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News : YLVA announce exclusive Melbourne headline show for 2018 with guests

By on July 4, 2018

Melbourne based noise makes, YLVA have confirmed their only headline show for 2018 in Melbourne on Saturday, 11th August at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood. Joining YLVA will be special guests Mental Cavity, Masses and Post Truth. YLVA are currently promoting their latest release M E T A which was released onto the world last year via Pelagic Records Nerve Gas.

YLVA will focus heavily on writing the follow up to M E T A, hence the lack of shows for the remainder of this year. M E T A is available in multiple formats via this link.

YLVA with guests
Saturday, August 11: Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne

Drawing influences from a deep well of experience in past outfits, YLVA create patient, dark and mysterious pieces of heavy music punctuated with crushing riffs at extreme volumes.

While the first half of this stunning debut album feels very condensed, driven by painfully low riffs and painfully slow drums, YLVA are thinning out their compositions thorughout the 2nd half of the album… making way for the beauty of dark, empty space. Tracks like the 13-minute opus “The Fall” take their time until they reach the breaking point, the moment of collapse of the previously constructed massive sonic building – a collapse that is imminent from the very beginning of the song, or the construction process, if you want.

There is an unmistakably physical quality to YLVA’s craft. One needs to let the frequencies do their work in order to fully grasp and be shaken by the essence of this band. “There is not a wasted note, beat, tone, noise or vocal line, but there’s also a beautiful level of restraint, both regarding how they write in levels of light and shade, but also in how no one in the band ever seemed to overplay”,

The album was recorded at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne, mixed by Mike Deslandes and mastered by Dav Byrne at Iridium Audio.

META rounds crushing intensity with transcendent movement from end to end. In support of the META release in late 2017, YLVA will share their already revered live show through Australia, Europe and the United States.


Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook