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LISTEN: Hexvessel's New Album
Laurie Tuffrey , September 10th, 2012 02:58

No Holier Temple hosted on Inferno ahead of its release next week

Finland's 'forest folk' collective Hexvessel's new album No Holier Temple (artwork above) is out on September 14 via Svart Records, and you can stream it in its entirety over at Finnish magazine Inferno's site here.

Electrifying the acoustic folk sound of Dawnbearer, the new LP is something of a psychedelic paean to forests and nature (check that album cover), inspired by naturalist greats John Muir, Dave Foreman and Howie Wolke.

Says frontman Mat McNerney: “The songs were written specifically to be channeled by a group. This is the sound of a cult, all focused on summoning the same magic, joined in prayer, haunted by the same demons. We actively pushed for a new way to evolve our sound. I purposely strove to make this album a calculated move-on from Dawnbearer. This isn't about using symbols of the occult. This is about a way of living that returns the old gods to their rightful place. We're a family that worships nature through word and sound. We hope you will join us."