Melbourne underground noise makers Ylva released their crushing debut album, M E T A in December last year via Pelagic Records.
YLVA have had an epic 2018 so far. Sharing stages with black metal icon Ihsahn, Encircling Sea and Departe on some of the years most extreme events.
Now they are set to lay waste to the Bendigo Hotel next month!
With their focus shifting to writing up M E T A’s highly anticipated follow up, this may be the bands only headlining show for the remainder of the year!
Joining YLVA are Canberra sludge lords, Mental Cavity, Melbourne post punkers, Masses and Newcastle hardcore merchants, Post Truth.
Known for playing their gargantuan riffs at head splitting volume, it is very much advised to wear hearing protection at YLVA shows.
Saturday August 11: Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Watch the video for the killer track ‘Hunting Room’ below!
Mike Deslandes Guitar/Vocals
Dav Byrne Guitar/Vocals
Brett O’Riley Bass/Vocals
Leigh Pengelly Drums
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.