INTER ARMA‘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 made itself known worldwide on their more than hour-long Sky Burial LP, released via Relapse in March of this year. Now after just a bit of time home from touring following a rigorous Spring itinerary which took them across the country with Mutilation Rites to SXSW 2013 and beyond, and then back out again with Earthling several weeks later and more, Richmond’s expansive quintet INTER ARMA return to the van this week on their next live mission.
The new tour action kicks in this Thursday, June 13th as INTER ARMA hits Philly with a show alongside Sadgiqacea, on their way to pummel Brooklyn’s Northside Festival with Torche, KEN Mode and Lo-Pan Friday night, followed by a free outdoor show at Union Pool with Pyrrhon on Saturday. Then just a week later — Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd — INTER ARMA will slay Raleigh, North Carolina and their hometown of Richmond, Virginia with labelmates Windhand.
This September, the party continues as INTER ARMA will make their crushing presence known at two of the country’s most diverse music events, with confirmed performances at both the massive three-day Hopscotch Music Festival in back down in Raleigh as well as the Boomslang Festival in Lexington, Kentucky. A new blast of tour dates for the coming months is also being locked down to be announced in the coming days.
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INTER ARMA Confirmed Tour Dates:
6/13/2013 The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA w/ Sadgiqacea, Dridge [info]
6/14/2013 285 Kent – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival w/ Torche, KEN MODE, Lo-Pan
6/15/2013 Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY [info]
6/21/2013 Slim’s Downtown – Raleigh, NC w/ Windhand
6/22/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Windhand
9/05/2013 Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
9/20-9/22/2013 Boomslang Festival – Lexington, KY
“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