Heavy Haul: Enigmatic Duo Zetra Offer A Glimpse Into Their Live Otherworldly Ritual

Heavy Haul: Enigmatic Duo Zetra Offer A Glimpse Into Their Live Otherworldly Ritual

- By Ramon Gonzales

Check the latest tour diary from The Wanderers from their recent European conquest with Ville Valo and see the new video for the enthralling single, "The Mirror". 


Transcendent alt mystics Zetra have have proven captivating thus far with a glimpse into their dreary, dreamy universe of ethereal extremity. Delivering the first single from the band's forthcoming, self-titled full length debut, The Wanderers teamed with Serena Cherry of Svalbard last month to introduce the breathtaking single, "Starfall". 

Earning accolades that align the band with exceptional artists ranging from Sonic Youth and Slowdive to Deafheaven and Alcest, "Starfall" ushers in the band's first outing via Nuclear Blast Records and follows their series of celebrated EPs including 2021's From Within and 2022's From Without and Sacred Songs - both of  which vaulted duo to a new plateau of awareness.  

A masterful meld of goth aesthetic, ethereal synth, eerie atmospherics and layered instrumentation, Zetra have gone from stylistic outliers with their 2020 debut, to alt torchbearers in the present day. Ahead of the tandem's September 13th self-titled project, Zetra have debuted their third selection from the release with arguably one of their most emotive offerings to date in "The Mirror". 



Melding the melody and warm of the late 80's era of New Romantic-style synth pop, with the menacing, frosty aesthetic of Norwegian black metal, "The Mirror" is an enthralling entry that challenges the confines of extreme music and outsider art. 

The track arrives as Zetra have recently wrapped a productive European tour supporting VV (Ville Valo) and making converts across the region. While The duof known as The Wanderers are set to resume their run on the road later this year supporting LA-art noise punks HEALTH, Zetra have compiled a unique look at their latest live trek. 

Assembling written entries latent with the band's cryptic language and stylized mystique, The Wanderers have pieced together words and images that offer a unique, first-hand account of the preparation and presentation pouring into their live ritual. 

Check the latest edition of the Knotfest Tour Diary, Heavy Haul featuring Zetra below.  



The Zetra Corps made a remote frozen lake their home for a week during the Finnish leg of the Neon Noir tour. Blessed with unseasonably wintery conditions, Zetra captured their arctic explorations.

Join us.


With the crowds growing outside the venue, queuing patiently through sun or snow in the hope of securing the space closest to the stage, The Zetra Corps prepared the ground on which they would soon perform.

The stage is set.


From city to city, from venue to venue, the Spirit of Zetra transforms into its earthly form in the shadowy galleries of the theatre.

The Spirit thanks The Host for their offerings of ambrosia and nectar.


The Portal has opened; The Call blares out; Zetra take their place upon the plinths. For those who watch, the spectacle starts.

Begin to know.


The self-titled debut from Zetra lands September 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. Order the album - HERE

Jul 12th - 2000Trees Festival - Cheltenham, UK
Aug 16th - ArcTanGent Festival - Bristol, UK
Oct 11th - Soulcrusher - Nijmegen, NL†
Oct 12th - Melkweg - Amsterdam, NL†
Oct 13th - Gebäude 9 - Cologne, DE†
Oct 18th - Opium - Dublin, IE†
Oct 22nd - La Machine Du Moulin Rouge - Paris, FR†
Oct 23rd - Gaswerk Kulturzentrum - Winterthur, CH†
Oct 24th - Backstage Halle - Munchen, DE†
Oct 25th - Szene - Vienna, AT†
Oct 27th - Fuchs2 - Prague, CZ†
Oct 28th - Progresja - Warsaw, PL†
Oct 29th - UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE†
Oct 30th - Hole 44 - Berlin, DE†
†supporting HEALTH



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