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American post-metal band Irist release the new track »Surging Ablaze«; »Gloria« EP out on September 16th via Nuclear Blast Records

Atlanta, Georgia based post-metal band Irist release the new track »Surging Ablaze« from their upcoming digital EP, »Gloria«, out on September 16th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records.

01. Gloria
02. Heal
03. III
04. Surging Ablaze
05. Watchful Eye

Courtesy of Speakeasy PR:

Irist release a mesmerizing new track titled »Surging Ablaze«, taken from their forthcoming EP »Gloria«, out on September 16th via Nuclear Blast Records. »Surging Ablaze« sees the nascent post-metallers hit a new stride, transcending our mortal coil with the ebb and flow of slow-burn melody, and sludgy, crushing atmospherics.

Vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho stated: “»Surging Ablaze« is a song about the contemplative journey, and meditative states, one experiences when getting to the other side of a difficult situation. On top of a beautiful lead for the chorus, Pablo wrote an insanely heavy riff towards the end of the song that definitely sticks to you. This is a rhythmically more measured song for us, and the fact that we were able to add some lyrics in Portuguese makes it even more unique.”

Listen to »Surging Ablaze«:

Photo by Susy Reyes

Recently released EP track »Heal« inaugurated Irist’s return with savage impact. Revolver premiered the “devastatingly heavy new banger”, also stating that “the band’s sound exists within the same sonic hemisphere as earth-rumbling groups like Gojira and Mastodon.” Kerrang! lauded the track, stating that “Irist have a lot of people talking already. With this slab of Conjurer-ish tech-groove, you’ll see why. Superb stuff”, with Metal Hammer UK awarding »Heal« their ‘Track of the Week’ accolade, citing it as “A stellar comeback after the momentum behind their brilliant debut… (»Heal«) brings the same level of colossal heaviness and gargantuan melody to the table…”

Watch the lyric video for previous EP track »Heal«:

The »Gloria« EP finds Irist’s music mixed again by Matt Bayles (Mastodon/Isis). Their explosive 2020 debut album, »Order Of The Mind«, was “one of the most buzzed about metal debuts of the year” (Brooklyn Vegan). Kerrang! declared the four-piece “one of 2020’s most important metal acts” and Revolver dubbed the 10-song album one of the year’s “finest metal albums”. With a release, and tour, slated for the Spring of 2020, the band was sidelined in the wake of international lockdowns, with Carvalho moving back to Brazil and guitar player Pablo Davila moving to Texas to work in an Austin COVID-ward.

Now, with the »Gloria« EP on the horizon, as well as extensive tour dates with Pallbearer, Elder and upcoming record releases shows, Irist are eager to pick up where they left off.

Irist 2022 tour dates:
September 16 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
September 17 Athens, GA Flicker
September 22 Berlin, DE SO36
September 23 Leipzig, DE UT Connewitz
September 24 Prague, CZ Futurum Music Bar
September 25 Warsaw, PL Proxima
September 26 Wien, AT Arena Wien
September 27 Budapest, HU Akvárium Klub
September 28 Ljubljana, SI Orto Bar
September 30 Munich, DE Feierwerk
October 1 Pratteln, CH Up in Smoke Festival
October 2 Mezzago, IT Bloom
October 3 Grenoble, FR L’Ampérage
October 6 Barcelona, ES AMFest
October 8 Porto, PT Amplifest
October 9 Madrid, ES Okkult Session 3
October 11 Toulouse, FR Le Rex de Toulouse
October 12 Montpellier, FR Rockstore
October 13 Nantes, FR Le Ferrailleur
October 14 Paris, FR Petit Bain
October 15 Antwerp, BE Desertfest Antwerp
October 16 Tilburg, NL Poppodium 013
October 18 Aarhus, DK Fonden Voxhall
October 19 Oslo, NO Parkteatret
October 20 Drammen, NO Union Scene
October 21 Stavanger, NO Folken
October 22 Bergen, NO Kulturhuset
October 25 Johanneshov, SE Slaktkyrkan
October 26 Göteborg, SE Pustervik
October 28 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
October 29 Hamburg, DE Gruenspan
October 30 Ghent, BE Desertfest Ghent
October 31 Dortmund, DE JunkYard
November 2 Brighton, UK Chalk
November 3 Bristol, UK The Fleece
November 4 London, UK EartH
November 5 St Helens, UK Damnation

Irist is Rodrigo Carvalho (vocals), Pablo Davila (guitar), Adam Mitchell (guitar) and Bruno Segovia (bass). Drums on all tracks by Jason Belisha.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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