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“A massive thank you to all of the fans who have supported us during this year when we couldn’t tour to support our brand new album. We love you all – and hope that you’re safe, healthy, and ready to get loud when we can safely get back on tour again!”

Limited Edition Exclusive Black Friday Weekend T-shirt Design!

 
The offer is valid 08:00 GMT 27/11/20 – 23:59 30/11/20
 
Go get yours before it’s too late 😉

The new “Official Cyhra Merch Store” is now online!

https://cyhra.backstreetmerch.com

Hello to our friends in Japan!

Unfortunately, we have to postpone our tour of Japan again due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
 
We are currently rescheduling the dates for 2021. So, please hold on your tickets they will be valid for the upcoming tour!
 
*However if you can’t make it to the new dates, you will be able to claim a refund once the new dates are announced.
 
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope to see all of our friends in Japan very, very soon!
 
~ CYHRA
 

HI ALL!

Thanks for all the videos & audios you sent to us regarding the “Man of Eternal Rain” – contest! Awesome stuff!

We spent the whole weekend checking those out and the winners are…(drum roll :-))

Guitar cover:
– Andrea Mantelli: https://youtu.be/2uEQ8OimtYQ
Vocal cover:
– Amanda Wilson feat. John Pyres: https://youtu.be/1v1FgZsq4PI

Congratulations to the winners and a big thanks to everyone who participated!
 

ATTENTION SINGERS, AND GUITARISTS – IT’S CONTEST TIME!

“How To Play – Cyhra” – lessons are back and this time it’s about ‘Man Of Eternal Rain’ from our latest album ‘No Halos In Hell’.

To make things even more interesting there’s a contest involved.
What is the contest? And how does it work?

1. Watch the video – and pay close attention!
2. Learn to play / sing the song
3. Choose the version of the song to download:
– No guitars (add your own guitars): https://bit.ly/38edctT
– No vocals (add your own vocals): https://bit.ly/2VyITsO
– Lyrics: https://bit.ly/2CWb6TX
4. Record your own tracks.
5. Post a video of your performance to YouTube and put the link to the comments below the video.
or
6. Send us a a link (band@cyhra.com) where we can download / listen your recording
7. The contest ends on July 24th so you have three weeks to learn and record the song
8. We’ll announce the best guitar & vocal versions (in our opinion ) on July 31st and the winners will win a personal 1 hour Skype guitar lesson with Euge Valovirta and 1 hour Skype vocal lesson with Jake E, a few Cyhra picks and ‘No Halos In Hell’ – CD and European Tour T-shirt.

Good luck!

NEW JAPAN DATES!

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your patience, here is the new schedule for the “No Halos in Hell” Japan tour!

– 12/11 Tokyo @ Cyclone
– 12/12 Tokyo @ Garret
– 12/13 Tokyo @ Garret (Acoustic set) NEW SHOW
– 12/14 Nagoya @ Huckfinn
– 12/15 Osaka @ Varon

All the previous tickets purchased will be valid for the new shows!

However if you can’t make it to the new schedule please contact soundworksdirectjapan@gmail.com to know the refund process.

It will be possible to ask a refund from the 07/07 until the 07/21, no refund application will be possible after that date.

For the extra acoustic show, the sales will start on the 1st August.

We really need and appreciate your support in these hard times.

Thank you!

JAPAN TOUR POSTPONED

Hello everybody
 
Unfortunately due to the COVID 19, the government restrictions about travels, we have to postpone the tour to later this year.
We are very sorry, but your safety, the artist safety, and our crew ‘s safety will always be a priority for Soundworks Direct Japan.
Please keep your ticket as they will be valid for the next tour, however if you can’t come to the next show, you will be able to claim a refund when we announce the new dates.
 
We once again sincerely apologise.
 
Thank you for your support.

THIS WEDNESDAY – MAY 6!

Cyhra and Nuclear Blast Records present the full length feature documentary ‘The Making Of No Halos In Hell’!
 
A behind the scenes look at the making of the band’s critically acclaimed second album. 
 
Available exclusively at: https://youtu.be/Anp9HouqcPI

 

 
 
CYHRA WELCOMES MARCUS SUNESSON AS AN OFFICIAL MEMBER!

As many of you already know, our good friend Marcus Sunesson has been joining us on guitar for the past year and a half or so. Some of you have seen him perform with us, and you already know what an absolutely incredible player, and performer he is. Cheers to Marcus!

We look forward to seeing you all out there on the road in the future!

LIVE STREAM + Q&A ON FRIDAY 24th!

SPECIAL LIVE STREAMING ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE WITH JAKE E AND MARCUS SUNESSON PLUS A FULL BAND Q+A!

AND ALSO A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

11 AM (PST) / 2 PM (EST) / 8 PM (CET)

LINK: Twitch.tv/nuclearblast

OUR NEW MUSIC VIDEO “DREAMS GONE WRONG” IS OUT AND HOPE YOU’RE ALL SAFE & SOUND!

In November, modern melodic metallers CYHRA released their critically acclaimed new album »No Halos In Hell«! Loaded with melodic vocal hooks and heavy yet dynamic guitars that stay nailed to the brain for days, this sophomore full-length release proves Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and Alex Landenburg (KAMELOT) are a band ready to take the world by storm!

Today, CYHRA present the brand new official video for their song ‘Dreams Gone Wrong’that you can watch here: https://youtu.be/Dcy7wN1pDsA

CYHRA vocalist Jake E comments: “Sometimes it’s interesting to see what happens when you let the unexpected happen. ‘Dreams Gone Wrong’ was the last song we wrote for our new album “No Halos In Hell”. 

We actually wrote it in the studio at the very last moment – when the album was more or less already done. Even though I was really pleased with what we had already recorded, I felt like we needed one more song to really make the album as strong as we all knew it could be. 

I ran into studio B and came up with the basic song structure.
However… Alex was on his way to jump on a European tour with Kamelot, and had just started packing up his drums. So Euge and Jesper quickly teamed up and we got Alex back on the drum kit. Thankfully Jacob coordinated everything! 

A couple of hours later… and the song was written recorded and produced!

The song sticks out lyric-wise as we were short on time, so I was inspired by a documentary I had just seen some months earlier about sleep paralysis. 
Sometimes the best songs are the easiest to write. 

Once again we had the opportunity to work with one of my best friends and the one and only Mr Patric Ullaeus for the video! 

Please enjoy ‘Dreams Gone Wrong’.” 

HI FOLKS!

YOU CAN NOW BUY OUR MERCH ALSO FROM:

GREAT SUCCESS IN BURRN! MAGAZINES’ ANNUAL POLL!

Thank you Japan & thank you Burrn! Magazine and everyone who voted us! We salute you!

Jake E says:
“Don’t really know what to say! Just got this sent to me from friends in Japan. I obviously knew about this beforehand but when it’s published it becomes real in another way. I got voted as the Best Songwriter by the readers of Burrn! Magazine. 😮

I also managed to be voted higher on the list (# 5 ) on the best vocalist charts than my childhood heroes Bruce Dickinson, Joacim Cans and Joey Tempest.
I don’t think that’s fair but just to be on the same list as them gets me chills.

Our song ‘Battle From Within’ won the BEST Song, and we also managed to get into the second place in album votings with No Halos In Hell.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible!”

NO HALOS IN HELL – JAPAN TOUR 2020

注意!

We’re really excited to finally announce that we’ll be touring in Japan in June 2020!

The cities / venues / dates on the poster below.

また近いうちにお会いしましょう!!!

Fantastic news from our friends in Japan!

Masa Itoh’s ROCK TV has selected ‘No Halos In Hell’ as the BEST ALBUM OF 2019!

And…

Various BURRN! MAGAZINE writers have selected: 
 
– ‘No Halos In Hell’ as the ‘BEST ALBUM OF 2019’!
– Jake E as ‘BEST VOCALIST’ and ‘BEST SONGWRITER’! 
– Euge Valovirita as ‘BEST GUITARIST’!
– Alex Landenburg as ‘BEST DRUMMER’!
– ‘I Am The One’ as #2 SONG OF THE YEAR!
 
Dōmo arigatō Japan!

UK TOUR with DELAIN!

And the show goes on! The first shows of 2020 announced! Kudos to Delain for having us onboard!

The day has finally come!

Nuclear Blast PR: – today, modern melodic metallers Cyhra release their brand new album »No Halos In Hell«!

To celebrate the release accordingly, CYHRA show you their new guitar playthrough video for the title track ‘No Halos In Hell’: https://youtu.be/ndTBckt7y5Q

Get »No Halos In Hell« here: https://nblast.de/Cyhra-NoHalosInHell

• Black Vinyl: https://nblast.de/NoHalosInHell-LPBlack
• Digipak: https://nblast.de/NoHalosInHell-Digi
• Shirt: https://nblast.de/NoHalosInHell-Shirt
• Amazon: https://nblast.de/NoHalosInHell-Amazon
• Digital Downloads and Streaming Services: https://nblast.de/NoHalosInHell-DL
• Nuclear Blast New Releases playlist: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

Perfectly in time to bring the new songs to their fans, CYHRA hit the road and start their European tour with Battle Beast today!

RAWK!

Friday 15th will be a big day for us; our critically acclaimed new album “No Halos In Hell” will be released via Nuclear Blast and European Tour with the mighty Battle Beast and Brymir will start on that day also so good times ahead! Hope to see as many people as possible on the tour and streaming & buying the album. And hopefully enjoying those too 😉

HELLO FRIENDS!

Now that we’re starting a new album + touring cycle for our brand new album ‘No Halos In Hell’ (which comes out on Nov. 15, on Nuclear Blast) – we thought that it would be a good idea to give you all a quick update on what’s happening with the live band for our upcoming shows!

As many of you already know, Jesper is taking some time away from touring, and our good friend Marcus Sunesson has been joining us on guitar. Some of you have seen Marcus perform with us, and you already know what an absolutely incredible player, and performer he is.

We don’t want anyone to feel caught off guard about not seeing Jesper at the shows. Please know that he is still a member of Cyhra, and is with us in spirit at every show!  

We look forward to seeing you all out there on the road very soon! 

Jake E, Euge Valovirta, Alex Landenburg, and Marcus Sunesson. 

CYHRA release new lyric video for ‘Battle From Within’

This autumn is set to be filled with a new soundtrack when modern melodic metal highflyers CYHRA will release their sophomore album »No Halos In Hell« on November 15th, via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band release their second single ‘Battle From Within’ together with a heart-warming lyric video. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPrnuk6hRlc

Get ‘Battle From Within’ digitally here:
https://nblast.de/Cyhra-BattleFromWithin
Listen in NB New Releases playlist: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases /http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

Vocalist Jake E. comments: “For over 10 years I pushed my feelings aside.
I thought I was strong… but in reality I just kept digging that hole deeper and deeper.

One day during the writing process of “No Halos In Hell” I was sitting by the piano, and while I was singing some gibberish to make up a vocal line for one of the songs, I felt something. And when I went back to listen to what I had just recorded, I realized that this was more than just gibberish to me.

I guess it was my own mind that started to process things. My brother, Fredrik, was taken away from me and my family way too early. Just as so many other human beings who decide every year to leave this earth on their own initiative.


When we discussed the video, I really didn’t “just” wanna do another normal lyric video. My Fiancee came up with the brilliant idea to involve the fans. We contacted our fanbase through our social media platforms, and the response was truly beyond overwhelming. We got more participants that we could fit in! The subject was close to our fans hearts – and I am eternally grateful for their participation!

My brother was strong, funny, and full of life and loved to work on his boat.
This song is for people like my brother.

I want them to hear this song before it’s too late. We only have one life! And even if you sometimes feel as though life isn’t worth fighting for, trust me, it is!

When I look at my kids I can’t stop thinking about what a fantastic uncle he would have been, and it hurts me that he was never able to meet them. I know how much they would have loved him. My parents lost a son. And me and my sister lost a brother. 

 

He is forever missed and loved as we keep fighting our battle from within.”

—-
More about “No Halos In Hell”:

‘Out Of My Life’ (OFFICIAL VIDEO):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lMNElvE_hA

Trailer #1 (directed, filmed & edited by KJ Melgoza): https://youtu.be/fXVQeGSxHbQ

The upcoming album »No Halos In Hell« will be available as 2 CD digipak, black vinyl or download and you can pre-order the format of your choice here: https://nblast.de/Cyhra-NoHalosInHell

Produced by Jacob Hansen and co-produced by the band’s very own Jake E, the album is filled with 12 live-oriented songs, ensuring maximum catchiness. The full tracklist reads as follows:

01. Out Of My Life
02. No Halos In Hell
03. Battle From Within
04. I Am The One
05. Bye Bye Forever
06. Dreams Gone Wrong
07. Lost In Time
08. Kings Tonight
09. I Had Your Back
10. Blood Brothers
11. Hit Me
12. Man Of Eternal Rain

The bonus CD included in the limited digipak includes 6 additional songs among 3 of them being exclusive acoustic versions.

CYHRA live:

18.10.  S            Kalmar – Harrys

CYHRA
w/ BATTLE BEAST, BRYMIR
Presented by Metal Hammer, Rock It!, metal.de, metaltix, eventim
15.11.  S          Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken**
16.11.  S          Malmö – Kulturbolaget**
17.11.  D         Kiel – Orange Club**
19.11.  D         Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal**
21.11.  D         Braunschweig – Westand**
22.11.  D         Bremen – Aladin Music Hall**
23.11.  D         Herford – X**
24.11.  NL        Eindhoven – Dynamo
25.11.  UK       Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
27.11.  IRL       Dublin – Button Factory
28.11.  UK       Manchester – Club Academy
29.11.  UK       Glasgow – Slay
30.11.  UK       London – ULU Live
01.12.  B          Kortrijk – De Kreun
03.12.  A          Wörgl – Komma
04.12.  D         Ravensburg – OberschwabenKlub
06.12.  D         Geiselwind – Christmas Bash
08.12.  D         Augsburg – Kantine
09.12.  D         Jena – F-Haus
11.12.  A          Salzburg – Rockhouse
12.12.  CH       Lausanne – Les Docks
13.12.  CH       Zurich – Dynamo
**w/ BRYMIR

 

CYHRA discuss how they first discovered their musical talents as teenagers in first album trailer.

Today, the band unveils its first album trailer, in which Jake E, Euge Valovirta, Jesper Strömblad and Alex Landenburg tell their own story about how they first got in touch with the guitar, drums or their singing talent and slowly started to explore it. Watch the new teaser, directed, filmed & edited by KJ Melgoza, here:
https://youtu.be/fXVQeGSxHbQ

 

CYHRA announce sophomore album “No Halos In Hell”, present music video for ‘Out Of My Life’ and start album pre-order.

Boosted by the success of their 2017 debut, »Letters To Myself«, modern melodic metal highflyers CYHRA are using that momentum and pushing forward with a new album – the sophomore »No Halos In Hell« will see the light of day on November 15th via Nuclear Blast.Founded by vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) and guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), CYHRA has gone from being reminiscent of the duo’s former bands to having a unique identity. In fact, »No Halos In Hell« is one of those rare albums that defies being neatly placed in a genre box; coming out heavy and dynamic, the record is loaded with melodic vocal hooks that stay nailed to the brain for days, achieving maximum impact throughout. Fusing a relentless energy and heaviness the best way possible was CYHRA‘s main focus this time out.

 

The addition of guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) as a full member has raised the creative process to a level where, according to Jake E“Everyone is playing to the point of what is best for the song.” 

Now, the day has finally come for the band to unleash a music video for their first single and lead-off track ‘Out Of My Life‘. Prepare for trouble and check out the new clip, directed by Swedish mastermind Patric Ullaeus, here: https://youtu.be/5lMNElvE_hA

Stream or download ‘Out Of My Life’https://nblast.de/Cyhra-OutOfMyLife

»No Halos In Hell« will be available as 2 CD digipak, black vinyl or download on November 15th and you can pre-order the format of your choice here: https://nblast.de/Cyhra-NoHalosInHell

Produced by Jacob Hansen and co-produced by the band’s very own Jake E, the album is filled with 12 live-oriented songs, ensuring maximum catchiness. The full tracklist reads as follows:

01. Out Of My Life
02. No Halos In Hell
03. Battle From Within
04. I Am The One
05. Bye Bye Forever
06. Dreams Gone Wrong
07. Lost In Time
08. Kings Tonight
09. I Had Your Back
10. Blood Brothers
11. Hit Me
12. Man Of Eternal Rain

The bonus CD included in the limited digipack includes 6 additional songs among 3 of them being exclusive acoustic versions.

And the artwork was done by the magnificent Gustavo Sazes \m/.

Recently, CYHRA have announced a European tour together with their new label mates BATTLE BEAST that will kick off in Sweden on November 15th – tickets are already on sale. But you can also catch the band live on earlier occasions:

03.10  FI            Helsinki –  Ääniwalli
04.10  FI            Tampere – Lost In Music Festival
05.10  FI            Joensuu –  Kerubi
09.10   S            Malmö – Kulturbolaget
10.10.  S            Gothenburg – Trådgår’n
11.10.  S            Linköping  –  Palatset
12.10   S            Mariestad – Sjöterassen
18.10.  S            Kalmar – Harrys

CYHRA
w/ BATTLE BEAST, BRYMIR
Presented by Metal Hammer, Rock It!, metal.de, metaltix, eventim
15.11.  S          Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken**
16.11. S           Malmö – Kulturbolaget**
17.11.  D         Kiel – Orange Club**
19.11.  D         Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal**
21.11.  D         Braunschweig – Westand**
22.11.  D         Bremen – Aladin Music Hall**
23.11.  D         Herford – X**
24.11.  NL        Eindhoven – Dynamo
25.11.  UK       Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
27.11.  IRL       Dublin – Button Factory
28.11.  UK       Manchester – Club Academy
29.11.  UK       Glasgow – Slay
30.11.  UK       London – ULU Live
01.12.  B          Kortrijk – De Kreun
03.12.  A          Wörgl – Komma
04.12.  D         Ravensburg – OberschwabenKlub
06.12.  D         Geiselwind – Christmas Bash
08.12.  D         Augsburg – Kantine
09.12.  D         Jena – F-Haus
11.12.  A          Salzburg – Rockhouse
12.12.  CH       Lausanne – Les Docks
13.12.  CH       Zurich – Dynamo
**w/ BRYMIR

CYHRA is:
Jake E – vocals
Jesper Strömblad – guitars
Euge Valovirta – guitars
Alex Landenburg – drums

More info:
www.cyhra.com
www.facebook.com/CyHraofficial/
www.nuclearblast.de/cyhra

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