Echoes And Dust is hosting a video premiere for “Wishful Thinking” by New Jersey prog metal trio GYRE and their explosive and dynamic new debut album, Shared Visions, which was produced by The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Kevin Antreassian. The band begins performing live in support of the record this week as well.
GYRE was formed by members of defunct metallic hardcore outfit Junta. Traces of electronic, world, and folk music that are in constant motion just under the surface of GYRE‘s output. Shared Visions surges with metallic grooves in the vein of Mastodon and Mutoid Man, infusing the progressive tendencies of Lazer/Wulf and Russian Circles, with a modern rock edge fans of Baroness, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Muse will appreciate.
GYRE‘s Ian McCartney gives some insight on the track, one of the more emotive, acoustic tracks of the record, “‘Wishful Thinking’ is a message for those that hold onto resentments and ill will (including myself). They are a disease that eats from the inside. No matter how much energy these feeling might fill you up with, it is a negative energy that needs to be expunged… This is one of two straightforward acoustic song we wanted to book end the album with on both sides. Give the listener’s ears a bit of a rest from the rock metal heaviness the other songs on Side B provide.”
McCartney discloses of the video itself, “I tried to use smoke and fire and ash to symbolically represent how these negative thoughts can build in a person and smolder into flames, but only if you let them.”
Tune in to Echoes And Dust to view GYRE’s “Wishful Thinking” video RIGHT HERE.
Following three well-received EPs, nearly two years of sculpting, chiseling, and capturing ideas went into Shared Visions. With fifty minutes of multi-textured explosive music, the band’s Juan Soaz recorded and produced Shared Visions, after which the band once again worked with Kevin Antreassian of The Dillinger Escape Plan at his Backroom Studios to mix and master the album.
GYRE now takes the tunes from Shared Visions to the road across the Northeastern states this summer. In July, the band will play Kingston, New York on the 13th, Clifton, New Jersey on the 22nd, and Brooklyn, New York on the 27th. August sees them back in Upstate New York for Battle Candle Fest in Warwick on the 4th, followed by a show in York, Pennsylvania on the 18th. More shows are being booked and more widespread touring is to be expected in the months ahead.
7/13/2018 BSP Kingston, NY w/ Dead Empires, FeroLUX, False Accusations
7/22/2018 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ w/ Cryptodira, SAWCE, Deeply Woven
7/27/2018 Lucky 13 Saloon – Brooklyn, NY w/ ZAIUS and Without Waves
8/04/2018 Battle Candle Fest – Warwick, NY
8/18/2018 The Depot – York, PA w/ Night
“The band have a knack for crafting captivating prog without devolving into overly-technical showboating, instead opting for melody and memorable riffing.” – Decibel Magazine
“The best way I can describe the track is I’d imagine it’s what you get if Mastodon and Mutoid Man had a kid that was also raised by Baroness and occasionally Gojira.” – Metal Injection
“it’s everything fans wanted and everything not-yet-fans didn’t know they wanted but will be thrilled to hear. It’s heavy and melodic, it’s proggy but not in a navel gazing kind of way, and it melds a wide array of influences without sounding schizophrenic. Think Crack The Skye-era Mastodon, but somehow both heavier and poppier, and you have some idea what you’re in for.” – MetalSucks
With its throttling rhythms, rock swagger, prog flair and technical proficiency, GYRE‘s Shared Visions is an eclectic metal tour de force… the New Jersey trio’s full-length debut combines the best elements of modern metal and rock with nods to Mastodon, Mutoid Man, and more.” – Svbterranean