Sounds | Hoaxed - Guilty Ones
Je ziet vrouwen, bleke huid en in zwarte gewaden, in een bos omrings door vuurtjes en denkt natuurlijk onmiddelijk 'WITCHES' en bijpassende folkgetinte muziek. Dat doet de jongedames echter te weinig eer aan. Hun 'hard rock' mag dan doorspekt zijn van donkere elementen, is echter niet zomaar in een occult vakje te proppen.
Two Shadows verschijnt op 28 oktober 2022 via Relapse.
Luister ook naar: Riders
“Horrible injustices are executed everyday and Guilty Ones is a reflection of what role we all play in that execution.”
Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Kat Keo and drummer Kim Coffel, HOAXED's superlative blend of styles—heavy melodic rock with captivating hooks, gothic undertones, undeniable metal, and tinges of americana - pave the way for a singular expression that’s entirely their own.
Two Shadows is as unique as it is memorable and catchy. The record thrusts, retreats, and beguiles across its melody-powered and hook-driven expanse, with earworms “The Call,”“Guilty Ones,” and “The Knowing” serving as the album’s crucial lighthouses.
Formed in Portland, Oregon, in 2020, HOAXED's initial songwriting plan casts a wide net. The breach opened up considerably as Coffel and Keo explored the outer edges of their musical influences and artistic aspirations. After fruitful songwriting sessions, the twosome self-released their eponymous four- song EP in February 2021. Signaled by the whirring, diaphanous spell of video single "Candle Master", HOAXED caught the attention of Relapse Records, who signed the outfit in 2021. As a live act, the pair has already hit the ground running, rocking the stage with Unto Others, Blackwater Holylight, and Amorphis, and hailed as an “absolute riot on stage.” (Metal Insider)