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IRIST – Release new track ‘Surging ablaze’

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Photo Credit: Susy Reyes

Today, 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.”

Watch the ‘Surging Ablaze‘ visualizer: https://youtu.be/c_3oRygeyMs
Listen to ‘Surging Ablaze‘: https://bfan.link/Irist-SurgingAblaze

Recently released EP track ‘Heal‘ inaugurated IRIST‘s return with savage impact. Revolverpremiered 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‘: https://youtu.be/TpcGRglTy4M

The Gloria EP finds IRIST’s music mixed again by Matt Bayles (Mastodon/Isis). Their explosive 2020 debut album, Order of the Mindwas “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.

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Gloria EP tracklisting:

  1. Gloria
  2. Heal
  3. III
  4. Surging Ablaze
  5. Watchful Eye

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