Helsinki-based traditional heavy metal outfit Tyrantti releases new single “Aja!” on Wednesday 22 April 2020. Aja! (“Drive!”) is the first single of the band’s upcoming 2nd album.
“Aja!” overwhelms with 3 minutes of Tyrantti’s signature combination of fast guitar licks, relentless drumbeats and ridiculously high-pitched vocal harmonies – sung in Finnish. The band’s lead singer and bassist Nahka-Sami insists they are proud to be the anomaly amongst the traditionally melancholic Finnish metal scene:
– Some people call us the “Finnish Judas Priest” – it’s an honour, as they are a great band and inspiration – but with Aja! we’re aiming to showcase what makes Tyrantti’s music unique: we play melodic heavy metal that flirts with the old school, but still sounds fresh. No other band in Finland really sounds like us, and we like it.
Sung completely in Finnish, Aja! (“Drive/Charge!” in English), is a song about freedom, breaking the chains and uniting against a common enemy. – It was written as an anthem for breaking out of a shitty situation. We didn’t quite expect its message to be this relevant though, Nahka-Sami sighs.
Recorded and mixed by: Juhis Kauppinen / Shed Studios
Mastered by: Mika Jussila / Finnvox
Cover Art: Julia Riitijoki