Iris Divine Premiere Sweet, Progressive Sounds On “A Suicide Aware”

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Hailing from Northern Virginia is the new progressive metal/rock band Iris Divine. Now, the band is definitely progressive, but there’s an accessibility to their sound that might not have been heard since Queensrÿche. For a taste of what I’m talking about, go to their Bandcamp page and check out their newest single, “A Suicide Aware,” from their upcoming debut LP, Karma Sown. Yes, there is more of a heavy metal edge to Iris Divine’s sound than Queensrÿche’s, but I wouldn’t say, as the press release states, that they have an Alice In Chains, Lamb of God, or Pantera edge. But, yes, you might find elements of Deftones, Rush, King’s X, Dream Theater, and Porcupine Tree.

For sure you’ll find some awesome hooks and killer melodies on “A Suicide Aware,” and don’t forget to pay attention to the great sounds produced by the slap bass technique

Following their 2011 double EP, Convergence, and a demo in 2013, Iris Divine’s glorious debut full-length, Karma Sown, is a triumph of a debut album, immediate and memorable but revealing layers and depth upon repeated listens. The record was produced by Iris Divine, engineered by Drew Mazurek and Farhad Hossain, mixed by Drew Mazurek, and mastered by Brian J. Anthony, and its cover art conceived by Kris Combs and executed by Visual Decay. With the potential to make a connection to a wide range of prog, rock, and metal, the band looks to 2015 and beyond to bring a new and powerful voice to fans around the world.

Sensory Records will release Karma Sown worldwide on CD and digitally on March 31, 2015. Stand by for additional album details, additional audio teasers and much more on Iris Divine in the weeks ahead and throughout the year.

Karma Sown Track Listing:

1. The Everlasting Sea
2. Fire of the Unknown
3. A Suicide Aware
4. Mother’s Prayer
5. Prisms
6. In Spirals
7. Apathy Rains
8. In the Wake of Martyrs

Iris Divine Is:
Navid Rashid – vocals, guitar
Kris Combs – drums, keys/programming
Brian Dobbs – bass

Rock Hard \m/

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