HUNG is a melodic/progressive death metal band based in New York City that transcends even its own musical definitions. Right off the bat, with its unusual line-up of electric violin and guitar switching off on leads, HUNG challenges the norm. Their music, epic in scope, moves fluently between brutal, aggressive riffs to eerily beautiful melodies to daredevil, virtuosic passages, all while maintaining its own distinct and cohesive sound.
Lyris Hung, the electric violinist, founded the band with guitarist Evil Jon and bassist Sam Roon, the two of whom had worked together previously in Masque of the Red Death. Moscow-born growler Dmitry Kostitsyn takes the frontman position.
Though the members of HUNG share a love of metal, they each come from a wide array of influences, ranging from classical to jazz and rock. They brought these musical experiences together, creating a sound that is at once paying homage to the masters of European death metal and strikingly different.
HUNG has shared the stage with bands such as Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Macabre, Soilwork, Darkest Hour, Warblade and others. They have played the Milwaukee Metalfest and regularly tour New England and the NY/NJ/PA tri-state areas. In addition, they continue to actively vitalize the New York metal scene with HUNG Productions, their own event/show production company, and their partner site NYCMetal.com co-founded by bassist Sam Roon. HUNG proudly endorses Coffin Case, Cocaine Energy Drink and Ed Stone Clothing.