HEX A.D. is a Norwegian Hard Rock band with a lot of progressive and doomy tendences, inspired by the great British bands of the 1970s.
Hex A.D.'s latest album Astro Tongue in the Electric Garden has taken the music to new heights, and the feedback from press and fans alike has been overwhelmingly positive. It's safe to say that Hex A.D. has established themselves as a massive force on the Scandinavian hard rock scene.
Frontman Rick Hagan composes both lyrics and melodies, i addition to being the band's guitarist. On stage the band emphasizes spontaneity and improvisation, and this is where the magic really happens. Organ and mellotron are handled by maestro Mags Johansen, who for a number of years has been working closely with Jon Lord from Deep Purple, and if there is one person who really knows what it means to play on the edge, it must be him. This love for the spontaneous and intense is also shared by the band's rhythm section; bassist 'Arry Gogstad and drummer Matt Hagan prefer it loud, dangerous and alive.
Several of the band members have for a number of years been touring in Europe and Asia with artists like Blaze Bayley, Paul Di'Anno, Geoff Nicholls, Bernie Marsden, Ripper Owens and Rowan Robertson, known for his time in Dio. Robertson has on several occasions been a guest with Hex A.D. on stage.
-Source: Official FB page, 06.11.2021