HIBRIA is a Brazilian Metal band created in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul / Brazil, in 1996. The band has been growing in Brazil and in the world due to their successful releases recognized both by the specialized media and the audience. Nowadays, HIBRIA is spreading their third full-length studio album called Blind Ride, released in 2011 in Japan (King Records), South Korea (Dope Music), Brazil (Voice Music) and in The United States (Cleopatra).
The band shot their first official Live DVD, called Blinded by Tokyo – Live in Japan, at Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball – Tokyo, Japan – May 15th, 2011.
• Nowadays, the band is spreading their third album – Blind Ride – and working on their next full-length studio album to be released in 2013. In May of 2011, the band toured Asia for the third time in support of the album playing in South Korea, China and in Japan, where the band shot a Live DVD in Tokyo.
• In October of 2012, the band will play for the second time at LOUD PARK in Japan.
• In the first semester of 2012, the new guitarist from HIBRIA, Renato Osorio, signed an endorsement contract with Ibanez.
• In the first semester of 2011, the guitarists Abel Camargo and Diego Kasper (Former Member), and the bassist Benhur Lima, signed an endorsement contract with Ibanez. Right after, the drummer Eduardo Baldo signed with TAMA.
• In April of 2011, HIBRIA played as the support act to OZZY OSBOURNE in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, in Brazil.
• In January of 2010, HIBRIA was chosen to open METALLICA’s concert, in Porto Alegre/BR, on the World Magnetic Tour’ 10, playing to 25.000 people.
• In October of 2009, after their successful Collecting Skulls WTour, the band was invited to play in Japan again at LOUD PARK, playing to 15.000 headbangers, sharing the stage with some of the most important Metal bands of the world such as Judas Priest, Slayer, Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, Antrax, Childrem of Bodom, Papa Roach, among others. Besides playing at Loud Park, the band opened Megadeth’s concert , in Nagoya.
• In May of 2009, the band started their international tour – Collecting Skulls WTour - to promote their new album – The Skull Collectors - playing in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Canada. After the international tour, the band went back to Brazil to release the album in their hometown, Porto Alegre.
• The band’s previous album was Defying the Rules, and it brought the melodic lines from the 80′s, the speed from the 90′s and the 2000′s musicians skills. DTR was released in Brazil, USA, Canada, Western Europe, Russia and Baltic States, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong.
• In Japan, DTR has been a best seller in the Heavy Metal category during 6 consecutive weeks in the retailing stores HMV in Japan, being for the whole period in the first position, and it’s been voted among the best of the year, both by the editors and the readers from the magazine BURRN.
Iuri Sanson: Vocals
Abel Camargo: Guitars
Renato Osorio: Guitars
Benhur Lima: Bass
Eduardo Baldo: Drums
The first demo tape from Hibria was called “Metal Heart” and it was released in 1997, two months after the singer Iuri Sanson join the band. It was composed under the influence of bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Helloween, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Racer-x, Manowar and Dream Theater. After the good response to the gigs and the demo tape on the band’s hometown (Porto Alegre, Brazil), Hibria started to spread its work in Europe. The demo was air played in Metal shows and received enthusiastic reviews in zines and magazines.
In August of 1999 the band released the demo-CD “Against the Faceless” with 3 new songs, continuing the worldwide release of its work. On the new demo, Hibria showed its musical evolution resulted from the stability since 1997 of the line up and the development of the technical skills of the members.
In August 1999, Hibria arrived in Belgium starting the named “Against the Faceless Demo Tour”. The gigs took place in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Poland numbering 29 performances, including the metal temple “De Biebop” in Belgium. During the tour, the band got in direct contact with many fans and shared stages especially with Death Metal bands. At that time, HIBRIA got disappointment with the mainstream attitude that most of the Heavy Metal bands were taking. Nevertheless, the Death-Metal attitude would inspire HIBRIA in a definitive way.
The single “Steel Lord on Wheels” was released in 2001 only to the local fans from Porto Alegre and pointed the direction the band was heading to. The response on the city and on the Internet confirmed that the band should go further on its goal of making an album with balls, even though the tendency in most of nowadays bands is letting it cleaner and polished.
In 2003 the album DEFYING THE RULES was composed and the recordings were finished on 2004. It brought Heavy Metal without any other labels, bringing the 80′s Heavy Metal melodic lines, the 90′s speed and the 2000′s technical skills. To complete the album concept, Piet Sielck was chosen to mix and master it on Germany due to his rough and, at same time, innovative style. The comics’ based art-work and lyrics also contributes to make from Defying the Rules a “Bang Your Head” Heavy Metal album under the concept of HIBRIA. Read the Guest-Book to know more about the album and the band.