Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
Music Video T.O.C. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7QtbrziNnM
PD: How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?
TOC: Tyrants of Chaos is a hard-driving Melodic old school Metal that Meets new school metal. A 2 guitar-driven force with a highly complimentary rhythm section. Add some melodic ear-quenching vocals and you have the unique sound that makes up the Tyrants
PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.
TOC: Tyrants of Chaos was formed by 5 seasoned musicians who have performed and played for many years all over North America with various different bands throughout their careers. We were brought together through the local Lethbridge music scene and everything fell into place to bring us where we are today.
PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?
TOC: Our inspiration for music comes from each other playing riffs or beats, or from personal experience driving the need to create through everyday life. Our lyrics can range anywhere from history, current day situations, personal tragedies hobbies, losses, and memorable life experiences.
PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?
TOC: Our aspirations include writing better music with each album, playing to larger and bigger audiences, providing a memorable experience for our fans, and performing each night with our wall of sound and energy that excites old and new fans with each performance.
PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?
TOC: There have been several proud moments for us individually through our careers, too many to list but as Tyrants, the year leading up to writing and performing “Relentless Thirst For Power” and releasing it to the masses and seeing the overwhelmingly positive response that has been expressed to us as a band.
PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?
TOC: It has been a challenge promoting our music. As individuals, we are all very busy with life in general. Our live performances have done wonders for our music and promoting it, as well as social media outlets that can reach so many people. We have also joined forces with the Celestial Agency And most recently The Asher Media Who are helping in ways we could not have done ourselves.
PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?
TOC: We book and promote our live shows through personal connections made over the years and with local promoters and venues. Social media plays a great part in promoting the shows as well as posters, word of mouth and help from friends and family. We are currently working on our album release show/party and a local charity event.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?
TOC: As a band downloading music and streaming is a way to reach audiences that we might not cross paths with otherwise. We all have our own personal views on it but in the current times, it is a viable way of getting our music out there. It would be nice if the monetary reward was better.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
TOC: It would have been great to write a song like Stairway to Heaven, just for the notoriety and the longevity of the song, also it would have been great for the pocketbook.
PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?
TOC: One thing about the music industry here in Canada anyway, is the way that some venues and promoters are using musicians for free entertainment in the guise of jam nights, charity events, battle of the bands for a month or 2 with $500 or $1000 dollar payout. Some of the bands are to blame as well who will play for nothing. This would be something to change in the music industry.
PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?
TOC: We are currently working on the finishing details with Relentless thirst for power and getting the promotional and merchandising details buttoned up then it’s time to play for the masses.
PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?
TOC: You can learn about Tyrants of Chaos on Facebook or Instagram which will have all our links through link-tree
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