Progressive/post-hardcore rockers Atris formed in 2012, evolving through several membership shifts. "Things did not go according to plan membership-wise," singer Pat Stowe told the Reader. "Half the old band left. Our screamer bailed halfway through the project, and I had to take that over."
An EP called Womb To War, mixed by Sam Boukas of XYZ Studios in La Mesa, was released in July 2016. "The title was originally my idea," says Stowe, "and kind of tells a story of my lifelong struggle with mental illness. I was first diagnosed with depression at age seven, and multiple times later was diagnosed with major depression, so I kind of have, like, chronic depression. The EP name is about how, since I was born, I've had to struggle with this demon in me -- metaphorically, that is, I'm an atheist -- that won't give up, won't coexist, and won't give me peace of mind until I'm dead."
Womb To War features former Unclean singer Eslava guesting on the track "Kasdea."