IRIST have announced a new EP!
Titled Gloria, the upcoming EP from the Atlanta, Georgia-based band is the follow-up to 2020’s debut album, Order Of The Mind, and is scheduled to be released in September this year, via Nuclear Blast Records.
The upcoming EP, which once again finds the band’s music mixed by Matt Bayles [MASTODON, ISIS], comes after a hindered rollout for what many predicted was going to launch the band as one of the more prominent new bands in heavy music. With a release, and tour, slated for the Spring of 2020, the band was sidelined in the wake of international lockdowns, with vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho moving back to Brazil and guitar player Pablo Davila moving to Texas to work in an Austin COVID-ward.
“We still wrote a bit despite the distance,” says Carvalho. “Musically, we began to explore more melodic vocal lines, and we added synth, noise, and electronic element. We write intense melodies and frantic beats to convey what’s in our lyrics.”
Alongside the announcement of the new EP, IRIST have released a new song from the upcoming EP; Heal. The new song was first premiered via Revolver. Speaking about the new song, Carvalho says, “when we wrote Heal, I was trying to describe our inability as humans to face reality. My own dealing with pain and loss was what inspired me to write these lyrics. I never know what people may get out of my lyrics, but I hope that it particularly connects with those going through a rough patch in life.”
Watch the official lyric video for Heal here:
Also, you can view both the track list and artwork for the upcoming new EP below:
- Surging Ablaze
- Watchful Eye
Gloria is set for release on September 16th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders are available now and can be purchased here.
For more information on IRIST like their official page on Facebook.