EPK – Yotuma – Traveler (single) (2023)
Publicist – Jon Asher – jon[@]ashermediarelations[.]com
For fans of Decapitated, Gojira, Kublai Khan, 200 Stab Wounds, Lamb of God
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1 – Mantra
2 – Welding the Flesh
3 – The Traveler
4 – Viscera Bucket
5 – Shrine of Absolution
6 – Unhinged Atrocity
7 – Wrath of Acala
Produced by Evan Yoakum @ Red Shed Records
Mixed and Mastered by Russell Hollar @ Nomad Recording Studios
Album artwork by Thahir M @ The Black Catalogue
Band Logo by Gonzalo @Sicklogosarg (on instagram)
Vocals: Ryan McAleavy
Guitar: Ben Van
Bass: Ella Rose
Drums: Brevin Becker
Our upcoming release “Otherworldly Incarnate is a powerhouse of 6 songs all with different approaches for songwriting while keeping a cohesive and tight sound. We experimented with our writing processes while still keeping the energy and power that the fans love.
Describe each song track by track (LYRICALLY & MUSICALLY)
Track 1 – Mantra: Our first ambient sampled track, we wanted to have a track to build tension to open our Album and live show.
Track 2 – Welding the Flesh: This song was written with more of an old-school death metal idea with a more modern breakdown. This song establishes the ideas of the album, keeping a driving pace that we open with live, and gets the crowd going right off the bat.
Track 3 – The Traveler: This song is our fan favorite, written with catchy hooks, riffs, and a classic song structure that make it very memorable to our fans.
Track 4 – Viscera Bucket: We took a more grindy approach to this one, and wanted it to drive right off the bat. The fast pace choruses and swingy verses add a dynamic aspect that’s impossible not to headbang to.
Track 5: – Shrine of Absolution: This is the last song we wrote for the album and we consider it to be the most polished song we’ve written so far. It is a good representation of the direction we will be going for our new material.
Track 6: – Unhinged Atrocity: Definitely our most bouncy track, from the bass intro all the way to the slow, heavy breakdown. This track really shows our love of the groove.
Track 7: – Wrath of Acala: The closing track of our album wraps everything up nicely. This song incorporates some more progressive and even funky parts that end nicely with a classic groovy breakdown that leaves the listener excited for more.
BAND STORY ANGLES / FUN FACTS:
1. Viscera Bucket, Welding the Flesh and Shrine of Absolution are connected in one story (pt 1, 2 and 3 respectively)
2. Most songs draw inspiration from folk stories and mythological sources
3. All songs rhyme and have poetic elements and could be read as poems
4. Shrine of Absolution is thematically based on Doom 2
5. We couldn’t do this without the massive support of our homies such as Doublespeak, Zipper, Calamity, Flying Fuzz, Toxic Ruin, Casket Robbery, reflection of flesh, ruin dweller, Zack at Barley Pop Live, Russell Hollar, Evan Yoakum, Ben Reigel, Adrenaline Mike, Primal Enemy, Knifeback, EgoDeath, and everyone and anyone who has supported. We love you all!
L-R Yotuma Current Lineup: Ella Rose (Bass) | Ben Van (Guitar) | Brevin Becker (Drums) | Ryan McAleavy (Vocals)
Photographer: Sara Richter
A fresh new taste on midwestern death metal. Founded in 2021 by Ben Van (guitars), Yotuma is a four-piece band with Ryan McAleavy (vocals), Ella Rose (bass) and Brevin Becker (drums), Yotuma blends classic death metal with influences from funk, groove, and blues.
Ella Rose (Bass)
Ben Van (Guitar)
Brevin Becker (Drums)
Ryan McAleavy (Vocals)
Shared Stage with: Casket Robbery, The Convalescence, Viogression, Toxic Ruin, Reflection of Flesh
Festival and Tours:
7/22-8/4 Midwestern Tour w/ Doublespeak
Northern Wisconsin Metal Fest
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