YEAR OF THE TYRANT Members Of Grip INC., Heathen, Exhorder, Forbidden, Etc. Form New Band

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

Bassist and guitarist Jason VieBrooks (Grip Inc., Heathen) has posted the video update below, announcing his new project, Year Of The Tyrant. The new metal band also features guitarist Vinnie LaBella (Exhorder) and drummer Sasha Horn (Forbidden, Heathen).

However, the band is keeping the identity of their singer under wraps for now, but Viebrooks quipped the singer “may or may not have a strong [San Francisco] Bay Area connection as well.

LaBella added: “Our singer can kick your singer’s ass whenever he wants to, and that’s good enough for me.

People are struggling to figure out who the singer may be. Although I have no reason to think this, wouldn’t it be interesting if it were former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes? The vague comments and innuendo shared by Jason and Vinnie seem to indicate a physically imposing person, whoever it may be.

When asked to further elaborate on Year Of The Tyrant, Viebrooks did say:

“We’ve just gradually been building material, writing it together. We didn’t really wanna say anything to anybody until we were ready to just basically sucker punch you…  you didn’t see it coming, here we are.”

Watch the video below and stay tuned for further updates.