Following up on 2010′s genre-straddling debut LP, Sundown (review here), Richmond, Virginia’s Inter Arma will make their debut on Relapse Records on March 19 with the new album, Sky Burial. The blackened sludge outfit released the Destroyer EP in 2012 and also have a CD release of that forthcoming through Gilead Media, and information has just started to surface about the follow-up long-player, but Relapse also issued a moody trailer that gives some idea of the tension the band creates.
The PR wire has that and the album art and tracklisting:
INTER ARMA: Relapse Confirms Second Album From Blackened Southern Doom Unit
This week, underground music juggernaut Relapse Records declares the release info, cover art and more for INTER ARMA’s second LP, Sky Burial.
A highly anticipated release for fans of all extreme genres, Virginia’s crushing quintet INTER ARMA merges elements of doom, psychedelic sludge, grind, black metal and more through massive, mighty riffs to create a sound wholly their own. Following several solid demos, splits and an LP via Forcefield Records, this volatile act now delivers their Relapse debut, Sky Burial, an album easily considered an early contender for heavy music record of the year, even making Decibel Magazine’s 20 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2013 list. Emerging from the ever-fertile metal breeding grounds of Richmond, Virginia, INTER ARMA has spent the last few years touring relentlessly, perfecting a hypnotically punishing live show. Sky Burial brings that focus onto record, an album truly heavy in all senses of the word, invoking a spiritually intense journey through the halls of extreme metal. INTER ARMA has made a decisively loud proclamation with Sky Burial — this is a band that could very well be the next crown-holder in a regal line of iconic Relapse bands.
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.
Relapse today issued a Youtube teaser for Sky Burial as well as preorders for the album available here.
Stay tuned as INTER ARMA unleashes tons of other info on Sky Burial, in addition to a barrage of tour dates and more through 2013 in support of the album including a tour to SXSW and back to be announced in the coming days.
Sky Burial Track Listing:
1. The Survival Fires
2. The Long Road Home (Iron Gate)
3. The Long Road Home
7. Love Absolute
8. Sky Burial