October 23, 2020 — YASHIRA
has released an all-new track today for their single “Impasse.” The new song is the second to be released off their newly announced full-length LP Fail To Be
, which is slated for release on December 11, 2020, via Good Fight Music. This follows the release of “Shards of Heaven” last month, along with a music video that was directed by Cameron Nunez. The cover art for Fail To Be was done by Jesse Draxler
(DAUGHTERS/NINE INCH NAILS).
“Impasse is a track that uses religious devotion as a metaphor for drug addiction,” says bassist/vocalist Luke Barber. “In many ways, drug dependence and the belief in a higher power are parallel. The damage they inflict on the psyche can be permanent. This song is about autonomy being stripped away in the search for relief.”
Fail To Be is the anticipated follow up to Shrine, which garnered its own high praise when it was released in 2018. Metal Injection famously said, “Standing at six songs long and about 6,000 riffs, Yashira’s Shrine will completely and utterly flatten you in every way possible throughout its runtime.”
Fail To Be was produced by Greg Thomas (Misery Signals, Shai Hulud) and Yashira. Engineered and mixed by Greg Thomas and Chris Teti at Silver Bullet Studios in Burlington, Connecticut. Pre saves and pre-orders are available today here.
The band continues, “Writing for this record began right after Shrine was released. Seth was still with us while we were writing for this; the sound was evolving a lot from the beginning stages up to when he passed. When we decided to move forward with Ryan, all we had were very blown-out voice memo recordings of the songs, so there was a lot of necessary reworking. For the tracks to be as good as they could be, we wrote to our chemistry and strengths with Ryan, and with a much more pinpointed idea of what we wanted out of our sound, we were able to get into a groove.
“Recording “Fail To Be” was a different experience for all of us. We’d never been in a studio setting like we were at Silver Bullet as far as putting aside three weeks to crank out a record. We learned a lot from working with Greg and Chris on so many different levels. This setting had us eating/sleeping/breathing this record, and that kind of environment brought out a focus none of us had ever known. We were all dialed in, and we think it shows. Us, Greg and Chris were able to create something we’re all very proud of making.”