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IOMAIR Streaming New Single “Dance of Eternal Insanity”

Inching near the release of their debut self titled album on September 21st, Toronto’s newest progressive metal band IOMAIR are sharing with fans their third single “Dance of Eternal Insanity” to follow their two previous cuts “Embodiment of Emptiness” and “Cast Away”, which debut at #28 on the iTunes metal charts. Stream “Dance of Eternal Insanity” ABOVE.

Recruiting 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, IOMAIR was founded by drummer/vocalist Dylan Gowan. 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.

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

IOMAIR’s self-titled debut album is set to be released worldwide on September 21, 2018 via Infamous Butcher Records and available for pre-order at the following link:

The band will make their debut live performance as support act for Cellar Darling (Ex-Eluveitie) and Protokult at The Garrison in Toronto on September 14, 2018. Info here:

Track Listing:
1. Cast Away
2. By Design
3. Dance of Eternal Insanity
4. Embodiment of Emptiness
5. What Are You Waiting For?
6. Cavalcade for None
7. Yearning
8. Healing
9. Forever Travelling Within
Album Band Line Up:
Dylan Gowan – Composition, Arrangements, Drums, Vocals
Sam Astaroth – Vocals
Tyler Williams – Bass
Morgan Rider – Bass
Gabriel Bateman – Vocals
Laura C. Bates – Violin
Nathan Schiller – Guitar

Live Band Line Up:
Dylan Gowan – Drums, Vocals
Sam Astaroth – Vocals
Tyler Williams – Bass
Gabriel Bateman – Vocals
Laura C. Bates – Violin
Nathan Schiller – Guitar
Mike Amicarelli – Guitar