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HYPERVOLUME is an audio experiment conducted by two humans whose talents have been forged in the crucibles of Chicago’s heavy music scene. These expert alchemists blend doom, death, and thrash metal with elements of psychedelia and punk to create a uniquely intense experience. A. HUMAN provides guttural vocalizations and utilizes a dizzying variety of guitars, amplifiers, and effects to create a barrage of riffs that are fueled by the percussive onslaught of Chicago’s most prolific drummer, the fabulous FABIAN A. The duo established HYPERVOLUME in 2018, played a few gigs in 2019 and 2020, and released their debut album CONCEIVE, featuring eight tracks of pure metal bliss with artwork designed, and etched in brass, by JANNA WEDDLE of BEZEL AND THREAD.

 

ORBIT, the second track on the album, is featured on ANGRY PEASANTS: VOLUME NINE, a compilation of local bands from Chicago and beyond!

The music video for ORBIT premiered on NO CLEAN SINGING November 20th, 2020.

 

 

Struggling is a cover that debuted on ANGRY PEASANTS: VOLUME 10, a compilation that is raising funds for CIVL - The Chicago Independent Venue League.  Struggling features DR. JUSTIN CUMMINGS, mayor of Santa Cruz, CA on vocals. Justin wrote the song with the band LOKI 20 years ago. Hypervolume recorded this song as a tribute to Dr. Cummings' inspirational leadership through 2020; as his community dealt with pandemic, civil unrest, and wildfires.

 

 

 

"Hypervolume is sort of a fusion of stoner-drenched rock and the non-wankery side of progressive metal: for every straightforward riff and gruff vocal passage, there’s some weird synthesizer-sounding lead and a complex switching-off of patterns and rhythmic changeups. This music was clearly written by someone looking to break the mold…"

- Ted Nubel, Chicago Doom Confederacy

 

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"It seems that, as of recent years, the music industry has become infiltrated by the influx of artists looking to break the mould and stand out from the masses. Yet, of all those who attempt, few seem to capture a sound worth the risk.

However, when it comes to the up-and-coming band, Hypervolume, no such statement can be applied."

- Liberty Dunworth, Beneath the Surface

 

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"...A. Human is capable of venting fierce and frightening howls of vicious, shrieking intensity."

- Islander, No Clean Singing