Tethra’s full-length album, “Like Crows for The Earth”, which was recorded and mixed by Matt Stancioiu (Labyrinth) at Elnor Studios and mastered by Greg Chandles (Esoteric) at Priory Studios. reveals how much the band has evolved sonically since their 2013 album, “Drown into the Sea of Life”. The album was released in Europe on February 11th via Sliptrick Records, and is now unleashed in the US, as it came out on July 23rd.
Tethra produces elements such as acoustic breaks, striking solos and Doom-influenced melodies are mixed with charismatic vocals courtesy of the versatile frontman Clode Tethra. Blending gloomy Doom Metal, raging Death Metal and melodic early 90s Gothic Metal tinged vocals, Tethra will be the last nail on your cross.
The frontman explains: “In terms of songwriting, the lyrics have become more intimate on “Like Crows for The Earth”, focusing on topics such as loss, solitude and feelings of rejection. The album also deals with social issues, such as mankind’s indiscriminate exploitation of the Earth, metaphorically represented by the crow: if not stopped, this animal poses an undeniable threat to its ecosystem and is bound to destroy all other species.”
In years, securing the opportunity to support the Italian Doom act, Thunderstorm and being invited to plaethra is an Italian Doom Metal five piece who formed in 2008. They worked hard in performing live over thy Rock Inn Somma Festival after just a couple of years as a band. In 2010 the Italians recorded and released their debut EP “At the Gates of Doom”, produced by Ossian of Italian symphonic Black Metal band Opera IX.
Between 2011 and 2012, Tethra’s reputation grew, earning them spots in supporting the likes of Sepultura, Daylight Dies, Saturnus, Forgotten Tomb, Sadist, The Foreshadowing, Jackfrost and performing at Malta Doom Fest. In 2013, the Italians released their debut album, “Drown into the Sea of Life”, a concept album where the theme was focused on water.
01. Resilience (Intro)
02. Transcending Thanatos
03. Prelude to Sadness
04. Springtime Melancholy
06. Subterranean (Interlude)
07. The Groundfeeder
09. Synchronicity of Life and Decay
Tethra last month (June 8th) played a special ‘closed doors’ live streamed show on Facebook, with just them in the venue and as well as streaming it live they left the video up for 24 hours to give others a chance to see it and raise awareness to support the metal genre as well as the important issue of small venues closing.
Tethra are passionate about emerging artists and they were on a mission to increase the numbers of people that attend smaller, club sized venues in not just Italy, but on a worldwide scale, stating:
“In recent years, many small and medium-sized clubs dedicated to metal music have closed or changed their genre because of the low attendance at the concerts.
It’s a global phenomenon that, if it does not have a clear turnabout, will oblige all industry employees to make drastic decisions.”
Post the event the band said:
“Thanks to you for watching our closed doors show, we hope to have you reflected on the bad situation of our favourite music and something can change quickly…before it’s too late.”