Hypnos play heavy action boogie rock and is at this moment one of the fastest growing bands on the Swedish heavy rock scene. Never before in the history of Crusher Records has a band been signed to the label this quickly!
Hypnos was formed in late autumn 2013 and it only took a handful of shows of intense energy backed by a solid repertoire to get Crusher Records immediate attention. Shortly a deal was struck! Hypnos wasted no time and in February 2014 the band entered Kungsten Studios to start recording their debut album.
Their self-titled debut album contains eight tracks of high octane heavy rock: the initiating and nearly eight minute long Hands of Evil offers a big dose of thunderous drums, heavy riffs and singer Philip proving his skills with the flute as well as his killer voice; The Mountain, which also precedes the album as a single release, with a lovely riff of twin guitar harmonies; the semi-ballad Nightmares bringing some dynamic and balance to the album; and five additional hard rocking memorable tunes.
Philip Lindgren – vocals
Oskar Karlsson – guitar
Fredrik Bäckström – guitar
Anton Frick Kallmin – bass
Idun Ekelöf – drums
“Multi-layered 70-retro rock singer with great and exciting twin-guitars.”
Henning Richter, Classic Rock (DE)
“Easy-going Nightmares and powerful The Mountain are strong tracks with character, powerful choruses and great riffs.”
Frida Calderon, Sweden Rock Magazine (SE)
“Certainly one of the debuts of the year!”
CW, Legacy (DE)
Boris Kaiser, Rock Hard (DE)
“The next big thing is on the way!”
JB, Daredevil Records (DE)
Cold Winds, CD/LP (April 29th, 2016). ORDER
1. Start The Hunt
2. I’m On The Run
3. The Captive
4. Det Kommer En Dag
5. Descending Sun (Unrootables White)
6. Cold September
7. Transylvanian Nightmare
Additional Info: Recorded and mixed by Henrik Magnusson at Kust Studio and mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes at Svenska Grammofonstudion. Artwork is crafted by Karl-Oskar Hansson. All songs written by Hypnos.
I’m On The Run, Digital (February 19th, 2016).
1. I’m On The Run
2. Phoenix Rising
Additional info: Recorded and produced by Henrik Magnusson at Kust Studio. Mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes at Svenska Grammofonstudion. Artwork by Peter af Kleen. All songs by Hypnos.
This single is released as a digital single only.
Hypnos, CD/LP (September 26th, 2014). ORDER
1. Hands Of Evil
4. Moving Too Fast
5. The Mountain
8. How To Handle Madness
Additional Info: Recorded and mixed at Kungsten Studio by Tom Larsson. Mastered by Henryk Lipp. Artwork by Branca Studio. All songs written by Hypnos.
The Mountain, 7″ (August 29th, 2014). ORDER
1. The Mountain
Additional Info: Recorded and mixed at Kungsten Studio by Tom Larsson. Mastered by Henryk Lipp. Artwork by Branca Studio. All songs written by Hypnos. Limited edition of 500.