YATRA by Shane Gardner
Maryland doom metal trio YATRA are readying their debut full-length, Death Ritual, scheduled for release tomorrow (1/4) through Grimoire Records. The band have teamed up with New Noise Magazine for a full album stream, additionally you can scroll down to check out singles “Black Moon,” “Snakes in the Temple,” and “Smoke is Rising.”
“YATRA’s sound is a journey into mountainous sounds, transcending into the deep forests of primeval times,” reads a press release. “Born from the ashes of Blood Raven, the new three-piece emerged in 2017 as frontman Dana Helmuth’s new vehicle to embrace the darkness and doom.”
Helmuth adds, “We are humbled to present this first offering of YATRA, Death Ritual, and look forward to hearing about the journey that it takes you on.”
In support of Death Ritual, YATRA are currently on tour, playing shows through the spring. Tri-state area stops on their schedule include NYC at Arlene’s Grocery with Sleeping Village and Matte Black (as part of the ‘Ode to Doom’ showcase) on February 12 [TIX TBA], and Philly at Century Bar with Backwoods Payback and Decap Attak on February 2.
All dates are listed below.
1/15/2019 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Toke, Greenfiend, Tombtoker
1/24/2019 The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
2/02/2019 Century Bar – Philadelphia, PA w/ Backwoods Payback, Decap Attak
2/12/2019 Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY @ Ode To Doom w/ Matte Black, Sleeping Village
3/14/2019 SpiderHouse – Austin, TX @ SXSW
4/20/2019 The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Ruby The Hatchet, Book Of Wyrms, Haze Mage
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