Portland Dark Rock Duo HOAXED Share “High Seas” Playthrough Video

Portland dark rock duo HOAXED share the official playthrough video for “High Seas” from their debut album ‘Two Shadows’!


Two Shadows is out now on LP/CD/CS/Digital! Order & listen HERE

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.


“‘The High Seas’ playthrough pulls back the curtain on our process and gives a glimpse into the layers behind the recordings,” the band comments. Taking the opportunity to showcase their multi-instrumentalist chops, Kat Keo and Kim Coffel write and perform everything recorded on their albums, including bass and keys.

‘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 ear worms “The Call“, “Guilty Ones“, and “The Knowing” serving as the album’s crucial lighthouses.

Watch the Full Video for “High Seas” on YouTube HERE

“Hoaxed are built for Halloween!”



“Shows a level of songwriting that’s not typically seen from a group that started just two years ago.”

-Metal Sucks


“On ‘Two Shadows’, HOAXED deliver a doom-pop manifesto made to haunt your ears for days, months, maybe even years. This isn’t a debut, this is a collection of bangers you can’t be without.”

-Distorted Sound


“That’s what I call a start! Singer/guitarist Kat Keo and drummer Kim Coffel formed the band in 2020, a year later their four-song EP got the attention of Relapse, and here we have their debut. And to me it feels like a revelation – to come up with your own and fresh style today is something almost unheard of. The girls combine their melodic rock with a gothic feel and create a catchy intersection of dynamic music and melancholic vocals.”

– Spark Magazine Czech Republic


“The fact that acts like Unto Others, Blackwater Holylight or Amorphis have already toured with Hoaxed is easy to understand from ‘Two Shadows’. .. Grab this disc and go on a nightmare journey with Kat and Kim yourself, in the course of which horror and beauty alternate at irregular intervals. …Warm greetings from two dark hearts, enveloped in great talent and fascinating imagination.”

– Sonic Seducer Magazine Germany


Formed in Portland, Oregon, in 2020, HOAXED’s initial songwriting plan cast 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)

‘TWO SHADOWS’ Track List:


1.Two Shadows

2.The Call

3.The Knowing

4.For Love

5.Grand Illusions

6.High Seas

7.Guilty Ones

8.Where Good Won’t Go


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