Signé chez Grimoire Records, la formation américaine Yatra vient de faire paraître son premier opus, Death Ritual.
Ce dernier est sorti le 4 janvier dernier et se décline aux formats digital, CD digipack et vinyle, tous commandables ici.
Le groupe est né des cendres de Blood Raven de la volonté de Dana Helmuth, frontman de Yatra. Il s'est vite entouré de Maria Geisbert et Mike Tull pour formé un solide trio.
Helmuth décrit le projet et sa musique de la manière suivante :
“We had moved back to the country, into a small cottage in the woods, with no plumbing for the first three months we were there. We had an outhouse and outdoor shower. It was primitive, and it was during that time that I started writing all the material for Death Ritual. The solitude and the darkness of the night put me in a space of prolific writing and I wrote all eight songs in a month. We rehearsed three times a week and immediately started playing live shows regularly in Baltimore and New York City. We were able to channel that same darkness in the writing, also into our live shows, and the positive response was tremendous and really pushed us harder on our journey.”
Découvrez le résultat en streaming complet ci-dessous.
01. Hour of the Dragon 05:00
02. Black Moon 06:43
03. Sacred Flower 03:46
04. Snakes in the Temple 06:47
05. Smoke is Rising 06:52
06. Four Directions 04:57
07. Mighty Arrows 05:40
08. Sailing On 04:49