Iritis is a Washington, DC area band that plays all original material. Our sound is a unique yet familiar psychedelic classic rock style with eastern influences. Iritis has been performing original material since December 2007 and has extensive gig experience.


April, 2016

New shows coming up this spring!
A couple more shows before summer is here...April 8th at The LAB - APC, and May 21st in Fairfax at Fat Tuesday's. We will be playing with our friends from Channel Volatile, Shumaun and other prog rock bands! Make sure to see us at least once, before we hide away to write some new songs for the summer!

February, 2016

Progressive rock extravaganza show!
IRITIS will be returning to Fishhead Cantina on March 26th alongside Wild Eyes (Tool tribute) and Around the Fur (Deftones tribute).

Tickets are at $12, doors open at 7 PM. We are incredibly excited to be performing our songs alongside Tool and Deftones songs! This is going to be an AWESOME show! Check out the event here: March 26th, IRITIS at Fishhead Cantina

November, 2015

Last show of 2015!
We have one last show to close out 2015 with a bang, and it's going to be AWESOME! We are returning to Fishhead Cantina on Saturday, December 5th, to perform at a mini-festival of progressive metal music. If you are a metal lover, this show is for YOU!!

Tickets are at $10, doors open at 5:30 PM, and we start performing at 9:30 PM. Come out and support local music and get ready to rock out to some of the best up and coming progressive/thrash/melodic bands in the scene!!! Check out the event here: December 5th, IRITIS at Fishhead Cantina

September, 2015

Show of the year coming up!
The time has come to unveil our biggest show of the year! On Saturday, October 17th, IRITIS will be performing at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore with our friends over at Magic Wax, Janelle, Noah Pierre, The Heydays of Silence and Swilly. Tickets are $12.00, doors open at 7:00 PM, and we will start performing at 9:30 PM. This is a HISTORIC point in the band's existence and we hope to share this fantasic fall evening with you all! Come out and bring our friends, wife, husband, children, pets and celebrate this moment with us!

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July 2015

A couple new things...
We have two new shows coming up this summer: August 8th at Fishhead Cantina in Baltimore & August 13th at Angels Rock Bar Baltimore. Both gigs are going to be a blast! As a side note, we are making good progress on our studio recoding of "Caravan" - this will be out soon!!!


"Iritis is unlike any DC-area band that I have ever heard. They deliver melodies and rhythms that are at once familiar but also unusual, and mix them together into an eclectic musical menu that will both entertain and intrigue you at the same time. It is rare to find a band that can engage your head and your feet. A definite must-see-and-hear!"
- Ken Salaets, Founder of Black-bird Star Music
“A giant eye stares out at the audience, with squiggly serpent-like shapes fleeing its center. [...] Once the psychedelic rock band Iritis starts playing, the eye draws you in even more, making everything flow seamlessly together in a magical harmony."
- Caitlin Hennessy, Metro Spirit