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ERRA Unleashes “Pale Iris,” Their First New Single In A Year

ERRA Summer 2023

After more than a year sans a new release, ERRA, comprised of J.T. Cavey, Jesse Cash, Conor Hesse, Alex Ballew, and Clint Tustin, have unleashed their punishing new single and accompanying music video for “Pale Iris.”

Cavey’s commanding growl takes you in a chokehold within seconds of the new track kicking in, his grip unyielding until Cash provides an ephemeral respite. Similar to their past releases, “Pale Iris” presents a profound, introspective narrative courtesy of Cash’s prolific songwriting. As the song progresses, ERRA skillfully integrates atmospheric elements with their signature metalcore prowess, creating a unique fusion of boisterous sound.

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The guitar work is a standout characteristic, shifting from intricate melodies to heavy, chugging sections seamlessly. This contrast in instrumentation mirrors the lyrical themes of introspection and emotional depth that “Pale Iris” explores. The rhythm section provides a solid foundation, anchoring the track while allowing the guitar and vocals to take center stage.

Of the songwriting process, guitarist/vocalist Jesse cash offers, “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.”

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“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,” Cash continues. “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 is gearing up to tour with Bad Omens this fall. The tour will kick off on September 1 in Houston, TX, and run for 28 shows before concluding in Dallas, TX on October 13. You can check out their full touring schedule below and secure tickets to experience ERRA live here.

Tour Dates:

  • Sept. 1—Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
  • Sept. 2—Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
  • Sept. 4—New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater 
  • Sept. 5—St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live 
  • Sept. 6—Orlando, FL @ House of Blues 
  • Sept. 8—Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy 
  • Sept. 9—Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works 
  • Sept. 10—Alton, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival 
  • Sept. 12—New York, NY @ Terminal 5 
  • Sept. 13—Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall 
  • Sept. 14—Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
  • Sept. 15—Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore 
  • Sept. 16—Boston, MA @ Roadrunner 
  • Sept. 18—Montreal, QC @ MTELUS 
  • Sept. 19—Toronto, ON @ REBEL 
  • Sept. 21—Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed 
  • Sept. 24—Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live! 
  • Sept. 26—Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club 
  • Sept. 27—Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live 
  • Sept. 29—Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium 
  • Sept. 30—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union 
  • Oct. 2—Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 
  • Oct. 3—Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre 
  • Oct. 4—Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo 
  • Oct. 8—Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium 
  • Oct. 9—Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels 
  • Oct. 10—Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre 
  • Oct. 11—Albuquerque, NM @ Revel 
  • Oct. 13—Dallas, TX @ The Factory at Deep Ellum 
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