Post-metal band Irist is coming back to blow the doors off the place with a new, upcoming EP titled Gloria. In anticipation of the EP’s release on September 16, the band released a lyric video for the track “Heal.”

This new EP is the band’s first release since their 2020 debut album Order of the Mind. The band originally planned to tour in support of the album, but singer Rodrigo Carvalho said the pandemic put the kibosh on those plans pretty quick.

“We still wrote a bit despite the distance. 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.”

Speaking specifically about the track “Heal,” Carvalho said he drew inspiration for the song while he was going through a particularly difficult time in his life.

“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.”

As a digital only EP, *Gloria *can be presaved on your Spotify, Apple Music or deezer players via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Be sure to catch Irist on the road starting September 16 with two dates in the U.S., followed by nearly two months across the pond with a whole slate of European dates. The list of shows can be found below.

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 – Dürer Kert
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