Exclusive: Toronto Prog Metallers IOMAIR Stream Self-Titled Debut Album via Prog Sphere

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Inching near the release of their debut self-titled album on September 21st, Toronto’s newest progressive metal band IOMAIR are sharing with fans the full length’s full stream via Prog Sphere. Founded by drummer/vocalist Dylan Gowan, the album features a cast of characters from several well-known Toronto metal bands including Vesperia, Asaroth Incarnate, Völur, Hallows Die, Sludgehammer, Bloodmoon Collective and The Silence Factory.

Combining haunting violin work with blackened growls, melodic singing, heavy riffs and thundering drums, IOMAIR creates a style that’s unique for all members involved. Their self-titled album was written by Gowan in 2017 as a way to cope with the personal challenges he faced throughout the year.  The nine-song release is a collection of musical stories that center on the universal themes of love, yearning, trials of life and self-reflection. Spanning a multitude of influences including folk metal, melodic death metal, prog and even Latin music, IOMAIR aims to delight listeners with often unexpected twists while offering an outlet for hardship.

IOMAIR are suggested for fans of Opeth, Devin Townsend, Porcupine Tree and anyone who enjoys heavy, melodic progressive metal.

Gowan comments:

All the lyrics involved are about personal struggles, relationships and the trials of life. These experiences inspired me to write so that I could walk away from those experiences intact rather than broken. All of the tracks on the album are all about the personal struggles we all go through in life, and I hope people will find comfort in these songs knowing that they are not alone.”.

IOMAIR‘s self-titled debut album is set to be released worldwide on September 21, 2018 via Infamous Butcher Records and available for order here.

Listen to the full stream below.

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