Black Iris
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Black Iris

Guildford, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Guildford, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Metal Alternative


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Black Iris
Black Iris - 2010

Recorded at Maple Leaf studios.
Produced and mixed by Alex Loring.
Mastered by Josh Mcrae.
Artwork by Mark Pearne

This E.P has been released on iTunes, Spotify and Band camp as a digital release and artwork is included.



Black Iris is a four-piece Metal-core band from Guildford in Surrey hailed by Unsigned Band Review as 2010's "One to Watch". Jack Leatherbarrow (Vocals/Guitar), Ed Forbes (Bass/BV), Johno Madgwick (Guitar) and Nate Parker (Drums) are all current or ex students of Guildford’s ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music). They are inspired by Metal-core legends Killswitch Engage, Bullet for My Valentine and 36 CrazyFists among others.

Formed in 2005 from the ashes of their own individual bands, Black Iris has been through many transitions. Originally named ‘Lift’, the band re-named and re-branded when Johno joined the band in late 2006 and became Black Iris. The name signifies the bands belief in beautiful music with destructive intent, melodic harmony with deep rhythmic breakdowns. They have gigged up and down the country with bands like and more recently they have been main support to The Blackout, Breed 77 and Julien-K on the London leg of their European Tour, as well as being named Guildford's Best Band two years running.

Since releasing their debut single “It's Only Just Begun”, the band have moved to a new level and are now releasing their newest EP that is self titled, recorded at Maple Leaf Studios and released on Banter Records. This EP is a journey through destructively heavy rhythms and timing changes to commercial harmony solo's and catchy choruses and will be released early in 2011.