Hexen is a L.A. based metal band that fuses the elements of Melody, Heaviness, Speed, and Technicality within the lair of Thrash.

Started out in 2003 when the southern California scene was just a baby, Hexen soon became a key player in the metal re-emergence. Playing club after club, independently releasing EP after EP of newer and constantly evolving material, they stood in the middle of the over-saturation as LA’s prime Melodic Thrash Metal band. Persevering through line-up changes, the band recruited better and better musicians along the way to form their best line-up yet. Now backed by a label; Old School Metal Records, the band will finally showcase a compilation of their best tracks onto the world stage in their debut entitled “State of Insurgency”.

Hexen’s influences include a very wide spectrum of sub-genres spanning from Thrash to Extreme/Black. They have also been known to put more thought and imagination into their lyrics than your average thrash band. With subject matter expressing their cynical take on politics and inner struggles, the themes include quite strong social commentaries. While a surplus of LA bands are currently in futile attempts to reanimate the 80’s by cloning styles and riffs of bands at the time, Hexen incorporates all the best aspects of the art to form original music of a new and refined sound essential to their brand of metal, while retaining the hardcore spirit of thrash’s originally loud, rebellious, chaotic premise.

The future looks promising for Hexen, finally with the backbone of a label to help them get their music out and tap into the metal world. Already working on what is going to be a ground-breaking follow-up album which is sure to change the history of Los Angeles metal, the sky is the limit for this band. They would like their gratitude to all their friends and family and the fans for believing in them to be known.


Jul 15 2010 7:00P Headhunter's Austin, TX

Jul 16 2010 7:00P The Warehouse Jackson, MS

Jul 17 2010 7:00P Liquid Scrips Longwood, FL

Jul 18 2010 7:00P Bourbon Street New Port Richey, FL

Jul 19 2010 7:00P Lenny's Atlanta, GA

Jul 20 2010 7:30P Talking Head Club Baltimore, MD

Jul 21 2010 7:00P Hard Bean Cafe Bethlehem, PA

Jul 22 2010 7:00P Ralph's Diner Worcester, MA

Jul 23 2010 7:00P The Meatlocker Montclair, NJ

Jul 24 2010 7:00P The Broadway Amityville, NY

Jul 25 2010 7:00P Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA

Jul 26 2010 7:00P Now That's Class Cleveland, OH

Jul 27 2010 7:00P The Mixtape Grand Rapids, MI

Jul 28 2010 7:00P Reggie's Rock Club Chicago, IL

Jul 29 2010 7:00P On The Limiter Milwaukee, WI

Jul 30 2010 7:00P Vaudeville Mew's Des Moines, IA

Jul 31 2010 7:30P Knickerbocker's Lincoln, NE

Aug 1 2010 7:30P OZ Café Wichita, KS

Aug 2 2010 7:00P Lion's Lair Denver, CO

Aug 3 2010 7:30P The Outer Rim Salt Lake City, UT

Aug 4 2010 7:30P The Knitting Factory Boise, ID

Aug 5 2010 7:00P Satyricon Portland, OR

Aug 6 2010 7:30P Club Motor Seattle, WA

Aug 7 2010 7:00P Musichead Medford, OR

Aug 8 2010 7:30P Blake's on Telegraph Berkeley, CA


Line Up:
Andre Hartoonian - bass and vocals
Ronny Dorian - guitar
Artak Tavaratsyan - guitar
Carlos Cruz - drums

website: www.myspace.com/hexen