For Fans Of: Type O Negative / Smashing Pumpkins / Gary Numan
A shadowy vessel for intricate storytelling by way of fuzzed-out guitars and majestic melody. Many hours of heavy metal exploration in their formative years has resulted in a solid and eclectic foundation upon which they have layered shimmering synths and ethereal shoegaze elements. The results are a unique amalgam of introspection and euphoric sonic elevation.
Entirely self-recorded, ZETRA have crafted a sound that relies heavily on an Atari ST and an 8 track tape machine, capturing each natural crackle and every organic buzz. Tapping into the lo-fi vibes of first wave Scandinavian black metal they have kept their recordings deliberately raw, but added a gossamer sheen that tempers the rough edges. By using obsolete equipment, the duo have by virtue of their own self-imposed limitations created something that sounds distinct.
Unafraid to mix influences and inspirations, traces of Black Sabbath and Type O Negative make for comfortable audio bedfellows alongside Gary Numan and My Bloody Valentine. ZETRA would be just as at home playing with modern proponents of shoegaze such as Soft Kill or Nothing as they would be leaning towards the heavier realms of True Widow or the synth-heavy world of Drab Majesty or Boy Harsher.