Thursday, August 2, 2018

Tyrannic Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

The album was recorded at the end of 2016. It has been a while and after a dormant state, there is new material in the works. After the recording I have assembled songs for a 12" EP which has a new lineup, and currently am writing for the second full length.

2.You have your first full length coming out in August what are some of the things you have done different musically with this recording that you where not able to do on your previous demo's and splits?

I wrote all the songs although the dynamic between J (guitars) and myself has increased after the split LP, the newer songs at the time were arranged over a longer period, whereas the earlier material involved more improvisation. The lead guitars of J were more autonomous as his influences came into the fold.

3.Your lyrics deal a lot of with death themes. can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this subject?

It explores a way of seeing the other side in a way that is more real than how most are told and led to believe it is. Lyrics are usually idiosyncratic, so to speak, for the sake of removal of any outside influence. They're based on ones own experience therefore seek ways to express without the interest of connecting with an audience about it.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Tyrannic'?

The lyrics explore death in the state of madness and the morbidly obsessed mind. It is of tyrannic spirit and autonomous with relentlessness and no compromise.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

It's quite self explanatory, all I have to say about it is it was at dawn, and with the three piece lineup that exists no longer.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

In 2015 things began to go quiet especially in Sydney in terms of a 'metal scene'. The very few interesting bands of the genre became either dormant or permanently inactive. Because of this we decided to obtain a power generator and to perform in complete darkness at a reserve where only people who came to see the band would be there. It was special for us to perform in a more important setting, and was more or less the only way we could do it at the time.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

Us as the new lineup will appear later in the year in Sydney and Melbourne, shows overseas will be at some point next year.

8.The new album is coming out on 'Seance Records', how did you get in contact with this label?

Seance are close comrades and they have been supportive of Tyrannic from the beginning. Being one of the only labels that has an interesting selection of releases and also care about what they release, I am honoured to have them release our album.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black, doom and thrash metal?

For some time there has been contact for buys and I've been trading with others over the world throughout the years, Europe and south America particularly. People seem to like it which is nice, but I equally gain as much satisfaction from those who would think the music is utter shit.

10.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

There have been many lineup changes and I haven't heard from much of them since, although J living in America now plays in Throaat.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

The influences from the beginning came with Celtic Frost, Samael, Bethlehem, Iron Maiden, among other metal acts to create something dark, aggressive, bizarre and with a touch of doom. Through this time I've always delved into other stuff whether it's punk, electronic, folk, classical, whatever. Despite the fact that it's a metal band I'm not too concerned with recycling other bands' material nor do I care of the pretentiousness behind name-dropping obscure projects that people expect no one else to like.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Your interest in the band is much appreciated. Thanks for the interview.

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