[Cover photo credit to Susy Reyes]

Metal outfit IRIST has released new track “Surging Ablaze,” taken from their forthcoming EP Gloria, out on Sept. 16th, 2022, via Nuclear Blast Records. “Surging Ablaze” moves into new territory for the band, introducing “slow-burn melody” and “crushing atmospherics” in a more Post-Metal vein. 

Vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho comments:

‘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.

Another recently released EP track “Heal” is more firmly in the Metal camp. The Gloria EP finds IRIST’s music mixed again by Matt Bayles (Mastodon/Isis). They released their debut album, Order of the Mind, in 2020, and had a tour slated for the Spring of 2020, but 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. 

Gloria’ EP artwork

Now, with the Gloria EP on the horizon, as well as extensive tour dates with Pallbearer and 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