Yatra premiere a lyric video for the new single »Reign Of Terror« taken from their forthcoming full-length album »Born Into Chaos«
US death/sludge metal trio Yatra premiere a lyric video for the new single »Reign Of Terror« taken from their forthcoming full-length album, »Born Into Chaos«, scheduled for release on June 10th, 2022 via Prosthetic Records.
01. Death Cantation
02. Born Into Chaos
03. Wrath Of The Warmaster
04. Terminate By The Sword
05. Reign Of Terror
07. Omens Of Fire
Recorded and mixed by Noel Mueller at Tiny Castle in Baltimore, MD.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.
Cover artwork by Paolo Girardi.
Yatra logo by Mark Riddick.
From Prosthetic Records:
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.
»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.
Dana Helmuth – Guitar/Vocals
Maria Geisbert – Bass
Sean Lafferty – Drums
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