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Justice Served
TYTAN
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High Roller Records
26.05.2017
Distribution: Soulfood

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When bassist Kevin Riddles left the original incarnation of Angel Witch in the second half of 1981, it was a shock to the metal community. The multi-talented Riddles lost no time declaring that he would be keeping the spirit alive with a new venture. He teamed up with vocalist Karl Swan to form TYTAN. Musically, Tytan were nothing like Angel Witch, relying on strong melodies, Swan’s remarkable vocal range and the heavy use of keyboards. Kamaflage Records (also responsible for Tank) issued TYTAN’s debut 7” single/12” EP »Blind Men And Fools« in 1982 - a soon to be NWOBHM classic.
However, it took another three years for TYTAN’s first album »Rough Justice« to hit the shops. It was too little too late. Kevin Riddles carried on for a little while with different musicians but towards the end of the decade TYTAN was no more.

But now, finally, justice has been served! TYTAN played some fantastic re-union shows in 2016 (amongst others at Headbangers Open Air in Germany and Brofest in Newcastle upon Tyne) with Riddles playing bass and taking over vocal duties. The new album, aptly named »Justice Served!«, does feature three of the new songs already performed live, as Kevin Riddles explains: “Yes, that’s correct, ‘Reap The Whirlwind’, ‘Fight The Fight’ and ‘Billy Who?’ have all received great reactions whenever we’ve played them and seem to have been welcomed by fans old and new alike.”

TYTAN never really were your “typical NWOBHM band” in the respect that they aimed at a more melodic overall style, using keyboards as well. So in a way comparable to Praying Mantis... melodic, accessible but never wimpy! “Yes, I couldn’t agree more,” says Kevin Riddles. “We can only write and perform from the heart. We never aimed for anything other than being our true selves! I always wanted to use keyboards to give the songs more depth and melody.”

Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Love You To Death
3. Fight The Fight
4. Spitfire
5. Reap The Whirlwind
6. Midnight Sun
7. Forever Gone
8. Billy Who
9. Hells Breath
10. One Last Detai
11. Worthy Of Honour
12. The Cradle

Line-up:

Tom Barna - Vocals & Rythmn Guitar
Dave Strange - Vocals & Lead Guitar
Kevin Riddles - Bass, Vocals & Keyboards
James Wise - Drums
Andy Thompson - Keyboards

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