INTER ARMA Premiere Full Stream of New Album ‘Paradise Gallows’
Richmond genre-benders INTER ARMA have premiered a full stream of their forthcoming full-length Paradise Gallows in advance of its release date next Friday. The album has premiered via NPR, who said of the record,
“This is a huge record in scope and sound, with instrumental passages that take their time even as they destroy. With Paradise Gallows, Inter Arma both expands and contracts the realms of extremity.”
Paradise Gallows can be heard in its entirety now at this location.
After having taken forward-thinking extreme music to unprecedented heights over the course of their relatively brief career, Richmond’s INTER ARMA are back with another opus of epic proportions. Like the band’s previous works, the new album Paradise Gallows is direct and foreboding while maintaining a nuanced, artful perspective. INTER ARMA’s signature palette of dissonant high-end and abyssal low-end has been augmented with swathes of thick, impressionistic melody that lend Paradise Gallows a truly biblical sense of scale, both lyrically and in terms of the album’s sonic content. Harsh and acoustic passages (including the band’s first-ever foray into clean vocals) spar with complex rhythmic structures across nine sweeping tracks over 71 minutes of expansive, progressive heaviness. Dense, funereal, and richly evocative, Paradise Gallows is a vibrant blend of doom, post-metal, sludge, avant-garde, black and death metal, and is a singular and powerful new addition to the band’s already monumental discography.
Paradise Gallows is due out July 8 on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical pre-orders, including limited vinyl colors and bundles, are available via Relapse.com at this location, and digital pre-orders can be found at Bandcamp here.
INTER ARMA will be tearing through the US with Withered for a month beginning next week. A full list of dates is available below.
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