Since the beginnings in the experimental metal scene back in the 90s and throghout the evolution of more complex forms of metal, DIY bands have never been much for resting on their laurels. Italy’s HIBAGON have been constantly pushed at genres boundaries, and looked to move their artistry and technicality into as many different and new arenas as possible. The band’s new offering “Polyposmic” on WOOAAARGH marks the duo’s first full length is a heavy polyrhythmic effort that channels the energy of the straightforward guitar & drums formula into irregular textures, bringing it back to the listener in geometric and distorted frames. We have teamed up with the band to give you the first listen of their 2 new tracks ‘Colugozer’ and ‘Anacrosaurus’! Check them out below and scroll down to see an additional word from the band, unveiling some more details on both songs and the record.
“Polyposmic” by HIBAGON comes out on May 12th via WOOAAARGH, La Fornace Dischi, Taxi Driver Records, Il Verso del Cinghiale records, 5FeetUnder Records, GabuAsso, Brigante Records & Productions, Toten Schwan Records, I DISCHI DEL MINOLLO, and Pied de bicheProgetto Cervo.
Born in Bergamo (ITALY) in 2011, the band has published two EPs and performed shows in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, Ireland and UK.
In May 2017 the duo will release ‘POLYPOSMIC’, their first full-length record, which will include 12 intense and dynamic tracks that have been built, torn apart, and reassembled an infinite number of times to reach the most effective sequence of multiple themes. The story behind the album takes off with HIBAGON facing Moughra and falling in a state of unconsciousness. Reborn in a new shape after 120 thousand years, now he transcends space and time, and forces everything that happens to be on his path to mutate and reach new forms: the names on the tracklist are flashing suggestions of these alterations, to take the listener closer to the screenplay and then push him into a spiral of mathy grooves.
In 2017 HIBAGON will be touring to spread their tunes throughout all Europe, beware of the beast!
Colugozer – A hybrid song with a lot of different stuff going on, featuring a fast main beat, a syncopated and apparently quiet groove, and some thunderous riffs incursions. It has been tricky to make everything work properly and it’s mostly unpredictable, even for us.
Anacrosaurus – Starting as a really slow and heavy song (for Hibagon standards), it turns out to be something a lot more animated and various, constantly jumping from 5/4 to 6/4 to 5/8 and so on in a really continuous way : it’s the first song wrote after the last EP, and its structure has been renewed a lot of times before getting to this result.
14.04 Crema – Paniere. Il Circolo / RELEASE PARTY w/ OvO & The RAMBO
15.04 Carugate – Arci Area w/ Zenden San
21.04 Winterthur (CH) – Helvti Club
22.04 Reims (FR) – L’AppArt Café w/ The Wise Dude’s Revolver & Latence
23.04 Paris (FR) – Le Cirque Electrique
24.04 HELP US! (FRANCE / BELGIUM)
25.04 Lille (FR) – Le Biplan w/ Spectrum Orchestrum
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30.04 Milano – Barrio’s Cafè w/ Demikhov, Il Vuoto Elettrico & more
18.05 Dublin (IE) – Fibber Magees
19.05 Derry (UK) – Masons Venue
20.05 Galway (IE) – Róisín Dubh
21.05 Cork (IE) – An Spailpin Fanach
30.05 Cassano d’Adda – Solidar Rock w/ ELASTIC RIOT
25.06 Torre Boldone – Gost Music Festival
23.09 Costa Masnaga – Lo Chalet Rock Pub