ALL HAIL HYENA have always been known, in certain circles, to push the boundaries and go against the humdrum of the music industry. Five issues of sold-out HYENAZINES at gigs and private streaming shows, under-the-radar support slots with Grandaddy & Ultrasound, championed by BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson and The Membrane’s very own John Robb and curators of two fundraising festivals for Cardiacs late Tim Smith, with bands and fans from all over the world, ALL HAIL HYENA don’t wait or mess around.
With a DIY ethos at their insecure, washed-up, middle-aged core, ALL HAIL HYENA have been steadily rising in the alternative independent music world since 2015 and continue to make sounds to please the love organs.
Following their fan-funded Cubs In The Wild 12” Limited-Edition release, they are now unleashing a brand new way to consume art with their debut album 3 ORGANS DOWN.
A full-colour coffee table book filled with puzzles, behind-the-scenes photos, adventure stories and lyrics coupled with QR codes to download the album tracks.
It’s an ALBOOK™. It’s the first time a band has done this, self-published via Amazon KDP, making it the first music release in history, in the form of a physical book. It’s the first music format you can stock in Waterstones AND a record store.
The ALBOOK™ will also be minted as Limited-Edition NFTs with unlockable content in the form of the digital pages, high quality MP3 and WAV album download and physical signed copy of the ALBOOK™.
Red Fingerz by ALL HAIL HYENA
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All words by Paul Scott-Bates. More of Paul’s writing on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. Paul’s website is hiapop and you can follow him on Twitter as @hiapop, and on Facebook here.