INTER ARMA: Share “Howling Lands” Music Video
Richmond’s INTER ARMA, reigning masters of the slow build, share the “Howling Lands” video less than two weeks before the official release of Sulphur English. Watch the full music video, directed by Marcos Morales (Dirt City Studio), HERE.
Additionally, INTER ARMA will perform at Decibel’s Metal & Beer Fest Pre-Festand celebrate the release of Sulphur English with labelmates Integrity, Full of Hell& Devil Master next week in addition to the Saint Vitus 8th Anniversary concert. INTER ARMA’s tour with Thantifaxath begins May 14, travels through 23 cities and ends June 7. All confirmed tour dates is available below.
INTER ARMA Tour Dates:
Apr 12 Philadelphia, PA @ Decibel Metal & Beer Fest
Apr 13 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus – 8th Anniversary
— All Dates May 14 – June 07 w/ Thantifaxath —
INTER ARMA’s impulses tend toward the epic, but never bloat; they meld several styles — doom, sludge, and hard psych — without coming off like dilettantes. This newest full-length, Sulphur English, finds them mining deeper in the proggy organic doom fields that made both Paradise Gallows and Sky Burial so thrilling while expanding further the on the psych-folk strain that made those albums’ peaks seem so lofty.
Few metal bands have ever made such effective use of acoustic instruments in truly heavy environments as INTER ARMA do; the acoustic guitar that stitches “Stillness” together is as effective as any overdriven bass; a two-minute gloomy piano-and-feedback piece titled “Observances of the Path” rolls out the carpet for “The Atavist’s Meridian,” an album highlight that rides a gigantic, roomy drum sound into realms akin to a murkier Paradise Lost, a more aggressive Om, and a dreamier, more stoned Kylesa all playing together at once. Few bands make music as engrossing as INTER ARMA; their lengthy, almost meditative songs rumble patiently forward until you’re ready to get thrown off a bridge — and then they throw you, with great force.
– Words by John Darnielle
INTER ARMA Is:
Mike Paparo – vocals
T.J. Childers – drums
Steven Russell – guitars
Trey Dalton – guitars
Andrew Lacour – bass