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Yakuza To Begin Recording First New Album In A Decade This Month


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Yakuza will enter Palisades Studio to begin recording their first new studio album in a decade later this month. The group will be working with engineer Sanford Parker (YOB, Voivod) and will later finish up the sessions and mixing at Parker‘s own Hypercube Studios. A spring 2022 release date is tentatively being planned for the as-yet untitled outing.

Speaking of that, the band’s vocalist/saxophonist Bruce Lamont offered:

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“Ten years! You would think that a bunch has changed, Well, some has and some hasn’t. The shronky, heavy, hairpin tempo shifts are still there, now add more bottom end thanks to current bassist Jerome Marshall. This new batch of tunes is a nice mix of weird and riffy and we couldn’t be happier with how everything has come together.”

Bassist Jerome Marshall added:

“It’s a return to form from the origins of where the band began. A return to post-metal, avant-garde jazz-influenced heavy chaos with the structural balance of intrinsic order.”

The album will see a North American release through Lamont and Parker‘s War Crime Recordings, while Svart Recordings will oversee the European territory. Ahead of the new album will be a series of vinyl reissues of the band’s past output.

Lamont said of that:

“We over at War Crime Recordings have had a plan for a number of years to reissue all the Yakuza LPs that haven’t seen the light day and then reissue the ones that have. ‘Beyul‘ was an obvious first choice. Originally released back in 2012 through Profound Lore, this reissue is a single LP gatefold edition. The mastering for the LP was done back in 2012 by Colin Jordon and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Next up…’Way Of The Dead‘!”

Beyul” is available on limited edition translucent brown vinyl and can be picked up here.

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