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The Swedish atmospheric/blackened Death Metal band Hypocrisy was formed by Peter Tägtgren in 1990 upon his return to Sweden from Florida, where he had been inspired by that state's flourishing death metal scene (bands like Morbid Angel, Deicide, Death and Obituary). It’s the inherent dignity in "Virus" that affirms why Hypocrisy continues to impact today’s extreme metal scene even after more than a decade of existence. The aural spectrum enveloping the tormented opening scream on “Warpath”, the punishing guitar riffs on “Craving For Another Killing”, the time-honored gallop in “Scrutinized” (featuring a guitar solo by Gary Holt of Exodus), the melancholy melody of “Incised Before I’ve Ceased”, and the collective manifestation of the band’s Thanatos in “Blooddrenched” is where Hypocrisy exhibits their dauntless and valiant death instinct. “The new Hypocrisy songs roar with dynamism that the band never before grasped,” proclaims Metal Maniacs, and no truer truth could be spoken. With the bassassinations of Mikael Hedlund, the percussive endeavors of Reidar Horghagen, and the addition of newly permanent / long-time live guitarist Andreas Holma (a death metal musician with a jazz background who moonlights as a fretless bass player), Hypocrisy continues to be led by the man who considers freedom to explore and create the most contagious virus known to humankind. Making music is no job - it’s an adventure, and Peter Tägtgren, the Godfather of Gothenburg, is on a worldwide mission to infect the masses at all costs – sleep be damned.