“From the opening riffs, so reminiscent of Torche and their saccharine approach to fuzz, to the big choruses, this track oozes cool and groove.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
Heavy Blog Is Heavy is currently hosting a premiere of “Weightless” from Greensboro, North Carolina-based heavy rock unit IRATA. The track comes by way of their Tower full-length, slated to drop May 24th via Small Stone Records.
Issues the band of the track, “While the riffs for ‘Weightless’ are big, loud, and heavy, they also have a positive feeling. We felt this combination lead to a more straightforward song structure than many of the other songs on the record. This offered an opportunity for us to create a mood to fit the song’s theme of second chances.”
Heavy Blog Is Heavy calls Tower, “some of the best stoner metal I’ve heard in a while,” adding of “Weightless,” “From the opening riffs, so reminiscent of Torche and their saccharine approach to fuzz, to the big choruses, this track oozes cool and groove.”
Get “Weightless” with IRATA at THIS LOCATION.
Tower will be released on CD, digital, and limited-edition vinyl formats. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION where the title track can be streamed.
IRATA have a pair of home state shows scheduled in May (including a special record release show in Greensboro) with additional dates to be announced in the weeks to come.
5/11/2019 Monstercade — Winston-Salem, NC w/ Velvet Devils, Graves Of Gods
5/31/2019 Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC * Record Release Show
Since its 2007 genesis at the hands of founding members drummer Jason Ward and bassist Jon Case, IRATA has mutated restlessly, moving from its initial morphine-infused heavy fusion through math-y metal and finally to the soaring, technical heavy rock of its current approach. Over those dozen years, IRATA has made its presence known in metal and hard rock circles throughout the Southeast and beyond. Thanks to its growth from a trio with guitarist Cheryl Manner to a four-piece with the addition of guitarist Owen Burd, IRATA is evolving yet again.
With Burd’s talents on guitar, vocals, and trumpet added to what had already felt like a complete equation, IRATA is pushing itself to new vocal and instrumental heights. Accordingly, its upcoming LP Tower applies impressive musicianship and complex textures to increasingly approachable tunes that teeter between hard rock and prog-metal. It’s like the sports car version of Don Caballero. Fans of Jane’s Addiction, Mastodon, Kylesa, Helms Alee, Sandrider, All Them Witches, and King Buffalo pay heed.