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Irist’s New Song is Sure to Set Your Speakers “Surging Ablaze”


With just two weeks remaining before their forthcoming EP Gloria is released to the masses, the South American post-metal band has released a visualizer to go with their new track “Surging Ablaze.”

Complete with fat rhythms, otherworldly guitar melodies, and chugging riffs, “Surging Ablaze” has a sound and style that doesn’t sound too far off from Mastodon’s work. It all sounds airy and almost foreign at times, building to a loud and sudden crescendo that doesn’t stop growing in size and stature. It’s very atmospheric and pulls you in from the get-go.

For vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho, the song represents the struggles everyone goes through when faced with hardship.

“‘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.”

You can either listen to this banger on your streaming service of choice or check out the visualizer below. Either way, the EP will be out on September 16.

Irist, Gloria EP

Gloria EP tracklisting:

  1. Gloria
  2. Heal
  3. III
  4. Surging Ablaze
  5. Watchful Eye
Irist’s New Song is Sure to Set Your Speakers “Surging Ablaze”

If you want to check out Irist live in Europe, you can do so at the following dates. They’ll be touring with Pallbearer and Elder.

Irist 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

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