Emerging from the Lansing scene in late 2011, TYRANT was formed by brothers Philip and Andrew Winters while just beginning high-school. Sharing a passion for not only metal, but music itself, TYRANT truly came into fruition with their release of their 'Jaws of Agony' demo in February of 2012. TYRANT's live shows include metal that ranges greatly from speedy solos to dark and sinister breakdowns. In 2013, TYRANT participated in numerous shows for the first half of the year but spent the remainder of the year writing and rehearsing material for their mid-late 2014 release the ‘Purge EP’ , which has been streamed on radio stations such as Powerton Radio, Violent Forces Radio and HeadBangers FM. Shortly after the release in August, Anderson Creager stepped up to the plate and joined the band as the new bass player. The power trio spent 2015 touring heavily around the region, to great responses at venues such as The Music Factory, The Intersection, The Loft, The Foundry, and The Token Lounge, performing alongside metal greats such as Deicide, Metal Church, Havok, Diamond Head, and Battlecross to name a few. While they toured the surrounding area they took inspiration from ominous life events and composed material for their newest CD 'Black Hand' out March 25th 2016. Following the release of ‘Black Hand’ the group picked up Tony Garza on lead guitar and Cory McClain taking over bass and the new line-up toured the East Coast and Mid-West hitting major cities like NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia and others. TYRANT is currently arranging and writing material for their debut album out November 23rd of 2018.
“It was a bit surprising to see how much stage presence these guys had considering their youth. Their energy was infectious and they engaged the growing crowd at the Token with fists full of metal”
Chuck Marshall – Metal Wani
“For a band so young, it's amazing how powerful their onstage presence is. These guys aren't old enough to drink yet, but can still outshine performers that've been performing longer than these kids have been alive! You gotta see 'em ASAP!”
'Span' - Q106 Radio Personality
“Tyrant hit the stage next in a high octane whirlwind... This band brings thrash metal back to its purest, crazy form. They are full of more energy than a packed mosh pit and have the talent to bring in the crowds.”
Sami Lipp – National Rock Review