Today, IRIST release a mesmerizing new track titled “Surging Ablaze,” taken from their forthcoming EP Gloria, out on Sept. 16 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.”

Photo credit: Susy Reyes


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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.

Gloria EP tracklisting:

1.    Gloria

2.    Heal

3.    III

4.    Surging Ablaze

5.    Watchful Eye

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