Yama is the God of Death and Illusion in Tibetan Vedism, the Japanese word for mountain, Papiamento for shouting, and Sanskrit for ban or prohibition. I connect a special period of my life with the dutch band Yama. I have seen them several times live and although they are to the creme de la creme of stoner rock bands, they are heavily grooving their way through time and space. Most succinctly for their music is the use of an interestingly distorted voice. Otherwise nothing too fancy, more straight low-paced heavy stomping rock. Last December the pleased their loyal fans with a new album called Ananta. They also managed to play last year at the legendary stoner and doom festival Roadburn in Tilburg, where you need to be an ancient dutch metalhead to get a ticket or order at least a year upfront.