HYRGAL was formed in 2007 by the guitarist/vocalist Clément Flandrois (PILLARS, OORTHIAN, ex-SVART CROWN) with the help of Quentin Aberne (CAROLH, ex-SUN PREACHERS, ex-MARBLE CHARIOT) as a bass player and Thibault Meunier (ex-OTARGOS) on drums.
They released their first Demo on a split album with Kairn (acoustic project of the former Otargos guitarist, Julien Savy). They then has been the opening act for bands such as WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, YEAR OF NO LIGHT, OTARGOS… Later, the band has been on hold, in 2010, for personnal reasons, and Clément joined SVART CROWN as a full time guitarist.
In 2016, Clément decided to take back the project with a new drummer, Emmanuel Zuccaro (OORTHIAN, ex-KARNE, ex-SULPHUREIGN) with whom he get in touch since 2012, and Quentin, still playing bass.
Hyrgal pops out from Clement Flandrois’ desire, also known for its former work with Svart Crown, a decade ago. Even if the line up went through some ups and downs, it now proudly bears its slough with this first album as an ornament : Serpentine. Its black metal free from artifices directly goes under the patronage of primal forces, shaking the fragile human structure. It inherit a duality between the rampancy of natural disasters and the peaceful simplicity of melodic parts. We go through this album as if we were in the vast alpine landscape that inspired the album : searching for an original power stirring up at the same time a genuine fear and a irrepressible fascination.
News about LP “Serpentine”
It’s a real pleasure to welcome the band led by Clément Flandrois (ex- Svart Crown) in our roster via our division EMANATIONS. I hope you’ll warmly welcomed HYRGAL! Words will never replace music, and the best thing for you to make up your mind is to listen to this awesome Serpentine!
You will surely be touched by this energy, this primitive strength, almost instinctive, that hit you straight in the face like a tsunami. It is striking while offering in the same time smart compositions leading you through different atmospheres. We love everything on this album, from the French exacerbate singing to the subtle and perfectly placed lyrics, from the amazing riffs to the heavy and dissonant atmosphere, from the ever-present drums to its place in the sound spectrum.