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. 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” was released on vinyl on August 25, 2017 and became Elusive Sound’s fastest selling album.
TRNA are currently writing their third album and preparing a European Tour for 2018.
With an astounding breath that overlooks simplicity, and a far reaching scale of solid technical proficiency, Trna, on these two tracks, manages to reach the unbelievable: a sonorous monumental configuration of ethereal polyphony, that underlies within an abyss of harmonic conjectures a reverberation of diluted rhythms, anxious to retain, preserve, reinvent and dilacerate the logics of traditional post-rock, rediscovering on the onset of its own expansive melodies a new pattern of cosmic possibilities able to diverge from the current waves that dictates the commonalities of the genre, reassuring a formidable degree of originality that enables them to create and discover their own identity.
Saint-Petersburg post-black metal 3-piece TRNA, pioneers of celestial blackgaze and friends of Show Me A Dinosaur, released their second album “Lose Yourself To Find Peace” on Friday, 23 September. This is one of the most highly awaited albums this year and supersedes all our expectations. It’s two 20-min tracks will make you feel like you are standing on a speeding freight train under the night sky, its near relentless fury only easing off occasionally to allow you to take in the stunning celestial view. You know that you might fall but you just don’t care. The experience is exhilarating and for fleeting moments, you are one with the gods. There are more killer riffs than you can handle and more precision-guided melodies fly out of this band than missiles in the Middle East. “Lose Yourself To find Peace” is breath-taking and cathartic, a milestone.
Lose Yourself to Find Peace is two massive tracks of sweeping guitars, blistering drums, and massive passages of celestial blackgaze. I get lost in it so easily. The sheer size of this album overshadows most all the other music I’ve listened to this year.
(Number 3): This was of the most highly awaited albums this year and superseded all our expectations. It’s two 20-min tracks will make you feel like you are standing on a speeding freight train under the night sky, its near relentless fury only easing off occasionally to allow you to take in the stunning celestial view. You know that you might fall but you just don’t care. More killer riffs and precision-guided melodies fly out of this band than in the black-clad war-painted legions of darkness. The experience is exhilarating and for fleeting moments, you are one with the gods.Lose Yourself To find Peace” is breath-taking and cathartic, a milestone.
You must hear this album, and you must lose yourself in it. Give in to the storm, and be swept away by its beautifully violent soundscapes.
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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