Maryland-based doom metal trio YATRA will release their crushing third album, All Is Lost, this October through Grimoire Records. The first single from the album comes by way of the opening title track, now playing exclusively at Decibel Magazine.
YATRA’s heaviest album to date, All Is Lost surges with nine new tracks that bring an enticing new level of quality and cohesiveness to the unit. Heavier and denser, with more vibrant psychedelic poise, All Is Lost devastates with nine new tracks that once again place the band into the upper echelons of the genre.
All Is Lost was captured at Tiny Castle between June 18th and 21st, 2020, engineered, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Noel Mueller of Grimoire Records, and completed with cover art by Paolo Girardi (Power Trip, Black Breath, Bell Witch).
YATRA’s Dana Helmuth offers, “‘All Is Lost’ is about the space that exists between twilight and dawn and that space as a metaphor to good and evil, and light and dark, and life and death, which I write about a lot. Where that minute space lies, and its relation to our current existence, is somewhat of a vampire or zombie like, undead reality. ‘Riders of the midnight kingdom. Die before your flesh has turned. Reapers ride the blackest winds, harvesting a death foretold.’ I actually wrote this song before our current pandemic reality, and we had performed it live twice. This song and ‘Talons Of Eagles’ were the two from the album we were taking out on our tours that were all cancelled. ‘All Is Lost’ seemed a fitting title for our current state of things, and the album title.”
Decibel writes alongside the track’s premiere, “The follow up to January’s Blood Of The Night, All Is Lost continues the fusion of psychedelia and corrosive sludge that defines YATRA’s sound. ‘All is Lost’ begins with a black metal-esque intro, melodic tremolo picking giving way to gritty, riff-driven sludge like followers of the band would expect.”
Stream YATRA’s “All Is Lost,” exclusively at Decibel Magazine, RIGHT HERE.
All Is Lost will see release through Grimoire Records October 9th on CD, digital download, and in a limited vinyl run of 100 copies. Find preorders HERE.
Watch for additional audio and more on All Is Lost to be posted over the weeks ahead.
YATRA completed four US tours in 2019 alone, including Monolith On The Mesa, Electric Funeral, SXSW, New England Doom Fest, Grim Reefer, and Descendants Of Crom, as well as a three week European tour including performances for huge audiences at Desertfest Belgium, Hostsabbat, Into The Void, and Setalite among others. YATRA has shared the stage with Sleep, Eyehategod, Uada, Torche, Om, Conan, Big Business, Nebula, and countless others.
Upon release of their acclaimed 2018 Death Ritual debut LP via Grimoire Records, YATRA immediately found a secure place in the doom metal scene, providing a devastating brew of crushing musicianship backed with an equally potent element of psychedelic prowess, inciting widespread reactions from media and fans alike. The band gigged and toured heavily on the album, while work was underway on their second record, Blood Of The Night, which saw release via STB Records in early 2020. Just as the band was primed to peak with a new round of international touring, the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed the globe, and alongside every other touring act worldwide, things came to a stunning halt for the band.
YATRA instantly went into full-on construction of the next phase of their journey, taking the ideas they had for the third album into a fresh dimension of instantaneous new reality. The elements of their third LP, All Is Lost, were born, and a new plan was implemented. Once the immediate lockdowns and quarantines of the virus crisis were lifted, the members of the band returned to Grimoire Records, and locked up with label/studio guru Noel Mueller to capture the new songs under the strictest social-distancing-friendly circumstances, to record the new album.
Now in 2020, when touring is one element in a questionable future, YATRA delivers their second album of the year with a monolithic statement of not slowing down.