Ysma

INSTRUMENTAL PROGRESSIVE ROCK

    

UPCOMING LIVE DATES

September 2nd - Nieberding Strassenfest, Münster | More live dates tba soon ...

NEWS

NEW WEBDESIGN

It has been some time, but we finally have a webdesign one might actually call "contemporary". Take a look around and let us know if you miss anything!

NEXT LIVE DATES

We are happy to announce new live dates coming up on February 4th (w/ Tank86) and April 19th (w/ Carpet).

NEW VIDEO: MIXUP

Just because it seemed like a good idea, we decided to switch instruments for a passionate full-playback version of "The Glassblower"'s funk/jazz/something part. You can watch the whole thing by clicking the play button.

NEW VIDEO: LIVE IMPRESSIONS

In case you'd like to see the beautiful live video running on top there in high quality (and with sound!), just click the play button or check or video section below.

NEW SONG: 30 Doradus

As a first impression of what's to come on the third album, we have released "30 Doradus" to be streamed via Bandcamp, Soundcloud etc. You can go to the "Listen" section below or simply click the conveniently placed icons on top of the page.

MiM 2017

Our third album will be called "Memoirs in Monochrome" and is to be released in May, 2017. More info soon.

WATCH

For your ocular amusement.

LISTEN

Just click on any cover to choose the record.

VAGRANT

April 2013

The debut album, containing "The Wanderer", "Kindermensch", and more.

CARROTS AND CANDLES

January 2014

An acoustic live EP, featuring the music of Vagrant especially rearranged for this occasion. Recorded at Peperoni, Münster.

FOURTH WALL

September 2014

The band's second studio album, including "Four Seconds West", "Thelema", "Sun Pt. I + II", "Jester", and more.

MEMOIRS IN MONOCHROME

May 2017

The third studio album turned out to be an instrumental concept album and was released in late May, 2017.

THE BAND

Because it would be rude not to introduce ourselves.

Biography

Ysma is an instrumental progressive rock band from Münster, Germany. Founded in 2009, the quintet combines atmospheric elements and progressive rock/metal influences, always focussing on the ambience of a song as well as unconventional rhythms and parts out of the ordinary. After gaining reputation as an energetic live band, Ysma released their first record entitled “Vagrant“ in April 2013. The 12-track album covered the band's diverse spectrum from purely acoustic pieces to heavier prog influenced by Rush or Opeth. The band's acoustic premiere took place in October of 2013, performing their material unplugged, re-arranged specifically for this occasion. Recordings of this evening were subsequently released in form of an acoustic live EP „Carrots and Candles“ in January, 2014. Other memorable live experiences include opening the stage for Norwegian prog metal band Leprous in November of 2013 and the band's appearance at Krach am Bach festival in August, 2014 (alongside Monkey3, Blood Red Shoes, Kamchatka and more).

In the fall of 2014, Ysma presented their sophomore studio record „Fourth Wall“. Once again recorded, mixed and mastered by the band themselves, „Fourth Wall“ showed the facets of Ysma's sound and songwriting more clearly than ever: somewhere between jazzy arrangements, acoustic interludes and the edged quality of modern progressive metal, the band delivered thought-provoking instrumentals with a character of their own.

In May 2017, the band released their third full-length output with the concept album "Memoirs in Monochrome". The record features seven new songs including the longtracks "30 Doradus", "The Glassblower", and "Implosions".

Band Info

  •   Münster, Germany

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