I play Bass and Keyboard in a Horror Doom Rock Band. Our music is quite ritualistic, slow and trance inducing. In our lyrics you can find the themes of goddesses, rituals and magick.
So after months of brainstorming and collecting, oracling and making fun of how all the good bandnames are taken, yet – we came up with a unique name: Yr
It is the name of a celtic rune. Runes are not only an ancient form of germanic writing, but also a tool for occult and magical use.
The meaning of the rune Yr stands for being grounded, rooted. It is the entrance to the underworld and in this form is a death rune.
Yr also represents the roots of the world tree, Yggdrasil. In the meaning of many Rune Masters, it represents the illusion of matter.
To make a distinct, recognizable logo out of the old germanic letter, I combined it with the second letter of Yr – R
R is also the rune Rit which stands for ritual and the rune rituals itself. As our music is very „ritualistic“ (repetitive, obsessed) this totally fits!
Combining the two runes was also an ancient form of magick called Sigil.
The choice of color was quite easy: Black and White – a classic evergreen 🙂 This will extensively be used in our artwork!
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