"Hexed", the first full length studio album from Los Angeles' doom-metal wizards YIDHRA, is set to be released through all major digital outlets on Friday the 13th of September 2013. A vinyl release is slated for winter 2013. "Hexed" is the long awaited 9-song follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed self-titled EP and was recorded at Skull Seven Studios in North Hollywood, CA by legendary producer Bill Metoyer (SLAYER, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, TROUBLE, ARMORED SAINT, DARK ANGEL, SACRED REICH, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, D.R.I.) Metoyer had this to say about working with YIDHRA, “Not since TROUBLE have I worked with a band in this genre so talented. YIDHRA! I have no clue what the name means, but to me it means DOOM!”
"Hexed" track listing:
01. Witch Queen
02. Oath Breaker
03. Blood is the Harvest
04. Raven's Flight
05. Ancient Ones
06. Conquest for Nova
08. The Lament of Longinus
YIDHRA are streaming the entire "Hexed" album on their bandcamp page. Check them out using the link below.
Says YIDHRA founder and guitarist Dave Krocker: "Working with Bill was awesome. Just the thought of his history, and reading his name on all those influential records, it was kind of crazy. He knows his stuff and he's super easy going. It was great!"
Comments vocalist Ted Venemann: "We went in the studio with a plan to make a record that ebbed and flowed. One that would organically segue, like our live shows, from one powerful emotion to the next and Bill helped us capture all of that intensity and more. "Hexed" is a super heavy and grooving album and we are really proud of what Bill and us accomplished."
Bassist Thomas Harris says: "We've developed a far more solid musical bond as a band since the EP. Honing and refining our sound and having a master of the craft such as Bill capture it is fantastic!"
Drummer Chris Hannan adds: "Bill, is an absolute pro. He has the gift of understanding your band's sound & purpose. He's extremely patient, and really knows how to capture the feel of each song."