ERRA release new single ‘Pale Iris’



ERRA have shared the official video for their brand new single “Pale Iris“, the song is the bands the first new material in a year and has all the technical prowess that you have come to expect from the group. Erra have that special ability of combining mind melting licks, huge crushing heaviness and beautiful hook filled melodies that twist and turn and take you on a sonic journey all in the space of one song and “Pale Iris” is a perfect example of this. Over the years they have crafted their songwriting formula into a sound that is identifiably their own and one that still is fresh and exciting.

Expanding on the songwriting process guitarist/vocalist Jesse Cash says: “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.”

He continues, sharing what else inspired the song, saying, “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.”

Check out the music video for “Pale Iris” here:



ERRA will be on the road with Bad Omens in the US this fall. All dates are below.

9/1—Houston, TX — Bayou Music Center
9/2—Austin, TX — Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
9/4—New Orleans, LA — Joy Theater
9/5—St. Petersburg, FL — Jannus Live
9/6—Orlando, FL — House of Blues
9/8—Atlanta, GA — Coca-Cola Roxy
9/9—Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
9/10—Alton, VA — Blue Ridge Rock Festival
9/12—New York, NY — Terminal 5
9/13—Philadelphia, PA — Franklin Music Hall
9/14—Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
9/15—Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
9/16—Boston, MA — Roadrunner
9/18—Montreal, QC — MTELUS
9/19—Toronto, ON — REBEL
9/21—Chicago, IL — The Salt Shed
9/24—Columbus, OH — KEMBA Live!
9/26—Milwaukee, WI — The Rave / Eagles Club
9/27—Minneapolis, MN — Myth Live
9/29—Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium
9/30—Salt Lake City, UT — The Union
10/2—Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
10/3—Vancouver, BC — Vogue Theatre
10/4—Seattle, WA — Showbox SoDo
10/8—Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Palladium
10/9—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 at Deep Ellum

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