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The Great Tyrant - The Trouble With Being Born

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Errol Avant-garde art! This is music that confronts you, makes you think, clobbers you with huge slabs of melodious noise, crushes you with its overpowering dread. So much fun! Favorite track: Handholder.
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Dumb mmmn "it feels like the walls are closing in..." this is some righteously bizarre stuff, part sludge monster, part psychedelic trip, part steamroller... I'm not sure if this leaves a good or bad taste in your mouth, but it's potent Favorite track: I Don't Come Down.
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PAUL MAGGARD This Record is Emotionally stirring and Sonically Brilliant. I've pined for a band that could reach the dark summits of Horror-noir driven metal. The Great Tyrant has succeeded greatly, carrying forth the dark vision of their brethren brothers Goblin and Zombi, but reaching a peak that absolutely stuns the soul. Favorite track: Handholder.
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about

THE GREAT TYRANT was a three-piece experimental rock band from Denton, TX active in the late '10s that released one full length album and a few singles to cult acclaim. On the eve of the completion of the band's second full length, The Trouble With Being Born, bassist Tommy Wayne Atkins unexpectedly passed away. The remaining two members of THE GREAT TYRANT continued on as Pinkish Black, but The Trouble With Being Born lay unreleased until now. Finally available as a limited edition LP and CD The Trouble With Being Born is a killer insight into the genesis of Pinkish Black.

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released October 30, 2015

*Recorded & mixed 2006
at the Echo Lab by Matthew Barnhart.

**Recorded 2009 at Klearlight Studio with Jay Jernigan. Mixed 2009 by Matthew Barnhart.

All tracks mastered by Matthew Barnhart

The Great Tyrant was:
Daron Beck - Keyboards, Synthesizers, Voice
Jon Teague - Drums
Tommy Atkins - Bass

Band painting by Clay Stinnett.
Photography by Alan Masters.
Layout by Jacob Speis & Pussyhouse Propoganda.

These recordings represent the first and last studio sessions of The Great Tyrant. Track 1 (as well as tracks 7-9) were originally released on a CD-R that was included with roughly 100 copies of the “Candy Canes” 7”. We are extremely pleased that we canfinally offer all of them in an appropriate format.

This record is dedicated to the memories of Tommy Atkins and Emil Cloran.

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Pinkish Black Fort Worth, Texas

One of the most interesting and far-thinking experimental duos
currently active, PINKISH BLACK is a group that displays an unflinching capacity to dip their toes in all sorts of disparate musical markets, from doom metal and industrial to post-punk and no-wave. ... more

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