• Who We Are

    Our influences - Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Tool, In Flames...

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    Band History

    Aug 2012

    Ashes of Tyranny has taken many shapes and forms over the last decade. It's always been in existence, and always had Adam Caylor and Jamison Brummel. Dave Miller has been in the band for the longest aside from those two, approx. 7 years.

    First we were called the Jamie and Adam show… that didn't last long, as no-one really likes a band without a bassist and well… the music really wasn't that good in the first place. Later we picked up Dave Miller on bass, and Chris Belknap on drums. I think at that point we were called Running Riot. We all were pretty into Halo for the Xbox and well… we were(are)nerds.

    At one point we had 3 guitarists with the addition of Justin Smith, but that only lasted for a few months. The more people you have, the harder it is to get them on the same page. Justin went on to other things and Chris had some personal issues to work through, so we took in Ian Rocker, and lots of mids and tommy parts later we had ourselves a band. We played out some, but not really enough to write home about.

    Ian went to Kansas University and was in the band program, meaning a lot less time to practice and gig. After the decision was made that he might have better things to do than drum for a band that didn't do much, we took in AJ Marstall as drummer.

    At this point, the band was on its last legs. No-one really wanted to say we were done, but we were.

    Three years later, here we are. New music, new people and new attitude.

  • Playlist

    Our Music

    Phoenix (2019)
    The Rag Man
    A Broken Promise
    For You
    Kill Me More
    Start the Flood
    Demolition Man
    Tear Me Down
    The Tyrant
    The Monster
  • Latest News

    June 21, 2013
    AoT selected for Best Unsigned Bands column!

    A great right up for AoT. Take a look at this review from Drago's Dungeon: June 2013.

    March 2013
    Release of "Shrine" Digital EP

    We have released our new Digital EP, Shrine.

    January 17th 2013
    Welcome Josh

    We want to welcome Josh Wight to the band as our new drummer. He is truly amazing and we look forward to a new adventure.

    November 26th 2012
    And the Winners are....

    Ashes of Tyranny won the night in the Battle of the Bands at The Beaumont Club in Kansas City. They will advance to the final rounds on December 30th along with the band Noveria.

    November 17th 2012
    New Songs

    Two new songs have been added to the playlist. Shirne and Demolition Man. We will be playing these at the battle of the bands next week. Check them out!

    October 17th 2012
    The Battle of the Bands, hosted by Gorilla Music

    The Battle of the Bands will be held at The Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Mo. The winners on the 25th will then advance to the finals on December 30th. Each band will have 30 minutes and the show starts at 4:00 p.m. Our time slot will depend on how many tickets we sell. The more we sell, the more people we play for. The more people we play for, the more votes we get! So mark your calendars now! We look forward to seeing you there!

    Future Events

    Fridat February 28th - Aftershock Live Music Venue Merriam, Kansas.

    Starts at 6:30 p.m. $5.00 at the door. All ages!.

    Saturday October 26 2013 - Halloween Party at The All Star Bar and Grill, Kansas City, MO.

    Starts at 7:00 p.m. $5.00 at the door. All ages!.

    Friday July 5th 2013 - Voodoo Lounge, Kansas City, MO.

    Starts at 7:00 p.m. $8.00 in advance $10.00 at the door. 21 & Over.

    Saturday July 27th 2013 - The Granada, Lawrence, KS

    Starts at 5:00 p.m. $11.00 cover charge all ages.
    Buy Tickets here!

    Sunday August 4th 2013 - Aftershock Bar and Grill, Merrim, KS

    More info Coming Soon!

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  • Our Location

    Ashes of Tyranny

    Garnett, KS 66032.
    Telephone: 785-550-1137
    E-mail: info@ashesoftyranny.com

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  • About the members of the band

    Jamison Brummel
    Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitar

    I picked up the guitar in high school and have not set it down since. After the original band broke up, I continued to write music and record it on my own.

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    Adam Caylor
    Lead Guitar and Back up Vocals

    Adam Caylor has been playing guitar for 12 years in various band and working on various musical projects. His initial inspiration was nothing more than a social endeavour, hanging out with friends and learning songs ranging from Metallica to Garth Brooks.

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    David Miller
    Bass Guitar

    At 16 by request from my high school music director, I began to learn the bass. This was 6 years after I started playing trombone, so I thought what the hell, can't be too hard

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    Josh Wight

    First band – Drive like Ten starts to catch some lucky breaks then comes to an end due to some… conflicts of interests...

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  • Jamison

    My wife and I travelled to a few different places for a couple years until we headed back to Kansas. It was then, when I realized how much music was a part of me.

    Itching to play again, we were able to get most of the band back together, minus a drummer. The day after my wife and I moved into our house, we met our next door neighbor Jeff Wildfong. It came out that he played drums and enjoyed Pantera, Ozzy and similar artists.

    We've been rehearsing for about 5 months and have gotten quite a bit accomplished. I am happy to say that I'm on the right track again.

    I've always felt like this was my calling. From the day I picked up a guitar to now, I still feel that I'm here to make a difference. Maybe I won't cure cancer or come up with some great government policy, but someone will hear what I have to say and be moved. Someone will listen to what I have put together, and find their own peace through it. I will be a voice that is heard.

  • Adam

    In playing today his influences pull from many different musical sources which make up a unique playing style. Because of this love of all different kinds of music his influences include; Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Guthrie Govan, John Sykes, Doug Aldrich, Michael Schenker, Jerry cantrell, Angus Young, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Glen Campbell, Brent Mason, Danny Gatton, Chet Atkins, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery and George Benson. Although the driving force behind playing in Ashes of Tyranny is Adam's 15 year friendship with Jamison and his family, his wife Caryn sons Ray & Sam and of course his dog Elmer.

  • Dave

    At 16 by request from my high school music director, I began to learn the bass. This was 6 years after I started playing trombone, so I thought what the hell, can't be too hard. Having only a few bass lessons but mainly teaching myself I quickly learned it was a lot harder than I originally thought. In high school I joined a band that went pretty much nowhere, we only jammed a few times together. But it was still fun. By the time I graduated, I only played the bass occasionally. A few months into college I met Jamison Brummel and in conversation I told him I had played bass in high school, he told me he had a band with a friend of ours in college and another friend he had known for years. He decided to give me a shot since they had just lost their last bassist, it just so happened I fell in love with the music and we all decided that I'd stay.

    After 2 years of playing, and me going my own way, along with other situations, we decided to call it quits. For 8 years I let go of the bass, hadn't played any music at all and began working in a warehouse. I saw Jamison leave a post on facebook saying that he was wanting to get a band together to start playing songs he had written. At first I was a little hesitant, but thought what the hell and messaged him, saying that if he hadn't found a bassist yet I'd want to get in on the band. A few months after that discussion we started playing.

    Working at the warehouse was a very physical job and over time had cause some fairly serious back issues and wrist problems. With 2 vertebra twisted and about 4 ribs popped out and away from where they should be, having the weight of the bass over my shoulder is a struggle at times, but with doctors help we're trying to fix this. Also, the cyst in the joint of my right wrist makes it difficult too. But pushing through with the adrenaline I get playing our music and the bond that's grown between us is worth it, playing music with these guys is what I want to do until I can't do it anymore.

  • Jeff

    2003 - First band – Drive like Ten starts to catch some lucky breaks then comes to an end due to some… conflicts of interests

    Late 2003 thru 2005 – Played for numerous cover bands of all types & genres trying to keep the fire alive

    2006 – got married & had first of two children and stopped playing altogether.

    2008 – second child is born and still unable to play any music

    2009 – Finally able to dabble with a few local musicians though there was nothing serious.

    2010 – While trying to get something going with a local guitar player, my wife falls ill and is diagnosed with cancer. That battle lasted over a year until she recovered and was given the all clear. In the meantime I had convinced myself that my drumming days were officially over.

    Late 2012 – Little did I know, luck would be on my side when I answered the door late one Friday night, and there stood Jamison Brummel with an offer I couldn't refuse.

    2013 – Ashes of Tyranny – Full Fucking Throttle!!.