NewsAugust 14, 2012 1:02 PM ET3,743 views

Relapse Records signs Inter Arma

Official press release: Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Richmond, VA's Inter Arma. The group consisting of (T.J. Childers - Drums, Steven Russell - Guitars, Trey Dalton - Guitars, Mike Paparo - Vocals, Joe Kerkes - Bass) formed in 2006 and released their debut full-length Sundown via Forcefield Records in 2010. Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, black metal, and doom/sludge, the quintet quickly developed a name for themselves in the underground through relentless touring and mesmerizing live performances. The band commented on the signing: "It's pretty crazy to think that we'll be tacitly associated with bands like Neurosis, Amorphis, Human Remains, Disembowelment, Dillinger Escape Plan, Incantation, Mastodon, et al. That's a pretty high standard to hold yourself to, but we'll give it our damndest." Additionally, the band recently released a brand new 12" EP entitled Destroyer via Toxic Assets Records which can currently be streamed at this location. They plan to finish recording their second full-length and Relapse debut later this summer for an early 2013 release. In the meantime, Inter Arma will be hitting the road in support of the release for a four week run. A complete listing of dates is included below: 9/11 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, Samothrace 9/12 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes 9/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House 9/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ House show 9/15 Columbus, OH @ Carabar 9/16 Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge 9/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Memory Lanes 9/20 Missoula, MT @ Missoula VFW 9/21 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Bell Witch 9/22 Tacoma, WA @ 5th Dimension w/ Bell Witch 9/23 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown w/ Bell Witch 9/24 Portland, OR @ The Rotture w/ Bell Witch 9/25 Eugene, OR @ TBA w/ Bell Witch 9/27 Arcata, CA @ The Big Tree 9/28 Chico, CA @ Monstro's Pizza 9/29 Oakland, CA @ TBA 9/30 San Francisco, CA @ TBA 10/1 Fullerton, CA @ Sidebar w/Scott Kelly, Mike Scheidt 10/2 Las Vegas, NV @ TBA 10/3 Flagstaff, AZ @ House Show 10/4 Albuquerque, NM @ TBA 10/5 Denton, TX @ Rubber Glove w/ Baring Teeth 10/6 Austin, TX @ TBA 10/7 Houston, TX @ TBA 10/10 Greensboro, NC @ Buttery Day Ranch

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anonymous 8/14/2012 10:04:54 AM

crippling pretentiousness

anonymous 8/14/2012 10:07:40 AM

Awesome band, good for them.

ineedsalt 8/14/2012 10:16:39 AM

no thanks, im good. appreciate the thought tho

lonytynch 8/14/2012 10:25:04 AM

dudes are the antithesis of pretention, maybe you should give them a listen before making broad claims

boblovesmusic 8/14/2012 10:28:10 AM

Fantastic band! Glad to see they're getting on a good label. Their description might make them sound pretentious but they're a fun and awesome band to see live!

LoydChristmas 8/14/2012 10:54:17 AM

"bud lite? pfff try a real beer like this from our local microbrewery with a crisp amber color and strong hoppy taste that costs 3 times as much because you know its good.....fggt." -the type of dudes in this band.

TheLoudestGuyInTheRoom 8/14/2012 11:01:22 AM

^ these guys probably drink apple martinis, while discussing the latest fashion trends, with overexaggerated hand movements and their legs crossed over

anonymous 8/14/2012 11:01:50 AM

Worst shit I have ever heard. Way to sign Richmond's worst band Relapse.

anonymous 8/14/2012 11:20:18 AM

Drummer needs to learn about deodorant. Basically cavemen

anonymous 8/14/2012 11:31:10 AM

great dudes and great band. and anyone saying they're pretentious is stupid. tj will drink literally anything you hand him.

anonymous 8/14/2012 12:18:06 PM

I'm literally wearing a Bud Light Lime t-shirt as I'm reading what all you closet cases say about my alcoholism. I have a dui and my dick smells like american crease. How's that for pretention.

Robotic_Empire 8/14/2012 1:10:01 PM

Best dudes / killer band / new LP is gonna wreck everone. NEXT LEVEL GOOD.

anonymous 8/14/2012 1:11:16 PM

What is love. Is it this? Is it that?

anonymous 8/14/2012 3:43:03 PM

You shit talkers above are probably just a bunch of talentless green-eyed sheep.

suicidesalinesolution 8/14/2012 4:03:25 PM

solid dudes, solid band, amazing live. can't wait for more stuff to be released!

anonymous 8/14/2012 9:06:54 PM

Would fck Teddy! Would fight Durt!

anonymous 8/14/2012 9:11:27 PM

go inter arma! great dudes, great band, haters are the lulz

anonymous 8/14/2012 9:19:40 PM

Joe, I caught that comment

anonymous 8/14/2012 9:37:02 PM

i love these doods. and i love the smell of cavemen. mr. anonymous poopy butt sounds a little salty. maybe mamma shouldve swallowed. love, jon ahn and edhochuli!

anonymous 8/15/2012 8:19:15 AM

"What do you do with the mad that you feel?"

anonymous 8/15/2012 10:32:55 AM

this is cryptic_slaughter. band good. new lambgoat site and trick ass bitch users are fcking foghats eat barbeque'd dick and inter arma rules you're gay for reading this

conduit 8/16/2012 2:48:48 AM

demo was great, LP was garbage. hope this is better.




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