Monday, 22 August 2016

Interview with Tyrant's Kall, done by Patrick 12-5-15

Here   is  a   new  interview  with  Belgium's  Tyrant's  Kall  who  has  just  released their  second  cd  "GlA  AKl"  through  Witches  Brew  Rec.  if you  are  a  fan  of  Metal   bands  that  don't  have  boundaries  then   Tyrant's  Kall     is  a  band you  will  want  to  hear  and  support

Interview  with  Ronnie Razor from Tyrant's  Kall   done  by   Patrick

1.Hello   please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers.When   did  you  first  meet  the   other  members   of     Tyrant's  Kall  ?

The birth of Tyrant's Kall took place somewhere in the dark depths of our imagination a long time ago. It's only since the year 2008 that the first song was written. Then only member was Ronny Razor. About one year later the first real jam as a band took place, then the only 3 members were Mark on drums,axeslinger Ronny and thundering roaaarrrrr UxJx.

We didn't decide to play doom/death, that's only what came out of us.
We did a few gigs as a 3-piece with different vocalists, but when Esmee joined TK, everything fell into place, everyone in the band has something to add to the music. Shortly after the release of Dagon H.M. Doom joined on rhythm guitar, we needed an extra guitar live to keep it heavy, and he was a fan of the band, so the choice was easily made.

2.What   is  the  current  line  up  for     Tyrant's  Kall  ?  For  the  readers  who  have  never  heard    Tyrant's  Kall   music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?

Current line-up: H.M. Doom: guitars; Ronnie Razor: guitars; Ronos Smurd: drums: UxJx: bass and Esmee Tabascoo on vocals.

I quote: "the style of Tyrant's Kall is a ballsy, almost pure death-metal, with quite a lot of very brutal parts and other parts which are quite crushing and atmospheric and sound doom to the bone."

3.  Tyrant's  Kall   has  just  released  their  second  cd   "Gla  Aki"   how  long  did  it  take  the  band to  write  the  music  for  the  new  release? Does  the  whole  band  work  on  the   music  or  does  one  member   usually  write  everything?

It didn't take quite long to have enough songs for the Gla'aki album, we jam very often all together so riffs come out quickly, we just melt them into songs and then Esmee puts the lyrics on them.

It happens when a member works out a complete song at home, but usually they come from jam sessions, nothing beats the vibe when you start to jam on some riffs....

4.I  believe  the   lyrics  are  based  on  H.P  Lovecraft   when  did you  all  start  reading  his  work? What  are some  of your  favorite  stories  of  his?  Besides  H.P  Lovecraft    are  their  any  other   authors   you  all  enjoy  reading?

Esmee: "I have always been interested in 'scary things'. When I was a little kid and couldn't read myself, I picked out books that had a witch or monsters on the cover for my father to read for me. Later this was still the same. When there was a story about the macabre I wanted to read it. I think I was somewhere between 10 and 12 years old when I read my first collected stories of Lovecraft. Now I think I have everything he has written. I really enjoyed Dagon and Medusa's Coil. But I can keep on reading all of his stories again and again. His poems are really nice as well, like for instance Mirage. The atmosphere is awesome.

Ramsey Campbell should also be mentioned here, I also like a lot of his work. Without 'The Inhabitant of the Lake', our 'Gla'aki' wouldn't have existed.

My interests have become wider over the years now. Some of my other favorite authors are Terry Pratchett, Donna Tartt, Karen Maitland, ... And 'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell' is a book I can also keep reading over and over again."

5. Tyrant's  Kall    has  just  made  a  video  for  the  title  song   how   long  did  it  take  you  all to  do  this  video? Is  this  the   bands first  experience  making  a video?

We shot the video in 2 days. First day the scenes from the lake was shot with Esmee, the other day we shot the band footage in our rehearsal space.
It was our first experience, it was very cool to do.

6.Are  their  plans  to  make  any  other  videos  for  songs  off the  new  cd?Is  their  a  certain  song  you  would  like  to make  a  video  for?

If we have the chance I would like to shoot a video for the song "Evil Eye".

7.Does   Tyrant's  Kall   get  to  play  live  very  often  or  do you   prefer  to  work  in  the  studio? Who  are   some  bands   Tyrant's  Kall   has  had  the   pleasure to   share  the  stage  with?

We don't play live very often, maybe because we don't fit in any categorised metal genre, we play death, doom, 70's inspired heavy shit, so for the stoner scene we are to much metal and for the metal scene we might be to much stoner.....

We shared the stage with some cool bands though, Disinterred are really cool guys and they're Entombed influenced death is really great; other bands like Pentagram Chile, Griftegard, Arkham Witch, just to name a few.

8.Are  their   any  shows  or  tours  coming  up  for the  band?If  yes  where  will  the  band  be   playing?

No tours are yet planned in the future, there's only one show booked on the 13th of march here in Belgium with a big name in the european doomrock scene....

9.Tyrant's  Kall   comes  out   of  Belgium   metal  scene   what  is  the  scene  like  in  Belgium?

There are some cool bands here in Belgium. There is also a big thrash scene here in Belgium... I personally am not that active anymore as far as PR and stuff, I'm the kind of guy that likes to sit back and relax with a fine scotch and some cool tunes on my stereo....

10.Who  are  some  of your  all time  favorite  Belgium  bands?Are  their   any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?

My favorites are Suhrim (RIP), Bones, Witchsmeller Pursuivant, Anesthesy (RIP), just to name a few.

11.Besides   Tyrant's  Kall   are  any  of  the   members   currently  working  with   other  bands  or  solo  projects?

We all have different project going, I play guitars in Dark Ages (swedish black/death), Mark plays in True Deep (noise), the others might have some projects too...

12.Besides  metal  music  do  any  of  the  members  listen to  any  other  forms  of  music? If  yes  who  are  some of your  favorite  artists and  bands?

I'm a fan of the bluesrock, like old ZZ Top, Gary Moore; some southern rock like Blackfoot, Blackberry Smoke, Alabama Thunderpussy....

13.What  do  you  all  enjoy  doing  in  your  free time  when  not  working  on   new  music  ?

Actually I think most of the time it's all we do, besides working.

14.Thank  you  for  taking the  time  to  fill  this    interview   out  do  you  have  any  final  comments  for  the  readers?

Thank you for the interview, keep listening to the music you really like no matter if it's metal or hip hop or whatever, if it makes your day, it's all good!

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