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15 February 2019
Hexvessel: release video clip for "Changeling"
Hexvessel:  release video clip for "Changeling"

Forest Folk band HEXVESSEL are proud to unveil a brand new music video for the single “Changeling” taken from their fourth studio album, “All Tree”, which is released today. 

You can watch the video for “Changeling” HERE!

The song features guest vocals from Neige from Alcest (FR) and prog legend Dirk Chapman from Uriel/Arzachel/Egg/National Health on flute. The video was directed by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela for Kaira Films.

Mat McNerney from Hexvessel says:

" The song is about change, be it growing up from childhood to adulthood or hearing the call of a vocation you feel compelled to undertake. Metamorphosis in the knowledge that, in the spirit of Kinky Friedman’s “find what you love and let it kill you,” there may never be a way back. Irreversible transformation. I think that's kind of my interpretation of Metsänpeitto (which literally means "covered by the forest"), the Finnish folklore phenomenon, where people went missing in the forest for unexplained reasons. Once the call of the forest gets in your blood, you never truly belong to the man-made world again, and you're never coming back. Eventually the forest draws you back home. This same myth, in various forms, also exists in Irish folklore with “changeling children” for example, who were switched by the fairies in infancy. The mythology of my upbringing, and of the country I have settled in, converging together into our "wyrd-folk" story. We are also especially honoured to have our dear brother Neige from Alcest on guest vocals and Dirk Chapman on flute for this song."

Click here for a selection of ordering options for the album “All Tree”.

Check out some of the media feedback for “All Tree”: 

“…even if you’re listening in a metropolitan tower block, with your eyes closed and your headphones on, you’ll be swept away to a sun-dappled woodland glade where spirits and nymphs frolic.” (9/10 Metal Hammer UK)

„… timeless songs that are slowing down the world with their warm retro-sound.“ (6/7 Metal Hammer DE)

“Finnish forest folk widescreen fourth album.” (Prog UK)

HEXVESSEL are currently on a release tour playing a number of selected shows:

HEXVESSEL live in 2019

Support: Arktau Eos

16.02.2019 (FI) Turku - Turku Castle Church *

17.02.2019 (DE) Hamburg - Logo

18.02.2019 (DE) Berlin Urban Spree

19.02.2019 (DE) Leipzig - Neues Schauspiel

20.02.2019 (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli / Club Nine

21.02.2019 (DE) Cologne - Club Volta 

22.02.2019 (UK) London - St John on Bethnal Green

23.02.2019 (FI) Helsinki - Glivelab *

01.03.2019 (FI) Oulu - Tuba *

02.03.2019 (FI) Kuopio - Panuhuone *

*Not including Arktau Eos

The following shows are also confirmed:

11.04.2019 (NL) Tilburg - Roadburn Festival (special “All Tree” show)

12.07.2019 (PL) Bolkow - Castle Party

20.09.2019 (RU) St Petersburg - MOD club

21.09.2019 (RU) Moscow - Gorod

HEXVESSEL line-up:

Mathew Kvohst McNerney - Vocals

Andrew McIvor - Acoustic guitars

Kimmo Helén - Piano, Keys, Viola, Bass guitar

Jukka Rämänen - Drums, Percussion, Bass guitar

Jesse Heikkinen - Lead guitar, Acoustic guitars & 12-string guitars

Antti Haapapuro - Sound effects, field recordings, master of ceremonies

Marja Konttinen - Vocals, percussion

with session violin on All Tree by Daniel Pioro