Hypno5e share the title track from biblical new album Sheol

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Cinematic prog metallers Hypno5e have shared the two-part title track from their upcoming sixth album, Sheol – out via Pelagic on February 24. Stream both parts and watch the video for the second part below.

The eight-track concept album explores the different shades of the band's atmospheric sound. Lyrically, it picks up from 2018's A Distant (Dark) Source, which explored the story of a man looking for a woman he'd lost by the "dark source" of Lake Tauca – a prehistoric lake in Bolivia where singer and guitarist Emmanuel Jessua grew up.

“In the Hebrew Bible, Sheol is the place where all souls meet after their death, to remain in silence and to turn to dust once more,” explains Jessua. 

Sheol is the story of what was before that night. The two albums are built, like the myth of Sisyphus, in a cycle. Sheol begins where A Distant (Dark) Source stops and A Distant (Dark) Source ends where Sheol begins.”

Watch the full video for Sheol Pt II below and scroll down further to stream Sheol, Pt 1 & II via Spotify.

Hypno5e – Sheol tracklisting

1. Sheol - Part I - Late Sorrow
2. Sheol - Part II - Lands of Haze
3. Bone Dust
4. Tauca - Part I - Another
5. Lava From The Sky
6. The Dreamer and His Dream
7. Slow Steams of Darkness - Part I - Sacred Woods 
8. Slow Steams of Darkness - Part II: Solar Mist

Natasha Scharf
Deputy Editor, Prog

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.