Spanish metallers Thyrant are premiering their new single "Black Oceans" today! “Black Oceans” is the second single off their upcoming sophomore album titled “Katabasis”, due July 17th.
"The song is the fourth cut on the album, right after the first chapter interlude. Like an introduction to a quite different atmosphere. Every main song is completely different to the previous and the next one. It is the interlude what makes the transition to the next step in the 'katabasis' experienced by the listener. This song is just an allegory of a mind drift, using a pure classic doom metal vibe all the way long." - Thyrant
Born out of nothing - only riffs and a musical idea were the foundation of what was to become Thyrant. The story of Thyrant is one of enduring friendships, lucky coincidences, and being in the right place at the right time, Southern Spain in 2015.
Thyrant released their eight-song debut album, “What We Left Behind”, in 2017. But what Thyrant actually left behind was a record that navigates through a world of despair with doomed vibes, technical ecstasy and straight-up classic metal riffs. In essence, Thyrant are not a death metal band, nor a thrash metal band or even a black metal band. Their musical vision goes further beyond, building on old school metal sounds, with a proggy touch, painting a dark picture with their distinctive musical approach.
The band’s newest album “Katabasis” was born out of a very similar situation as the band was itself. “There was just a blank piece of paper, an empty wall”, when Thyrant went into the rehearsal room after releasing “What We Left Behind”. Due to the departure of their original vocalist, a change was inevitable. Soon they found a new singer in Ocram, who had the idea to do a concept record. A record that tells a story of someone going through difficult moments and conquering them. A situation which was also reflected by the band’s personal experiences over the last few years.
“Katabasis” (Greek for ‘descend’) reflects the feeling of being lost and then found – There is a warm feeling of relief, stability, and composure, that comes after descending the dark, conceptual path of this 8-song album. It’s an album full of honesty, self-discovery, and relief.
“THIS is Thyrant!”