Inter Arma Release Cover Of Prince’s “Purple Rain”

Inter Arma have released their cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” This track will appear on the band’s new covers album, “Garbers Days Revisited,” which is set to be released on July 10.

The group commented:

“This was never meant to be heard publicly. It was meant to be outrageous- to be played late at night while laughing and drinking beer with our friends. Because that’s what this is: Inter Arma covering the greatest pop song of the 1980s, and arguably of all time, by Prince, who HATED when people covered his music.

The vocals were done in one take by the drummer and not pitch-corrected, because who else can sing like that? Prince. So we opted to stay honest and simple because we never thought that the general public would hear it. Once Relapse heard it there was a little bit of back and forth between the two camps and it was decided, reluctantly, to be included on the record.

We hope everyone enjoys this and gets a little bit of a chuckle because I think we could all use that right about now. Stay safe, stay outrageous, BLM.”

Inter Arma Release Cover Of Nine Inch Nails’ “March Of The Pigs”

Inter Arma have released their cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “March Of The Pigs.” This track will appear on the band’s new covers album, “Garbers Days Revisited,” which is set to be released on July 10.

The group commented:

“Hi. We released our cover of Nine Inch Nails’ ‘March of the Pigs‘ this past Tuesday, but felt it would have been inappropriate to latch onto the outrage we’re all experiencing to promote a cover album, even if by happenstance.

If you want to hear it, it’s out there. In the meantime, we suggest that you continue to fight against police brutality and institutionalized racism however you can. It’s working.

If you’ve got the means, please consider giving a few or a lot of dollars to the Richmond Community Bail Fund and/or BEAM (Black Emotional And Mental Health). Links below. Black Lives Matter.

Thanks.

https://www.beam.community/donation

https://rvabailfund.org/donate

Inter Arma To Release New Covers Album “Garbers Days Revisited” In July

Inter Arma will be releasing a new covers album titled “Garbers Days Revisited” on July 10. The effort’s first single, a cover of Neil Young‘s “Southern Man,“ can be found below:

T.J. Childers said the following about the record:

“Hunter Thompson used to punch out pages of Ernest Hemingway on his typewriter just to get the feeling of what it was like to write that way. The same can be said for anyone learning a great cover song: there’s a lot to be deduced from the information there. Actually learning the songs can lead to inspirational, new musical ideas.”

“Covers have been an integral part of Inter Arma since the beginning of the band and some of these songs have a direct lineage while others are a little more… obscure. As timing would have it, we hope this provides a bit of an escape for listeners, given the surreal circumstances we’re in at the moment, because after all, great art should provide an escape which is part of why we chose to do this: sometimes you just wanna be runnin’ down a dream…”

The band also added the following about “Southern Man”:

“Inter Arma as a whole are massive Neil Young fans. ‘Southern Man’‘has been a staple of our live set for over a decade and we finally got around to putting it to tape. We hope you enjoy our spin on this timeless and still extremely relevant song.”

“Garbers Days Revisited” Track Listing:

01. “Scarecrow” (Ministry cover)
02. “Southern Man” (Neil Young cover)
03. “Hard Times” (Cro-Mags cover)
04. “March Of The Pigs” (Nine Inch Nails cover)
05. “The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill” (Hüsker Dü cover)
06. “In League With Satan” (Venom cover)
07. “Runnin Down A Dream” (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers cover)
08. “Purple Rain” (Prince cover)

Inter Arma Release New Live EP “Live At Club Congress”

Inter Arma have released a new live EP, titled “Live At Club Congress,” via Bandcamp. The effort was recorded during the band’s August 24, 2017 show at Club Congress in Tucson, AZ and 100% of the proceeds from it will go towards Direct Relief to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

Pelican Postpone June Tour, Release New Live Album

Pelican have postponed their June tour with Inter Arma due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, there is some good news as the band have just released a new live album titled “Live at The Grog Shop” via Bandcamp. That effort was recorded during the group’s September 15, 2019 set at the Grog Shop in Cleveland, Ohio.

Pelican commented:

“It will come as no surprise that we are forced to postpone our June tour with INTER ARMA due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was not reached lightly – sharing this music with people in the live environment is sacred for us; it brings a special sense of purpose and catharsis to our lives that we depend upon.

As a very minor consolation, we are sharing a new live album recorded at the Grog Shop in Cleveland of last year via our Bandcamp page. We’d been planning to share a recording from the Nighttime Stories tour at some point and now seems to be the moment – with no definitive sense of when we’ll be able to perform together again, we felt compelled to make this available now.

We’ve also made all out remaining shirts from recent tours available on the same page – all shirts come with an automatic download of the live album.

We hope we can revisit these songs in front of audiences again soon. Until then, please take care of yourselves; stay safe, stay healthy.”

Deafheaven Postpone 10th Anniversary Tour

Deafheaven have postponed their 10th anniversary tour with Inter Arma, Greet Death, and All Your Sisters due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Due to COVID19, city ordinances, recommended quarantines, and public health, our upcoming tour with Inter Arma, Greet Death, and All Your Sisters has been postponed until further notice. Our miracle team has been working diligently to reschedule and honor this tour and we will update everyone with new information as soon as possible. Like so many other hard working people in the touring world being affected by the virus, we appreciate your patience and understanding while we all work through this.”

Deafheaven Announce 10th Anniversary Tour

Deafheaven have announced the dates for their 10th anniversary tour. Inter Arma, Greet Death, and All Your Sisters will open at select shows.

Tour Dates:

With Inter Arma & Greet Death:

03/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
03/21 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
03/23 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
03/24 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
03/25 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
03/26 Detroit, MI – El Club
03/27 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
03/29 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
03/31 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
04/01 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
04/02 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
04/03 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
04/04 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
04/06 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
04/08 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
04/09 Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
04/10 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
04/11 Nashville, TN – Exit In
04/13 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Music Hall
04/14 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
04/15 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Hell

With Greet Death & All Your Sisters:

04/16 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
04/18 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
04/19 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger

With Inter Arma & All Your Sisters:

04/20 Austin, TX – Barracuda
04/22 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
04/23 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
04/24 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
04/25 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
04/27 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
04/28 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
04/30 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05/01 Seattle, WA – Neumos
05/02 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial

George Clarke commented:

“Come 2020, it’ll be ten years since we released the Deafheaven demo on Bandcamp. To commemorate this, we’re planning special sets that include songs from all our albums. Joining us will be the great Inter Arma as well as Greet Death and All Your Sisters, two bands we’re excited about from Deathwish Inc. and The Flenser, the labels that supported us early on. We are very much looking forward to this last tour of the States before hibernating to work on new music. See you then.”

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.

Inter Arma Announce Tour With Creeping Death

Inter Arma have announced a late summer tour with Creeping Death. Here’s the dates:

08/30 Washington, DC – Atlas Brew Works
08/31 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
09/01 Northampton, MA – RPM Fest
09/02 Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
09/03 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
09/04 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
09/05 Hamtramck, MI – Small’s
09/06 Youngstown, OH – Blackout Cookout (no Creeping Death)
09/07 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony