June 1, 2021

SORROW & THE SPIRE is the solo project of Navid Rashid, long time driving force of US progressive  metal band Iris Divine. He has recently signed to Crusader Records and has released his new single My Misery Calling on all digital platforms.

My Misery Calling’ is a stomping, infectious track that updates an ’80s hard rock vibe with modern sound and energy.  It’s one of those special songs where every part is a hook.  From the moment it kicks in, it inspires air-guitaring and singing along in equal measure.  Navid‘s passionate vocals carry the track, with big drums and guitars, a memorable chorus, melodic guitar solo and a killer outro riff that brings in a little more of SORROW & THE SPIRE’S metal influence. 

Lyrically, the track takes a clever look at what happens when we try to hide from the broken parts of ourselves by finding someone else (sometimes a little broken themselves!) to fill in the cracks, instead of looking within to heal ourselves.  ’My Misery Calling’ is a perfect introduction to the melodic hard rock and song writing of SORROW & THE SPIRE, and a worthy addition to the Crusader Records roster.

More than a throwback, fans of bands ranging from Def Leppard to Foo Fighters would be well advised to check out Sorrow & The Spire, for killer music that takes familiar sounds into modern directions.


SORROW & THE SPIRE’S own Navid has always maintained a love for well-written melodic rock, where big guitar riffs support catchy and even pop-influenced melodies, and immediacy doesn’t have to sacrifice depth. Navid has been the leader of various bands and projects over the years. Although he has never gained notoriety outside of independent and underground music circles, he steadily refined his talents and continued to write and perform for the right reason – the love of the music.  Now, with years of experience and the inspiration of amazing rock and metal music dating back to his youth, he has evolved into a solo artist that has something to say.

Sorrow & The Spire is the voice of a singer/songwriter/guitarist who is equally at home with ’80s influenced hard rock, the ’90s/’00s active rock and modern rock that fuses it together with alternative and touches of grunge.

Navid is proud to release his first few singles through Crusader/Golden Robot Records. Produced, engineered and mixed by forty-year industry veteran Steve Brown (Trixter, Tokyo Motor Fist) and featuring good friends and guest rhythm section Chris DeChiara (U.S. Navy Band) and Jeff Teets (MindMaze), these tracks introduce rock fans to Sorrow & The Spire’s big riffs and memorable hooks, that go for the heart with unrelenting energy, and just flat-out rock. 

Navid‘s melodic sensibilities shine through in his passionate vocals and distinctive guitar style, always putting emotion before technique, and the song before everything.  My Misery Calling kicks things off with infectious energy and a huge chorus.