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 and Kenny Grohowski is on drums.