Revolutionary Debut The War Yaks Release 'Bifurcate' Aug 1_2
Photo Courtesy: Nat Rusciani

Revolutionary Debut: The War Yaks Release ‘Bifurcate’ Aug 1

The War Yaks, an exciting new band formed by co-producers and songwriters Nat Rusciani and Anthony Warga, is thrilled to announce the release of their debut album, “Bifurcate,” on August 1, 2024. This album promises to be a groundbreaking addition to the progressive music scene, featuring a dynamic blend of genres and influences that will captivate listeners. Birthed from personal experiences and resounding resolve this rendering takes the listener on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. 

“Bifurcate” is an eight-song flavor-filled journey that pulsates through a range of feelings and relational complexities that define the human experience. The album seamlessly transitions from soulful progressive pop to growling prog metal, creating a diverse and rich soundscape. The War Yaks draws inspiration from classic 70s progressive rock, jazz, drum and bass, and trip-hop, setting “Bifurcate” apart from other contemporary progressive albums.

Revolutionary Debut The War Yaks Release 'Bifurcate' Aug 1_3

Photo Courtesy: Nat Rusciani

Nat Rusciani, a 35-year-old female progressive rock musician, is breaking new ground in a genre traditionally dominated by male artists. She has not only co-produced and co-wrote the album but also engineered, mixed, and mastered it herself. After her previous group disbanded, Nat dedicated two years to developing the necessary skills to bring this project to life. Her journey has been one of perseverance and transformation, both professionally and personally. She is now ready to share what she has learned. 

According to Nat, “Over these two years, I started a brand-new career and faced the hardest experience of my life — my marriage ending, Ironically, I named the album ‘Bifurcate’ before I knew my marriage was in trouble. Despite innumerable challenges, including burning through five guitarists before finding the perfect fit in Costa Rica, we managed to get this album across the finish line.”

Anthony Warga, a talented saxophonist, co-producer, and co-writer, has brought his unique musical perspective to the project. He delivers a rich and varied sound of soaring sax and catchy hooks topped off with sultry, soulful female vocals. 

Revolutionary Debut The War Yaks Release 'Bifurcate' Aug 1

Photo Courtesy: Nat Rusciani

He along with Nat were former band members of Cabinets of Curiosity. This talented duo, now working together, has created a presentation of work that is not only musically innovative but also deeply personal and relatable. The War Yaks is poised to make a significant impact on the progressive music scene with its debut release. Co-producer Rusciani puts it this way, “The songs touch on pretty deep topics — mortality, ecology, vulnerability — but we want you tapping your toes while you contemplate them.”  

“Bifurcate” will be available for streaming and download on all major platforms (i.e. Spotify, Apple Music), and other streaming platforms starting August 1, 2024. 

For more information and to pre-save the album, visit the link: 


For press inquiries or interview requests, please contact: Nat Rusciani

Vocalist, Keyboardist, Producer

The War Yaks


About The War Yaks: The War Yaks is a progressive band featuring Nat Rusciani, lead singer, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer; Anthony Warga, co-producer and co-songwriter on saxophone; Esteban Mercado on guitar; Jesse Shaw on bass, Kristina Bacich on flute. These musical artists offer a uniqueness to be enjoyed and celebrated.  The band’s music is a blend of various genres, including progressive rock, jazz, drum and bass, and trip-hop, creating a unique and innovative sound that beckons to a more diverse listening audience. Those who enjoy the likes of Steven Wilson, Thank You Scientist, Haken, Leprous, and Opeth will be right at home with the smooth and gutsy sounds of The War Yaks.

Published by: Martin De Juan

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