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Irist’s new digital EP »Gloria« arrives today via Nuclear Blast Records; Georgia record release shows this weekend!

Atlanta, Georgia based post-metal band Irist has dropped their new digital EP »Gloria« today, September 16th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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

Courtesy of Speakeasy PR:

Sept. 16, 2022 – Irist, the Atlanta-by-way-of-South America band that Revolver said “exist within the same sonic hemisphere as earth-rumbling groups like Gorjia and Mastodon,” have released the five-song »Gloria« EP today via Nuclear Blast Records. Listen here:

“»Gloria« is incredibly deep and personal,” says vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho. “Every aspect of its music reflects that. It describes the multitude of emotions we are all destined to face as soon as we accept the risk of loving wholeheartedly. It is a journey from separation to deliverance.”

Guitar player Pablo Davila explains the origins of the EP: “I started working on this EP about a month after we got back from recording »Order Of The Mind« back in 2019 so after we finished writing it, the songs sat for quite some time – mostly due to the pandemic. But all of the downtime meant that we had an opportunity to experiment extensively with production, and I was particularly adamant about beginning to introduce synthesizers to our sound. I’d been thinking about synthesizer-based textures for a while, but didn’t want to force them into every single song or get carried away with the novelty of these new tools. I’m really pleased with how they’re present on the EP and the emotion they can help convey.

Photo by Susy Reyes

There was a lot of intensity and a myriad of feelings that went into these songs and I hope that listeners will be able to connect with that energy and take something away from it.”

»Gloria«, which finds the band reunited with mixer Matt Bayles (Mastodon/Isis), has already received widespread praise. BBC Radio 1 Rock Show’s Daniel P. Carter debuted the title track earlier this week, MetalSucks said the 5-song offering is “complete with fat rhythms, otherworldly guitar melodies and chugging riffs,” and Metal Injection noted “if you like Burst and Cult of Luna, you’ll dig this.”

Irist play a pair of hometown shows this weekend, with a performance tonight at Atlanta’s Drunken Unicorn, and a show tomorrow at Flicker in Athens. The band head overseas next week, joining Elder and Pallbearer for a six-week trek across the continent.

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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