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Timothy James "Tim" Yatras


2003- Germ - all instruments, vocals (as Germ)  
2003-2005 Battalion - drums  
2005- Ilium - drums  
2005 Dungeon - drums  
2005-2009 Lord - drums  
2006-2012 Grey Waters - drums, keyboards, vocals  
2007- Austere - drums, keyboards, vocals (as Sorrow)  
2009 Pestilential Shadows - drums (as Sorrow)  
2013- Autumn's Dawn - drums, guitars, vocals (as Sorrow)  
2013- Blackened Angel - drums  

Studio musician

2009 Nazxul - drums  
2011 Woods Of Desolation - drums, vocals  
2019- Lord - drums (as Tim Yatras)  

Guest musician

2013 Thy Light - vocals  
2014 Skyforest - drums, vocals  
2014 Lost In Desolation - vocals  
2014 Troldhaugen - vocals (as Sorrow)  
2014 Vyrju - drums, vocals  
2015 Astray - vocals  
2020 Déhà - vocals (as Tim Yatras)  
2020 Deadspace - vocals (as Tim Yatras)  

Personal information

Also known as: Germ, Sorrow
Born on: 05.07.1984

Tim Yatras is an Australian musician and composer, best known as one half of the now defunct duo Austere, and the creator of the black metal/rock/trance act Germ.

He was also a member of Lord, and prior to that was also a part of Dungeon from February 2005 until their breakup, and appears on the 2006 release, The Final Chapter, performing drums and backing vocals, and co-writing most of the tracks. He is also a session musician on the studio-based Newcastle band Ilium's albums, Vespertilion and Ageless Decay. He toured as a member of Nazxul in 2004, and later performed drums and keyboards on the bands album, Iconoclast, in 2008. Tim also featured in a string of bands including Battalion, with whom he recorded the CD Into Harm's Way. Yatras also performed drums and backing vocals on Simon Polhill's debut EP, Serial.

He played drums and keyboards and sang backing vocals on the Lord albums Ascendence and Set In Stone and receives a writing credit for every song except the intros, and is credited with the lyrics to the track "Same Old Lines". After completing work on the Set In Stone album, Yatras left Lord following a national tour in June, 2009.

Along with childhood friend Desolate of the doom metal act Funeral Mourning, he was one half of the black metal band Austere, performing vocals, drums, keyboards and some guitars. Since the dissolution of Austere, Tim played drums, sang all of the vocals, and also structured and arranged much of the music on the Woods Of Desolation album Torn Beyond Reason, as well as being a member of the rock band Grey Waters (which disestablished in February of 2012). Tim's latest musical ventures include composing songs for several J-pop and K-pop labels and producers, as well as continuing work on his solo act Germ.

Yatras will be featured to have a guest vocal spot on the album No Morrow Shall Dawn by the black metal project Thy Light.

He lists his composing influences as Yoshiki Hayashi, Noel Gallagher, Gorecki, Jean Michel Jarre and Tetsuya Komuro among others.