Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hypocrisy - Valley Of The Damned

Hypocrisy is a Swedish melodic death metal band formed in Ludvika in 1990. Hypocrisy history began as a solo project of Peter Tägtgren (current frontman of the band) under the name of Seditious. In the late 80s to early 90s, Tägtgren lived in the U.S. and played there for a period of Malevolent Creation. He was strongly influenced by the American death metal scene and then returned to Sweden. At the beginning Hypocrisy wrote predominantly anti-religious lyrics, as Magnus "Masse" Broberg was the frontman and singer. When "Masse" decided to leave the band, guitarist Peter Tägtgren took over as frontman, and the lyrics began to increasingly deal with supernatural phenomena, such as aliens and abduction.

Hypocrisy's 11th album "A Taste of Extreme Divinity" was released on 23 October 2009. In North America, the album was released on 3 November it contains three bonus tracks, "The Sinner" and demo versions of "Taste the Extreme Divinity" and "Valley of the Damned" from 2008. The album continues where their previous works "Virus" ended. Production is okey, the songs are solid, well written and it's a heavily riffing album.

On November 17, 2009 Hypocrisy cancelled their U.S. tour because of troubles with the U.S. immigration in regards with Ensiferum, Ex Deo, and Blackguard. After cancelling earlier in 2009, Hypocrisy has now confirmed a North American tour for 2010. Joining Hypocrisy on the 'Long Time, No Death' tour are Hate, Blackguard and Swashbuckle. From January to March 2010 they are touring in Germany, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, and finishing in Moscow. Their North American tour will take place around May. They will also play the Summer Breeze festival in August. See Tour dates below.

Hypocrisy is in doing the scandinavia dates now and tonight they will clatter and rattle at Klubben here in Stockholm, it is certainly going to be a cruel gig, which I unfortunately can not attend, still have a little one sick at home and Thetania are out and flapping elsewhere this evening . So I hope someone out there can tell us how it was. As support act on the tour is the Swedish ”Scar Symmetry”.

Taste of Extreme Divinity - 1st OFFICIAL TEASER

Taste of Extreme Divinity - 2nd OFFICIAL TEASER

Hypocrisy - Valley of the Damned Live at club Blue Box, Sofia, Bulgaria 27.02.2010

Tour Dates:

04 mar Klubben, Stockholm
05 mar House Of Metal, Umeå
06 mar Maxim, Gävle
14 mar B1 MAXIMUM, Moscow


11 may The Rock, Tucson, Arizona
13 may House of Blues, Hollywood, California
14 may The Galaxy Theater, Santa Ana, California
15 may Ramona Mainstage, Ramona, California
16 may DNA Lounge, San Francisco, California
17 may Peter’s Room, Portland, Oregon
18 may Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, BC – CANADA
19 may El Corazon, Seattle, Washington
22 may Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, Illinois
23 may Station 4, St. Paul, Minnesota
24 may The Rave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
25 may Uncle Pleasants, Louisville, Kentucky
26 may Blondie’s, Detroit, Michigan
27 may Peabody’s, Cleveland, Ohio
28 may The Palladium, Worcester, Massachusetts
29 may Wreck Room, Toronto, ON – CANADA
30 may Foufounes Electriques, Montreal, QC – CANADA
31 may Imperial, Quebec City, QC – CANADA
01 jun Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, New York
15 jul Arvika Festivalen
19 aug Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl

More Info:

Hypocrisys Official Website
Hypocrisy at MySpace

Listen to "Hypocrisy - Valley Of The Damned" on Spotify

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2 kommentarer:

Chief Rebel Angel said...

Tägtgren - en av Sveriges absolut bästa dödsröster. Och en av de bästa producenterna. Snickra låtar kan han också. Och dricka sprit.

Heja Hypocrisy!

Stones said...

Ja det kan han och inte drar han sig från att göra groggar på Listerine heller.