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Hexed hails from Uppsala, Sweden





HEXED – Exhaling Life feat. Thomas Vikström (Therion) (Official Video)


Actors: Thomas Vikström and Linda Nilsson.

Directed, Filmed and Edited by: Magnus Ewald.

Second Camera Unit: Tobias Björkbacka.

Drone Footage: Mattias Björkbacka.

Still Photographer: Nivine Keating.

Behind The Scenes Photo and Film:

Dennis Gunnarsson.

Stage/Scene Tech:

Simon Hannula, Konsertteknik.

Location/Merch/Überboss – Jani Rautio at JMR Reklam, Vesa Pihlajainen.

Transports – Eva Lundblad, Jonas Fridh, Sven-olov Arvidsson, Fjällnora Friluftsområde

Hair/clothing – Dollywood frisör, Unicorn Design Clothing.

Accomodation – Skärplinge Gästis B&B, Last but not least “Frippe” on Karlholms Fastigheter.


HEXED finished their first Video “Exhaling Life” feat. Thomas Vikström (Therion) and was filmed at locations around Uppsala, Sweden. I’ts been a fantastic experience with this awesome crew that made this possible. We want to Thank all of you who participated in this video!

The track “Exhaling Life” was recorded at Hexed Productions & TB-musicproduction and produced by HEXED and DIZTORD. Mastered at Panorama Music by Jocke Styrén. Huge Thanks to you guys as well!


HEXED Members:

Tina Gunnarsson: Vocals

Stellan Gunnarsson: Guitars/ Vocals/ Keys

Daniel Håkansson: Bass

Teddy Möller: Drums


HEXED is a new Female Fronted Metal band from Sweden. HEXED is a blend of thick driving rhythms, melodic and sometimes progressively orientated, but always with catchy chorus lines and strong powerful vocals. HEXED music and lyrics has a dark, atmospheric and symphonic layer embedded into it. HEXED was formed in late winter 2015 by Vocalist Tina and Lead-guitar/vocalist Stellan in Uppsala – Sweden. Their intentions was to start up a new band with a unique sound and with high-quality female vocals as the main components. Songs began to be produced and the concept grew further. And when Bass-player Daniel Håkansson along with Teddy Möller on Drums (Loch Vostok) were chosen to take their places in the band, HEXED were complete as a concept.


HEXED first Single and Lyric-video release “Dreams” was launched early 2016, and the first full-length album “Netherworld” is complete and ready. The album cover-art is made by the amazing Mattias Norén at Progart-Media who has done outstanding cover-art for a lot of bands like Epica, Evergrey, Sabaton, Circus Maximus, Minds Eye, Into Eternity, Kamelot, Cloudscape, Derek Sherinian, John Petrucci, The Murder Of My Sweet, Anubis Gate and more.


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If you like bands such as Lacuna Coil, Nightwish, Soilwork, Queensrÿche, Crimson Glory, Within Temptation, Epica, Delain and more, You´ll get HEXED !! In due time, metal fans around the globe will be split into two groups, those who already are HEXED and those who are about to be! Cheers!! See you soon!



Hexed BIO
HEXED are a Swedish Metal band fronted. By the amazing vocalist Tina Gunnarsson.The music is a genius blend of thick driving rhythms, melodic guitars and are sometimes progressively orientated, but always with catchy chorus lines and strong powerful female vocals.
HEXED was formed in 2015 by vocalist/songwriter Tina and lead-guitarist/ songwriter Stellan Gunnarsson in Uppsala, Sweden. Both of them played in several bands before and had an early history in the metalscene and of music composing. Now they wanted to create and write music together, something completely new.
They started writing songs and soon they knew exactly what kind of sound they were aiming for. Since both of them had the source of inspiration from bands such as Queensrÿche, Crimson Glory and Pagans Mind they knew that they wanted to create metal music with focus on strong and powerful vocals combined with melodic guitars.
When they had the songs ready and the preproduction was about to start they had to find members who got the qualitys required to setup the band. The driven bassplayer Daniel Håkansson who played earlier in other metal bands, were chosen to take place along with the experienced musician Teddy Möller on drums.
HEXED was now formed and complete as a band.
The debut single and lyric video release ”Dreams” was launched in the beginning of May 2016. Meanwhile the album ”Netherworld” was recorded and produced in 2017, HEXED released their second official musicvideo ”Exhaling Life”. This song and video contains guestvocals from Thomas Vikström and it is filmed and produced by the talented Magnus Ewald who also produced videos for Liv Sin, Crucified Barbara, Firespawn etc.
”Exhaling Life” was also released as a limited edition promo EP in March 2017.
The interest and response for HEXED after the releases have been overwhelming.
HEXED got several proposals to consider and are very proud for the decision to sign a worldwide deal with Thomas Hörnkvist and ViciSolum Productions. This swedish label already have several established bands in its row, such as Persefone, Loch Vostok and Divine Ascension.
HEXED debut album ”Netherworld” are going to be released in March 30 2018 and the album contains 10 tracks and will be available on all major stores.
The album is produced and recorded by Stellan at Blueflame and Hexed Studios, all vocals are produced and recorded together with the experienced Tord ”Diztord” Bäckström at TB Music productions. The album is mastered by Stellan and the mighty Jouni Niemi at Big Jambo Studios. All the awesome cover art for the album ”Netherworld” are made by the fantastic Mattias Norén at ProgArt Media who also made covers for amazing bands like Epica, Kamelot and Evergrey.


ViciSolum Productions



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Hexed “Netherworld”



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We found a pretty killer album review of Hexed “Netherworld” on the GODLY Sonic Cathedral webZine and is inclued in this article for posterity



CD Info
ViciSolum Productions
10 tracks
English lyrics

Hexed is a relatively new Swedish sound from Uppsala.  The original participants are vocalist Tina Gunnarsson and significant other guitar dude Stellan Gunnarsson.  New stuff to me but SonicCathedral owner John Wolff is a friend of Tina and the work came very highly recommended.  That was enough for me to give their initial little 3 title EP a listen, and I wasn’t disappointed.  Was going to write it up but a full CD is about to be released so Tina and I decided to go ahead and just work on that one instead.  How would I define it, well, the thought “well constructed, solid metal with a killer femme vox” comes immediately to mind.  Damn, that girl has pipes.  But she’s not all this release is about.  Guitars are solid with Daniel Håkansson joining lead guitar Stellan on bass and the drumming by Teddy Möller is about as good as it gets.  I’m certainly no drummer, although I have been known to pretend to play one after a few hours of drinking, but this guy is someone I could listen to all night.  I think you’ll agree.  There’s other stuff as well, some symphonic sounding backgrounds, some overlayed vocals and some additional male vocals on several tracks.  Beyond that the production is strong.  This often sounds like a room full of musicians instead of just 4.  The writing is clearly a highpoint, I think this one took a lot of thinking to put together, that and a lot of practice.  This is professional metal, you get a lot to like across the board.  But, this is a female vocal site so we’ll probably spend time talking about Tina, and you won’t have to worry about getting short changed there, she’s a solid vox.

It’s difficult to describe the music, it’s not simple stuff.  There’s a lot going on, not just some background metal with a lead vocalist.  You get that killer drum laying out a bottom, along with the bass.  Things seem to build from there, but they get complicated.  The lead guitar gets its time on the lead, and when that happens it’s good.  This is metal and you gotta have a lead guitar to make it fit the description.  But, how it mixes with the vocals is where things get complicated, and we get a shit load of vocals.  Tina is the main ingredient but we get lots of different Tina, sometimes more than one Tina at the same time.  And she has the pipes to take us in multiple directions with that voice.  But, she’s not the only vocal.  Stellan does vocal on several tracks.  And, there’s some guy named Thomas Vikström (Therion) on one track and another guy named Ronny Hemlin on another track.  And, sometimes they work in combination, not really choral in nature but you get multiple vocals on various tracks, and to good effect.  And, one could argue, the vocals on this release tend to define the release, good as the instrumental component is.

Northern Europeans tend to so some fairly dark material, Gothic was largely originated there.  I wouldn’t necessarily call this pure Gothic, although there is a tendency with the lyrics to sneak into that neighborhood from time to time.  This is more traditional metal, especially the sound.  We’re here to feature metal components, guitars, drums and a screaming vox.  And that’s what you’re going to appreciate.  I can certainly see this material being done live; any bar with an interest in moving it’s drinking customers to the dance floor couldn’t go wrong.  There’s some video available which suggests they’d be an interesting festival show as well.  Just make sure the sound equipment is up to par and properly mixed.  People are going to focus on the music.

The CD begins hard and doesn’t stray far from there for the next 47 minutes over the 10 tracks.  Obedience is the kickoff and this video gives you what you need to continue the journey.  You get that apocalyptical drum from the darkest regions of Scandinavia kicking off the track that leads to the fuller metal sound and finally to that voice.  Videos typically exhibit a range of styles, especially in this genre of music.  This one is, to me, one of the better; it has a level of drama but, instead of giving us a storyline of Romeo and Juliet badly acted we get a close focus on the musicians, at least Tina and Stellan.  And you gotta love that screeching 7 string Stellan has in his arsenal.   I’m also fond of the adaptation of Tina’s voice at the end of the track, clearly the lady can do the beautiful when the mood strikes her.  Wish there was a little more of that thrown into the mix, when you got it, use it.

The big track on the release, I guess, is Exhaling Life featuring Therion vocalist Thomas Vikström. This one begins with a keyboard sound, very Gothic, and the video begins with Vikström in all his best Gothic finery before flashing to the band in live performance mode.  We fade back to Vikström off and on throughout the video, no one does a Gothic visual better than a Therion vocalist.  And this one looks like it came direct from the new Therion release, Beloved AntiChrist.  He backs up on the choral parts, which are truly fine music, as the band sings:

Exhaling life / The life I have
I save my soul / The cross I bear
For you to see, your own despair

You also get a couple glimpses of Möller pounding out a savage drum beat like a massive Apache warrior taking the tribe into battle.  All in all, a very satisfying experience, both visually and musically.

The title track, Netherworld, continues the hard hitting metal (if there was a ballad in there I missed it) but this one seems to focus on emotion a bit, at least a dark interpretation of it.  Tina has a multi capability voice which can go from screaming to plaintive in something approaching a New York second.  With this one you continue the throbbing drums and bass but it seems to be conveying a more painful message, one of contemplation of the reality of existence.  Tina sings:

I sure as hell don’t want to be here no more.
This has to end and I’ll find my way
Through life while I’m alive

But the lyrics continue and seem to give a feeling of potential hope, however remote:

I cannot speak about all the things I feel
Words are so far away and I can’t see why I’m here
In this black hole hell
I close my eyes and wait for the good times to arrive
Necessary, unconditionally free

The final track is an interesting duet with vocalist Ronny Hemlin.  It’s called Remake my Soul and we get two top metal vocalists trading licks over that pounding metal.  Initially Hemlin takes the lead:

Explain my time, explain my place
All surrounding shadows keep haunting me
Ancient scenes reflecting me, in front of my eyes
Mesmerized and hallowed

To which Tina responds:

I see my fate, it’s too late, all too late now
I see it breach, the sky
This time it’s a path of no return
I leave my empty shell to die

As the track continues we are entertained by these two strong vocals, both individually and working together.  Certainly a solid metal vocal performance; one to remember.

Not exactly sure when this one gets released, I think it’s yet to come but should be there by the time this gets published.  When it does, it’s certainly not a bad purchase idea.  You get solid metal, killer vocals and some interesting thoughts.  Worth the shekels required for purchase for sure.



FROM 1980-2017

2017 Walk in Darkness “In The Shadow of Things 

2016 Nervosa *Agony

2015 Avatarium * The Girl With The Raven Mask

2014 Nervosa * Victim of Yourself

2013 Crest of Darkness * In the Presence of Death

2012 Ram-Zet * Freaks In Wonderland

2011 Virgin Black * Requiem – Mezzo Forte

2010 The Vision Bleak * Set Sail To Mystery

2009  Solstfair * Köld

2008 Septic Flesh * Communion

2007 DHG * Supervillian Outcast

2006 Stolen Babies * There Be Squabbles Ahead

2005 Crucified Barbara * In Distortion We Trust

2004 The Amenta *  Occasus

2003 Dimmu Borgir * Death Cult Armageddon

2002 Red Harvest * Sick Transit Gloria Mundi

2001 Dismal Euphony * Python Zero

2000 Crest of Darkness * Project Regeneration

1999  Crest of Darkness * The Ogress

1998 Theatre of Tragedy * Aegis

1997 * The Gathering * Nighttime Birds

1996 Cradle of Filth * Vempire….

1995 The Gathering * Mandylion

1994 Cradle of Filth * The Principle of Evil Made Flesh

1993 Necrophobic * The Nocturnal Silence

1992 Deicide * Legion

1991 Massacre * From Beyond

1990 Nocturnus * The Key

1989 Annihilator * Alice In Hell

1988 Blind Illusion * The Sane Asylum

1987 Celtic Frost * Into The Pandemonium

1986 Onslaught * The Force

1985 Possessed * Seven Churches

1984 Mercyful Fate * Don’t Break The Oath

1983 Mercyful Fate * Melissa

1982 Motorhead * No Sleep Til Hammersmith

1981 Holocaust * The Nightcomers

1980 Tygers Of Pan Tang * Wildcat



2017 Ice Age  “Breaking the Ice” 

2016 Surgikill * Sanguinary Revelations 

2015 Lucifer  * Lucifer I

2014  Nervosa * Victim of Yourself

2013 Latern * Below

2012 Abnormality * Contaminating the Mind Hive

2011 The Konsortium * The Konsortium

2010 Triypkon * Eparistera Daimones

2009 FEN* The Malediction Fields

2008 Hail of Bullets…of Frost and Blood

2007 Slavia * Strength and Vision

2006 Iperyt * Totalitarian Love Pulse

2005 Crucified Barbara * In Distortion we trust

2004 The Amenta * Occasus

2003 Disiplin (NORWAY) * Disiplin

2002 Bloodbath * Resurrection Through Carnage

2001 Dragonlord * Rapture

2000 Hypnosia * Extreme Hatred

1999 The Kovenant * Animatronic

1998 Ritual Carnage * The Highest Law

1997 Nocturnal Breed * Agressor

1996 Impiety * Asateerul Awaleen

1995 Usurper * Diabolosis

1994 Cradle of Filth * The Principle of Evil Made Flesh

1993 Necrophobic * The Nocturnal Silence

1992 Incantation * Onward to Gologatha

1991 Dismember * Like A Ever Flowing Stream

1990 Deicide * Deicide

1989 Morbid Angel* Altars of Madness

1988 Sabbat * History of A Time To Come

1987 Death * Scream Bloody Gore

1986 Exumer * Possessed By Fire

1985 Exodus * Bonded By Blood

1984 Bathory * Bathory

1983 Slayer * Show No Mercy

1982 Tank * Filth Hounds of Hades

1981 Venom * Welcome To Hell

1980 Tygers of Pan Tang * Wildcat