Exclusive Premiere: Hypno5e Releases New Video


Hypno5e release ‘Tauca – Pt. 2 – Nowhere’

French prog avant-gardists Hypno5e are back after releasing an acoustic record in 2018. The band has since been working on a new metal record ‘A Distant (Dark) Source’ over the last few months. The new offering is set to be released on November 22 via Pelagic Records.

Today sees the release of the video for ‘Tauca – Pt. 2 – Nowhere’, taken off ‘A Distant (Dark) Source’. Hypno5e’s says about this song: “This is a very different song than what’s usual for us, and for our listeners. We tried something new and modern, that’s far from our usual way to go. It sticks more to reality, it’s like a cold shower after a long nightmare. This song closes the album, and it’s a chaotic resolution which puts us down in the darkness again, with no light, no hope. It has an intense ending that was recorded in one shot almost as an impro, and it is built on the contradiction of the sweet melancholic piano and violin mixed with a dark and visceral screaming.”

Watch Tauca – Pt. 2 – Nowhere

About ‘A Distant (Dark) Source’

“‘A Distant (Dark) Source’ continues to chase those demons and lost memories which the band has been chasing ever since their debut album”

Hypno5e have forged the term “cinematic metal” with their truly epic scope compositions, oftentimes exceeding not only the 10 but the 20 minutes mark, merging elements of contemporary metal with Latin-folk and soundtrack-score like sonic landscapes. After the acoustic special album ‘Alba – Les Ombres Errantes’ last year, the Southern French quartet is now returning with a more “typical” Hypno5e record, if there is such a thing. Their fifth album, ‘A Distant (Dark) Source’, is the second part of a diptych album project. Each part will be released separately, starting with the second one.

‘A Distant (Dark) Source’ continues to chase those demons and lost memories which the band has been chasing ever since their debut album ‘Des Deux L’Une Est L’Autre’. The album is an inward journey to the land of the ghosts of the past. At the origin of this distant dark source lies Tauca, an old Paleolithic lake located in Bolivia, where singer and guitarist Emmanuel Jessua has grown up, and continues to find inspiration for his musical endeavours.

Lake Tauca disappeared more than 15 000 years ago, leaving behind an arid land and salt lakes, like the Salt Desert of Uyuni or Coipasa, at 4.500m of altitude in the Andes mountain range. ‘A Distant (Dark) Source’ is the musical imagination of a night in this desert, during which the old shores of the lake see the return of the shadows of the people who used to live in this area before its disappearance. A man comes back to the lake to look for the shadow of the woman he loved. The album tells the story of this ephemeral return.



1. On The Dry Lake
2. In The Blue Glow Of Dawn – Part I
3. In The Blue Glow Of Dawn – Part II
4. In The Blue Glow Of Dawn – Part III
5. A Distant Dark Source – Part I
6. A Distant Dark Source – Part II
7. A Distant Dark Source – Part III
8. On Our Bed Of Soil – Part I
9. On Our Bed Of Soil – Part I
10. On Our Bed Of Soil – Part III
11. Tauca – Part II (Nowhere)


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