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Unknown - Hexanine Newsletter Interview

25 Nov 2015 // An interview by Shade

HEXANINE is the next big household name in NZ!

Hard-case not to be taken too seriously nod your head feel good NZ Creepy Punk Metal from Marton 546.
HEXANINE is a self -dubbed 'Creepy Punk Metal' band from Marton, New Zealand. Formed in 2014 compiling of members, Wayne 'Hex' Fraser, Gareth 'Lead' Tasker and Lucas 'St' Waiariki. With their first live performance with temporary bass player James Power, HEXANINE was part of the line up for the Safe and Sound concert in their home town of Marton New Zealand to promote suicide awareness and prevention.

July 2015, HEXANINE recorded demo versions of select songs that will appear on their first two albums, debut Life Is For Living Death Is For Dying and their follow up Addicts And The Saint. HEXANINE will be supporting The Exploited in Wellington on the 5th December 2015 part of their Australian/New Zealand tour.

HEXANINE has supported band such as The Exploited, Cephalopod, Deathnir, Helgorithms, Deadset, Defetus, Diamond Sutra, Project: Blood, Uncle Fester,Alien Weaponry, Alpha Coda, All The Wrong Reasons, Yor Cronies, Crackpot Theory, Crackfilth, Kavort, Government Pest, Deaths Door, Stanley Pedigree and Dilly Hoodstar-Ent.

Hexanine's Hex and Lead answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz

Who are your role models in the NZ music industry?

Hex: All the great Kiwi bands that have dug their way out of NZ and hit the charts overseas and let their music be heard, for us all to hear. Dave Dobbyn, Neil and Tim Finn and all the other pioneers of NZ music that inspired the rest of us that we can do it too.

Lead: I like Sticky Filth, Cephalopod, Deadset and Defetus and I have a lot of respect for the local and national bands we play with .. they are doing it!!

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

Hex: Traitor/Comeuppance. It’s a masterpiece. Close your eyes with headphones on and find out for yourself.

Lead: I like our old school stuff but I think Hex has called that one.

Do you have any plans for future collaborations with other musicians? Who would they be?


Hex: Anybody who wants to play with us, we welcome!! It's good to do shows with our good friends or HEXANINE and Deja Voodoo would be a mean NZ tour. (Give us a call boys, let’s do something!!)

Lead: I'm dead keen on supporting Sticky Filth once they are playing live again, or if only Ois II Men reformed that'd be a rad gig!!

Where is your favourite place to relax in NZ?

Hex: Anywhere there’s a BBQ some beers and good friends.

Lead: Got to be my bed.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?


Hex: Deja Voodoo because Back Of The Y was the best thing to hit NZ TV.

Lead: Diamond Sutra and Deadset because both of these acts are exceptional.

What is the one thing you want NZ to know about HEXANINE?


Hex: Go online and invite us to your town, make some noise with your mates on our promo page and we'll come and play you some hardcore punk metal in your town.

Lead: Music is supposed to make you feel good… let it.

How would you describe HEXANINE's music in one sentence?

Hex: Loud, hardcore, offensive and awesome!!

Lead: Ditto!! plus catchy.

What has been your most memorable show to date?


Hex: It’s going to be opening for The Exploited in Wellington but we haven’t done that yet that's not until December 5th so that’s the future talking!!

Lead: Fuckin' ditto!!

What local albums have you been enjoying recently?

Lead: Cephalopod - A Bad Case of Unreality EP, Deadset - The Pigsloth EP, Defetus - The Defetus EP, Helgorithms - Realisation//Revelation EP and Sticky Filth - Fourth Domain.

What is HEXANINE's long term goal?

Hex:
Tour the planet and release some ass kicking albums!

What sets you apart from other musicians/bands?


Hex: Our style and sound is unique, we don’t try to be like anyone else. We've been trying to keep to that old school punk metal sound.

Lead: We really are just us with zero fucks given.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

Hex: My mind. I think about what I want to say, and put an ass kicking riff to it, and Lead backs it up with an ass kicking beat. And St Lukifer Gravel Rumbles your nuts off.

Lead: It's an inside force that once the song or moments feel right you know it is right. Then the songs just grow until they have settled to be what they need to be.

What can we expect to see from HEXANINE over the next year?

Hex: A NZ tour and two albums.

Lead: Gigs galore and a whole lot more!!

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Hex: Write your own music, follow your dreams, don’t give up, be original, don’t follow other trends like a sheep and do it for the love of music, not for potential dollar signs.

Lead: If you’re going to do it, be passionate about it, every part of it.

Tell us about the next HEXANINE release?


Hex: It’s called Life Is For Living, Death Is For Dying. Coming out when it’s finished.

Lead: The first release coming up soon is a mix of old and new songs and should be a tremendous debut for us. We're really looking forward to getting it out there to you.

What can you never leave home without?

Hex: My shades and my mind, they both have to go where ever I go, when possible.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

Hex: (Joke) Once Lead, he started the drums to Forgotten Soldier opening song in Wanganui before I had even introduced the band or anything!! Wasn’t embarrassing just funny.

What inspired you to become a musician and start a band?


Hex: A black and white early picture of David Gilmour from Pink Floyd playing his guitar with long hair when I was 12. I decided there and then, I wanted to grow my hair long and play the guitar. I bought my first guitar and a little Fender amp played for a few years, and me and Lead when I got my first house in the country after we both left school, started jamming stuff like early Slayer and Metallica.

Lead: It's just part of me and what I do.

How did you come up with the name HEXANINE?

Hex: Careful planning, it’s meant to mean everything. 6 being the start or Alfa, and nine the end or Omega e.g. Good and bad, negative and positive, beginning of time 'till the end of time, Ying Yang. Together the six and nine make One. A unity. Etc. Hexachord as well is the original name for a guitar!!

What rumour would you like to start about HEXANINE?


Hexanine is the next big house hold name!!

 

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