Gyre to release new EP, Second Circle, via Monolithic Records
Monolithic Records are proud to present Gyre, the newest member of our twisted little family. Hailing from the New York and New Jersey area, Gyre play a refined style of proggy groove metal with great aplomb, blending the technical aggression of a younger, scrappier Gojira with the melodic flourishes of Leprous or Extol. If that sounds like a wicked combination, that’s because it is. And don’t go searching for any metal du jour gimmickry here: Gyre are the real deal.
Recorded with Kevin Antressian at Backroom Studios (Dillinger Escape Plan, The Number 12 Looks Like You, Adrenaline Mob, Foxy Shazam), Gyre’s new EP is four punishing tracks sure to put an evil grin on any modern metal fan’s ugly mug. Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s 1922 poem The Waste Land, Second Circle explores themes of desolation, delusion, disdain and the destruction that must precede creation — light and fluffy topics, to be sure. Gyre are set to debut a song from Second Circle later this week, so gird your loins and prepare to be shown fear in a handful of dust (high five, poetry nerds!).
This band have their proggy cake and eat it too; eschewing the bloated so-called epics of flatulent prog acts, Gyre make straightforward songs that refuse to trade focus for complexity. Many bands seek to strike this delicate balance, but few accomplish it with the skill displayed on this EP. The songs on Second Circle are at once technical and accessible, both uncompromisingly intense and pleasantly catchy.
Check out Gyre live as they gig throughout the Northeastern US in support of the new release. Second Circle is due out on July 23rd on Monolithic Records. Stay tuned for more, and in the meantime, here’s their self-titled EP to sink your teeth into: