A great human being, Jim “Sadist” Konya, just passed away.
When we met in 2009 during their European tour, I had previously agreed with Nunslaughter to release a limited Ep commemorating the Italian gig, so we were chillin’ out before the concert and talking a bit, as you do. He picked up some records from the distro stall and asked how much that was. I did the math and it was around 60/70€. As it is my habit, I always give discounts to touring band members, so I asked him 40/45€ for the lot (can’t remember).
“No, that’s not right!”, he said, “here’s 60€. I am basically on holiday and meeting cool people like you. Money is not important and I want to pay like everyone else.” All this with that big, generous smile he had.
We met once again last year when they were again on tour, playing a couple of gigs in northeastern Italy. One of these places didn’t have a drum stool but he just didn’t care, he picked the nearest chair from a table nearby and stormed through the setlist just like he was sitting for lunch, it was quite a sight.
Well Jim, thanks for the good times, I hope you rock some nuns wherever you are now. You and those awful pants of yours.
IRON TYRANT is terribly proud to announce the signing of Brazilian Bestial Horde BODE PRETO
Founded in Brazil back in 2009, BODE PRETO (which translates as Black Goat in Portuguese) released the “Dark Night” EP the following year, and the classic “Inverted Blood” CD/LP in 2012.
The total strength of this band resides in their adherence to the standards that made Brazilian Death/Black Metal such a savage and uncontrollable entity in the ’80ies, whereas many contemporary Brazilian black/death metal bands just cannot even manage to get near the greatness of the days of yore, when ungodly acts were shocking the planet with uncompromising Bestial Metal filled with despair and aggression. It is not by chance that members of Sarcófago, Holocausto and Impurity have joined the ranks of BODE PRETO at one time or another.
The full length will be called “Mystic Massacre” and is currently being completed between Brazil and Hellfire Studios in the UK, where the album has been mixed and mastered. The Beast will be released on CD and later on limited vinyl, as well as ultra-limited Picture Disc LP.
An EP will also be released featuring the vocal talents of Goat (ex-VON / SIXX / VON GOAT), such tracks being exclusive to this limited vinyl for the moment.
For more info, when the time comes, stay tuned on IRON TYRANT and BODE PRETO pages!
Check out earlier BODE PRETO releases here!
After 10 Years the Drape will cloak the Earth in Darkness once more!
LP/CD out in autumn through Iron Tyrant
Wildness Perversion: Drums & Vocals
D.C. : Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals
S.R. : Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals
S.C. : Bass / Backing Vocals
Yes, Wildness Perversion has been in command of the drum kit for the first time after “All the Witches Dance”!!!
After some delays, the CD version is finally available and ready to drag your corpse further down into the abyss…
Order safely here
After two demo ep’s and countless gigs (including support slots for Evoken, Abysmal Grief, Eyehategod, Iskra, Thantifaxath, Necros Christos, Grave Miasma, Ash Borer, Fell Voices, and way more…), Italy’s darkest and heaviest power trio FUOCO FATUO finally shaped their first full length titled “The Viper Slithers in the Ashes of What Remains”. Five songs, 52 minutes.
Give up your hopes, leave this hopeless earth and your mortal shell now.
Coming in Fall/Winter.