ZT have teamed up with our friends at Dying Victims to bring you an exclusive advance listen to the upcoming Hexenbrett EP Intermezzo Dei Quattro Coltelli Nudi.

It was May of the cursed year of 2020 when Hexenbrett truly came into their own with their shockingly masterful debut album, Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind Zu Töten, courtesy of Dying Victims. While the enigmatic duo of Josto Feratu and Scarlettina Bolétte had definitely turned heads with Erste Beschwörung EP in 2019, their debut album’s idiosyncratic kaleidoscope of Varathron, Jean Rollin, Danzig, Goblin, and Van Halen emerged as something completely unique.

Predictably unpredictable, Hexenbrett return with a crazed ‘n’ crazy EP that is the result of cancelled concerts and tours. As suggested by its titled, the record is no Beschwörung, but rather, an intermezzo. Because, for the first time in their brief history, this EP does not feature performances by Josto Feratu or Scarlettina Bolétte. Instead, the tracks were recorded by what had been the live line-up for 2020, but of course under the watchful eyes and ears of the clandestine couple.

Intermezzo Dei Quattro Coltelli Nudi strays a little from the Hexenbrett sound that has so far revealed whilst etching the band’s twisted identity even further. With all songs and lyrics written by the duo of Feratu and Bollétte – except for a reverential cover of the early Misfits track ‘Return of the Fly’ – the band’s original material here displays new facets in the Hexenbrett sound: heavier, weirder, more atmospheric and more aggressive. It’s basically more of everything and the most accurate presentation of The Sound Of the Bloody Iris to date.

While  Hexenbrett’s previous full-length record featured unexplainable additional sounds in the background of the tracks, the material on Intermezzo… had to be re-recorded many times as things got lost continuously. It seems as if Feratu and Bolétte are still haunted from their past… But… Intermezzo Dei Quattro Coltelli Nudi is no taster/teaser of the second  Hexenbrett full-length. Those mysteries are only known to the duo.

Release date:
October 22nd

Release info:
– Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
– Special edition on white/black/yellow splatter vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
– MC edition with sticker, button, download code.

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