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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Demo time! Tyrannus

Scottish extreme metal group Tyrannus presents the demo, It Taketh, which originally came digitally on 25 June 2021, and later got released on cassettes via Born Too Late Tapes on 27 July 2021.

Formed in 2018 by Callum John Cant and Alasdair Dunn, Tyrannus concurrently brings forth ruination and obliviousness. In 2019, soon after the formation, the Scottish duo unleashed the self-titled EP, which mostly dwells in the dominion fierce black/death metal, conjuring an agile speed/thrash metal vivacity.  

While the first EP is very much an example of Tyrannus figuring out their sound but perhaps not being committed enough to an approach yet, the latest demo release, It Taketh, ushered in the new dawn as the band finally untangled their songcrafting approaches and tracked down their fully-realized vision. The songs on the demo can perhaps be labeled as “psychedelic thrashy black/death metal,” due to the erratic appearances of eerie, demoniacal synth passages. Although the psychedelic atmosphere inflicts an atypical experience on this escapade, the calamitous, barbaric blackened death metal is still the spine of this three-track demo release.  

Tyrannus has recently expanded the lineup by adding Alistair Harley on bass. He will be featured on the debut full-length, which is currently in process.    

States the band: 

“The ‘It Taketh’ demo is meant to be a taster of more to come from Tyrannus — an album which takes varied influences and warps them into a concept and a story with themes of Lovecraftian horror and antifascism. We want people to listen to this demo and to be as excited as we are for what's next to come from us. We firmly believe in the music we have written and are looking forward to finally sharing our fully realized vision.”


Track Listing:

01. The Flood

02. It Taketh

03. Lake of the Undying


Callum John Cant – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, And Synth

Alasdair Dunn – Drum Programming  

Produced by Tyrannus and CaitlĂ­n Smith.

All music and lyrics by Callum John Cant.

Cover art by Amelia Worosyzl.


Current Lineup: 

Callum John Cant – Vocals And Guitars

Alistair Harley – Bass

Alasdair Dunn – Drums and Percussion


Order/Stream It Taketh: (Cassette) (Digital/Streaming Services) (Digital)  

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