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US blackened doom/sludge metal merchants Viral Tyrant announce debut album »Vultures Like You« on Ripple Music; new music video »Vosturan« available!

Portland blackened doom/sludge metal band Viral Tyrant has announced their debut album, »Vultures Like You«, which will be released on July 21st, 2023 via Ripple Music.

Watch new music video for the first single »Vosturan«!

01. The Felling Of The Doom Tree
02. Beloved And Beheaded
03. Vosturan
04. Beacon Omega
05. The Great Traverse
06. A Savage, Ensnared
07. Blunt Force And Sheer Ignorance

Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:

Portland-based blackened doom and sludge metal merchants Viral Tyrant announce the release of their debut album »Vultures Like You« this July 21st on Ripple Music, and debut their new single and video for »Vosturan« today!

Watch Viral Tyrant’s crushing new video »Vosturan«!
Listen to the song on all streaming platforms!

A new breed of sonic, sludge-laden force from the mixed temperate rainforest and concrete jungle of Portland, Oregon has arrived… With a love for all that is brutal and nerdy from Dungeons & Dragons to cult horror films, extreme metal and video games, and a shared hatred of dehumanization and groupthink. Viral Tyrant’s influences of classic Pacific Northwestern doom, sludge, thrash, black metal, doom, grunge, prog, and more have been woven cohesively together to forge their sound of complex, yet grounded blackened, psychedelic, sludge that is sure to satisfy any headbanger. Their goal is simple: spread their new strain of metal for all to enjoy.

Debut album »Vultures Like You« will be released on various vinyl editions, CD and digital on July 21st, with preorders available now through Ripple Music:
US preorderEuropean preorderBandcamp

Hailing out of the Pacific Northwest heavy music scene of Portland, Oregon comes a vessel of truly unique American heavy metal. Viral Tyrant emerges as a powerful and compelling new voice, full of richness, cohesion, and all with their unique sound having drawn influences from various past titans of heaviness in the reminiscent Pacific Northwest stylings of classic doom, sludge, grunge, and thrash. Their sound encompasses a new movement of blackened hardcore psychedelic sludge that isn’t often seen in today’s doom metal bands.

Formed in 2018 by founding members bassist/vocalist Casey Martin and guitarist Dylan Fields, they were soon joined by local veteran of the heavy Portland scene guitarist/vocalist Eric Wallace (formerly of Blark, Facepilot, Rolling Through the Universe), Viral Tyrant immediately set out to write 4 songs and recorded at an old farmhouse outside McMinnville, Oregon. The outcome became their first and only self-released demo in 2019. In March of 2020, the band hit their stride and solidified their line-up with the addition of drummer Mitch Meidinger (formerly of Mammoth Salmon and Rolling through the Universe).

With a forced break due to Covid-19, and after only performing a single gig with this powerful Lineup, the band took the time to craft an uncompromising vision of heaviness for their first LP, »Vultures Like You«. The band feels that they are now ready to take their place among the elite of heavy music and elevate themselves as a new, diverse and more vicious sound in the crowded landscape of modern doom.

Fast forward to present day 2023, having gone out on a full West Coast tour the previous Summer of 2022 reaching as far south as Oakland, California and as far north as Bellingham, Washington, Viral Tyrant is ready to expand beyond borders and share their unholy breed of doom to new horizons.

Viral Tyrant is:
Dylan Fields – Guitar
Eric Wallace – Guitar/Vocals
Casey Martin – Bass/Vocals
Mitch Meidinger – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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