TYRANT - Days At The Farm : The Tyrant Anthology (1982-84) NWOBHM
Steel Legacy Records SLR 002
Limited Edition of 500 Numbered LPs
01. Eyes Of A Stranger
02. Hold Back The Lightning
03. Take It To The Dragon
05. We've Surrendered
06. For You
07. Clash Of The Titans
08. Shadows Of The Night
09. Haunted Dreams (1984 Demo) *
10. Mirror Image (1984 Demo) *
Mark Kelser - Vocals (CARRERA)
Jim Merritt - Guitar
Gary Atkins - Guitar
Pete Antonious - Bass
Mark Walker - Drums (CARRERA)
Danny Gwilym - Guitar (TOKYO BLADE, SHOGUN & CHINATOWN) *
Phil Volkins - Guitar (WRATHCHILD & PERSIAN RISK) *
* - On Bonus Tracks only.
The legendary N.W.O.B.H.M. band Tyrant were formed in Gloustershire in 1980.
Their first recording was to be a six song 1982 demo cassette, "Demo".
From the start, Tyrant's music had epic atmosphere, an amazing "street" vibe and one of the best "harsh" singers of all time.
1983 saw the release of their classic private pressing 7" "Hold Back The Lightning"
Outstanding epic metal to blow your mind!
The band lost both guitarists soon after the single's release & found replacements in the form of Danny Gwilym (later of TOKYO BLADE, SHOGUN & CHINATOWN), and Phil Volkins (later of WRATHCHILD & PERSIAN RISK).
This line up recorded a two song 1984 Demo tape, but split up by the years end, with the "two Pete's", vocalist Kelser & drummer Walker forming a new band called CARRERA.
In 2006 Steel Legacy Records put out the full length "Days At The Farm : The Tyrant Anthology" album. It contained both the tracks from the mythical 7" plus the six 1981 demo songs. It was only released on vinyl in a limited numbered edition of 500 copies and is now long gone.
Here is the album with the 1984 demo songs as an added bonus.
Hail to the TYRANT!!!