Tyranny of Hours


Tyranny of Hours is a Portland, OR USA based symphonic progressive metal band formed in 2011 by Don Graham (guitars, bass) and Michelle Mattair (vocals). Their first single, “Amber” enjoyed international and regional airplay and their self-titled full album debuted to critical acclaim.

Their momentum was interrupted after Michelle was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, which stalled the band for months as she fought to recover. By 2015,  Matt Galligan (guitars) and Alex McDonald (drums) had joined as full-time members, Michelle was healthy, and ToH has since built a strong local following, headlining regional shows and festivals and supporting international touring acts in preparation for bringing their music to a wider audience.

Tyranny of Hours unleashes their 2nd album, “Darkling” in 2018!