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Erra present official music video for new single, "Pale Iris"

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Official press release:

Prolific metalcore progressives Erra have shared the official video for their brand new single "Pale Iris."

It's the first new material from the band in a year.

The song opens with an explosive roar from singer J.T. Cavey and takes listeners on a sonic thrill ride, thanks to its dynamics, guitar twists and turns, and urgent tone.

Guitarist/Vocalist Jesse Cash shared the following:

The first half of the song is a long crescendo to get us into the bridge where the song takes a darker turn and remains there until the end. Everything before is meant to create tension to serve that big release and make it as impactful as possible. The tuning drops five semitones in the bridge to further lend to the impact and shift of energy. It is essentially a song written for an 8-string guitar, but executed on 7-string thanks to the convenience of modern pitch-shifting.

I watched a 2017 Lovecraftian film called The Endless that had this scene where the protagonist realizes a second moon has appeared in the sky. That scene always stuck with me. I can't recall whether it was implied that the moons were the eyes of Cthulhu or directly suggested, but that concept was so fun to me, to imagine there were two giant eyes looking down at us malevolently. From that, I imagined the idea of two coins over the eyes of a corpse resembling two moons over a lifeless earth staring into space.

Erra will return to the road with Bad Omens this Fall. All dates are below.

09/01 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
09/02 Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
09/04 New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
09/05 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
09/06 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
09/08 Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
09/09 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
09/12 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
09/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/15 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
09/16 Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
09/18 Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
09/19 Toronto, ON @ Rebel
09/21 Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed
09/24 Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
09/26 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
09/27 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live
09/29 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
09/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
10/02 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/03 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/04 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/09 Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels
10/10 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Revel
10/13 Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum

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