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Hyperion

Formed: 2002
From: Ostrava, Czech Republic
Last Known Status: Disbanded

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Below is our complete Hyperion news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Hyperion Debut To Feature Mantic Ritual Member

Guitarist Jeff Potts of Mantic Ritual has recorded a guest guitar solo for the upcoming debut album from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania progressive metal act Hyperion. The album, titled "Orchestrating The Myth," is planned for a late 2010 or early 2011 release and features artwork from Eliran Kantor who has previuosly worked with such bands as Gwar, Testament and Sigh.

The album is also set to feature guest appearancea from Megadeth's Glen Drover and Voivod's Dan Mongrain.

The are currently seeking a record to help with the release of "Orchestrating The Myth."

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Debut Hyperion Album To Feature Megadeth Member

Pittsburgh's newest progressive metal act Hyperion have announced the guest musicians set to appear on the band's debut album "Orchestrating The Myth." Guest musicians set to appear on the album include Glen Drover of Megadeth and Dan Mongrain of Voivod. "Orchestrating The Myth" is planned for a late 2010 or early 2011 release.

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Unearthing the Cello Metal Underground, Part 2

Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. The first time I featured cello and violin metal, I put the genre in context with an introduction about Apocalyptica's influence, and featured three fantastic cello and violin metal bands, Judgement Day, Heavin, and Grayceon. Those bands tend to use both violins and cellos, but today I'm going to focus on some more bands that have followed more closely in Apocalyptica's footsteps and are largely classical cello ensembles who cover or play heavy metal.

Primitivity

Primitivity is a cello and percussion ensemble from the Washington, DC area that blends elements of classical and heavy metal music. Cellist Loren Westbrook-Fritts composes the music and provides the leads, while cellists David Teie of the National Symphony, Kristin Ostling of the Baltimore Symphony, and Mauricio Betanzo of the Maryland Symphony all shred out intense riffs and harmonies. Percussionist Robby Burns from the University of Maryland completes the band with rumbling drum hits. Specializing in the music of Megadeth, Apocalyptica, and Metallica, Primitivity has also written some of their own original compositions. The band released "Plays Megadeth For Cello" earlier this year.

Check out one of the band's original compositions, "Convergence" below.

For one of their heavier original songs, also check out "Sacrifice" on their MySpace player, as well as numerous metal covers. More...

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