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7th July 2017


Hex A.D. is a Norwegian progressive doom project fronted by Rick Hagan with Mags Johansen, Are Gogstad and Matt Hagan. It's the brainchild of drummer/singer Rick and famed English producer Chris Tsangarides.

Their debut album 'Even The Savage Will See Fair Play' was released in 2012 and received great reviews in the Norwegian hard rock press, as did last year's follow-up, 'The Last Nail In the Coffin Lid'.

Today, Friday 7th July, sees the release of their new single, The Cranium Seal', a taster for their upcoming, third studio album which is scheduled for 2018.

'The Cranium Seal' was produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides and the cover artwork was created by MontDoom Design & Illustration. This track will be available only on digital stores (Bandcamp, Tidal, Spotify, Deezer, etc.)

So here's the new Hex A.D. song, premiering for the UK here today on MetalTalk.

Hex A.D. have had an impressive list of guest members play and tour with them since their formation including Ripper Owens, Blaze Bayley, Bernie Marsden, Rowan Robertson and the late Geoff Nicholls. In case you missed it previously, here's 'A Nocturnal Report' from 'The last Nail In The Coffin Lid'.


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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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