TRNA are the pioneers of celestial blackgaze. This incredible blackened post-rock 3-piece from Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation formed after the breakup of post-black band Princ Persii. Andrey Novozhilov (guitar) and Sergey Tikhomirov (drums) were joined by Anton Gataullin (bass) shortly after forming the band and had their first rehearsal as a trio in November, 2013. The band played the first live show in February 2014 supporting Show Me A Dinosaur.
Their debut album “Pattern of Infinity” was recorded at BST studio in Saint Petersburg from September, 2014 till January, 2015 by Mikhail Skurikhin . It was released digitally and on CD on February 23, 2015 and met with a few wildly enthusiastic reviews which greatly motivated the band. That same month, Trna went on tour with friends Show Me A Dinosaur with Anton Gataullin now as a permanent member of both bands and playing two sets a night.
When they returned from the tour, Trna started working on their next album but an increasingly fraught relationship delayed recording. The band joined Show Me A Dinosaur for another tour but needed to find a replacement for Sergey, whose private life was at loggerheads with their tour schedule. Good friend and accomplished drummer Nikita Bobrov from Moscow luminaries Dry River stepped in for the tour.
The trio continued to evolve their sound and “Lose Yourself To Find Peace” was recorded between June and July of 2016 with Mikhail “just add some echo” Kurochkin. The album was released digitally and on CD on September 23, 2016 and met with rave reviews.
After recording, Sergey Tikhomirov officially left the band and was replaced by Austen‘s Timur “the pummeler” Yusupov. The band signed to Elusive Sound on October 19, 2016. “Lose Yourself To Find Peace” will be released on vinyl in 2017. The album was included in Arctic Drones’ 50 Favourite Releases of 2016 and featured at number 3 in Post-Rock Essentials Top 30 Releases of 2016.
Lose Yourself to Find Peace
Trna creates dark fierce music that is powerfully evocative and overwhelming like the destructive beauty of nature. Trna’s incessant and untamed fury soars in ethereal dreamscapes and awakens the phoenix in us all.
Trna’s pressbook is still in the works. You can download the cover of “Lose Yourself To Find Peace” for the time being.
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