Tyranny Is Tyranny is a side project helmed by Russell and Jason of The United Sons of Toil. The band is simpler and heavier than USoT — focusing on dynamics, repetition, and the dismantling of capitalism. Tyranny Is Tyranny is the title of the fourth chapter of Howard Zinn‘s A People’s History of the United States.
Like USoT, Tyranny is influenced by the 90s noiserock of Amphetamine Reptile but also draws inspiration from the post-rock/post-metal hybrids of bands like Cult of Luna and Fall of Efrafa. As hinted at by the titular homage to historian Howard Zinn, the lyrical themes are an excoriation of capitalism.
- Russell Emerson Hall: guitar, vocals
- Jason Jensen: guitar
- Ben Aldis: drums
- MDF: bass
First show: Saturday April 14, 7pm
Project Lodge, Madison WI
Perhaps a bit premature, but nonetheless…
- Romero (Sludgy stoner rock from Madison)
- Buildings (J.Lizard-indebtedness from Minneapolis)
- Tyranny Is Tyranny
We play first and we play five songs, so don’t be late.