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HYPNOS was founded back in 1999 by BRUNO (bass / guitar / vocals) and PEGAS (drums), previously involved with the band KRABATHOR. Instantaneously Hypnos became one of the leading Czech/Slovakian death metal acts.
Having signed with Morbid Records (de) in 2000, the self-titled MCD got released followed by the debut full-length ‘In Blood We Trust’ the same year, featuring Mika Luttinen / Impaled Nazarene as guest vocalist. The release was promoted during the NO MERCY FESTIVAL where Hypnos shared the stage alongside MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, BEHEMOTH, ENSLAVED, and THE CROWN.

In 2001, the second album ‘The Revenge Ride’ was released. This album was recorded and mixed by HARRIS JOHNS (HELLOWEEN, KREATOR, SODOM, TANKARD, PESTILENCE, VOIVOD) and mastered at MORRISOUND Studios (Tampa, FL). Following its launching, HYPNOS participated in events including WITH FULL FORCE, SUMMER BREEZE, PARTY-SAN and HELL ON EARTH among others.

The third album ‘Rabble Manifesto’ (2005) recorded again with Harris JOHNS received an extremely positive response within the global metal music media. Additionally the album got nominated for the Czech Andel Award (a Grammy Award equivalent) under the Hard and Heavy category. In January 2006 HYPNOS performed live with CENTINEX and PURGATORY before going on a deliberate hiatus.

Bruno and Pegas reformed Hypnos after four years of silence and the EP ‘Halfway To Hell’ was released. A comeback show was performed at the BRUTAL ASSAULT Fest in 2010 and the band gained a massive response from around 13,000 fans. ROOT’s bassist IGORR joined as a guest guitarist before becoming a permanent member. Meanwhile, VLASA (Six Degrees of Separation) joined the band as a second guitarist and consequently three shows were performed together with NAPALM DEATH.
By late 2011, Hypnos got signed with the German label EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN, and the fourth album entitled ‘Heretic Commando / Rise of the New Antikrist’ saw the light in April 2012 including a bonus DVD for the digi-pack edition. Recording duties were handled by the Norwegian sound engineer Børge FINSTAD (MAYHEM, IHSAHN, BORKNAGAR, ULVER). This was a breakthrough in the band’s history and quality reviews resulted in press like DECIBEL MAGAZINE (8/10), ROCKHARD, LEGACY, METALLIAN, TERRORIZER, EMP, and NUCLEAR BLAST. Furthermore Cili Chili, the Czech VODAFONE magazine featured an exclusive interview with Bruno concerning the band and the metal music scene.  A video was shot for the track title ‘Inverted’, directed by Mejla BASEL who is responsible for MACHINE HEAD ‘Darkness Within’ and the Czech Academy Award winner MARKETA IRGLOVA ‘Crossroads’ videos. During 2012, Hypnos performed live with NAPALM DEATH, and later with VADER during the BACK IN BLACK tour.

BRIEF STATEMENTS FOR ‘HERETIC COMMANDO’ (2012-2013)

• “Hypnos returns surprisingly and triumphant! The new album features challenging, mature blackened Death Metal material throughout.“ (Markus Eck,www.emp.de)

• “Hypnos do not simply deliver a blue print of their widely anticipated sound. The band really benefited from the long break. A very strong comeback!” (Frank Albrecht, www.RockHard.de)

• “Death Metal Deluxe. What VADER is for Poland, HYPNOS is for Czech Republic. The country’s best-known and most influential Death Metal band! ” (Patrick Schmidt, www.nuclearblast.de)

• “Hypnos sparks a deadly blackened bonfire full of energy.” (Dominik Winter,www.zillo.de)

• “No concessions towards today’s overproduced plastic sound.” (Bjoern Thorsten Jaschinski, www.legacy666.de)

• “HYPNOS – A brilliant, subtle and dynamic return!” (Arnaud Vansteenkiste,www.metallian.net)

• “If you thought all had been said in death metal, take a listen to “Heretic Commando” – it will make you change your opinion!” (Petr Riha,www.paratmagazine.com)

• “Hypnos’s death metal is perfect for all those who love dark atmospheres and powerful riffs and growls. Old school death metal forever!” (Pierre,http://metalnemesis.free.fr/)hypnos-band

Death metalovou skupinu HYPNOS založil koncem roku 1999 BRUNO (baskytara, zpěv) poté, co opustil skupinu KRABATHOR. Druhým zakládajícím členem je bubeník PEGAS, který rovněž dříve působil v Krabathor a nahrál oceňované album „Lies“. HYPNOS se ihned zařadil mezi přední domácí skupiny v daném žánru a začal intenzivně koncertovat po celé Evropě.

Mezi lety 1999-2005, proběhlo v kapele několik personálních změn na postu kytaristy a byly vydány následující alba – “In Blood We Trust” 2000, “The Revenge Ride” 2001 and “Rabble Manifesto”, 2005. Poslední 2 jmenované byly nahrány s mezinárodně uznávaným producentem Harrisem JOHNSEM (SODOM, TANKARD, PESTILENCE, KREATOR, HELLOWEEN, CORONER, VOIVOD, IMMOLATION).

Hypnos za svou kariéru odehrál více než 230 koncertů se skupinami jako Behemoth, Vader, Pungent Stench, Obscenity, Haemorrhage atd. a prozatím nejvýznamější kocnertní událostí bylo Eurotour nazvané NO MERCY FESTIVALS spolu s MORBID ANGEL, ENSLAVED, THE CROWN, DYING FETUS and BEHEMOTH v roce 2000. V lednu 2006, krátce po turné s CENTINEX a PURGATORY, HYPNOS přerušili hudební aktivity na blíže neurčené období. Koncem roku 2009, BRUNO a PEGAS začali opětovně zkoušet, což vyústilo v natočení MCD “Halfway To Hell”, které vyšlo v červenci 2010 u české firmy CRYSTAL PRODUCTIONS. Doplněni o kytaristu IGORRA (jinak baskytarista ROOT), HYPNOS odehráli comebackové vystoupení na festivalu BRUTAL ASSAULT v Jaromeři v srpnu 2010 (spolu s Cannibal Corpse, Hypocrisy, Ihsahn, Napalm Death, Fear Factory atd.), před 13 tisícovým davem a následovaly další 3 koncerty s Napalm Death.

Vedle koncertování by celý rok 2011 věnován psaní materiálu pro nové album, které bylo natočeno v říjnu ve studiu SHAARK s norským producentem Børge FINSTADEM (MAYHEM, IHSAHN, ARCTURUS). Album nazvané “HERETIC COMMANDO / THE RISE OF NEW ANTIKRIST” a vydáno 27.4.2012 u německého vydavatelství EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN. Na jeho podporu byl natočen videoklip ke skladbě „INVERTED“ režírovaný Mejlou Baselem, který mj. vytvořil i videoklipy pro MACHINE HEAD “Darkness Within” nebo Oscarovou MARKÉTU IRGLOVOU “Crossroads”. Během roku 2012 kapela odehrála regionální tour s NAPALM DEATH v březnu a s VADER v prosinci.

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