Swedish black metallers TYRANT have issued the following update:
"Today it's exactly one year since we created our MySpace site, and so you could say that TYRANT have existed equally long.
"We were in Peter's studio and recorded some songs, real music, that we want to listen to ourselves when we're in the studio drinking. This was music just for us, it wasn't something we planned on releasing, we didn't even have a name for the band. But we decided to put up some songs on something called MySpace and then we decided that we would go under the name TYRANT, and a logo was created in five minutes at the most. We continued recording songs, not knowing what was going on in cyberspace. All of a sudden we were bombarded by mails and 'friends' that wanted to hear and know more. We got several offers from the so-called big companies, but we turned them down. We didn't want the whole thing to get to big. Initially we also turned down Listenable Records. But after a long mail from the owner, who shared our opinion about music, we changed our minds. The rumour about TYRANT's dirty music had spread like wildfire among the well-polished productions. 'Reclaim the Flame' was about to show its ugly face to the world!
"Now, one year later, shitloads of people have visited our site, our album has been out a few months, we've toured across Europe and met all of you great people, been interviewed by most metal magazines and even got ourselves a new sponsor. And all this from a band who hasn't even made a demo...
"TYRANT is here to stay, but we will always keep it raw, simple and ugly!
"We can reveal that we will release a 10-inch split and a 7-inch split later this year.
"We've already been booked for a few festivals in Europe this summer and a few gigs as well."
TYRANT's debut album, "Reclaim the Flame", was released in October via Listenable Records.
In a 2007 interview with the Tortured Skull 'zine, TYRANT's D.F. Bragman was asked about how he got involved with the black metal scene and what black metal metal means to him personally. "For me, black metal wasn't something I just stumbled upon," he replied. "It was a form of music that grew naturally. Like everything else, you get drawn to something that you can identify yourself with, and for me it was music with dark contents. So when I came in contact with black metal (and very few back then knew it was black metal) in the early '90s, it was more like coming home."