Originally a six-piece, Haxotz was born in 2008. 'Gezu', Markel, Iñaki, Unai, 'Txira' and Jokin all were schoolmates who'd listen nonstop to Su Ta Gar
and watch Metalocalypse: Dethklok
. They released a first demo, 'Hil ala bizi' ('Live or die'), in 2010, recorded in a spiral of beer and cheetos.
Xanpe, the first professional producer to take over the band, recorded the EP 'Bide ertzean' ('Roadside') (2012), with influences ranging from Four Year Strong
to heavy metal music; and their first long album, 'Islada' ('Reflection') (2014), which presented a more uniform included their hit single 'Mila hitz'. Both records were self-released. 'Gezu' parted ways with the band in 2012, and the band decided to carry on with the remaining five members, with Markel changing to bass.
In 2015, they self-released 'Letaginak' ('Fangs'), produced by mastermind Urtzi Iza, from Enkore
and Empty Files
, raw-sounding and direct to the gut.