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Below is our complete Inter Arma news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Now just a week from North American release, today Pitchfork is streaming Inter Arma’s Relapse debut "Sky Burial" in its entirety. Let all eight roaring anthems from Sky Burial loose now at Pitchfork here.
The band’s coalescing of doom, psychedelic sludge, grind, and black metal also further explores elements of noise and programming, along with classic Southern Americana on the more than hour-long "Sky Burial."
This week, Inter Arma kicked off a massive tour schedule, the band currently embarked towards SXSW. At this year’s SXSW the Richmond crew will perform at a slew of shows and parties including Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy showcase, a Brooklyn Vegan day party, a March Madness showcase and the Relapse Records/Chaos In Tejas showcase.
Following SXSW the band will continue the ongoing tour with Mutilation Rites, then scheduled to tackle several shows with Men’s Room, and finally an East Coast tour with Earthling in April. More...
Richmond-based doom purveyors Inter Arma are preparing for their most dynamic material yet to hit the public, in the form of their Relapse debut, the crushing "Sky Burial" LP, now just two weeks from worldwide release.
Today, The Obelisk has hosted an exclusive stream of “Westward” from Sky Burial, joined by in-depth musical and lyrical commentary on the creation of the track, right here.
In addition to the band's previously announced tour with Mutilation Rites leading up to SXSW and far beyond, this week Inter Arma also confirms a slew of additional tour dates. New shows preceding already announced dates have been confirmed -- including a hometown record release show in Richmond on March 7th -- as well as new shows throughout the original tour and new blast of Northeastern U.S. shows with the likes of Men’s Room, Earthling, and more in mid-late April. More...
Relapse Records has teamed up with Austin, TX’s music festival, Chaos in Tejas, to put together an unforgettable night of auditory madness at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
The official showcase will feature a stage curated by each group and will take place at Red 7 on Saturday March 16th from 8 PM to 2 AM. The showcase will be free to all SXSW badge and wristband holders and open to the general public on a first come first serve basis. Further details on the showcase will be available via the Red 7 website shortly at this location.
The Relapse Records stage will be headlined by Savannah, GA’s sludge-rock warriors Black Tusk and feature sets from Relapse label-mates Royal Thunder, ASG, Howl, Inter Arma, and Call of the Void.
The Chaos In Tejas stage will be headlined by New Orleans bounce superstar Big Freedia and include performances from a diverse lineup including Antwon, Iron Lung, Power Trip, Merchandise, Parquet Courts and the Novice.
National Public Radio today unfurls a brand new track from Richmond, Virginia doomsmiths Inter Arma, with the opening track to the band’s Relapse debut "Sky Burial."
Let the more than ten-minute seismic upheaval of “The Survival Fires” tear your world apart via NPR right here. The following press release was also issued:
"'The Survival Fires' comes immediately alive with some of the most straightforward blackened blasting found on the multi-faceted album, yet overall reverberates with the pulsating, organic, earthmoving doom surge the band so expertly perpetuates.
"In hardly more than two weeks from now, Inter Arma will take the sonic destruction of the songs on Sky Burial out to the masses on an upcoming North American assault alongside Brooklyn savages Mutilation Rites.
"The three-week venture will take the bands through the Midwest and into Austin, Texas for several performances throughout 2013’s SXSW fiesta, just as Sky Burial will be hitting stores for its March 19th North American street date. The tour then breaks into the Southwest and includes a stop in Tijuana, Mexico before pummeling north, up the West Coast and back into the Midwest." More...
The February 2013 edition of Relapse Record’s podcast is now available for free streaming and download via MetalInjection.net here.
This is the 26th installment of the official label podcast that is posted each month highlighting brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks.
This month features brand new and exclusive songs from Inter Arma, Call Of The Void, and Blockheads, plus an exclusive interview and new tracks from Texas slam-mongers Devourment. More...
Following the recent disclosure of the details on their second LP and Relapse debut, "Sky Burial," today Inter Arma has released the first single from the album to the public.
The fifth track from Sky Burial, “'sblood” is a prime example of Inter Arma’s multi-faceted and all-consuming approach, pummeling the listener with nearly six-and-a-half minutes of hypnotic yet vicious, effects-laden riffery.
Hear “'sblood” first via the newly-partnered Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan right here or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Survival Fires
2. The Long Road Home (Iron Gate)
3. The Long Road Home
7. Love Absolute
8. Sky Burial More...
Brooklyn's self-proclaimed "filthy black metallers" Mutilation Rites will blast eardrums throughout the U.S. on an upcoming tour with recent Relapse signees Inter Arma. See below for dates.
The tour will feature Will Lindsay (Indian, Anatomy of Habit, ex-Nachtmystium) filling in on bass for Ryan Jones, who had previous spring touring commitments with Today Is The Day. This will be the group's first tour since joining label mates Skeletonwitch for the second half of the extensive "U.S. Abomination" tour in the fall. More...
This week, underground music juggernaut Relapse Records reveals the release info, cover art, and more for Inter Arma’s second LP, "Sky Burial." The label comments:
"A highly anticipated release for fans of all extreme genres, Virginia’s crushing quintet Inter Arma merges elements of doom, psychedelic sludge, grind, black metal and more through massive, mighty riffs to create a sound wholly their own.
"Following several solid demos, splits and an LP via Forcefield Records, this volatile act now delivers their Relapse debut, Sky Burial, an album easily considered an early contender for heavy music record of the year, even making Decibel Magazine’s 20 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2013 list. Emerging from the ever-fertile metal breeding grounds of Richmond, Virginia, Inter Arma has spent the last few years touring relentlessly, perfecting a hypnotically punishing live show.
"Sky Burial brings that focus onto record, an album truly heavy in all senses of the word, invoking a spiritually intense journey through the halls of extreme metal. Inter Arma has made a decisively loud proclamation with Sky Burial -- this is a band that could very well be the next crown-holder in a regal line of iconic Relapse bands."
The "Sky Burial" album will see digital, CD and 2xLP North American release on March 19th, 2013, preceded by European release dates of March 15th in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 18th in the UK and all other territories. More...
Virginia act Inter Arma posted a teaser clip for the band's upcoming new LP "Sky Burial," the band's sophomore release and first since signing with Relapse. The album is set to drop on March 15, 2013 (BE/NL/LUX), March 18, 2013 (UK/Europe) and March 19, 2013 (North America).
Check out the teaser here:
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Richmond, VA’s Inter Arma. The label comments: "The group consisting of (T.J. Childers - Drums, Steven Russell - Guitars, Trey Dalton - Guitars, Mike Paparo - Vocals, Joe Kerkes - Bass) formed in 2006 and released their debut full-length Sundown via Forcefield Records in 2010. Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, black metal, and doom/sludge, the quintet quickly developed a name for themselves in the underground through relentless touring and mesmerizing live performances."
The band also commented on the signing: “It's pretty crazy to think that we'll be tacitly associated with bands like Neurosis, Amorphis, Human Remains, diSEMBOWELMENT, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Incantation, Mastodon, et al. That's a pretty high standard to hold yourself to, but we'll give it our damndest."
Additionally, the band recently released a brand new 12” EP entitled "Destroyer" via Toxic Assets Records which can currently be streamed at this location. Inter Arma plans to finish recording a second full-length and Relapse debut later this summer for an early 2013 release. In the meantime, Inter Arma will be hitting the road in support of the release for a four week run. A complete listing of dates is included below.
Sep 11 New York, NY Knitting Factory (w/ Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, Samothrace)
Sep 12 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
Sep 13 Philadelphia, PA Golden Tea House
Sep 14 Pittsburgh, PA House show
Sep 15 Columbus, OH Carabar
Sep 16 Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge
Sep 17 Minneapolis, MN Memory Lanes
Sep 20 Missoula, MT Missoula VFW
Sep 21 Seattle, WA Black Lodge w/ Bell Witch
Sep 22 Tacoma, WA 5th Dimension w/ Bell Witch
Sep 23 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown w/ Bell Witch
Sep 24 Portland, OR The Rotture w/ Bell Witch
Sep 25 Eugene, OR TBA w/ Bell Witch***
Sep 27 Arcata, CA The Big Tree
Sep 28 Chico, CA Monstro's Pizza
Sep 29 Oakland, CA TBA
Sep 30 San Francisco, CA TBA
Oct 1 Fullerton, CA Sidebar w/Scott Kelly, Mike Scheidt
Oct 2 Las Vegas, NV TBA
Oct 3 Flagstaff, AZ House Show
Oct 4 Albuquerque, NM TBA
Oct 5 Denton, TX Rubber Glove w/ Baring Teeth
Oct 6 Austin, TX TBA
Oct 7 Houston, TX TBA
Oct 10 Greensboro, NC Buttery Day Ranch
Robotic Empire's audio archiving project "Robotic Obscurities" has seen a new posting, including newly unearthed and previously unreleased material from several Richmond, Virginia metal bands.
Approved and sanctioned by all the bands, demo and/or rare material from CANNABIS CORPSE, BATTLEMASTER, INTER ARMA, BASTARD SAPLING and NECKBRACE has all been posted for free download, and previously unavailable online elsewhere.
Demo CD releases from INTER ARMA, BASTARD SAPLING and NECKBRACE are joined by previously unreleased tracks from CANNABIS CORPSE and BATTLEMASTER. This highlights a few of the high-caliber metal bands playing in Richmond, Virginia at the time and is a solid documentation of the current Richmond metal scene.
This completely free audio and much more can be found at the Robotic Obscurities blog.