Ripple News - Win a chance to shred with HYPNO5E at

We have more exciting news on the Ripple Effect sponsored tour, Metal as Art.

Tour headliners, HYPNO5E, and the METAL AS ART Tour have teamed up with one of our co-sponsors, to unleash one of the coolest contests around.  Here're the details, so make sure you head over to for your chance to win:

GRAND PRIZE = 2 Lucky Winners win the chance at a brief guitar shredding session with the guitarists of HYPNO5E (Emmanuel Jessua), Revocation (Dave Davidson), and The Binary Code (Jesse Zuretti), a free ticket into the concert closest to their winning location, and a meet-and-greet with each band.  Those 2 winners will also win a METAL AS ART prize pack, which consists of a CD from each band.

2ND PRIZE = 4 Lucky Winners win a METAL AS ART prize pack of each band.  Also a free ticket to the show, and a meet-and-greet with the bands. is also featuring HYPNO5E’s live performance video for “Tutuguri” which showcases the band’s incredible stage presence, which is also backed by a video projector screen that showcases the conceptual ideas from their music:

While on the subject of contests. . .

Make sure you head over to for your chance to win a pair of free tickets to each gig:

Also, when you’re at any METAL AS ART date, make sure you head over to the merch tables for you’re chance to win an exclusive Ed Stone Rockear / METAL AS ART Exclusive t-shirt!

HYPNO5E also will enter Sterling Sound Studio in New York City to work on the mastering for their new as-of-yet untitled album. While their debut Des Deux L’une Est L’autre mirrors life’s highs and lows and harmonizes classical music, expect their upcoming album to be much more violent and futuristic.  While you wait for that, their debut Des Deux L’une Est L’autre can be streamed in its entirety here:

The Ripple Effect

“Experimentally proggy, technically over the head, and brutal all at the same time, these guys hear music in their own unique way and aren’t afraid to stretch their sound to distant and, as of yet, unimaginable dimensions... This is the type of album that will make you question all that you know, or think that you know, about music… ”

Metal Underground

“From breakdowns behind classical female vocals to gut-wrenching screams and syncopation, the band covers more ground than Rambo ripping through a jungle…  A surrealistic venture through several genres of haunting ass-kickings, because this is an album meant to frighten, impress, and envelope the listener.

Wednesday, January 6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

Thursday, January 7 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

Friday, January 8 - Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s

Saturday, January 9 - Akron, OH @ Annabell’s Bar and Lounge – FREE

Sunday, January 10 - Mt. Clemons, MI @ Hayloft

Monday, January 11 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle – FREE

Tuesday, January 12 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar (w/ LYE BY MISTAKE)

Wednesday, January 13 - Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge

Thursday, January 14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory

Friday, January 15 - Dallas, TX @ The Lounge on Elm

Saturday, January 16 - San Antonio, TX @ Zombies

Sunday, January 17 - Austin, TX @ TBA

Monday, January 18 - Amarillo, TX @ War Legion

Tuesday, January 19 - Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut

January 20 - TBA

Thursday, January 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Cobalt Cafe

Friday, January 22 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage

Saturday, January 23 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Parish

Sunday, January 24 - Sparks, NV @ New Oasis

Monday, January 25 - Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon

Tuesday, January 26 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

Wednesday, January 27 - Spokane, WA @ The Cretin Hop

Thursday, January 28 - Boise, ID @ Gusto’s Bar

Friday, January 29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Outer Rim (w/ GAZA)

Saturday, January 30 - Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair

Sunday, January 31 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

Monday, February 1 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

Tuesday, February 2 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

Wednesday, February 3 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse

Thursday, February 4 - Cincinnati, OH @ Dirty Jacks

Friday, February 5 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar

Saturday, February 6 - Trenton, NJ @ The Championship