Formed in Edinburgh in 2001 by Stu (guitar and vocals), Chris (vocals and bass) and Alex (drums), the Tyrant Lizard Kings quickly got a raw, feedback-laden stoner rock groove going and started gathering a strong fanbase. After a short tour, a line-up change saw Graeme take over on drums. The twisted noise of before slowly began to shift in a new direction, with a more structured take on rock and blues, referencing Motorhead and Karma to Burn. The tunes were now more immediate and catchy hooks began to emerge beneath the riffs. December 2005 saw the release of their first album “Attack of the Tyrant Lizard Kings” to glowing reviews.
The following two years saw the Tyrants playing far and wide in support of their debut, supporting such luminaries as Viking Skull, Brandt Bjork, Towers of London and Alabama Thunderpussy. They soon gained a reputation for their uncompromising shows, cemented by a formidable live sound and their abrasive sense of humour.
By the end of 2007, writing songs for the next album was the bands main focus. Showcasing a more melodic side, yet still retaining much of their original heaviness, the new material quickly gathered them a wider audience while keeping their established fans more than happy. By June 2008, the guys were ensconced in Chambers Studio in Edinburgh recording their second LP.
Debut album ‘Six Shooter’ was released on Wasted State on the 2nd September 2009.
Rex n Roll Baby, Rex n Roll…