Maryland death metal trio YATRA are today premiering their new single, Reign of Terror, and its accompanying lyric video via Distorted Sound. Reign of Terror is the third single to be taken from the group’s upcoming fourth album, Born into Chaos, which is set for release via Prosthetic Records on June 10. Alongside the premiere, YATRA are set to head out on the Born into Chaos North American headlining tour – with more info on the May and June dates below.
LISTEN TO REIGN OF TERROR
AND WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO VIA
DISTORTED SOUND HERE.
Reign of Terror will be available on all streaming platforms on Friday, May 27.
Born into Chaos is available to pre-order here.
Speaking on the premiere, Dana Helmuth (guitar / vocals) comments: “Reign Of Terror is about the inquisition, old and new. The witch hunt, metaphorically. The dark ages and the torture. The division it caused and how it relates to the current division and accusation in the forms of mental slavery and mind control . Free speech and thought, personal freedoms, as well as spiritual and cultural practices are rapidly now being censored and misinterpreted intentionally.
“More and more books are being banned or censored, discussion about controversial subjects leads to extreme false accusations. Abortion rights are being challenged, races are being separated again, as well as spiritual and cultural beliefs vilified . Historically these types of evil control have always been born and waged during, and after, great plagues and famines and wars.”
Written during the pandemic, Born into Chaos combines the uncertainty of the times and the desire to push forward at all costs. The group often jammed, while Helmuth constantly wrote, always looking to up his game. Riffs were hammered out via voice recorder and exchanged with drummer Lafferty and bassist Geisbert to keep the collaboration between members alive and productive. All eight songs were birthed frenzied and combative. Clearly, YATRA weren’t ready to capitulate or sacrifice re-discovered instinct.
Born into Chaos was recorded by YATRA, engineered by Noel Mueller (Foehammer, Myopic) at Tiny Castle Recording in Towson, Maryland. Mueller also handled the mix. The band then onboarded Brad Boatright (Sleep, Monolord) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, to master. The team’s primary goal was to give YATRA heft, grit, and power on new songs like Born into Chaos, Terrorizer and Tormentation. Truly, from the first to the last spin, there’s no escape from YATRA’s feral charge on Born into Chaos.
Like their 2020 full length, All is Lost, YATRA’s Born into Chaos will come adorned in a Paolo Girardi (Power Trip, Black Breath) while also revealing a revamped logo by renowned artist Mark Riddick (Nunslaughter, Revel in Flesh). Draped in straightforward yet probing lyrics and supported by a killer horror-inspired video for Terminate by the Sword, Born into Chaos exposes the bone of YATRA’s complete transformation. The group’s new album will see them chart new courses for North America and Europe in 2022 and 2023
Upcoming YATRA tour dates
May 26 – SubAlpine – Pittsburgh, PA
May 27 – Buzz Bin – Canton, OH
May 28 – Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN
May 29 – WestSideBowl – Youngstown, OH
May 30 – The Globe – Berlin, MD
June 10 – Mill Hill Basement – Trenton, NJ
June 11 – O’Briens – Boston, MA
June 12 – Windjammer – Queens, NY
June 14 – Magnolia – Louisville, KY
June 15 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
June 16 – SpaceBar – Columbus, OH
June 17 – Vinos – Little Rock, AK
June 18 – Lost Well – Austin, TX
June 19 – Santos – New Orleans, LA
June 21 – TheNick – Birmingham, AL
June 22 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Born into Chaos tracklist:
1. Death Cantation2. Born into Chaos
3. Wrath of the Warmaster
4. Terminate by the Sword
5. Reign of Terror
7. Omens of Fire
Sean Lafferty – drums
Maria Geisbert – Bass
Dana Helmuth – Guitar/Vocals