Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tyrant's Kall Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Right now we're recording the follow-up for Dagon, which will be entitled "Gla'aki" and will be released by Witches Brew somewhere during next winter.
The album “Dagon" is released on Witches Brew on vinyl as we speak, in october we'll do a release-show for that vinyl. We're all very excited about the vinyl and Witches Brew.

2.So far you have released on ep and a full length, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

The first EP, which was just a rehearsal/demo tape, represents a few of our songs in its rawest form, recorded with an old fashioned cassette-deck!
We re-recorded 2 songs of that tape for our debut "Dagon": The Swamps and The call of the Tyrant.
The difference between the EP and Dagon is that we recorded Dagon in a professional studio, the music remains true to Tyrant's Kall's vision.

3.Your lyrics are based on the writings of Lovecraft, what are some of the things you have done with his concepts that set you part from most bands that  are influence by the same author?

The fact that our music is not to be put in a very specific style, already makes it different. It is of course difficult to be original with lyrics when you are digging in a source that has been used so often before in music, movies, art, …Even if it is such a vast source of inspiration. But we believe that everybody who reads those stories, has a different experience while doing so. Esmee has an intrinsic interest in the dark side and she tries to make those stories part of herself. So when we are performing them, it comes from within. I can't speak for other bands, or what they do, but this is what Lovecraft does for us.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Tyrants Kall'?

We represent the call of the Tyrant (Cthulhu)!

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Our stage performance is pretty straight forward rock 'n roll, the only thing we try to do is have lots of smoke and green lights, other than that, we just play the hell out of our gear.

6.DO you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Not really, but we are open for suggestions.

7.Recently Witches brew has re-issued your 2012 album on vinyl, what are your thoughts on the final result?

Everyone in the band is a fan of vinyl so we are very pleased with it! We hope our fans will like it as well.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom and death metal?

Mainly positive. We try not to hold to only one genre, because we all have a wide taste of music. So we're influenced by the mighty Black Sabbath through Entombed and Darkthrone...
Sometimes people try to compare us with other bands and then you hear the weirdest things....

9.What is going on with some of the other musical projects or bands these days that some of the band members are involved with?

I play in "Dark Ages" (melodic black/death), we will release an EP somewhere in the near future.
Our drummer has a noise project called 'True Deep", which is very cool, unearthly sounding.
Our bassplayer is in a few other bands that are just starting to jam...
Our singer lends her voice to some other projects or bands sometimes. There's possibly a song with another band to be released in the near future. But I don't have definite information yet.

10.When can we expect new material and also where do you see the band heading into  musically during the future?

New material will be released somewhere during the next winter. Musically we are getting the best out of ourselves and make the best songs we can.
I think we had almost 50 jam-tapes to choose from for the next album....

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

As said before we all have a wide taste of music. Somedays you wake up and want to listen to Wovenhand and other days that can be "Hell Awaits" from Slayer.
Right now I'm listening to "Pleasure to kill".

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

I just finished up my house-building project so right now it's all about relaxing, and spending time with the kid, he already detunes my guitar, hahaha.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Stay true to yourself and listen to the music that you like!
IA, you motherfuckers!

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