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. Thyrant entered the studio in November 2018 to record the new album called
'Katabasis', to be released this upcoming July 17th. Expect a darker, doomer and deeper approach to classic metal, with a prog touch, way different to the songs appeared on their debut 'What We
Left Behind'. Martin Furia lied the band enough to seat on control desk once
KATABASIS AND THE NEW CHAPTER
When releasing their debut album, Rock Tribune wrote that “Thyrant is heading for a bright future!" and Devils Gate Media said that “Musically, Thyrant are
like a well-aimed punch to the solar plexus". A new well-aimed punch of metal is ready for release, and their sophomore album "Katabasis" will be out on July 17th!
Thyrant on the process of working on the new album: "There was just a blank piece of paper, an empty wall when we went back to the rehearsal room after the first album. With just a few written sketches but nothing really clear on what path we wanted to take. We parted ways with our previous vocalist and felt like we couldn´t do the same kind of songs again. It was a much different feeling."
But the new frontman Ocram had ideas for a new theme and the band quickly found new creative ground. "We wanted to tell a story of someone going through something difficult, and how to manage finding a release from the negative impact. It was like the real catharsis of everything that we experienced within the last year, which was really hard to go through on a personal level. We went through this process without noticing it at all, a very unconscious-like process, finding the cure to move to the next step. It's a bit hard to explain.
The music started to come to light and Ocram made all the connections with the lyrics. Then we 'sewed' the different songs with instrumental interludes to create oneiric parts that connect the different songs as chapters, trying to go smooth from one song to another. It was like painting on a more specific canvas, meeting the limits of certain style of music we wanted to be into, but with no limitations in the creative process. It was a bit like 'I don´t know what I want, but I know exactly what I don´t want'."
The new album is a killer 8-track metal release, taking Thyrant to the next level. "Katabasis" will be out on July 17th, check out the first single "Face the Thyrant".