Rap rocker Hyro The Hero will release his new album “Flagged Channel“ on June 29, and I recently got the opportunity to interview him about the effort. You can check out the chat below.
METAL ANARCHY: First of all, how would you describe your music for those who may be unfamiliar with you?
HYRO: Bad Brains mixed with Tupac with the spirit of Rage Against The Machine. Energetic, uplifting, and hard hitting. From the gut music.
METAL ANARCHY: What would you like to tell readers of this site about your new album “Flagged Channel”?
HYRO: Flagged Channel is my voice. Views that could be flagged if uploaded. My truth through my eyes of where society stands at this moment – from police brutality to social media culture. I speak on everything.
METAL ANARCHY: You recently released a video for your single “Bullet.” How have fans been responding to the track?
HYRO: The response has been amazing! When a snippet of the song was uploaded to Facebook there were a lot of mixed opinions from people who hadn’t heard of me or knew my history with music but once the full video dropped those same people wrote to me letting me know they spoke too soon and how dope it was. “Bullet” keeps growing and I’m loving the response. I’m just glad to be back and I want to come back even stronger.
METAL ANARCHY: What are some of your favorite songs from “Flagged Channel”?
HYRO: “Bullet” is absolutely one of my favorites because it’s a call to stand up using whatever creative weapon you have to be a voice. “Live Your Fukn Life” is another that speaks on the social media generation and it’s influence in our lives. “The Killers are Coming” feat. Ash Costello (New Years Day) is insane! It’s like jazzy and heavy at the same time. And last but not least at all is “Devil in Disguise” feat. Munky (Korn). The lyrics are so deep and to have a legend like Munky rocking with me made it even more incredible.
METAL ANARCHY: What was it like working with Munky and Ash Costello?
HYRO: Working with Munky was incredible. Seeing him come up with his parts was like watching a master at work. Growing up on Korn and seeing him play right in front of me was unreal. I just wanted to make sure my lyrics were as great as his parts. I wasn’t in the studio with Ash but when I heard the cut of the track with her chorus I was going crazy. It sounded so good and really elevated the track.
METAL ANARCHY: You are currently booked for the Aftershock and Louder Than Life festivals. What can fans expect from these shows and any other dates you may have planned in support of the effort?
HYRO: Expect lots of energy when I hit the stage. I pride myself on my live show and I can’t wait for everyone to experience how I feel when I made these tracks. Ima let out a lot of emotion and feeling through my performances. It shall be EPIC!
“Flagged Channel” is available for pre-order HERE.