Mark Nubar Donikian - Piano, Keyboards
Jeeve - Guitar
Tim Groeschel - Guitar
Adrian Barnardo - Drums
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"Showcasing both hard charging rock with churning riffs and quiet acoustic melodies with deeply introspective moments, the moody and dynamic 'Below Sunset' is an enthralling album of first-rate modern rock."
"Metal that pushes boundaries."
"'Below Sunset' is brazen with a powerful musical delivery that employs churning guitars, shimmering piano, and hearty vocals."
"The band's dynamic stage presence held the crowd in place and moved them at will. When Hypnogaja finally released the reins at the end of their set, the audience was left breathless."
"'Below Sunset' features brilliant musicianship and songs that grab you by the throat and have your undivided attention once you hit play."
"Definitely one of the U.S.'s premier up-and-coming rock acts."
-State of Emergency
"What makes 'Below Sunset' such a great album would have to be Jason Arnold's (ShyBoy) vocal work. Most singers seem to have one or two consistent singing styles that you hear as you listen, but ShyBoy seems to have many more than that, which is very impressive."
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Fueled by lyrically compelling songs, dynamic arrangements and soaring, melodic vocals, Hypnogaja's music makes a unique connection with people, carrying an appeal that is at once universal and deeply introspective. The new album, "Below Sunset," features thirteen tracks, including the first single and video, "They Don't Care," and a dramatic reading of Eurythmics' classic, "Here Comes The Rain Again."
Hypnogaja has toured the U.S. extensively, sharing stages with the likes of 311, Shinedown and Cold, among others. The Hollywood, CA-based quintet's powerful, adrenaline-injected live shows consistently draw enthusiastic crowds. A versatile song-driven unit, the band also performs special stripped-down sets at retail stores, radio stations and intimate acoustic venues.
The moody, dramatic quality of Hypnogaja's sound has garnered considerable attention in the world of film and television. The band's songs have been featured prominently in numerous hit movies and TV shows, including "Las Vegas" (NBC), "Tru Calling" (FOX), "Sex and the City" (HBO), "America's Next Top Model" (UPN) and the Mike Figgis-directed motion picture "Cold Creek Manor," starring Sharon Stone (Touchstone). Additionally, t-shirts and posters featuring Hypnogaja's instantly recognizable band logo have cropped up on programs like "Dead Like Me" (Showtime) and the NBC Movie Event "Carrie."
Recently, Hypnogaja recorded a live acoustic album with the legendary singer/songwriter Wendy Waldman helming production duties. The set is scheduled for a Spring 2006 release.
Check out the artist's website:
1. They Don't Care
3. Nothing Left To Give
4. Normal On The Outside
5. Looking Glass
6. The Coming
7. Here Comes The Rain Again
8. Silver Star
9. Wash It All Away
13. Put Your Hate On Me