Hey dudes, how can I tell you 11
years in just a few lines? So the best
biography can be resumed in bunch of words:
Hyades: shit kicking thrash metal from North Italy since 1996!
Is that enough?! OK, you probably want to know something more. Well, but we
don't wanna tell you all boring line-up changes, all stupid records we did
in the past and blablabla...!
Hyades formed back in 1996 by the idea of "Little Italian Donkey Ass"
Lorenzo Testa (thanks Kenny Powell for quote), they released four demoCDs:
something good and something absolutely to forget or wipe out completely
from memory... But, hey! We were so fucking young! "No Bullshit, Just
Metal", the absolutely-no-alternative 2001's EP, was surely the best release
of our first nine years of career: we appeared in a couple of well-known
compilation such as "Metal Crusade IV" by German mag "Heavy Oder Was!?" (now
simply called "Heavy!") and "Metal Gospel". We reached a stable line-up in
2003 with the addition of Mauro "Jorgy" DeBrasi on drums and the hairball
Rob "Bardo" Orlando on bass. We quickly grown up, playing a lot of shows
each month, everytime and everywhere (including the worst pothouses we have
ever seen hahah!). We declined a couple of deal offers from rip-off's labels
and we keep on going ahead on our road without a motherfucking record deal.
We recorded by ourselves the first album between January and February 2004:
nine unreleased songs more aggressive, fast and uncompromising than
everything Hyades did before. From the heavy/speed of the beginning we
evolved bit by bit towards a groovy & funny thrash metal in Bay Area style,
but with a personal and European approach. The full-length album, titled
"Abuse Your Illusions" aroused the interest of many record labels and we
finally choose for a double deal, both with Belgian Mausoleum Records (for
the main worldwide release) and Brazilian Marquee Records (for a special
release in South America and Japan with bonus tracks and a different
artwork). "Abuse Your Illusions" was released on November 14, 2005 and
received awesome reviews, with a rate average of 8/10 points!
Hyades toured Italy in the first half of 2006, celebrating the tenth
anniversary together with long-time friends Hatework and Vexed, recording a
video DVD (to be released in 2007) during the special show in Busto Arsizio
on January, 14 in front of an incredible loud audience.
On September 2006 Hyades toured Europe with legendary US-act OMEN (Los
Angeles, CA) and new heavy sensation PHANTOM-X (Dallas, TX). Two weeks on
the road with only a day off: 6000 KMS across Europe playin in Denmark,
Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and in beatiful cities such as
Wien, Copenaghen, Graz, Wurzburg. What a unbelievable experience!
But now it's time for a new fist in your silly face! The new album is ready
to kick your fucking ass and it's going to be released worldwide by
Mausoleum Records on January 26. The cover artwork for the new full-length
album, titled "And the Worst is Yet to Come", has been hand-painted by
legendary Ed Repka, the best artist in thrash metal history, author of cover
artwork for Megadeth, Death, Toxik, Evildead and many more!
Marquee Records release will contain bonus tracks, live songs and unreleased
videoclip and it's going to be released in the first week of February.
"And the Worst is Yet to Come", the first album with the impressive drummer
Rawdeath, will be followed by new European gigs and the first US tour in
Hyades history: we're going to play shows in Texas and California with OMEN
(US) and another legendary cult band from States (are you in hurry to know
the name? hahah be quiet!)
So... THE WORST IS YET TO COME... FOR YOUR EARS!!!