Montreal, QC – December 7, 2022
Enter The Battlefield w/ TYRANTS OF CHAOS WWII Inspired Video “The Black Gap”
New Album “Relentless Thirst for Power” Out Now!
Tyrants of Chaos are unveiling their latest music video “The Black Gap” off their third album “Relentless Thirst for Power” released this past August.
A war history buff, vocalist Phil Sirias penned the lyrics for the track along with many others on their latest record. “The Black Gap” depicts a time in World War II history where German U-Boats were sinking large numbers of ships in the unprotected area of the North Atlantic called “The Black Gap”.
“It’s another heavy hitting mosh worthy banger with a darker, sludgier tone that fans can really get in to. The lyrics were actually written over 10 years ago and the overall song covers topics such as corruption, greed, ignorance, and turning a blind eye,” adds Sirias.
The music video for “The Black Gap” can be viewed via its premiere on Sonic Perspectives HERE.
Hailing from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Tyrants of Chaos is a balls-out metal assault that is true to the classic styles of the big 4 who started it all. Their new album “Relentless Thirst for Power” follows their debut “The Calm Before The Storm” (2016) and sophomore record “Into Oblivion” (2019).
This third full-length offering “Relentless Thirst For Power” is pure heavy metal from beginning to end with no filler. The album’s main lyricist and vocalist Phil Sirias is a war history nerd. Many of the band’s songs in their catalogue depict battles and times of war in world history. For this new record, Phil wrote about historical events along with touching on darker themes such as death and mental trauma. From the opening track “T.O.C.”, a straightforward, neck-wrecking heavy metal to “Indoctri-Nation”, which focuses on mental health issues to the “No Lives Matter” ballad that forces one to confront their mortality; and the shout-out track to all the NASCAR and racing fans out there “Lucky Dog” that is reminiscent of the 80s heavy metal.
“Relentless Thirst for Power” was produced by guitarist Arik Wagner, mixed and mastered by Johnny Gasparic at MCC Recording Studio Calgary and the album artwork was done by Pierre-Alain D. at 3mmi Design.
Tyrants of Chaos was formed in Lethbridge, AB in 2013 for the love and passion of music by guitarist Curtiss Vaselenak and to fill a gap in the local scene, the band originally started as a fun hard rock and metal cover band. After some shuffling, he is now joined by guitarist Arik Wagner, bassist Sean Simpson, drummer Ryan Dyck, and vocalist Phil Sirias who complete the current lineup. With many years of experience between them, they bring professionalism and solid musicianship to both the stage and the studio.
Heavy and loud, Tyrants Of Chaos delivers a solid pummeling of pure heavy metal. No gimmicks, no gags, just passion, and honesty. They are suitable for fans of Megadeth, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden.
The album “Relentless Thirst For Power” was released on August 19, 2022.
Album order – https://tyrantsofchaos1.bandcamp.com
Spotify – https://spoti.fi/3dDQnqi
Music Video – T.O.C. – https://youtu.be/V7QtbrziNnM
Music Video – Slay The Hostages – https://youtu.be/BF4W_R6B-ys
Lyric Video – Red Rage – https://youtu.be/P0VXFxUBZ-E
1. T.O.C 4:35
2. The Black Gap 5:01
3. Mourning Sickness 5:12
4. Skull Crusher 5:05
5. Slay the Hostages 5:12
6. Red Rage 4:17
7. Nightmare Machine 5:04
8. Indocri-Nation 3:59
9. No Lives Matter 3:49
10. Lucky Dog 4:36
Album Length: 46:55
Tyrants of Chaos is:
Phil Sirias – Vocals
Curtiss Vaselenak – Rhythm / Lead Guitar
Arik Wagner – Rhythm / Lead Guitar
Sean Simpson – Bass
Ryan Dyck – Drums
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“they release a sound that could rattle the very bowels of hell. Which is a pretty good noise to make!… If traditional, thrash-tinged heavy metal is your thing, you should probably get to know Tyrants of Chaos pretty soon! ” – Sentinel Daily
“a thunderous ten-song onslaught featuring the classic sound of traditional heavy metal.” – Metal Roos
“it’s full of chugging traditional metal… if bands like Striker, White Wizzard, Night Demon, Midnight Priest, etc. are in your playlist, you might find something like from Tyrants of Chaos.” – The Metal Crypt
“The band showing diversity from the off – ‘Skull Crusher’ picking up pace to become the fastest song heard so far. And the most melodious too! And with the famous ‘Maiden-esque gallop, ‘Skull Crusher’ plants feet firmly on the monitor. Old school traditional heavy metal at its best.” – Metal Gods TV
“I hereby recommend the third, current long-distance album “Relentless Thirst For Power” by the band from Alberta to every traditional headbanger with a clear conscience.” – Obliveon
“Tyrants of Chaos live up to their moniker, making Relentless Thirst for Power a record that most heavy and old school North American power followers could easily get into.” – Dead Rhetoric
“When it comes to piercing leather lungs, high note ascension, and fierce main melodies, Tyrants of Chaos have the ideal frontman in Phil Sirias – his conviction and delivery during “Slay the Hostages” rivalling the Halford/Dickinson 80’s heydays, yet also showcasing a smoother register in the low range verses of a semi-marching, doom-oriented “No Lives Matter”.” – Dead Rhetoric
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