IRIST dropped second single ‘Severed’ from upcoming album

IRIST dropped second single ‘Severed’ from upcoming album

- in News
Antichrist metalzine XV anniversary T-Shirt! - check here.

Emerging Georgia metal band IRIST has released the second single, ‘Severed’, from their heavily anticipated album, “Order Of The Mind”, that’s out March 27th from Nuclear Blast. The band’s recent upward trajectory can be traced just a few short weeks back to the premiere of their crushing first single, ‘Burning Sage’, which set the metal scene ablaze with its rousing infusion of progressive metal and vitriol hardcore that “explore the endless avenues of technical, crafted facepunch, multilayered production approach, even bits of South American folklore” (MetalInjection.net). Now, the band follows with another massive track, ‘Severed’, that further demonstrates dynamic songwriting, lyrical depth and the power of their riffs on their “breathtaking debut” (Kerrang.com).

Discussing the meaning behind the new song, vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho says,

“‘Severed’ is about transcendence. It is a dark song that talks about detachment from material things and connecting with nature. It’s supernatural vibe contrasts with aggressive elements that make for a moody yet commanding song.”

IRIST will perform a record release show in Athens, GA at Caledonia Lounge on March 27th. Tickets are available now at https://bit.ly/2P90lB3.

Get the single digitally, here: https://amzn.to/2Ve9sE8
Listen in NB New Releases playlist: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

Pre-order your copy of “Order of the Mind” here: https://amzn.to/2PiqtJM
Pre-save the album on Spotify: https://nblast.de/IRISTpreSave

The framework for IRIST began in the summer of 2015 when South American born friends Pablo Davila (guitar) and Bruno Segovia (bass) conspired on a dream of finding success in music outside their native lands as iconic metal band Sepultura had done decades before. After relocating from their homelands to Atlanta, the duo brought on Adam Mitchell (guitar) and Jason Belisha (drums) and began writing music. Their demos eventually made their way to Nuclear Blast executive Monte Conner who saw massive potential in the band. After the addition of vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho, the group’s creative cohesion and songwriting improved immensely and after new demos were made, Conner inked a deal with them for Nuclear Blast and IRIST was officially born.

On “Order of the Mind”, IRIST’s skillful songwriting is jaw droppingly impressive, and although only together for a relatively short period of time, they sound years ahead of a “debut” record and more like a well-seasoned band in the prime of their career. While there are vestiges of the group’s pan-South American heritage (from Andean music to SEPULTURA) throughout “Order of the Mind”, the band’s collective influences come from all parts of the heavy spectrum. From THE MELIVS, RATOS DE PORAO and ALICE IN CHAINS to THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SOUNDGARDEN, and CONVERGE, IRIST fold in, twist fervently, and scorch their faves until they’re decidedly protean and uniquely a product of the fivesome’s songwriting prowess. In many respects, “Order of the Mind” is itinerant, introspective, portentous, indefatigable in its attack, but that’s not all it is either. IRIST’s angst-powered thrusts are distinctly advanced utilizing opposing forces, textures, and layers, so no single sonic model fits perfectly, as heard on the band’s first single ‘Burning Sage’.

“Order of the Mind” is full of waves of rhythms and emotions and no track echoes this more than ’Burning Sage’. It begins by catching you off guard with an intense and chaotic verse, coming in without warning. Then it breathes for a few seconds allowing a calm as a clean percussive break blasts itself into a straightforward pulsating chorus. Bruno Segovia attributes this sonic styling as being “what we thought made ‘Burning Sage’ the right song to introduce our sound.”

‘Burning Sage’ is accompanied by a music video directed by Mount Emult (PIXIES, DYING FETUS) who paints an intensely chaotic picture with a frenzied deluge of imagery on a canvas that synchs perfectly with the song’s torrential soundscape.

“Order of the Mind” was engineered, produced, and mixed by Lewis Johns at the Ranch Production House in Southampton, UK and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Ted Jensen (METALLICA, MASTODON, DEFTONES) at Sterling Sound.

IRIST are:
Rodrigo Carvalho (vocals)
Adam Mitchell (guitar/vocals)
Pablo Davila (guitar)
Bruno Segovia (bass)
Jason Belisha (drums)

www.iristband.com

---
If you would like to support Antichrist magazine by donation to cover some hosting expenses - that will be more than appreciated!
Comments
Avatar

You may also like

Video: Vader ”Into Oblivion”

Poland’s Vader released a new video for ”Into Oblivion”, song