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Yatra to release ‘Death Ritual’ on January 4 via Grimoire Records

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11:31 AM (PST)

[photo by Alyssa Maloof]

Maryland doom metallers Yatra are preparing to release their debut full-length album Death Ritual via Grimoire Records in early January 2019.

Frontman Dana Helmuth had this to say about the album:

“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.”

Yatra’s full-length debut, Death Ritual was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grimoire Records’ Noel Mueller in August of 2018. The artwork features four mixed-media pieces by Aki Pitkänen, layout by Mueller, and the hand-drawn logotype by Dana Helmuth.

Death Ritual Track Listing:
1. Hour Of The Dragon
2. Black Moon
3. Sacred Flower
4. Snakes In The Temple
5. Smoke Is Rising
6. Four Directions
7. Mighty Arrows
8. Sailing On
YATRA:
Dana Helmuth – guitars/vocals
Maria Geisbert – bass
Mike Tull – drums
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