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 ominous 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 August 2014 release the ‘Purge EP’. TYRANT’s Purge EP has been streamed on radio stations such as Powerton Radio, Violent Forces Radio and HeadBangers FM. 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 of Battlecross, Deicide, Metal Church and Havok, to name a few.
While they toured the surrounding area they took inspiration from strange life events and composed material for their most recent CD Black Hand that was released March 25, 2016. Following the release of Black Hand the group picked up Tony Garza on lead guitar and Cory McLain 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 expected in 2018.