YATRA: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Tyrant Throne” From Maryland Doom Metal Trio; All Is Lost Album Nears Early October Release Through Grimoire Records

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Maryland-based doom metal trio YATRA is preparing for their third album – and heaviest to date – All Is Lost, to see early October release through Grimoire Records. With the record less than three weeks from release, BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive premiere of the track “Tyrant Throne.”

All Is Lost surges with an enticing new level of quality and cohesiveness to YATRA. 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. The record was recorded at Tiny Castle, 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 explains, “‘Tyrant Throne’ was a song that came completely out of my head and fingers. I woke up one morning with the intro melody in my head and turned on my amp, and it honestly all came out in one play, even all the changes, almost like I was remembering a song that I forgotten. Even the first verse lyrics and the chorus lyrics all just came out of my head on that same first run through. It’s a song that reminds me of the same kind of greasy riff as ‘Sailing On’ from our first album Death Ritual. The lyrics are all very time sensitive, metaphorically, to things going on in the world now, but also could apply to the YATRA fantasy world of dark versus light and good versus evil. Teach your children to fear no evil.”

Offers BrooklynVegan of the new song, “Musically, it finds YATRA continuing to branch out from their doom roots, offering up a fusion of gnarly blackened shrieks, a Mastodon-worthy chorus, and riffs that recall Iommi’s badass, melodic style without falling into blatant Sabbath worship. It’s a rager, as you can hear for yourself…”

Stream YATRA’s “Tyrant Throne” through BrooklynVegan first at THIS LOCATION.

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.

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. Watch for more on All Is Lost to be issued over the weeks ahead.

photo by Shane Gardner