‘A Passage for Lost Years’ from Chicago atmospheric dark metal ensemble VARAHA. ‘A Passage For Lost Years’ is an ambitious and creative debut, effortlessly combining post-metal, atmospheric doom and modern classical works into a sprawling palate of forward thinking heavy music.
“A Passage for Lost Years” was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Adam K. Stilson (Car Seat Headrest, Airiel, Ritual Howls, Pink Frost, Radar Eyes et al.) at Chicago’s Decade Music Studios. The 9 Tracks within “A Passage For Lost Years” include 4 Orchestral Overtures composed and conducted by Fabio Brienza, and recorded by Nick Broste (Mucca Pazza, Mono, Wilco, Ty Segall, Beirut et al.), and featuring guest appearances by Nicholas Dellacroce (Bongripper), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House, Brain Tentacles, Bloodiest, et al.), Nora Barton (Mucca Pazza, Mono et al.), Kristina Lee & members of The Oak Park & River Forest Symphony Orchestra.
Additional recordings were captured by Mike Lust (Russian Circles, Urge Overkill, Joan of Arc, Child Bite. et al.), including a special guest performance by Chuck Bontrager (Concertmaster for the Chicago production of “Hamilton: an American Musical," and acoustic and electric violinist for Tributosaurus, Nomadic, and the MWROC Music Festival). The artwork for the album cover was designed by legendary artist Travis Smith (Death, Opeth, King Diamond, Katatonia, Anathema, Overkill et al.).