Richmond, VA genre-destroying metallers INTER ARMA are streaming their entire 45+ minute, single song EP entitled The Cavern.
Originally written during the summer of 2009, but reworked and perfected over the last few years, The Cavern was recorded last year during breaks from the relentless touring the band did with the likes of Baroness, Russian Circles, Ulcerate and numerous others. The recording was captured with producer Mikey Allred at Dark Art Studios in Madison, TN, the same surroundings and setup that captured last year’s monolithic Sky Burial LP.
Shifting from Americana laced extreme metal to doom to stoner rock to prog all within a single song, INTER ARMA‘s The Cavern is an opus that will surely be heralded for years to come as a work of true artistic vision and endurance as Sandys championed in his recent review “Inter Arma balance the light and the heavy perfectly, and have crafted a piece of music that would stand up against anything Neurosis, Isis or Cult of Luna could have written. And that is high praise. Hail to the heirs of Leviathan’s throne“.
And now you can stream The Cavern in it’s entirety over on Pitchfork.
The EP, which features guest vocals from Windhand’s Dorthia Cottrell will see it’s official release via Relapse Records in North America on October 14th, in the UK/World onOctober 13th and in Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 10th. Physical pre-orders are currently available via THIS LOCATION with digital pre-orders available HERE.
Additionally, the band has announced a short run of East Coast shows this October, including headlining the official MetalSucks/Metal Injection CMJ Showcase in Brooklyn, NY. The quintet has also confirmed a co-headlining European tour with German sludge duo Mantar this November through December. INTER ARMA will also be making an appearance at next year’s Maryland Deathfest. A complete listing of tour dates is available below.
Oct 21 Brooklyn, NY Acheron w/ King Parrot, So Hideous, Lazer/Wolf and Moon Tooth
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA Mitten House
Oct 23 Lindenwold, NJ Sex Dungeon
Oct 24 Harrisonburg, VA Blue Nile
Nov 14 Charlottesville, VA Main Street Annex
Euro Tour w/ Mantar
Nov 27 Athens, Greece Death Disco (Inter Arma only)
Nov 28 Tilburg, Netherlands Little Devil (Inter Arma only)
Nov 29 Nijmegen, Netherlands Merelyn
Nov 30 Antwerp, Belgium Music City
Dec 01 London, England Our Black Heart
Dec 03 Glasgow, Scotland Audio
Dec 06 Gigors, France Gigors Electric
Dec 07 Draguignan, France Bucephale
Dec 08 Geneva, Switzerland La Graviere
Dec 09 Bologna, Italy Freak-Out
Dec 10 Milan, Italy Lo-Fi
Dec 13 Leipzig, Germany Zorro
Dec 14 Prague, Czech Republic 007
Dec 15 Cologne, Germany Sonic Ballroom
Dec 17 Olso, Norway Pokalen
Dec 18 Aalborg, Denmark 1000Fryd
Dec 19 Lyngby, Denmark Templet
Dec 20 Leeuwarden, Netherlands Romein
May 23 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015) @ Soundstage