THE HYBRIS is an international Alternative Rock project of three friends. Originally all members lived in Germany, they know each other for many, many years. In the past they played in various rockbands, before the trio was spread all over the world.
Today they live in Nice, in L.A. and in Cologne, but still – and more than ever – make music. They write and produce everything on their own, in a joint virtual recording studio. Every member plays various instruments and contributes what the current piece of music needs.
And why this name? In greek tragedy 'Hybris' stood for exaggerated self-pride, arrogance, excess of ambition causing the transgressor's ruin. The perfect headline for the age we live in.
Their lyrics often show political attitude – well, rock songs without attitude are crap, right? But why these silly masks? Isn't this mask thing worn out? THE HYBRIS create their music as Ringo Rabbit, Beanie Bison and Malcolm Mandrill – three wannabe superheroes on a mission to save the world. “We felt like doing something ‘different’. At first it was a stupid idea, but meanwhile we think it is pretty cool”, Ringo says.
Some suspect, they want to make themselves more interesting than they really are. Others believe it is a smart move – since they're incredibly ugly in real life.
"You get classic bopping UK style punk rock and all kinds of changes that go from guitars to piano and the lyrics almost always tell these stories that you can actually picture as the words come. […] It comes with tons of sick riffs and jump up and down rhythms with drums that just destroy and make the songs so pivotal. Bang your heads and sing along with The Hybris" [more]
"Silent Violence is the first single off their debut album Music, Vol.1, this track is a stone cold Rock banger with attitude, delivering a stunning hook that feels like the most satisfying slap of sonic aggressiveness straight to your brain, thanks to its emphatic lyrics and marvellous performance." [more]
"The new single grabbed our attention from the get-go. We love the rich and professional production, and the vocals are killer. You’ll be kicking back and humming along in no time. Whether you’re looking for something to set the mood for your evening or to set your day up right, you honestly can’t go wrong with this one." [more]
"The Music, Vol. 1 album has a great variety of punchy rock that all has that impact to them. Like you're watching a movie and you just watched a key part that unlocks a major plot point. These songs are always grabbing at you with those hooks and they do it with a very solid attitude and an aspect of a fists in the air anthem." [more]
“The album is huge and boasts some incredibly catchy choruses that have cinematic styles, and it all has this grit and edge to it that makes it super addictive. You're presented with a number of surprising turns throughout the records playthrough, and songs go from bopping to haunting and massive in seconds flat and without warning.” [more]
"The music is catchy, and the lyrics are clever and well-read. The drums and guitars are a piece of art in this record, and the singing voice is amazing. After our first listen we got hooked quickly to their energetic vocals and their professional performance. We can’t wait for their next songs." [more]
"Wasteland is a highly addictive alternative rock banger featuring a lethal cocktail of brain-hooking vocals and a thunderous bass line that will surely blow your mind." [more]
That's always hard to describe yourself. It’s a bit Alternative, a bit Pop, a bit Punk, sounds some kind of retro. But let's just let others have their say - here's what journalists and curators from around the world have told us. These comparisons are incredible compliments for us.
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