Hexvessel announces second LP pressing of critically acclaimed album “Polar Veil” via Svart Records

Author Benedetta Baldin - 25.1.2024

Hexvessel, the enigmatic Finnish band known for their genre-defying musical conjurations, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated second vinyl pressing of their sixth album, “Polar Veil,” via Svart Records, including new limited vinyl colors and a poster! Following the unexpected shift in tone from their Psychedelic Folk roots to a more atmospheric Black Metal sound, “Polar Veil” not only garnered Hexvessel a broader and even more diverse audience but also became one of Svart Records’ best-selling albums of 2023.

Originally released to critical acclaim, “Polar Veil” earned the title of #1 Metal Album of the year in Norway’s Aftenposten newspaper, secured the #2 spot in Inferno Magazine’s top 10 domestic Metal Albums of the year, and claimed the #13 position in Soundi’s top 20 domestic albums of the year after receiving a stellar 5/5 review. The album was also nominated for Band of The Year in the Finnish Indie Awards, setting the stage for an exciting year of live shows in 2024.

Hexvessel begins the year by a full tour of Finland opening for metal giants Insomnium and performing in the UK as part of the Celestial Darkness Festival in London. In April Hexvessel is then set to perform two sets at the 013 in Tilburg for the prestigious Roadburn Festival 2024, including a full rendition of “Polar Veil” and a performance of singer Mat McNerney’s commissioned work, “Music for Gloaming: A Nocturne.” 

Hexvessel’s live schedule in 2024 includes:

22/02/2024 – FI Jyväskylä Lutakko*
23/02/2024 – FI Tampere Tullikamarin Pakkahuone*
24/02/2024 – FI Turku Logomon Teatro*
01/03/2024 – FI Joensuu Kerubi*
02/03/2024 – FI Lahti Möysän Musaklubi*
08/03/2024 – FI Helsinki Vanha Ylioppilastalo*
09/03/2024 – FI Seinäjoki Rytmikorjaamo*

(*Supporting Insomnium)

03/03/2024 – UK London Celestial Darkness Festival
18/04/2024 – NL Tilburg Roadburn
19/04/2024 – NL Tilburg Roadburn
21/04/2024 – DE Jena KuBa
22/04/2024 – DE Munich Feierwerk
23/04/2024 – CZ Prague Modra Vopice
24/04/2024 – A Wien Viper Room
25/04/2024 – HU Budapest Instant
27/04/2024 – RO Bucharest Soundart Fest (Quantic Club)
19-22/06/2024 – A House Of The Holy Festival
14-17/08/2024 – UK Bristol Arctangent Festival
07-10/08/2024 – CZ Brutal Assault Festival
28/09/2024 – DE Heidelberg New Evil Music Festival

1.3.2024 Hexvessel: Polar Veil 


Hexvessel: Polar Veil (digital)