius, and her influence on John Lennon's inspirational music is not regarded highly enough. Her art continues to influence HEXVESSEL, and this track is a tip of the hat to her."
The track features guest lead vocals by Rosie from Purson, who HEXVESSEL consider a kindred spirit as pioneers of progressing the vintage revival sound. "Purson are one of the bands in the scene today that I'd be really proud to be associated with," says Mat. "They're not about rehashing Sabbath occult doom. I haven't heard an band as eclectic since Queen with their surreal old English psych and Lewis Carroll charm. They're doing their own thing and Rosie's a tough female artist holding her own, like Ono, so her contribution is fitting. I hope people get off on this song as much as we did making it."
Hexvessel European tour
05.04. Tallinn, Estonia @ Tallinn Music Week, Sinilind
11.04. Helsinki, Finland @ Kuudes Linja - with Sabbath Assembly
12.04. Oulu, Finland @ Nuclear Nightclub - with Sabbath Assembly
13.04. Jyväskylä, Finland @ Lutakko - with Sabbath Assembly
15.04. Warsaw, Poland @ Harenda - with Sabbath Assembly
16.04. Poznań, Poland @ Pod Minogą - with Sabbath Assembly
17.04. Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang - with Sabbath Assembly
18.04. Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia - with Sabbath Assembly
19.04. Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, Netherlands
02.05. Heavy Days in Doomtown - Copenhagen, Denmark
5-7.07 TBC Kuudes Aisti Festival - Helsinki, FIN
14.07. Ilosaarirock - Joensuu, Finland