Yamantaka // Sonic Titan will heading back into the studio to record their third full-length album for Paper Bag Records. The two-time Polaris Music Prize shortlisted band will be recording with two new members, vocalist Joanna Delos Reyes and guitarist Hiroki Tanaka. Ruby Kato Attwood (co-founder, former co-director, lead vocalist) and John Ancheta (guitarist) are no longer performing with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. The band have a handful of upcoming live dates – see below for details. Listen to Yamantaka // Sonic Titan’s remix of Night Musik’s Eternal here.
YT//ST is a noh wave opera cult from the beast-Asian diaspore. Once again banished to the darkness that is the Research Laboratory, a consortium of diasporic and indigenous warriors combine to raise the slumbering beast. Metal shines in the stage light, before plunging back into the inky abyss between every strike of the drum, smoke rising as all hands prepare for the grand alignment. The Noh-Wave ritual proceeds as the titan grows in size, every wail of the accursed voices bringing it closer to life. Thousands of arms and faces rise from the bowels of Pureland, growing more menacing with every flash of lightning. The Destroyer of Death has returned in a sludged-out onslaught of fuzz and glory, unafraid of death itself.
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan live dates:
June 18 Toronto @ Lee’s Palace (NXNE, PAPER100)
July 11 Toronto @ Harbourfront (Party On The Block)
August 28- Montreal @ Bar Le Ritz (Passovah Summer Festival)