by Doug Moore
We mentioned a few weeks ago that talented Nashville sludge/grind act Yautja are coming to NYC for a show at The Acheron on 2/9, along with Psalm Zero, Geryon, & Kevin Hufnagel. Since we last spoke, it's been announced that the Acheron show is part of a full tour, and all dates are listed below. Tickets for the Brooklyn date are still available.
The tour is in support of their killer debut LP, Songs of Descent, which comes out on February 11 via Forcefield Records. We already posted one song from that album, "Concrete Tongue," and now you can check out another, titled "Denihilist," which we just premiered over at Invisible Oranges. From our writeup:
Nashville's Yautja, named after the aliens from the Predator series, have an almost preternatural grasp of the perfect lurch. This skill is on full display in this exclusive premiere of "Denihilist," the second track from the band's upcoming debut album, Songs of Descent. The song wastes no time in constructing a colossal riff of the sort that has allowed Gojira to somewhat improbably scale the heights of contemporary metaldom. Yautja's glowering racket is of much more mongrel stock, as the band mix the tumbling urgency of hardcore with the frantic pelt of grindcore, and dredge speedy death metal licks through a bottom-heavy, corrosive sludge that recalls the halcyon swamps of the early '00s.Check out "Denihilist," along with "Concrete Tongue," another recently-released album cut, "Faith Resigned," and the list of tour dates, below...
Yautja - "Denihilist"
Yautja - "Concrete Tongue"
Yautja - "Faith Resigned"
Yautja -- 2014 Tour Dates
February 1- Memphis @ Buccaneer Lounge
February 2 - St. Louis @ CBGB
February 3 - Milwaukee @ Dude, Where's My House
February 4 - Chicago @ Albion House
February 5 - Detroit @ The Precinct
February 6 - Pittsburgh @ The Mr. Roboto Project
February 7 - Harrisonburg @ Crayola House
February 8 - Philadelphia @ Wolf Cycles
February 9 - Brooklyn @ Acheron w/Geryon & Psalm Zero
February 10 - Boston @ Roggies
February 11 - New Brunswick @ TBA - help?
February 12 - Baltimore @ Ottobar
February 13 - Richmond @ V.S.C.
February 14 - Asheville @ TBA w/ King Dirt
February 15 - Atlanta @ WonderRoot
February 16 - Nashville Release Show @ The Stone Fox w/ Ramming Speed