Kansas City based heavy metal initiative HYBORIAN have today released a music video for the track “As Above, So Below.” The track is spawned from their upcoming full-length Hyborian: Volume I, which is due out on March 17th via a KC based label, The Company. Check out the video down below courtesy of our friends at Metal Injection.
From The Press Release
“HYBORIAN not only manages to live up to their grand namesake, but they also conjure metal gods like Mastodon and Red Fang. To put it simple, HYBORIAN is awesome and you better start paying attention to their furious riffage and crushing rhythms.”
“You like giant-sized, fuzzed out, hard-hitting riffs, right? With a thrashy dose of High on Fire, perhaps? And memorable songs? Then I suspect Hyborian: Volume I, the band’s debut album, will be for you…”
“To be blunt, Hyborian is a band you’re going to want to start following.”
– Metal Injection
Kansas City-native four-piece HYBORIAN burst into the world of heavy metal last month with the release of their groovy, retro stoner metal-esque singles “Maelstrom
” and “Dead Lies Dreaming
“, cut from their upcoming debut album, Hyborian: Volume I, hitting stores on March 17, 2017 via KC-based label The Company.
Wasting no time in keeping new fans stocked with tasty jams, HYBORIAN is revealing a brand new music video for their new track, “As Above, So Below”, today. This video is the first to be released from Hyborian: Volume I, and was directed by Alec Nicholas. Watch it today, exclusively via Metal Injection:http://www.metalinjection.net/video/hyborian-premieres-very-mastodoncrowbar-esque-as-above-so-below
The title and chorus of “As Above, So Below” reference a quote from the fundamental Hermetic-movement text, The Emerald Tablet, as dissected by famed English occultist, magician, poet and novelist Aleister Crowley. Frontman and guitarist Martin Bush says, “The song is about how time is cyclical and nothing really matters in the big scheme of things. The title/hook is a Crowley quote, and we feel like it’s a pretty good intro to the band, our concept, and our sound. This track hits hard, and as the first track, sets up the stories we tell throughout the rest of the record.”
HYBORIAN illustrate a perfect equilibrium of rich concept and catchy, heavy riffage with Hyborian: Volume I. The album is available for pre-order now via www.thecompanykc.com and iTunes with “Maelstrom” as an instant gratification track.
Volume I track listing:
1) As Above, So Below
3) Blood for Blood
4) Dead Lies Dreaming
As many parts stoner rock as it is retro-inspired and deliciously groovy, HYBORIAN‘s Hyborian: Volume I takes the listener on a ride that emits wall-shaking-levels of heaviness and lyrical fantasy, remaining engaging for any metal listener. Immense riffage, barrelling verses and piercing leads combine to create a sound that invites the listener to sit back and become fully-absorbed, when it isn’t summoning involuntary elbow-throwing. Lyrically, the album’s storytelling style is inspired by Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories, but based on an interstellar, extra-dimensional cloaked being called The Traveller. Hyborian: Volume I tells his legends from the time before written language.
When a band says they built their sound from the ground up, they normally don’t mean it literally. Once again, HYBORIAN prove individuality in this department, as Hyborian: Volume I was recorded at the band’s own studio that they built themselves and eventually began also using as a rehearsal space. The album was then mixed by Justin Mantooth at Westend Studios (Radkey, Family, Godmaker) and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East (The Red Chord, Torche, Trap Them).
Since forming in 2015, HYBORIAN has performed as support for the likes of Iron Reagan, Power Trip, Mothership, Acid King, Mutoid Man, Tweak Bird, Vektor, Whores and many others. The band will once again give fans a chance to witness their live assault this March during their Midwestern U.S. tour. The run will feature varying support acts in each city. See below for all confirmed tour dates:
HYBORIAN Tour Dates:
3/16 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room w/ Iron Reagan, Power Trip
3/17 Kansas City, MO @ Private Location Release Party w/ Keef Mountain, Expo 70, Orphans of Doom, Inner Altar (reply with inquiries)
3/18 Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers w/ Dirty Talker
3/19 Lincoln, NE @ Duffy’s Tavern w/ High Ruler, Sweats
3/20 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
3/21 Iowa City, IA @ Gabes
3/22 Chicago, IL @ Township w/ Guerilla
3/23 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
3/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon Bar w/ Lungs
3/25 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar w/ Bastard
Stay tuned for more new media to be premiered by HYBORIAN leading up to the release of Hyborian: Volume I.
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Martin Bush – lead vocals, guitar
Ryan Bates – vocals, guitar
Justin Rippeto – drums
Anthony Diale – bass