Hyperia: L-R – David Kupisz – Rhythm Guitar, Colin Ryley – Lead Guitar, Marlee Ryley – Vocals, Scott Degruyter – Bass Photo Credit – Derek Carr of Visions in Pixels Photography
Canada’s HYPERIA, formerly of Calgary, AB, and now residing in Vancouver, BC announce they will be performing two album release shows in their former home province of Alberta.
The back-to-back shows in Edmonton on April 8th and Calgary on April 9th are in support of the band’s latest album “Silhouettes of Horror” released on March 18th.
“We are super excited to be returning to our home soil to play album release shows in both Calgary and Edmonton! The Albertan metal scene holds a special place in our hearts and we can’t wait to return and see all our friends!” adds guitarist Colin Ryley.
April 8 – Edmonton, AB – Shakers Roadhouse – w/ Rising Sun, Tower Hill, Arcane Tyrant – Info here.
April 9 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway – w/ Syryn, Osyron, Volition, Balrogath – Info here.
“Silhouettes of Horror” follows Hyperia‘s 2020 “Insanitorium” unleashed via Sliptrick Records and the 2019 EP “Fish Creek Frenzy”. A fast, melodic, and heavy-hitting thrasher, it lyrically explores parapsychology, night terror hallucinations, and inhumane government experiments.
“The album is mostly about government experiments, greed, and conspiracies’, but also about sleep disorders because I have suffered from them since childhood and because of that it was an easy theme to write about.” says vocalist Marlee Ryley.
“Silhouettes of Horror” contains ten original songs and a cover of ABBA‘s classic hit “Gimme Gimme Gimme”. Old and new fans of thrash, NWOBHM, and power metal will appreciate this 50-minute mosher. From its relentless opening track “Hypnagogia” to the super melodic and anthemic “Prisoner of The Mind” to the punchy and hard-hitting “Operation Midnight”, there’s something for every denim patch wearing metalhead to enjoy.
“Silhouettes of Horror” also sees guitarist Colin Ryley behind the soundboard again producing and mixing the record with mastering done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland (Children of Bodom, Nightwish, Battle Beast). They also recruited good friend and session drummer Gord Alexander (Tessitura, Tides of Kharon, Immunize) for its recording. For the album’s artwork, they enlisted once more Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust etc.).
Album order – Hyperiametal.bandcamp.com
Music Video – Operation Midnight: