Igorrr launches video for new single, “Parpaing”
On March 27th, Igorrr will release their new album, Spirituality And Distortion, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the record, a video for the new single, “Parpaing“, can be viewed at:
Igorrr‘s Gautier Serre comments:
“We are so honored to welcome the final boss of death metal: George Fisher, to sing on one of the most brutal Igorrr tracks we have ever made.
“I’ve been a huge fan of George since the legendary albums “Gallery of Suicide” and “Bloodthirst” from Cannibal Corpse which had a pretty serious influence on my music.
“His participation makes a complete sense to me and to this track: who’s got a better voice than George Fisher‘s voice and could fit better on chiptune 8-bit music? Heaviness versus its opposite, I found on this track the perfect match, the perfect balance.“
The previous video for “Very Noise” can be seen at: metalblade.com/igorrr – where Spirituality And Distortion also can be pre-ordered!
With 2017’s Savage Sinusoid, Igorrr more than proved to be a truly unique musical force – and 2020’s Spirituality And Distortion cements that well-earned reputation. Slamming together disparate musical styles ranging from death and black metal to breakcore, Balkan, baroque and classical music in a manner that is as unconventional and unpredictable as it is thrilling, Igorrr are unlike any other act, and Spirituality And Distortion displays just as broad a range of emotions as sounds.
“Getting stuck in only one emotion is very boring to me; life is a wide range of emotions – sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad, angry, pissed off, nostalgic or blown away. Life is not only one color. These 14 tracks are a journey through different states of mind I’ve been through.”
At no stage was there any plan, embracing the freedom offered in the wake of achieving Savage Sinusoid and going wherever ideas took him, embracing a small army of specialist musicians to help him attain his vision. Importantly, like its predecessor, this is not a predominantly electronic record.
“The organization part has been more complicated as we had to fly traditional instrumentalists to our studio, so, lots of planes, trains and cars were involved to make it happen, but all the acoustic instruments have been recorded traditionally, with no help of the computer.”
These included violinist Timba Harris, bassist Mike Leon, pianist Matt Lebofsky, Oud player Mehdi Haddab, accordion player Pierre Mussi, Kanoun player Fotini Kokkala and harpsichordist Benjamin Bardiaux, among others. Vocally, the most prominent performer is Laure Le Prunenec, whose operatic strains are a longtime part of the Igorrr mix, while regular collaborator Laurent Lunoir also appears on a few tracks. Serre also invited Pierre Lacasa and Jasmine Barra back to the studio (known from their appearance on previous tracks like “Vegetable Soup” and “Cheval“) to appear on “Kung-Fu Chèvre” and got to realize a dream with one guest performer.
“We had the honor to welcome my personal favorite musical hero on this album: George ‘Corpsegrinder’ Fisher of Cannibal Corpse. He screams on the track ‘Parpaing’, and his legendary voice brings the heaviness this track deserved. George is like the final boss of death metal. Like on a video game you have the final boss who is the strongest, George is the best in death metal singing. Due to the extreme heaviness and violence of his voice, I found it very much coherent to contrast it with a cheap tune of 8bit music which is the least heavy music on earth. The contrast is beautiful to my ears.”
However, lyrics are less important when he is creating, and often these are delivered in languages he does not even speak.
“As with the previous albums, I’m entirely focused on the sound itself and how the sonorities of the voice speaks to the heart, not the intellectual meaning of the words.”
Spirituality And Distortion track-listing
1. Downgrade Desert
2. Nervous Waltz
3. Very Noise
4. Hollow Tree
5. Camel Dancefloor
7. Musette Maximum
8. Himalaya Massive Ritual
9. Lost in Introspection
10. Overweight Poesy
11. Paranoid Bulldozer Italiano
12. Barocco Satani
13. Polyphonic Rust
14. Kung-Fu Chèvre
Igorrr tour dates
w/ Author & Punisher, Otto Von Schirach
Mar. 26 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
Mar. 27 – Lille, France – L’Aeronef
Mar. 28 – Nantes, France – Le Stereolux
Mar. 29 – Tours, France – Le Temps Machine
Mar. 31 – Poitiers, France – Le Confort Moderne
Apr. 1 – Toulouse, France – Metronum
Apr. 2 – Madrid, Spain – Shoko
Apr. 3 – Barcelona, Spain – Salamandra
Apr. 4 – Nimes, France – Paloma
Apr. 5 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Apr. 7 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Apr. 8 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Apr. 9 – Stuttgart, Germany – Wizeman
Apr. 10 – Bruxelles, Belgium – Botanique
Apr. 11 – Schijndel, Netherlands – Passpop Festival
Apr. 12 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli – Pandora
Apr. 14 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
Apr. 15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Apr. 16 – Berlin, Germany – Colombia Theater
Apr. 17 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
Apr. 18 – Prague, Czech Republic – Palac Akropolis
Apr. 19 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Music Hall
Apr. 21 – Vienna, Austria – Szene
Apr. 22 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Siska
Apr. 23 – Milan, Italy – Legend Club
Apr. 24 – Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kao
Apr. 25 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie
Apr. 26 – Paris, France – La Cigale
Apr. 28 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
Apr. 29 – London, UK – Scala
Igorrr tour dates
June 6 – Jarny, France – Plein Air de Rock Festival
July 10 – Neskaupstadur, Iceland – Eistnaflug Fesitval
Aug. 13 – Dinkelsbuehl, Germany – Summer Breeze
Aug. 15 – St Nolf, France – Motocultor Festival
Aug. 20 – Alba Iliua, Romania – Dark Bombastic
Nov. 26 – Moscow, Russia – Aglomerat
Nov. 27 – St. Petersburg, Russia – MOD Club
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