Freshly signed to Pelagic Records (The Ocean, Mono…), all chaotic germans HYENAS are ready to let you check out the intense first track and video from their debut Deadweights, out March 10. Homeostasis just premiered and you can watch it below.
The band comments:
“Homeostasis is about being kept down by others and to be someone youre not. Keep on struggling and you will be able to fight back and hopefully you will find some peace with yourself.
The dark, chaotic style of the video symbolizes the state of mind you can get into while trying to defend yourself from such attacks towards your personality.”
In a genre saturated with bands reproducing the same boring moves and routines, it can become quite a chore to find that elusive gem amongst the steaming piles of manure. It does however make it that much more rewarding when you do.
Hyenas, hailing from Nuremburg, Germany will grab you by the short and curlies and make sure you hear what they have to say. They really are a pack of wild animals! This is raw, powerful and yet immensely catchy music. The guitar work on Deadweights is made up of punchy, angry riffs that will make you wanna rip the carpet from your floor… and yet there is something somewhat elaborate to it at the same time, creating something bigger than just sheer heaviness.
In the end, however, Hyenas never forget where they come from: punk, filth, feedback, count ins, raw live energy… this is modern day’s hardcore. Immediate comparisons can be made to the late but great The Chariot, Every Time I Die or Norma Jean.
This talented young band has so far only released a demo-EP in January of 2014, which was met with critical acclaim amongst musicians and journalists alike. Debut album Deadweights was recorded live within just 4 days by Jan Kerscher out in the nowhere of Ghost City Recordings, surrounded by nothing but dark trees, cows and cold December skies.
Deadweights refers to unloved peculiarities that we are subconsciously aware of but are often not so easily abandoned”, vocalist Robert Sierl comments. The album orbits around the topic of self development as a human being, whilst simultaneously criticizing abuses and misconduct caused by modern society that are increasingly rooted in the personalities of each individual.
If you ever have the chance to see Hyenas live, be prepared for the sensation of being kicked in the teeth by an angry bull’s rear feet… and if you can’t imagine this to be a truly liberating experience, go watch Fight Club again!
HYENAS on tour:
10.03.: Frankfurt // Klapperfeld
11.03.: Lüdenscheid // AJZ
12.03.: Bielefeld // AJZ
13.03.: Hannover / Stumpf
14.03.: Hamburg // Pooca Bar
15.03.: Leipzig // Atari
16.03.: Dresden // Club 11
17.03.: Nürnberg // Luise Cultfactory
18.03.: Karlsruhe / Stadtmitte