Tyrants Blood was started by ex-Witches Hammer/ex-Blasphemy guitarist Marco Banco in the year 2006. Their underground classic debut album, Into the Kingdom of Graves, was recently re-released by Tridoid Records. Al Necro got together with the legendary guitarist of Blasphemy to revisit one of underground kvlt metal’s most defining moments.
Well fashion be damned I say. Music is purely subjective as an art form. As has been the motto always, perhaps even a bit too rigid at times, always go against the grain. I suppose it comes from the old days. That angst and abhorrence for anything posing as rebellious. Only to be exposed truly as a try hard attempt to become institutionalized into some chic clique. But honestly, that album was as naturally written as anything before. There is no “we need to sound more like” within the vocabulary or inside the process.
Thanks for the massive props. But I hear quite a few groups in this style. Different of course, but very proficient. However, listening back, we did perform the quickest bpm’s on this album in comparison to our previous releases. The songs needed that maniacal energy to complete the work.I believe the previous albums will be re released at some point. Personally, I’ve always thought PROPHECY would look great on vinyl.
Invictus was a fine label for the EP and the Crushing Onward Into Oblivion album. But before that, Morbid Moon was great for our debut. Of course, Mutilation Records also took on Crushing Onward Into Oblivion for the South American area. Tridroid records did quite well with Into The Kingdom of Graves I think. Each label has done well.
I‘ll always be a fan of Destroyer666, especially the latest release. If people haven’t heard Force of Darkness original demo and release or Verminous first album, get on that today. Those are very good albums and demos. Unmatched in my opinion.
That piece was inspired by the influence of old Black Sabbath albums. Seems I’ve always written some sappy interlude in between the chaos. An eye in the storm of you will. That piece was put together with Martin Meyer (Disciples of Power/Aggression) and myself in the studio one day. We just started laying down guitar tracks till it felt proper.
My first band, Witches Hammer, was started when I was 14 in 1984, and continued until I was 19. Lots of changes in those years. A great way to channel all that teenage aggression and angst. The positive effect was that we were the only speed/thrash metal band in the city for almost 2 years. So we had the opportunity to perform with every deadly band that came through our city. When I joined Blasphemy, a completely different style, so again, I got to absorb a wicked world of ideology and energy that had great influence on me. With Tyrants Blood, I would bet that if I was to analyze it, it would be parts of those two worlds colliding in a galactical juggernaut.
The sound will evolve naturally without much overthinking. It’s inevitable, the new material is already marked with a different sound than any of the previous releases, which in turn are all individually different from one another. It’s always going to be be very heavy, very fast, but variations in writing will come by in a very organic manner.
I am glad to see it , I like that Tridroid will be adding the digital COVEN download with it. That has previous material from our other albums. So that’s positive to me.
Our new album is written and ready to crawl back into the dungeon studio to record again. The demo for the album is just being finished up, I’m excited to get that moving, and really looking forward to laying down these fresh cuts.
Damn, already answered this question before I read this one. But to reiterate, yes and yes. New album and a new demo, fresh meat for the wolves.
Your servant, massive thanks supporting our initiatives.
Many thanks to Marco for his time!
– Al Necro