Greek black metal act Yoth Iria have signed a deal with Poland’s Pagan Records to release their debut album. Entitled “As The Flame Withers” the album is planned for a December 2020 release.
Yoth Iria is a massive comeback from the duet, which developed and pioneered the underground scene back in the day: Jim Mutilator and The Magus.
Yoth Iria’s music is an amalgam of the influences and visions of its creators. Dark, diabolical, emotional, powerful and majestic. A fresh look into ’90s Greek occult black metal with a nostalgia of the past and a look into the future.The band are working on the album at the famous Pentagram Studio with George Emmanuel whose client-list includes Rotting Christ, Septicflesh, Lucifer’s Child, Acherontas and more. Drums, guitar tracks and most of the vocals are already recorded.Jim Mutilator was the first bassist and a founding member of the Greek black metal band Rotting Christ. He appears on both Rotting Christ’s Thy Mighty Contract and Varathron’s His Majesty at the Swamp, two of Hellenic black metal’s most recognised and defining albums. The Magus is a Greek musician (bass, keys & vocals) and producer.
He formed Necromantia in 1989 together with Baron Blood (RIP), one of the most influential and avant-garde bands of the scene. His musical projects and collaborations involved: Rotting Christ, Thou Art Lord, N.A.O.S., Diabolos Rising, Raism among others. He is credited for shaping the ”Hellenic sound” of black and death metal.
Yoth Iria are:
The Magus – Vocals
Jim Mutilator – Bass
George Emmanuel (session) – Guitars
J.V. Maelstrom (session) – Drums
John Patsouris – Keys