Yakuza entered Chicago’s Engine Studios this past weekend to begin recording their new record for Profound Lore. The prog metal titans’ own Bruce Lamont had this to say on the upcoming offering:
“There is one common thread in Yakuza records – we thrive on VARIETY. We try to go to places we’ve never gone before and create open space – being experimental so to speak, but we still have a love for a good melody. Sanford is a big help bringing the sounds together.
Lyrical themes focus on life and death, the light and the dark. Our last record was a reaction, somewhat of a warning call for what has been happening globally and spiritually but not in a religious sense.
This album is the aftermath, the balance between the light and the dark. And as dark as it gets, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.”
Also, a documentary focusing on the band is also in the works. The film will be entitled Be That As It May: Yakuza’s Seismic Consequence and will be directed by Justin Baron. The film is currently seeking funding via Kickstarter.