Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with City Of Tyrants.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
CITY OF TYRANTS: City Of Tyrants formed in 2015 in central NJ. We are all lifelong musicians who love being a part of this amazing community! We’re just trying to put our own spin on the genre and create music that we enjoy.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
CITY OF TYRANTS: This is always a tough question! Speaking for each member I’ll have to say the bands that got us into metal were Dream Theater, Meshuggah, Metallica, Pantera, Black Sabbath etc. Aside from those, there is a ton of modern metal bands we love as well.
METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
CITY OF TYRANTS: Our latest release was the song ‘Astral Projection’ which will be on our new album ‘Revelations’ due out on 11/16/18. I think the album has a little bit of something for everyone. We really wanted it to be accessible to a much wider audience range than our previous release. Whether you like big sing-along choruses, breakdowns or chunky djenty riffs you’ll find it all on ‘Revelations’.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
CITY OF TYRANTS: Expect to hear lots of new songs live with tons of energy! We’re planning out the setlist now and getting prepped to hit the road for an exciting album cycle. We’re very passionate about making sure the songs translate perfectly in a live setting.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band in 5 years?
CITY OF TYRANTS: Hopefully, we are still here and still writing the music we love. We just wanna throw it out there and try to reach as many people as possible. Hopefully, the listeners connect with the songs and take away something positive from it. If in 5 years we are having that effect on people I think we would all be stoked. Music is about having fun and giving people that little bit of relief from everyday life.