Olympia, Washington based drone/black metal project Echtra will release a new album titled, BardO, on November 23rd with Temple of Torturous Records. Today, the 1st track, “BardO I” has been revealed. Comprised of two 23 minute songs, BardO will be released as an LP Vinyl record with a live DVD, and is now available for pre-order at the locations below.
PRE-ORDER BARDO VINYL + DVD:
Echtra’s BardO is the second installment of the “Passage Cycle,” a tripartite exploration of the transmission of one’s essence between lifetimes; this 2nd Chapter focuses on the interstitial space between death and rebirth. Inspired by the Vajrayana’s experiential identification of this liminal sphere as the place of reckoning, a phantasmagoria facilitative of the full ripening of one’s karmic imprints, Echtra crafts an aural ode to the soul’s journey through the in-between.
BardO was written in the long ago of Litha MMVIII. It was given to the dark at a performance within the womb of Orbis Nex on July 19th, 2008, in which Echtra was joined by Heron. The video footage from this performance has been licensed for this release from Adam Collins-Torruella. The audio was mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege near Litha MMXIV. Cover art was created by Tashi Mannox, and other graphic elements designed by Marisa Ware. Temple of Torturous offers it now, over ten years later, for the benefit of all beings: may all be free.