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 quintetINTER ARMAmerges 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 have issued a Youtube teaser for Sky Burial (below) as well as pre-orders for the album available here.
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