The Tyrant First emerged in 1996 along side DJ Tense with their release on Industrial Strength Records (IS 40) under F.U.H.D; Release that even today is still considered one of the hardest hitting pieces of wax released by IS. Later on going on, and starting Apocalypse Recordings, and its offshoot Hellz Army. From the start, Tyrant took the rather unbeaten path of what some called "experimental" sound. Never sticking to formulas, he created his own very unique, dark but rather sarcastic style, which makes his music easily recognizable. With releases on such labels as Sensory Violation, B.E.A.S.T, Bastard Loud, Crapshoot, Perdition, and many others, he secured his place in the industry. His solo live acts combine elements of speedcore, breakcore, hardcore and noise, putting his music in a category of its own; so much so he has been asked to add that signiture sound to remixes for bands such as Agoraphobic Nosebleed & Visions of Disorder (V.O.D.). The Tyrant has been heavily involved in the New York underground hardcore scene, supporting, organizing, as well as performing at events for over a decade. He is an active member of the Renegade Virus Sound System as well as one of the original members of Team Bring It 25 (TBI25) a group of North American djs, and producers, specializing in aggressive electronic sound. After a brief stay in the west coast, where he worked on projects with 5lowershop Sound System, Havoc Sound, and producers such as Planetsize, Skwerly, Kontroversy 396, R-Type, Heartworm and others, he is now back in New York, working on new solo projects, as well as phresh cooperation's involving artists world wide.
WRITTEN BY RALF AMOK
2007 - Nevermind with friends on TNI Records - featuring The Tyrant on "Godzilla"
2006 - Nevermind featuring The Tyrant on "Werd of God" - BLAST BEAT 07 (USA/12". NYC)
2006 - SUBSTANCE ABUSE featuring The Tyrant & Nevermind "Shit" - APOCALYPSE RECORDINGS 007 (USA/12". NYC)
2006 - THE TYRANT - "JOLLY GUNZ" - SPEEDBOAT RECORDS 122 (USA/12" 1-SIDED SINGLE)
2006 - THE TYRANT VS. DJ FIEND - BLAST BEAT RECORDS 06(USA/SPLIT 12"VINYL)
2006 - Havoc Mix Tape no.TBI25 [the.tyrant] Live @ Toronto Canada.
2006 - V.O.D. remix by The Tyrant - "Suffer" - on the soundtrack for the movie "Threat"
2006 - Agoraphobic Nosebleed remixes by Hellz Army - "The Day The Machines Took Over The World!" Relapse Records (USA.Pittsburg,PA.CD)
2006 - PCP Tornado - Agoraphobic Nosebleed remixes by Hellz Army, Drokz & Tailz / Submachine Drum - Blast Beat 02 (USA/12" Single)
2005 - TBI "Rom-Pilled-Nation" CD Compilation
2005 - V/A including The Tyrant & Nevermind - "In The Bay" - Teen Suicide Records (USA/San Francisco.12"Vinyl)
2004 - Hellz Army vs. Micron - Demonic Depression EP - Perdition Records (UK.12"Vinyl)
2003 - DJ Radium "Planet Hardcore" featuring "Freedom Is Slavery" Psychik Genocide Records (France.CD)
2003 - Destroy All Music Compilation featuring "Skumkore" - Kancer Records (USA/Los Angeles,CA..2CD)
2003 - Hellz Army - Apocalypse Destruction - Apocalypse Recordings (USA/New York,NY.CD)
2002 - Hellz Army - D.Y.E. Records (France.12"Vinyl)
2002 - Hellz Army - B.E.A.S.T. Records (France.12"Vinyl)
2001- Hammer Damage featuring The Tyrant & Nevermind - Sensory Violation (UK.12"Vinyl)
2001 - Renegade Virus - Apocalypse Recordings (USA/New York,NY .2x12"Vinyl)
2001 - F.U.H.D. "Reconstructing Evil" - Apocalypse Recordings (USA/New York,NY.12"Vinyl)
2000 - TENSE, NEVERMIND & THE TYRANT! - Hellz Army - Apocalypse Recordings (USA/New York,NY.2x12"Vinyl)
2000 - THE TYRANT & NEVERMIND - Deadications featuring "Hellz Army " - Speedcore Terror Front (USA/New York,NY.CD)
1998 - F.U.H.D. - Crapshoot Hardcore (UK.12"Vinyl)
1998 - Industrial Fucking Strength 2, Unleash the Brutality. K-Tel International (US/Minnesota.CD)
1997 - F.U.H.D. - The Loftgroover's "Speedcore" CD Mix featuring "3 Demons" - Music Collection International (UK.CD)
1997 - F.U.H.D. - 5 Tracker - Bastard Loud Records (USA/New York,NY .12"Vinyl)
1996 - F.U.H.D. - 4 Tracker - Industrial Strength Records (USA/New York)
yeah yeah & yeah. none of your bizness
STYLES: SPEEDCORE, BREAKCORE, HARD TEKNO, TURNTABLISM, UNDERGROUND HIP HOP, METAL, GRINDCORE, NOISE & ANYTHING INTRUIGING ( I THINK I SPELLED THAT WRONG)
ARTIST I LIKE: AT THE GATES, CONVERGE, SLAYER, LIGHTNING BOLT, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, BEZERKER, NAPALM DEATH, TRAFFIK, FIEND, DEADNOISE, BRUTAL CHUD, PLANETSIZE, 396, NAKEDSLICE, DJ CHURCHSHOES, AUTOMATON, THE DRIVER, AMOK, SKWERLY, ANEURYSM, DURAN DURAN DURAN, TENSE, NEVERMIND, MADAME CHAO, CONVERGE, SLIPKNOT, MR. BUNGLE, FANTOMAS, FAITH NO MORE, BLACK SABBATH, AND ALL THAT'S AGRESSIVE AND LOUD. TOO SHORT, 2PAC, BIGGIE SMALLS, ICE T, YUKMOUTH, BROTHA LYNCH HUNG, KOOL KEITH, NECRO, ILL BILL, CAPTAIN CARNAGE BLACK NASTY & JACKY JASPER.
ableton Live 5, madtracker, wavelab 5, mac G3 with OS9, dell laptop, various desktop PC's, Wharfedale Monitors & Vestax Mixer.