YATRA have released their fourth album, Born Into Chaos, via Prosthetic Records. The Maryland death metal trio’s latest effort marks a stylistic shift away from their doom and sludge foundations into more menacing old school death metal territory. In celebration of Born Into Chaos’ release YATRA will be making an appearance today at Gimme Metal for a special guest DJ set at 12pm PT, playing their favourite metal cuts and more before heading out on the second leg of their inaugural Born Into Chaos US tour – dates below.
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Speaking on the album release, Dana Helmuth (guitar / vocals) comments: “The wait is over and we are super stoked for the full release of Born Into Chaos! We will be playing this entire album on our upcoming tours, and we’re excited to take it to an even higher level!”
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
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
July 1 – Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN
July 2 – Wake Brewing – Rock Island, IL