Following the recent disclosure of the details on their second LP and Relapse debut, Sky Burial, today INTER ARMA have 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, taking the listener on a dread-fueled, hallucinogenic helicopter ride over a war-ravaged industrial wasteland.
Hear “‘sblood” first via the newly-partnered Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan HERE.
Additionally, INTER ARMA today unveils their upcoming twenty one-town tour in support of Sky Burial, with Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan tagged as the official sponsor for the trek. The action will begin in Chicago on March 10th and includes three full days of mayhem at this year’s SXSW festivities, and will see INTER ARMA joined by Mutilation Rites for the entire mission.
INTER ARMA Tour w/ Mutilation Rites:
3/10/2013 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/11/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
3/12/2013 Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
3/13-3/16/2013 SXSW Festival – Austin, TX
3/18/2013 The War Room – El Paso, TX
3/19/2013 Chaser’s – Phoenix, AZ
3/20/2013 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
3/21/2013 Bar Revolucion – Tijuana, Mexico
3/22/2013 TBA – Los Angeles, CA
3/23/2013 Rock City – Camarillo, CA
3/24/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, 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
Emerging from the ever-fertile metal breeding grounds of Richmond, Virginia, INTER ARMA merges elements of doom, psychedelic sludge, grind, black metal and more through massive, mighty riffs to create a sound wholly their own. Sky Burial was recorded in Spring 2012 at Dark Arts Studio in Madison, Tennessee, with engineering, mixing and mastering duties helmed by Mikey Allred (Hellbender, USX). The more than hour-long record was 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 Â(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.
Sky Burial 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.