RELIC44: Inter Arma – Destroyer gatefold CDEP

RELIC44: Inter Arma – Destroyer gatefold CDEP

ORDER NOW FROM ERODING WINDS, THE OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR GILEAD MEDIA MAILORDER – http://www.erodingwinds.com/product-category/music/gilead-media-releases/

Packaged in a gatefold CD case w/full color disc face print. The first 500 copies of the CD version of Destroyer come with a 5″ x 7″ screen printed patch and 1.5″ button. Available with this pre-order is the option to order a new, exclusive Inter Arma t-shirt design, pictured below. T-shirts are printed on 100% ring spun cotton Canvas brand black shirts w/white plastisol ink. Shirt artwork by Reuben Sawyer/Rainbath Visual.

If there’s one thing I can count on, without fail, it is that any record Andy Low emails me about is worth a serious listen. In 2008 it was Thou that Andy turned me on to, now in 2012 he has opened my eyes to Richmond, VA’s INTER ARMA.

Inter Arma were a band whose name I had seen around for the last couple years, with releases on Forcefield and Mirror Universe, but had never actually gotten around to listening to. After that fateful email from a friend and a listen to their newer material, I knew I had to get in touch to see about working with them in any way possible.

That brings us to DESTROYER. Originally released as a 12″ by Toxic Assets records earlier in 2012–and available now on CD from Gilead Media–DESTROYER is a furious EP that showcases an astonishing new level in Inter Arma’s songwriting. This is not just the next step for them, but an evolutionary leap beyond their previous material. The record is surprisingly dynamic and their precision is impressive, particularly when considering the stylistic range they cover. Whether they’re expounding on some dark, creepy interlude, berating you with a relentless riff, or laying down a thoroughly awesome guitar solo, Inter Arma hit the mark like seasoned metal veterans. And the drums, my goodness, the drums! Heavy, complimentary rhythms, blackened blast, all is absolutely crushing. On DESTROYER every element comes together to form truly remarkable songs from a band that knows how to incorporate melody without dulling their abrasive sound.

REVIEWS/COVERAGE:

American Aftermath

Blasting Days

Metal Surfer

Monkey Defies Gravity

The New Noise (Review)

No Clean Singing

Pitchfork (interview)

The Obelisk


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