Spanish metallers Thyrant are out with their brand new single “Face The Thyrant” today! Listen to the single at the bottom of this article or via the usual swathe of online sources. This is the first single off their upcoming sophomore album titled Katabasis, due July 17th. Pre-order the album now.
Born out of nothing – only riffs and a musical idea were the foundation of what was to become out of Thyrant. The story of Tyranth is a story of long-time friendship, lucky coincidences, and being in the right place at the right time. Southern Spain in 2015.
With What We Left Behind, Thyrant released their eight-song strong debut album in 2017. But what Thyrant actually left behind is a record, which navigates through despair with doomy vibes, technical approaches and straight classic metal riffs. Thyrant are neither a death metal, nor a thrash metal or even a black metal band in essence at all. Their musical vision goes further beyond, builds on classical metal sounds, with a proggy touch, and paints a dark picture of their very own musical approach.
The band’s newest album Katabasis was born out of a very similar situation as the band itself. “There was just a blank piece of paper, an empty wall”, when Thyrant went into the rehearsal room after releasing What We Left Behind. Due to departing with their original vocalist, a change was unavoidable. Soon they found a new singer in Ocram, who also came up with the idea to do a conceptual record. A record that tells a story of someone going through difficult moments, and managing these. A situation which was also reflected by the band’s experiences in the last years as well.
The record came together, while Ocram intertwined the lyrical ideas, and interludes smoothened the flow on the record. The band worked similarly to painting a canvas, with meeting the limits of certain musical styles, but also without limiting themselves within the creative process. Katabasis is the turning point for Thyrant, who now walk on a different path. As the lyrics say “There’s a path to seek the brighter light, reckless to feel, naked of heart and soul.”
Katabasis (Greek for ‘descend’) reflects the feeling of being lost and found again – A warm feeling of relief, stability, and composure, that you will get after descending the dark, conceptual path throughout the 8 songs of this album. An album full of honesty, self-identification, and alleviation.
“THIS is Thyrant!”