INTER ARMA: Entire New Album Streaming At Pitchfork; Tour To SXSW With Mutilation Rites Underway

Now just a week from North American release, today Pitchfork is streaming INTER ARMA‘s commended Relapse debut Sky Burial in its entirety. The band’s seamless coalescing of doom, psychedelic sludge, grind and black metal also further explores elements of noise and programming, along with elements of classic Southern Americana on the more than hour-long Sky Burial.

Let all eight roaring anthems from Sky Burial loose now at Pitchfork.

This week, INTER ARMA kicked off their 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 their 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.

INTER ARMA Tour w/ Mutilation Rites [underway]:
3/11/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
3/13/2013 House of Vans/Mohawk – Austin, TX @ Pitchfork Show No Mercy SXSW Showcase w/ Skeletonwitch, Pallbearer, Trash Talk, Royal Thunder, Power Trip, Mutilation Rites, Vattnet Viskar, Pinkish Black, Batillus, Wet Lungs, Encrust [Free/No RSVP]
3/15/2013 Emo’s – Austin, TX @ Brooklyn Vegan SXSW Day Party w/ Baptists, Batillus, Royal Thunder, KEN Mode, Pallbearer, Today is the Day [Free/No RSVP]
3/15/2013 The Annex – Austin, TX @ March Madness w/ A Life Once Lost, Mutilation Rites, Homewrecker, Full of Hell, Call of the Void, Loma Prieta, Kill The Client
3/16/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX @ Relapse Records/Chaos In Tejas Showcase w/ Howl, ASG, Royal Thunder, Call of the Void and Black Tusk
3/18/2013 War Room – El Paso, TX
3/19/2013 Chasers – Phoenix, AZ
3/20/2013 Moustache Bar – Tijuana, Mexico
3/21/2013 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
3/22/2013 Mayas – Corona, CA
3/23/2013 Rock City – Camarillo, CA
3/24/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
3/25/2013 Colony – Sacramento, CA
3/26/2013 Highline – Seattle, WA
3/27/2013 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
3/28/2013 Rotture – Portland, OR
3/29/2013 The Shredder – Boise, ID
3/30/2013 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
3/31/2013 Aqualungs – Denver, CO
4/01/2013 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
4/02/2013 Medusa – Minneapolis, MN
4/03/2013 High Noon – Madison, WI
4/04/2013 Franks Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI

INTER ARMA w/ Men’s Room:
4/05/2013 TBA – Ft. Wayne, IN
4/06/2013 house show – Columbus, OH

INTER ARMA w/ Earthling:
4/21/2013 Slims – Raleigh, NC
4/22/2013 Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, VA
4/23/2013 The Lab – Washington DC
4/24/2013 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
4/25/2013 TBA – Providence, RI
4/26/2013 Democracy Center – Boston, MA
4/27/2013 St. Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
4/28/2013 Golden West Café – Baltimore, MD

INTER ARMA recorded Sky Burial in Spring 2012 at Dark Arts Studio in Madison, Tennessee, with engineering, mixing and mastering duties helmed by Mikey Allred (Hellbender, USX), the songs created by T.J. Childers (drums, guitars, synthesizer, lap steel, noise), Trey Dalton (guitars, vocals), Steven Russell, (guitars), Joe Kerkes (bass, vocals) and Mike Paparo ­(vocals), with sporadic stand-up bass, theremin and organ contributions supplied by Mikey Allred. Photography and design for the packaging was completed by Orion Landau and James Rexroad, with special effects by Drew Pierce of Cutthroat Studios. The 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. Preorders for the album can now be placed here.

“Furious blast beats mimic the beating of wings. Raw shrieks bring to mind fighting birds. Soaring guitars, including a few licks that would have done David Gilmour proud at Pompeii, lift listeners above the cacophony, then slam them back to earth and keep them pinned there in a fury of blackened doom.” – Decibel

“…a dynamic, multi-pronged peal of acrimony, brutality, nuance and structure…” – 5/5 Terrorizer

“…The Survival Fires is about musical narrative and setting the stage for the next act, be it a Pink Floyd-ian jam or something akin to the Fantastic Four’s Thing yelling, ‘It’s clobberin’ time!’ – NPR

“…a huge, more open-ended mix of doom, sludge, groove metal, Southern acoustic ambiance, and filthy psychedelia… a great band, with a masterful new record, and no real gimmicks.” – Pitchfork

“…the five-piece organically combines southern grooves, black metal and doom to create their best release yet. It’s melodic, melancholic, pummeling, and very repeatable.” – Invisible Oranges

“…a doomier version of Ulcerate” – MetalSucks

“…drums work through multiple feels under the same guitar motif; instruments duck in and out of view; vocals ricochet around in caves at the top of the mix… The Survival Fires begs to be explored.” – Stereogum

“The drum line is a galvanic charge all by itself, and when the guitars come in… it sounds like bridges collapsing.” – No Clean Singing