NPR Music Highlights Richmond Bands

Praise for new albums from Miramar and Inter Arma.

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NPR says that the new album from local metal outfit, Inter Arma, "both expands and contracts the realms of extremity."
  • NPR says that the new album from local metal outfit, Inter Arma, "both expands and contracts the realms of extremity."

Richmond bands continue to get regular notice from national media outlets.

Recently, NPR ran this piece, "What's Past is Present on Two New Puerto Rican Albums" that looked at the new album by Miramar, "Dedication to Sylvia Rexach." That release has been garnering widespread praise and was recently the top selling Latin pop album on Amazon. We talked to them for a Style article a few weeks ago.

And today, local metal outfit Inter Arma was streaming it's new album, "Paradise Gallows" at NPR Music, which gave the release a glowing review.

From the review:

"This is a huge record in scope and sound, with instrumental passages that take their time even as they destroy. With Paradise Gallows, Inter Arma both expands and contracts the realms of extremity."

Neither band has any local shows scheduled but both have been busy hitting the road on tour.

Inter Arma heads out next week with Withered. Here are those dates:

Jul 5 Washington, DC DC9

Jul 6 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle

Jul 8 NYC/Brooklyn, NY St Vitus

Jul 9 Boston, MA Great Scott

Jul 10 Buffalo, NY Waiting room

Jul 11 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

Jul 12 Detroit, MI Pike Room

Jul 13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

Jul 14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club

Jul 15 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry

Jul 16 Fargo, ND The Aquarium

Jul 19 Seattle, WA Barboza

Jul 20 Portland, OR Dour Fir

Jul 22 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside

Jul 23 Glendale, CA Complex

Jul 24 San Diego, CA Soda Bar

Jul 25 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge

Jul 28 San Antonio, TX Limelight

Jul 29 Austin, TX Sidewinder

Jul 30 Dallas, TX Three Links

Jul 31 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa

Aug 1 Birmingham, AL Spring Street Firehouse

Aug 2 Atlanta, GA The Earl

Aug 3 Asheville, NC Mothlight

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