Stream Now via Revolver Magazine | Hyborian: Volume I out Tomorrow
U.S. Tour Begins Today in Kansas City, MO!
Limited Edition Vinyl, CD and Cassette via
Digital via iTunes w/ “Maelstrom” instant grat track
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.”
– Nerdist  
“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…”
– MetalSucks
“To be blunt, Hyborian is a band you’re going to want to start following.”
– Metal Injection
“…a gigantic achievement…”
– The Gauntlet, reviewing Hyborian: Volume I
Tomorrow marks the release of HYBORIAN‘s debut album, Hyborian: Volume I, via KC-based label The Company. After gracing heavy music fans with their singles “Maelstrom” and “Dead Lies Dreaming“, as well as the music video for “As Above, So Below“, the band is streaming their entire new album a day early! Listen to the full album via here:
Guitarist/frontman Martin Bush says: “We can’t wait to have this record out and into people’s hands. We put a lot of heart into this record so we’re stoked to see such positive reaction so far and we hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed creating it! Our tour kicks off today, so catch us on the road! Can’t wait to see you guys out there.”
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 and iTunes with “Maelstrom” as an instant gratification track.
Volume I track listing:
1) As Above, So Below
2) Maelstrom
3) Blood for Blood
4) Dead Lies Dreaming
5) Ajna
6) Dross
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 during their Midwestern U.S. tour, beginning today. The run features 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
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Martin Bush – lead vocals, guitar
Ryan Bates – vocals, guitar
Justin Rippeto – drums
Anthony Diale – bass