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Monday, October 3, 2022

Hoaxed announce debut album “Two Shadows”

Hoaxed unveil their captivating and catchy debut full-length, “Two Shadows”!

Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Kat Keo and drummer Kim Coffel, Hoaxed’s superlative blend of styles – heavy melodic rock with captivating hooks, gothic undertones, undeniable metal, and tinges of americana – pave the way for a singular expression that’s entirely their own.

“Two Shadows – an eerie place wandering souls happen upon, a bridge between the land of the living and the unrestful afterlife, where you may suddenly find yourself with two shadows; your shadow and an ominous second shadow.” 

“Two Shadows” is as unique as it is memorable and catchy. The record thrusts, retreats, and beguiles across its melody-powered and hook-driven expanse, with earworms “The Call,” “Guilty Ones,” and “The Knowing” serving as the album’s crucial lighthouses.

Formed in Portland, Oregon, in 2020, Hoaxed’s initial songwriting plan casts a wide net. The breach opened up considerably as Coffel and Keo explored the outer edges of their musical influences and artistic aspirations. After fruitful songwriting sessions, the twosome self-released their eponymous four- song EP in February 2021. Signaled by the whirring, diaphanous spell of video single “Candle Master”, Hoaxed caught the attention of Relapse Records, who signed the outfit in 2021. As a live act, the pair has already hit the ground running, rocking the stage with Unto Others, Blackwater Holylight, and Amorphis, and hailed as an “absolute riot on stage.” (Metal Insider)