Founded in 2019, post-metal instrumentalists Pire, you could say, are a fairly new band to the ‘scene’, but its time to sit up and take note as the quartet from San Diego, California are about to drop their new album, the expansive five tracker Grief World on the 15th June, but before its unleashed, we at The Shaman can bring the opening, near nine minute track The Sanctuary.
About the track, the band states, The Sanctuary, the opening track from our forthcoming debut album Grief World, is a captivating journey through the tumultuous realm of emotional struggle and eventual acceptance. Serving as a gateway into this sonic exploration, The Sanctuary sets the tone with its poignant narrative. It invites listeners to a place of temporary solace, where one seeks refuge and conceals their realities to please those around them.
And add, ‘This powerful composition exposes the dichotomy between finding momentary comfort and the inevitable need to confront and embrace our true selves. Prepare to immerse yourself in the profound depths of musical odyssey as it unveils the profound experiences encapsulated within The Sanctuary.’
Now click play below to open the gates to The Sanctuary…
More On Pire & ‘Grief World’
Pire are a four-piece instrumental atmospheric post metal band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2019 from a collection of ethereal loving musicians who met through a community of local musicians. All fans of Amenra, Russian Circles, Yob, Pire’s unique brand fuses dynamically heavy and ear crushingly loud riffs with meditative and propulsive soundscapes that will make you want to drift into the celestial void.
The album’s dynamic sound is created through a combination of guitar-driven riffs, atmospheric soundscapes, and crushing drums. Each track builds on the previous one, taking the listener on a journey through the darkest corners of the human experience. From the haunting opening track The Sanctuary to the crushing intensity of The Journey, Grief World is a true masterpiece of atmospheric post-metal.
In lieu of vocals, Pire relies on the ability of instrumentation to navigate the listener through an impassioned journey. Pire‘s music speaks volumes, conveying complex emotions through its powerful melodies and haunting soundscapes. The band’s mastery of dynamics and tension make for an album that is both cathartic and thought-provoking.
Grief World Tracklist:
01. The Sanctuary
02. The Tension
03. The Stranger
04. The Bridge
05. The Journey
Dillon Giedt – Guitar
Sean Jones – Bass
Aaron Weislogel – Drums
Aaron Queen – Guitar
Grief World, from San Diego, California’s post-metal instrumentalists Pire, releases next month, 15th June, and is available to pre-order over on Bandcamp for the measly sum of $1 or more if you feel it in your heart to support the band.