There are at least 9 bands with this name: 1. Tyrant are a hard rock/heavy metal band from Tasmania, Australia. The band originally formed in the early 1980s as an AOR band called Slyder. In 1982, the band changed their name to Tyrant and began playing a harder-edged style of blues-influenced rock in the style of AC/DC and Rose Tattoo and Motörhead. In 1984, Tyrant released a four-track EP called Never Too Loud, which topped the metal charts on the local radio stations and gained them a massive following in Tasmania.