Monday, September 30, 2013

Interview with Marco Banco of Tyrants Blood

Tyrants Blood - Into the Kingdom of Graves

Vancouver's Tyrants Blood will be releasing their latest album "Into the Kingdom of Graves" on vinyl with Tridroid Records. Featuring ex-Blasphemy guitarist Marco Banco "Into the Kingdom of Graves" has been hailed as "a mash up of speed, precision, rawness and just all-round fucking evil" by Echoes and Dust. 

The buzz on the  band has been building, so we decided to check in with Marco and ask him a few question about the upcoming vinyl release.

Tyrants Blood have built a solid reputation in the underground due to the high quality of your previous releases. What sets "Into the Kingdom of Graves" apart from its predecessors in your opinion?
Well ,as with every release we do, we try to improve of course. I would say we evolve naturally and try not to force things too much, but with every year we are able to perform at a higher level than the previous.So, with the new album we hope that it's an improvement, and I believe it is.

You somehow managed to make the album sound even more intense than its predecessors. Was the approach to song writing different this time around?
We didn't really go about trying to make things heavier,  faster or more intense, the end result is just that way. As we were writing we pretty much let the reigns go even though it hadn't been a conscious decision. I think  because of the amount of time we've been together, we were able to let loose and come up with some new ideas and basically end up with the final piece here.

The vinyl version of the album will be available in about a month. What do you feel are the advantages of hearing the band on vinyl vs. CD?
Vinyl will always be the greater version of every recording and release in my opinion. The artwork should accompany the music ,and with this album it certainly does. It is the timeless experience isn't it? Since the invention of the lP, it has been hands down the best way to enjoy your music.Itunes, cd etc, all great, but they do not touch ,or even come close to the full experience of owning the artwork in its best and greatest form.

The artwork on the album is fantastic! Can you tell us a bit about it and how you ended up choosing it?
The song was something I had written quite late as far as the album's music went. As we were putting it together, we all agreed that the title of the song would be a great name for the album, because it did really sum up the lyrics and music pretty well up to that point. Vince really liked the idea and had this great concept for the artwork.

We then contracted it out to my good friend, the great master Paolo Girardi from Parma Italy-We had told him about the idea and we sent him Vinnies sketch. He liked it so much he stayed up all night, archiving his work with photographs. By morning he had the album on canvas, in oil, sent me the copy, and it is the best piece of artwork I have ever been a part of.I own the master proudly, it is glorious.

Anything else you would like to say?
We are Tyrants Blood. All power to the undeground,the extreme maniacs,hell bangers, witches, destroyers and black metal skinheads .We breath death and hellfire, until we bleed like rain, blood in blood out.

The limited vinyl edition of "Into the Kingdom of Graves" is available to pre-order NOW here:

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