Irist Launch GoFundMe After European/UK Tour Leaves Them $20,000 In Debt

Unfortunately, Irist have been left with $20,000 worth of debt following their European/UK tour with Pallbearer and Elder. You can help them out by donating via GoFundMe.

The band said the following:

“Friends, we need your help!

As a multitude of other artists have spoken out on, the economics of touring have become grueling; ticket and merch sales have fallen while the basic costs of accommodation, transportation and fuel are at an unprecedented high.

We could not wait to get to Europe this fall and tour in support of Order Of The Mind. We planned a realistic budget based on current data, and were prepared to go out of pocket, but the current economic climate devastated our finances and we returned home with a loss that is infinitely higher than anticipated.

Our management have launched a Gofundme to help us recover our unexpected losses. Any contribution helps and whether or not you are able to donate at this time we appreciate you and your support immensely.”

The group’s management added:

“Like many artists in 2020, Irist’s debut LP ‘Order of the Mind’ and dreams of touring were sidelined by the pandemic. After a two-year hiatus and multiple schedule changes, Irist were finally able to traverse Europe, opening for Elder and Pallbearer.

Although the tour was immensely successful and the band won over many fans on the 45-day run, the current economic climate devastated the band’s personal finances. Irist chose to tour knowing that they would not make a profit. In fact, they expected to pay out of pocket and had a realistic budget planned with current data on expected costs.

However, as many artists have spoken about recently, the economics of touring have become grueling to musicians large and small: Both ticket and merch sales are down. The basic costs of affordable accommodations have skyrocketed and transportation and fuel costs are at an unprecedented high. the exponential growth in inflation along with deflated exchange rates combined to create a perfect storm of financial hurdles and Irist have been left with a loss that is more than double what they anticipated.

Irist was humbled by the response to their music in Europe. This tour reinforced their passion and commitment. While they had hoped to weather this economic storm, the band need your help in attempting to recover the unexpected costs from their tour. Please help support them – any contribution helps!”

Irist vocalist Bruno Segovia further commented during an interview with Metal Hammer:

“Once we were out there, there was a perfect storm of things: gas prices went up exponentially and merch sales were a third of what was expected. We were kind of expecting to lose some money, but nowhere near what actually happened. We were expecting to lose maybe a couple grand, not even counting our tickets to get over there.”

He continued when asked how much money the band lost:

“About $20,000, not including flights. That was between merch bills, all the lodging, gas, van rental and everything. Gas ended up being €30 to €50 a day more than expected. We were told you could find cheap hotel rooms for, like, €60 a night and our average ended up being €120 to €150.”

He added:

“It was rough. We sat down amongst ourselves before calling management and it was like, ‘Fuck, we might have to go home! We just don’t have money to pay for hotels or gas.’ Luckily, we did get some help: we were able to get advances a little faster. Looking at our numbers, we were like, ‘Well, we’re fucked already. If we go home now, our bills will still be roughly the same.’ We could have saved a couple of grand, but not enough to make a huge difference.”

Drummer Pablo Davila also shared his thoughts on the current touring climate:

“I think something we’ve all asked before is, ‘What will the landscape look like once a lot of the legacy bands are out of the picture?’ It’s really hard to say because it’s changing all the time and, talking to people that have been in it much longer than we have, it’s changing for the worse. I don’t think bands will ever manage to be that big again. They came up when there was actual money to be made in the music industry: when MTV played music.”

[via The PRP]

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Irist Premiere New Song “Surging Ablaze”

Irist have premiered a new song titled “Surging Ablaze.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Gloria,” which will be released on September 16. Rodrigo Carvalho commented:

“‘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.”

Irist To Release New EP “Gloria” In September, Premiere New Song “Heal”

Irist will be releasing a new EP, titled “Gloria,” on September 16. The effort will feature five songs including the title track, “Heal,” “III,” “Surging Ablaze,” and “Watchful Eye.” You can find a lyric video for “Heal” below. Vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho said the following about that song:

“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.”

[via Revolver]

Elder, Pallbearer, & Irist Announce 2022 European/UK Tour

Elder and Pallbearer have booked a co-headlining European/UK tour for next year. Irist will open.

Tour Dates:

09/22 Berlin, GER – SO36
09/23 Leipzig, GER – UT Connewitz
09/24 Prague, CZE – Futurum Music Bar
09/25 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
09/26 Vienna, AUT – Arena
09/27 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
09/28 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
09/30 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
10/01 Pratteln, SWI – Up In Smoke Festival
10/02 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
10/03 Grenoble, FRA – L’Amperage
10/06 Barcelona, SPA – AMFest
10/08 Porto, POR – Amplifest
10/09 Madrid, SPA – Okkult Session 3
10/11 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
10/12 Montpellier, FRA – Rockstore
10/13 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
10/14 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/15 TBA – TBA
10/16 Tilburg, NET – 013
10/18 Aarhus, DEN – VoxHall
10/19 Oslo, NOR – Parkteatret
10/20 Drammen, NOR – Union Scene
10/21 Stavanger, NOR – Folken
10/22 Bergen, NOR – Kulturhuset
10/25 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
10/26 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
10/28 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
10/29 Hamburg, GER – Grunspan
10/30 TBA – TBA
10/31 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard
11/02 Brighton, UK – Chalk
11/03 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
11/04 London, UK – Earth
11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation Festival

Irist Premiere “Creation” Music Video

Irist have premiered a new video for their new song “Creation.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Order Of The Mind,“ which will be released on March 27.

Pablo Davila commented:

“‘Creation‘ is an upbeat song on the surface, but it’s also meant to be meditative. I think it somehow conveys a subtle ‘otherworldliness’ that’s not easy to express. Dan Almasy did a great job of interpreting that vibe for us in this music video.”

Rodrigo Carvalho added:

“We sometimes need to abandon our beliefs to know who we really are, and that’s what ‘Creation’ is about. It asks us to connect with ourselves in a deeper way, to learn our identity and to rid ourselves from who others think we are. In sum,‘Creation’s meditative theme and music make it a truly cathartic song for us.”

Irist Premiere New Song “Severed”

Irist have premiered a new song titled “Severed.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Order Of The Mind,“ which will be released on March 27. Vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho said the following about the song:

“‘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 Premiere “Burning Sage” Video

Irist have premiered a new video for their new song “Burning Sage.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Order Of The Mind,“ which will be released on March 27 via Nuclear Blast. Vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho commented:

“‘Burning Sage‘s’ frantic rhythmic patterns and ritualistic imagery made our choice to work with Mount Emult rather easy. We wanted to convey this song’s dark atmosphere. Mount Emult’s exciting collage work allowed us to do just that. ‘Burning Sage‘ is about overcoming negative emotions – the process is represented as a ritual in which these emotions are purged. It made sense to use imagery that were a part of different cultures to illustrate how universal this theme is.”

“Order Of The Mind” Track Listing:

01. “Eons”
02. “Burning Sage”
03. “Severed”
04. “Creation”
05. “Dead Prayers”
06. “Insurrection”
07. “Order Of The Mind”
08. “Harvester”
09. “The Well”
10. “Nerve”