Hypno5e: Photos and Video Interview From the Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY 1-6-10 ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Hypno5e: Photos and Video Interview From the Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY 1-6-10

I had the chance to spend some time with experimetal band Hypno5e on the first night of the "Metal As Art" tour. The band is in the middle of a coast-to-coast tour with The Binary Code and Revocation which finishes up back on the East Coast with a show in Trenton on February 6th (complete tour dates below). For anyone who missed this catching the band this time out, they are heading back on the road for a second leg of the tour starting on Feb. 9th.

Hypo5e is in the process of finishing up their second disc which is due out later this year and early feedback is that this new disc is much more violent and futuristic than the ambient metal sound of the band's debut Des Deux L'une Est L'autre.

Hypno5e played a strong 45+ minute set that and seemed pleasantly surprised to be called back for an encore. To steal the band's words (check out the video interview), Hypno5e's set sounded like a cross between Pink Floyd and Gojira. After getting lost in the band's hypnotic ambience, I have to think that this must be one h*ll of a trip when the band is able to bring along their video backdrop. Hopefully the band will be playing bigger rooms next time through where their video screen will fit.

Here are upcoming tour dates on the first leg of the "Metal as Art" tour:

Wednesday, January 13 - Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
Thursday, January 14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
Friday, January 15 - Dallas, TX @ The Lounge on Elm
Saturday, January 16 - San Antonio, TX @ Zombies
Sunday, January 17 - Austin, TX @ TBA
Monday, January 18 - Amarillo, TX @ War Legion
Tuesday, January 19 - Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut
Thursday, January 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
Friday, January 22 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Saturday, January 23 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Parish
Sunday, January 24 - Sparks, NV @ New Oasis
Monday, January 25 - Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
Tuesday, January 26 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Wednesday, January 27 - Spokane, WA @ The Cretin Hop
Thursday, January 28 - Boise, ID @ Gusto’s Bar
Friday, January 29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Outer Rim (w/ GAZA)
Saturday, January 30 - Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair
Sunday, January 31 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
Monday, February 1 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Tuesday, February 2 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Wednesday, February 3 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
Thursday, February 4 - Cincinnati, OH @ Dirty Jacks
Friday, February 5 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
Saturday, February 6 - Trenton, NJ @ The Championship

Hypno5e's MySpace Profile