YLVA are a band that sound absolutely huge. Combining earth-shaking riffs and percussion with reverberating, emotive vocals and soaring melodies, the Australian sludge/post-metal outfit deliver something equal parts heavy and melodic on (M E T A).” – DECIBEL

Melbourne underground noise makers YLVA released their debut album, M E T A late last year via Pelagic Records.

Following on from the release, their extreme volume contrasts and stoic patience will be on show for the band’s first Australian tour this April/May!

Drawing influences from a deep well of experience in past outfits, YLVA create patient, dark and mysterious pieces of heavy music punctuated with crushing riffs.

Starting in Hobart with locals Departé and ending in Melbourne with Norway’s Ihsahn expect an intense evening of doomed sludge that will vibrate you to the very core.


Saturday, April 7: Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

with Departé, No Haven, Woe

Saturday, April 14: Crowbar, Brisbane

with Encircling Sea, Shackles, Siberian Hell Sounds, Mosquito, Sam Haven

Saturday, April 27: Bald Faced Stag, Sydney

with Lo!

Monday, May 7: Max Watts, Melbourne

with Ihsahn


YLVA are:

Mike Deslandes Guitar/Vocals

Dav Byrne Guitar/Vocals

Brett O’Riley Bass/Vocals

Leigh Pengelly Drums


For Fans Of: Isis, Neurosis, Amenra, Cult Of Luna, Old Man Gloom, Pelican