Australian progressive extreme metal quintet, Hybrid Nightmares will independently release their debut album Almagest worldwide on October 6.
HEAVY is lucky enough to bring you a brutal stream of the album ahead of the release. Add this to your nightmares!
Almagest is the follow up to the bands 2015 release, The Ages, the critically acclaimed four cd concept album of totally epic proportions.
In true Hybrid Nightmares style, Almagest is also a concept album. Drawing on elements of science fiction, history and the band members’ own vivid imaginations. The album follows the cosmic journey of the Pilgrim as he ascends through the nine spheres to meet the Prime Mover.
The band comment: “this is everything our fans have come to expect from Hybrid Nightmares, big riffs, catchy leads, huge contrasts in light and shade and we’ve added more acoustic guitars and intricate layers than ever before. There’s even clean vocals for the first time! We’ve pushed ourselves to the absolute limit and really taken things to the next level. We are unbelievably proud of this record.”
Hybrid Nightmares will be taking Almagest on the road throughout October, playing in every state, with the official album launch taking place on October 21 at the Evelyn Hotel in Melbourne.
HYBRID NIGHTMARES AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
From there, the band are planning several international tours to Europe and the US.
Almagest was produced by (who) and mixed by Troy McCosker (Ne Obliviscaris, Whoretopsy) with mastering from Thomas ‘Plec’ Johansson (Scar Symmetry, Soilwork).
Almagest will be released on October 6 – Pre-orders here: