Posted on by Oran

On November 26th, the newest addition to the Hypocrisy catalogue, ‘Worship’, was released via Nuclear Blast Records and to celebrate, the band sent their album into the stratosphere. 

The evening of Hypocrisy’s new album release, the band presented their fans with a special listening session that featured a video of a vinyl copy being sent up to the stratosphere.

The journey was completed on a bespoke launch vehicle that carried and supported the record through the atmosphere.

The craft was lifted by a large hydrogen-filled balloon, reaching a maximum altitude of over 120,000 feet/36.57 km above the Earth. It fell back down to Earth reaching speeds of over 200mph, until it re-entered the troposphere (where we all live) where the onboard parachute slowed the craft to a gentle walking pace by the time it touched down.

It has been 8 long years since their last record, and Hypocrisy fans can feel the itch. Worship is 11 tracks of precise, ferocious musicianship.

Commonly inspired by the fusion of the modern and the ancient, Hypocrisy have once more found a way to combine innovative ideas with classic sound in order to deliver something metal-heads can enjoyably consume with awe and brutal vigor.

As usual, all recording and mixing took place at Tägtgren’s Abyss Studio AB in Sweden while mastering was completed by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers Audio Mastering.

Designed by artist Blake Armstrong (Kataklysm, In Flames, Carnifex), Worship’s artwork speaks to the history of the relationship between humanity and extra-terrestrials.

Peter Tägtgren | Vocals, Guitars
Mikael Hedlund | Bass
Reidar Horghagen | Drums
Thomas Elofsson | Session Guitarist

Watch the full video of this historical launch below:

Oran O’Beirne

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