ALBUM REVIEW: Yatra – All Is Lost


While All Is Lost(Grimoire Records) is the second album that Yatra has released in 2020, it is hardly a retread of its predecessor. The extreme elements that were merely blooming on Blood Of The Night are pushed to even further extents this time around. The drums have a much more aggressive presence with several busy fills on display while the fuzzy guitar and bass tones are much fuller. It never goes into full Blackened territory, but the more active Stoner-Sludge approach makes their High On Fire influence even more apparent.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Yatra – Blood of the Night


Yatra‘s 2018 début album Death Ritual (Grimoire Records), rather than being a “grower”, receded in appeal due to the unflinching harshness of their slow, Doom-laden sound and the voice of Dana Helmuth, which sounds as if Gaahl had been gargling on hop-bombs. There were flickers of invention in the Maryland trio’s sound, however, and these are further explored in follow-up Blood of the Night (STB Records).Continue reading


PHOTO SET: Yatra Live at Saint Vitus Bar


Doom metal band Yatra just released new album Blood of the Night, via STB Records and it’s a ripper! They have a full slate of gigs planned for 2020 to promote the album, including Desertfest NYC next fall!. Order the album now, including Amazon.com, iTunes, spotify, and with special limited edition colored vinyl runs for collectors in US through https://www.stbrecords.bandcamp.com and https://www.allthatisheavy.com, and in Europe through Kozmikartifactz.com. Check out the photo set below by Jamie Sherwood, live at Saint Vitus Bar!

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Yatra – “Sorcerer”


Emerging Doom Metal leaders Yatra will release their crushing new album Blood of the Night, tomorrow, January 31st 2020 via STB Records. The album is really amazing and already among the most talked about releases in the genre this year. You can watch their brand new video for “Sorcerer”, directed by Tom Hughes at Ritual Video, exclusively at Ghost Cult! Continue reading