Irist’s Gloria EP Arrives Today via Nuclear Blast





Gloria EP cover

Sept. 16, 2022 – Irist, the Atlanta-by-way-of-South America band that Revolver said “exist within the same sonic hemisphere as earth-rumbling groups like Gorjia and Mastodon,” have released the five-song Gloria EP (listen here: today via Nuclear Blast Records.

“Gloria is incredibly deep and personal,” says vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho. “Every aspect of its music reflects that. It describes the multitude of emotions we are all destined to face as soon as we accept the risk of loving wholeheartedly. It is a journey from separation to deliverance.”


Guitar player Pablo Davila explains the origins of the EP: “I started working on this EP about a month after we got back from recording OOTM back in 2019 so after we finished writing it, the songs sat for quite some time – mostly due to the pandemic. But all of the downtime meant that we had an opportunity to experiment extensively with production, and I was particularly adamant about beginning to introduce synthesizers to our sound. I’d been thinking about synthesizer-based textures for a while, but didn’t want to force them into every single song or get carried away with the novelty of these new tools. I’m really pleased with how they’re present on the EP and the emotion they can help convey.                        


There was a lot of intensity and a myriad of feelings that went into these songs and I hope that listeners will be able to connect with that energy and take something away from it.” 


Gloria, which finds the band reunited with mixer Matt Bayles (Mastodon/Isis), has already received widespread praise. BBC Radio 1 Rock Show’s Daniel P. Carter debuted the title track earlier this week, MetalSucks said the 5-song offering is “complete with fat rhythms, otherworldly guitar melodies and chugging riffs,” and Metal Injection noted “if you like Burst and Cult of Luna, you’ll dig this.”


Irist play a pair of hometown shows this weekend, with a performance tonight at Atlanta’s Drunken Unicorn, and a show tomorrow at Flicker in Athens. The band head overseas next week, joining Elder and Pallbearer for a six-week trek across the continent.

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 Analog Music Hall

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  LOGO

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

Photo credit: Susy Reyes

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