Sunday Metal Minute: Irepress, “Cyette Phiur”


For these final minutes of your Sunday evening, I highly encourage you to light up, kick back, and enjoy this adventurous new track of polyrhythmic progressive/post metal from Boston, MA group Irepress. The group’s press sheet states that the band will “readily find appeal with fans of  Battles, Cynic and Explosions in the Sky alike”, and I’m inclined to agree with it. While much of the song vibes off of Meshuggah-esque abstract brutality and dissonant hardcore, “Cyette Phiur” is a shoegaze/post-rock epic at its heart. I never thought I would be able to say that I really enjoyed a song integrates both gang vocals AND a string section, but when it works (as it does here) I’ll be the first to admit it. It’s rare that a progressive metal band sounds so at home in such foreign territory, and they’ve got me interested to see what other ideas they’ve pulled together. So far it sounds genius..

Listen: “Cyette Phiur” (from Sol Eye Sea I, in stores 2/17)

Also worthy of note is that Irepress and Fargo, ND (..almost MPLS..) post-metal prodigies Battlefields will soon be heading out on a massive U.S. tour to support the release of their new albums including a 4 day stint in Austin, TX for SXSW. They’ll be in the metro on March 11th for a show with Dark Castle and Vernal Pool. Keep reading for all the tour dates…

March 06th Rochester, MI – The Factory (feat. The Atlas Moth)
March 08th Grand Rapids, MI – House Show
March 07th Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar (feat. The Plague Years)
March 09th Chicago, Ill – Subterranean (feat. Dark Castle, The Atlas Moth)
March 10th Milwaukee, WI – Borg Ward (feat. Dark Castle)
March 11th Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club (feat. Dark Castle, Vernal Pool)
March 12th Fargo, ND – The Aquarium (feat. Dark Castle, Vernal Pool)
March 13th Sioux Falls, SD – Nutty’s North (feat. The Blinding Light, Cougar Den, Sleeping In Gethsemane)
March 14th Rapid City, SD – TBA (feat. See You Next Tuesday, Full Blown Chaos)
March 15th Lincoln, NE – Ghost House (feat. Mother Pile, Towers)
March 16th Wichita, KS – The Avenue (feat. polarOppositebear)
March 18th Dallas, TX – Reno’s Chop Show (feat. Zoroaster
March 19th Austin, TX
March 20th Austin, TX – SXSW
March 21st Austin, TX – SXSW
March 22nd Austin, TX – SXSW
March 23rd El Paso, TX – Zepplin’s
March 24th Tucson, AZ – The Living Room (feat. Hellas Mounds)
March 25th San Diego, CA – Che Cafe
March 26th Riverside, CA – Back To The Grind (feat. Name)
March 27th Los Angeles, CA – The Knitting Factory (feat. Name)
March 28th San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside (feat. Name)
March 29th Chico, CA – Paradise Lost (feat. Name)
March 30th Eugene, OR – Samurai Duck
March 31st Portland, OR – Kelly’s Olympian (feat. Nandi Devi, Paranaut)
April 01st Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
April 02nd Boise, ID – Gusto Bar
April 03rd Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge (feat. Nine Worlds)
April 04th Denver, CO – Three Kings (feat. Mustangs & Madras, Adai)
April 05th Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon (feat. The Cast Pattern)
April 06th St. Louis, MO – The Fubar

3 Responses to “Sunday Metal Minute: Irepress, “Cyette Phiur””

  1. […] that every band playing earned themselves a few new fans that night. The Battlefields and Irepress tour is now headed down to SXSW, and I urge anyone in their path to go see it. For now check out the […]

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