Varaha EP

by VARAHA

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"Elegiac and Gorgeous, Varaha have something new to say in the world of gothic doom" INVISIBLE ORANGES

"Almost transcendentally beautiful, but heavy & haunting too"
NO CLEAN SINGING

"we can only wish there was an entire album which follows it"
HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY

"Dutifully depressive for the beautifully impressed"
METAL NEXUS

VARAHA — named in honor of the boar manifestation of Indian god Vishnu who lifts the earth from underneath the ocean — plays a dynamic brand of dark and somber doom/dark rock inspired metal. The band’s palette is wide and varies from monolithic, heavily distorted guitars to elegiac and nostalgic arrangements. Overall, their music is a cinematic dance between heavy riffing counterpointed by omnipresent melodies, as well as droned parts of despair, and evocative clean guitar arrangements.

Recorded by Nick Morgan and Mike Lust (Urge Overkill, Russian Circles, William Elliott Whitmore, Child Bite) and mixed and mastered by Adam K. Stilson (Airiel, Car Seat Headrest, Ritual Howls, Pink Frost, Radar Eyes) at Decade Music Studios, the three tracks comprising the EP includes guest appearances by Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House, Brain Tentacles et al) on saxophone and Josie Boyer (Round Rock Symphony Orchestra) on cello.

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released December 16, 2016

VARAHA is:
Fabio Brienza – Vocals and Guitars
Joel Hollis – Guitars
Bryan Gold – Bass
David Swanson – Drums

Bruce Lamont - Saxophone
Josie Boyer - Cello

Recorded by Nick Morgan and Mike Lust
Mixed and Mastered by Adam K. Stilson at Decade Music Studios

www.varahaband.com
www.varaha.bandcamp.com
www.facebook/varahachicago

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VARAHA Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's VARAHA plays a dynamic brand of dark and somber doom/dark rock inspired metal. The band’s palette is wide and varies from monolithic, heavily distorted guitars to elegiac and nostalgic arrangements. Overall, their music is a cinematic dance between heavy riffing counterpointed by omnipresent melodies, as well as droned parts of despair, and evocative clean guitar arrangements. ... more

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Track Name: Cubicle
CUBICLE.
Days, wild lights, now they're gone.
Doubts, close hopes hid the pain.
Where have I gone?
What have I become?

Now we hide the blood’ secret.
We craved for ascension (while) hiding
Then we filled the room with matter,
It’s a shiny burden but they love gold.

If I burn the house down will I gain my forgiveness?
If I put a new mask on will mistakes go away?
It didn't work before.

And there. You stood right besides me
The fate stronger, the chains wider.
The room is big though not big enough
I want to drill a hole and look outside 

Days, wild lights, now they're gone.
Doubts, close hopes hid the pain.
Where have I gone?
What have I become?
Track Name: It Takes a Ghost to Kill a Ghost
IT TAKES A GHOST TO KILL A GHOST.
She said (Blinding these hands)
Don't go (Binding these hands)

"Wait, you took the light right from me" 
She dared to ask
And we both know the truth
All you've left is your ghost.

(She Said) "Hold me, Follow.
(Stand) by me. Hold on”

Ghost, please kill another day
She took the light right from me
Hands held for deliverance
I summoned you to know the truth

"Wait, you took the light right from me" 
She dared to ask.
And we both know the truth
All I have is your ghost.