Doom, Metal, Sludge, Stoner from Maryland, USA

YATRA is a journey into mountainous sound, transcending into the deep forests of primeval times. Born from the ashes of the Maryland doom band Blood Raven, YATRA emerged creating a new powerful trio, stronger and heavier than ever.

As Revolver Magazine wrote, “Yatra holds up against the monoliths on which it was built,” and as Captured Howls Magazine states, “their riffs feel like towering trees crashing to the earth.” YATRA’s eclectic sound includes elements of slow heavy doom and sludgy riffs that has been referred to as “a riff laden wall of sound” by Decibel Magazine, and “sonic molasses” by Riff Relevent Magazine.

The Black Metal vocal influences bringing in an original sound hailed as a “venomous execution” by Doomed and Stoned Magazine, and their explosions into guitar explorations, backed by a heavy rhythm section, lead to the feeling that “there is something darkly spiritual at the heart of Yatra’s sound” as said by Indy Metal Vault Magazine.

Thriving strong from their intense live show, YATRA have been focused on performing for and connecting with live crowds as much as possible since their debut full length release from Grimoire Records, “Death Ritual.” As Ghost Cult Magazine writes, “they are incredibly heavy, and pulverizing” and Riff Relevent Magazine states “they are rising from the sea coast like a gigantic kraken!” YATRA was voted by Revolver Magazine into their ‘top 6 things to listen to’ and described as “a stomach churning wall of fuzzed out doom!”

Following the release of “Death Ritual,” YATRA was described by Heaviest of Arts Magazine as “the new guides into the fuzzed and stoned world.”


Dana Helmuth - Guitar, Vocals 
Maria Geisbert - Bass
Sean Lafferty - Drums


  • Death Ritual - LP/CD