INTER ARMA

INTER ARMA’s impulses tend toward the epic, but never bloat; they meld several styles — doom, sludge, and hard psych — without coming off like dilettantes. This newest full-length, Sulphur English, finds them mining deeper in the proggy organic doom fields that made both Paradise Gallows and Sky Burial so thrilling while expanding further the on the psych-folk strain that made those albums’ peaks seem so lofty.

Few metal bands have ever made such effective use of acoustic instruments in truly heavy environments as INTER ARMA do; the acoustic guitar that stitches “Stillness” together is as effective as any overdriven bass; a two-minute gloomy piano-and-feedback piece titled “Observances of the Path” rolls out the carpet for “The Atavist’s Meridian,” an album highlight that rides a gigantic, roomy drum sound into realms akin to a murkier Paradise Lost, a more aggressive Om, and a dreamier, more stoned Kylesa all playing together at once. Few bands make music as engrossing as INTER ARMA; their lengthy, almost meditative songs rumble patiently forward until you’re ready to get thrown off a bridge — and then they throw you, with great force.

– John Darnielle

Past Shows


Nov
10
th
2023
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Nov
10
th
2023
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Full of Hell

with END, INTER ARMA and WAKE
May
9
th
2020
7th St Entry
May
9
th
2020
7th St Entry
Cancelled

INTER ARMA

Jun
5
th
2019
7th St Entry
Jun
5
th
2019
7th St Entry

INTER ARMA

with THANTIFAXATH and SUNLESS
Aug
7
th
2017
7th St Entry
Aug
7
th
2017
7th St Entry

INTER ARMA

with Pyrrhon and SUNLESS
May
26
th
2017
7th St Entry
May
26
th
2017
7th St Entry

Pallbearer

with INTER ARMA, GATECREEPER and IOSIS
Jul
15
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jul
15
th
2016
7th St Entry

INTER ARMA

with WITHERED and LUNGS
May
13
th
2015
7th St Entry
May
13
th
2015
7th St Entry

INTER ARMA

with YAUTJA and Blue Ox

More Shows

May
24
th
7th St Entry

Me Nd Adam

Sep
13
th
Fine Line

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Jun
14
th
First Avenue

An Evening With
They Might Be Giants

Jun
15
th
First Avenue

An Evening With
They Might Be Giants