Bigelf's "Hex" Readies For US Release

posted October 22, 2007

Bigelf's "Hex" Readies For US ReleasePsychedelic rockers Bigelf has set an October 30 North American release date for its cult, underground album Hex. Recorded in 2003, Hex will now be available domestically for the first time ever via the Custard label.

Often described as "a cross between Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath" and "The Evil Beatles," Bigelf channels all of its influences and delivers music that shares an appeal with metal enthusiasts, classic hard rock fans and vintage prog-heads alike. Bigelf has firmly established its own identity through years of developing and modifying their own DNA into a powerful new kind of music in the tradition of the great rock acts from the past and is a cutting edge, musical experience unlike anything else out there today.

Hex was originally released via the EastWest (Warner) label. Recorded using only vintage equipment, the album charted on the Scandinavian Top 10 upon its European-only 2003 release and saw shining critical acclaim for its diabolically-heavy pop rife with epic guitars, maniacal keyboards and rich, sophisticated harmonies laid over a foundation of hallucinatory hard rock.

On the Stateside release of Hex, Bigelf frontman / keyboardist Damon Fox explains, "Whenever I talk about "Hex" I like to quote the fans. An Elfhead in Brazil once told me, 'Without bands like Bigelf there will be no future. Rock needs heart, strength and open minds. The masters of the past have shown us the way. It's easy, we just need to be honest and do the right thing.' Wow, I couldn't of said it better myself." He continues, "People today want real music. They're almost dying for it. We're prepared to bring it and change people's lives just like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin did 30 years ago. I'm serious."

The final track listing for Hex is as follows:
1. Madhatter
2. Bats in the Belfry II
3. Pain Killers
4. Disappear
5. Rock & Roll Contract
6. Sunshine Suicide
7. Falling Bombs
8. Black Moth
9. Carry the Load
10. Burning Bridges
11. Bats in the Belfry I
12. $

Bigelf (Damon Fox - lead vocals, keyboards, Ace Mark - guitars, Duffy Snowhill - bass and drummer Froth) most recently teamed up with pop superstar Christina Aguilera to record a cover of the John Lennon classic "Mother" for the major benefit-album project "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur". The album features reinterpretations of the ex-Beatle's entire post-band catalog and also featured contributions from The Flaming Lips, R.E.M., Black Eyed Peas, Aerosmith and U2.

Bigelf's live performances have seen praise from rock music luminaries such as former Nirvana / current Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl and Black Crowes head-honcho, Chris Robinson. The band also attracted the attention of metal guru Serj Tankian of System Of A Down, who released Bigelf's second record Money Machine through his label Serjical Strike Records.

Video: Bigelf - "Pain Killers"
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Video: Bigelf - "Yellow Matter"
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