Bastard Sapling at The Charleston (more by Samantha Marble)
Richmond's Bastard Sapling and Inter Arma share a few members, but more importantly they share that very-Richmond, punk rock ethos that makes their scene so fertile. The black metal-tinged pair are on the road in May and will play a string of shows including NYC twice: May 7th at Mother Pugs in Staten Island and a BrooklynVegan presented show on May 8th at Acheron with Castevet.
Inter Arma's last release was the groove-sludge black-metal LP Sundown, while Bastard Sapling's blastingly powerful last effort was the V: A Sepulcher to Swallow the Sea 7" for Tension Head Records. Bastard Sapling is currently working on a full length and Inter Arma have a new EP in the works.
Both Inter Arma and Castevet are BV showcase veterans, as Inter Arma played the official BV-BBG CMJ showcase last year at Union Pool and Castevet played the BV/Profound Lore show at Lovejoy's during SXSW 2011.
All tour dates and a few videos below...
Heart of Winter Fest 3 - Bastard Sapling - Sepulcher to Swallow the Sea
Inter Arma @ The Farside
Inter Arma - Calm Before the Shit Storm
Castevet - Grey Matter
INTER ARMA - 2011 TOUR DATES
5/5 PHILLY - JRS W/ BASTARD SAPLING, WOODS OF YPRES, DOPESTROKE
5/6 NEWARK, DE- Cottage W/ BASTARD SAPLING
5/7 STATEN ISLAND- Mother Pugs W/ BASTARD SAPLING
5/8 BROOKLYN- ACHERON W/ BASTARD SAPLING, CASTEVET, PLUS ONE TBA
5/9 PITTSBURGH- TBA
5/10 COLUMBUS- CARABAR W/ TBA
5/11 KNOXVILLE- THE POISON LAWN
5/13 ATLANTA- ARCHIVE GALLERY W/ LIONS OF TSAVO (TX), SPEWTILATOR AND MORE TBA
5/14 WILMINGTON- REGGIES W/ LIONS OF TSAVO (TX), NO TOMORROW, MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF
5/15 RALEIGH- BERKELY CAFE W/ LIONS OF TSAVO (TX), HOG
5/16 RICHMOND- THE TRIPLE W/ LIONS OF TSAVO (TX), MORE TBA
5/23 RICHMOND- STRANGE MATTER W/ NOCTURNAL (GERMANY), WITCHAVEN, AND BATTLEMASTER