THE HYBRIS is an international Alternative Rock project of three friends. In the past we lived in Germany and played in various bands playing Rock, Punk, Alternative, before we were spread all over the world. Today we live in Nice, L.A. and Cologne, but still – and more than ever – make music.
We are Ringo Rabbit, Beanie Bison and Malcolm Mandrill – three wannabe comic superheroes on a mission to save the world. Join us!
And why this name? In greek tragedy ‚Hybris‘ stood for exaggerated self-pride, arrogance, excess of ambition causing the transgressor’s ruin. The perfect headline for the age we live in. Our lyrics often show political attitude – well, rock songs without attitude are crap, right? But why these silly masks? Isn’t this mask thing worn out? At first it was a stupid idea, but meanwhile we think it is pretty cool… Some suspect, we want to make ourselves more interesting than we really are. Others believe it is a smart move – since we’re incredibly ugly in real life.
Ringo is the man with the ideas. None of them have ever worked yet, but that’s another story. He talks fast and he talks a lot. And he can be a real pain sometimes, but someone has to do it. The little rabbit keeps the pack together and sets the direction, he is hyperactive. But this kind of mission needs to be pushed forward. And he likes singing.
He is the pure force in this game. On the mission to save the world, Beanie is the one you better not get in the way of. He thinks of himself as Terrence Hill, but he’s more of a Bud Spencer type, if you know what we mean. Sometimes you need a guy who does his thing and just bangs the wall with his head. Booom! And he is a king on the guitar.
Malcolm is the technician. Every mission needs that one freak who can turn off the alarms, hack into any highly secured computer system in 3 seconds, and come up with a plan to get into the damn vault. He doesn’t like to talk, but that’s ok. As long as he comes up with a solution. So better not talk to him. Leave him alone. And he is the beat machine.