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News : Hybrid Nightmares announce new album details + tour dates

By on September 12, 2017

Melbourne extreme metal quintet Hybrid Nightmares have unveiled their debut full-length album Almagest. The new album is the follow-up the bands 2015 four CD concept boxset release, The Ages. The new album is set for a worldwide release on October 6. Click here to pre-order your copy!

In true Hybrid Nightmares style, Almagest is a concept album. Drawing on elements of sci-fi, history and the bands on own colourful imaginations. The album follows the cosmic journey of the Pilgram as he ascends through 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.

The first single from Almagest, Ultor has been released. Check out the visually striking music video below.

Tour dates have been announced throughout October, playing in all states, with the official album launch hitting Melbourne on October 21st at the Evelyn Hotel. The band are also planning several international tours to Europe and the US.

Saturday, October 7: New Dead Metal Festival, Adelaide
Friday, October 13: The Basement, Canberra
Saturday, October 14: The Factory Floor, Sydney
Friday, October 20: The Eastern Hotel, Ballarat
Saturday, October 21:  Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne – Official Album Launch
Thursday, November 2: Crowbar, Brisbane
Saturday, November 4: The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Friday, November 17: Tetsuo, Perth


Taking inspiration and drawing comparisons to artists such as Enslaved, Immortal, Ne Obliviscaris and Satyricon, the band mix black, death and progressive metal into one genre transcending melting pot.Well known for their energetic and entertaining live shows, combining UV lights with a powerful stage presence, Hybrid Nightmares meld extreme sonics with stunning visuals to create a mesmerising experience.

Almagest was produced by the band themselves and mixed by Troy McCosker (Ne Obliviscaris, Whoretopsy) with mastering from Thomas ‘Plec’ Johansson (Scar Symmetry, Soilwork)

The band have played along side world class acts such as Fleshgod Apocalypse, Psycroptic, Enslaved, Abbath and Ne Obliviscaris and their 2015 tour of Japan saw them sell out of CD’s midway through their dates!


Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook