There is always a story behind any band. This story started with a bunch of guys from local bands who ended up playing together after 20 years of friendship. This is a good luck story, a mix of coincidences and being in the right place at the right time.

 

Thyrant was formed in the summer of 2015 in Southern Spain, still without a name, just an idea and some riffs. Five guys playing together for the first time in a city where everyone knows everybody else. It took nine months for them to fill the rehearsal room with a concept and create a full album ready to go to the Artesonao music studio and embrace the mountains of Málaga with earth, wind and fire for the last ten days of May 2016.

 

Their eight song debut album navigates through despair, from gloom and doom vibes, up to a more strong and powerful kind of metal, technical and prog but also safe into more classic metal and rock. Not a death metal act in essence, but most of the vocals are pure death metal style. Not a classic rock band, but the 80's double guitars and melodies in addition to the fierce and power of the bass and drum rhythm are classic rock and metal. Not a thrash metal band in essence either, but a track like ‘E.O.S.' is a 100% thrashy-catchy song. Not a black metal band at all, but there is some old evil spirit surrounding the most epic side of the band a-la Bathory on ‘Carving the Throne' or the most contemporary vibes of BM on ‘Delusion' or ‘Hard Boiling'.

 

"'What we left behind...', clearly reflects all of our misery, pain and shame, but also our development, love and passion witnessed within this short period of time", comment the band members on their debut album. Life can be tough, but also a nice travel companion, a dream within a dream, coming to fruition in the midst of so much misery. Just like music. From Maiden to Priest, from Enslaved to Obituary, from Carcass to Slayer. "Our heroes have accompanied us on this journey, they helped us to face the Thyrant. It must have a horrible face, just like us".

 

A Thyrant with no face yet, but soon to be revealed.