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Into Orbit Unleash Single 'Horus' + Announce Tour

Into Orbit Unleash Single 'Horus' + Announce Tour

Monday 8th April, 2019 11:31AM

Wellington guitar / drums progressive metal dynamos Into Orbit have announced their new studio album Kinesis is on the way, ahead of a globe-spanning set of release shows in Aotearoa and across Europe. The team of Paul Stewart and Ian Moir's latest track 'Horus' is a tantalising taste of the epic-ness to come. A supenseful Goblin-esque intro leads into their awesomely heavy instrumental onslaught – rampaging percussion, intense riffage and majestic solos drive listeners into a frenzy, while textural atmospheric passages provide space to reflect before a head-hammering finale. Into Orbit are dropping Kinesis at the beginning of May and will be warming up for their European shows with dates in Auckland and Wellington – check out the full tour info revealed so far here and dive into 'Horus' below...

Into Orbit - New Zealand + Europe Tour

Thursday 2nd May - Whammy Backroom, Auckland
Friday 3rd May - Meow, Wellington
Thursday 9th May - A Colossal Weekend, Copenhagen
Friday 10th May - Kunstverein, Nuremberg, Germany
Saturday 11th May - Café Holler, Deggendorf, Germany
Sunday 12th May - Velbloud, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Tuesday 14th May - C-Keller, Weimar, Germany
Thursday 16th May - BAR Pod Hodinama, Kolin. Czech Republic
Friday 17th May - Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 21st May - Ebrietas, Zürich, Switzerland

Press release:

From its sublime heights to shadowy depths, the music of New Zealand instrumental duo Into Orbit transcends the borders of post-rock, post-metal, and experimental rock. Guitarist Paul Stewart and drummer Ian Moir’s songs traverse heavyweight, melodic, and melancholic territory, building vivid soundscapes along the way. Into Orbit’s music has been described as “mesmerizing”, “rapturous” and “beguiling”, and like the work of their peers -- Russian Circles, Jakob, and Mogwai -- the band’s cathartic songs have been embraced by fans the world over.

In May 2019, European audiences will get their first chance to witness Into Orbit’s dramatic, ever-evolving live show. Stewart and Moir’s dynamic performances, where arcing riffs and crashing crescendos assail subtle ethereality, have met with acclaim. Exploring the tension between control and ferocity, Stewart and Moir’s instinctual musical chemistry is writ large.

Touring Europe is a long-held dream for Into Orbit. “We’re extremely excited about playing overseas for the first time,” Stewart notes. “Our debut proved popular with fans overseas, and being an instrumental band we’ve always found our music has appeal in the further reaches of the globe. We’re looking forward to sharing the Into Orbit live experience with new audiences far from our hometown of Wellington.”

Into Orbit’s European tour is timed to coincide with the release of their brand new full-length, Kinesis. Into Orbit’s aesthetic parameters are once again expanded on the band’s third album, with Stewart and Moir pushing past previous songwriting boundaries. More texturally nuanced tracks on Kinesis test the extremes of Into Orbit’s sound, with the album operating in a heavier, groove-based setting compared to previous releases.

It’s not all roiling riffs and ferocious percussion. While some songs double down on their hard-hitting presence, Kinesis also finds Into Orbit showing greater restraint, with some songs remaining sparse throughout. As always, Kinesis’ tracks were honed live, with Stewart and Moir reworking their songs and adding loops and effects. Continued creative confidence deepens Kinesis’ expressiveness and impact; as on the band’s previous albums, Caverns (2014) and Unearthing (2017), Into Orbit remain committed to challenging themselves by exploring boundless sonic terrain.

Hypnotic, heavenly, or heavy as a funeral, Into Orbit’s music exhibits both beauty and darkness. Like the work of NZ instrumental rock titans Jakob and Kerretta, Into Orbit’s heart-gripping music has drawn critical applause from far offshore. The band’s upcoming European tour will draw heavily from their new material, but fan favourites from both Caverns and Unearthing will also appear. Don’t miss one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most creatively adventurous bands.


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