Today, Ghost Iris premiere their new single and video The Devil’s Plaything. It’s the last single taken from the 3rd studio album ‘Apple of Discord,’ which will be released on February 22nd, 2019 via Long Branch Records.
The band states, “‘Apple of Discord’ is a record we are incredibly proud of – mostly because it’s our most passionate material to date. It reflects the experiences and represents the progress we have made over the last two years, both as a band and as individuals. One might even say that writing this album has been therapeutic for us. Bitterness, deceit, greed and frustration are feelings everyone has experienced one way or another in life, but it’s about how to channel the anger that comes along. And in our opinion, being able to use music to reflect and grow, is one of the most inspiring side effects when being artistically creative and passionate about what we believe in. We hope, you’ll all enjoy ‘Apple of Discord’ just as much as we do.”
1. Apple Of Discord
2. The Devil’s Plaything
3. Final Tale
4. After The Sun Sets Pt. II
5. Beauty In Expiration (feat. Don Vedda)
6. The Rat & The Snake (feat. Tyler Shelton of Traitors)
7. Heaven Was Pure Hell
8. Cowardly Pride
9. Magenta Moon (feat. Chad Ruhlig of For The Fallen Dreams)
Not only is Ghost Iris one of the leading Progressive Metalcore bands out of Denmark, but also serves as a perfect example for the modern day’s musical market. Having started as a DIY Internet phenomenon in 2015, the band not only managed to build a strong team behind them, but also made their mark in the main Metal community in a rather short space of time.
In 2016 the band achieved having the most streamed Danish Metal album on Spotify at 1.6 million streams, and at the time of writing their general streams are in excess of 5 million.
Their two first albums ‘Anecdotes of Science & Soul’ and ‘Blind World’ have both received grand praise by Metal Hammer, KERRANG! and It Djents for their playful, yet catchy approach to technical Metal. Technically enhanced, yet melodic guitars; fast-driven, yet groovy drums and an extraordinarily wide vocal range from diverse angry growls to striking clean vocals are the band’s signature. With the aim to provide the listener an experience that is as catchy and varied as it is hard-hitting, ‘Apple of Discord’ manages to explore diverse moods and atmospheres.
The album will reflect the fundamental transformation the band has made since their founding only a few years ago. A transformation based on relentless motivation and optimism, personal and musical progress & growth and numerous touring experiences.The album will contain 10 songs of intensity, wrath and of course: the antidote. With Ghost Iris aiming to step up their touring game even more, they will be heading out on multiple national and international tours throughout 2019 and onwards.
The new album was mastered by Buster Odeholm (Humanity’s Last Breath, Oceano, Enterprise Earth, Currents) at Impact Studios while the artwork was created by Dixon Jong (Intuitive Designs).
‘Apple of Discord’ is available for pre-order HERE!
Long Branch Records Shop Bundle
LP Edition (140g purple vinyl + Bandcamp download code)
Jesper Vicencio Gün – Vocals
Nicklas Grønlund Thomsen – Guitar
Daniel Leszkowicz – Guitar
Sebastian Linnet – Drums