IRE Announces 4th Release - "Smile and Watch It Burn"


Pittsburgh— 05/14/2021 IRE announces the upcoming release of their 4th single, a much-anticipated release after Red Ink, Paris Green, and Lost Your Faith.

“Smile and Watch it Burn brings out the absolute best of IRE’s previous releases but takes it to another level adding faster-paced, more aggressive metalcore elements similar to that of All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, and Killswitch Engage,” said Brandon Fandel (lead vocals, guitars, drums) of IRE.

Classic 2000’s Metalcore Sound

Smile and Watch it Burn sings a message of broken relationship, internal struggle, and triumph into new beginnings. Those who have listened to the pre-release of the new single have sung its praises. Fans are saying “There’s no way this doesn’t become a #1 hit”.

Smile and Watch it Burn will be available across all major streaming platforms (including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube) Friday, May 14th, 2021.

Founded in 2019, IRE consists of Ari Esmi (guitars, vocals), Brandon Fandel (lead vocals, guitars, drums), and Joe Leo (bass, vocals). These three have been playing music together for over 10 years since being early teenagers. Working with top producers, Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak (responsible for August Burns Red, Polaris, Lorna Shore, ERRA, and others), this Pittsburgh-local group of lifelong friends has managed to get radio time on Pittsburgh rock station - 105.9 The X, and has driven over 200,000 streams across multiple major streaming platforms since their first release in February of 2020 – Red Ink. Red Ink has received mass praise from fans across multiple genres and has maintained thousands of streams per month on Spotify which has been IRE’s biggest success, however those who have been a part of the pre-release feel that Smile and Watch it Burn will far surpass the success of Red Ink.