Grimoire Records presents Death Ritual, the debut full-length album by Maryland-based doom trio YATRA, confirming the album for early January release.
YATRA is a journey into mountainous sounds, transcending into the deep forests of primeval times. Born from the ashes of the Maryland doom band Blood Raven, the new three-piece emerged in 2017 as frontman Dana Helmuth’s new vehicle to embrace the darkness and doom. Confident in Maria Geisbert and Mike Tull as his new rhythm section, Helmuth’s inspiration was fueled exponentially.
Helmuth offers, “We are humbled to present this first offering of YATRA, Death Ritual, and look forward to hearing about the journey that it takes you on.”
Death Ritual will be released on CD and digital download via Grimoire Records, and as a limited-edition vinyl release directly from the band, on January 4th, 2019. Find preorders
1/15 – Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Toke, Greenfiend, Tombtoker
1/16 – Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY @ Ode to Doom w/ Clouds Taste Satanic, Matte Black, Sleeping Village
1/24 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
2/02 – Century Bar – Philadelphia, PA w/ Backwoods Payback, Decap Attak
3/14 – SpiderHouse – Austin, TX @ SXSW
4/20 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Ruby The Hatchet, Book Of Wyrms, Haze Mage
Top photo by Alyssa Maloof]