Cult of Bathory E​.​P.

by Yidhra

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Los Angeles-based stoner/doom volume abusers release their new 10-inch EP via Black Voodoo Records. Titled Cult Of Bathory, the followup to 2013’s critically-lauded Hexed full-length was captured live with master engineer and producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity, Trouble, etc.) at Skull Seven Productions and boasts four rumbling, lead-footed anthems centered on the occult, witchcraft, inhumanity, life, death and imminent destruction.

“Endlessly unnerving, always keeping you on your toes without allowing your heels to ever touch the ground. That’s Yidhra’s strength: convention and resolution are thrown out the door in favor of trapping you in their sonic discomfort; it makes for addictive listening, like stoner doom Stockholm syndrome”

“If you like your doom to carry the groove of stoner rock then Yidhra are for you." ... "I can’t recommend this album any stronger.”

“Those goddamned riffs had sunk their hooks into my skin and were swimming through my skull like hungry, hungry hookworms”

“A breath of fresh air in a dank, stoner environment littered with sabbathy retreads." ... "Yidhra really mix up rhythm and timing to lay down some catchy stoner doom jams.”

“Sound systems across the globe should have Yidhra at max.”

“Every song is laden with buzzing groove and slick melodies that get your head nodding and get you up and out of your seat. More than getting your head nodding, Yidhra make you feel the need to try and summon spirits and stir a cauldron thick with bubbling blood" ... "Once they have their boot on your chest with their crushing style of doom they never let up”

“Cult of Bathory is just some raunchy stoner doom and I love it.”

“A grim skull crushing battery of audible assault that will leave its listeners in an intensive care unit if not cautious" ... "This is what the hell true Doom is all about with its bleak, dark subject matter and the Apocalypse-welcoming musical presentation it provides”

“California’s stoner/doom metal outfit Yidhra have an incredible sound and tonality. You really got to hear it if you haven’t”

“The songs are well-written examples of the style that have both a modern and a timeless edge to them. They’re also gritty and earthy without losing a certain lustre" ... "The riffs and melodies the band employ are familiar without sounding stale or over-used”

“One wouldn’t exactly call "Cult of Bathory" subtle as it mines desolate landscapes and pummels front-to-back in a burled-out assault of sludge riffs atop rolling doom grooves, but in its imagery and atmosphere, its songs give a glimpse at a world gone dark”

“Anyone who can appreciate the almighty power of the riff should appreciate what these guys do, and just how well they do it.”

“Slow, massive riffs, pounding drums and gruff vocals combine here to create a headbanger’s dream.”

“Yidhra’s newest compositions came across as highly impressive”


released January 14, 2016

Ted Venemann: Vocals/Guitar/Theremin
Dave Krocker: Lead Guitar
Thomas Harris: Bass
Chris Hannan: Drums


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Track Name: Cult of Bathory
The blood of innocence covers your hands
The cries of dissidence drowned by demands

You are the Cult of Bathory

In blissful callousness you take their lives
Bloodlust and indignity is all that survives

You are the Cult of Bathory
Track Name: The Adversary
Betrayers of empathy
Man’s putrid plight
Sixth sense and sympathies
Forsaken sight

Love loathing tendencies
Built psychic walls
Unnatural legacies
Smite instinct’s calls

Apathy! The Adversary
Hypocrisy! The Adversary
Humanity! The Adversary
Track Name: Reign of Terror
On faith you’ll fly
Honored and loved
Hatred and death
Reign from above
God’s mighty hand
Showing the way
Bow and believe
Or you will pay

Kill For God

Conform and pray
Suffer and cry
Heed all these words
Submit or die
Peace comes through war
Fight for his will
Your faith in God
A license to kill

Kill for God

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