Yakuza have announced that they will be entering the studio to begin the recording process for their new album. The effort is expected to be released in spring 2022 and it will serve as the band’s first record in 10 years.
Bruce Lamont commented:
“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.”
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.”
In other news, the group will also be launching a vinyl reissue campaign with a new vinyl pressing of “Beyul”. Lamont said the following about 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‘!”