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
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