This Friday, March 24th, one of Richmond’s best metal bands, Inter Arma, returns to the stage at DC9! We’re big fans of Inter Arma here at DCHM so we’re giving you readers a chance to win a free pair of tickets to the show. To enter this contest leave a comment on this post telling me what the best show you’ve seen in a small venue was. “Small venue” is loosely defined here but let’s leave festivals, arenas and massive pavilions out of it at least. At 5pm EST this Wednesday, March 22nd, a winner will be chosen at random (using Random.org) from all valid entries to win the pair of tickets. Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen at random. Please note that this is an early show so if you can’t make it please don’t enter as I’d like to give the tickets to someone that can actually attend the show! If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Ticket Fly for $12 here.
This show might be starting early but don’t think Inter Arma won’t be putting on a hell of a live show. Their intense live performances have become their trademark and earned them the right to tour with Carcass last fall. Now they’re back in DC headlining DC9 just off U Street. Sometimes their songs are intense and brutal while others are trippy and epic but they are all super moody. The opening act on this bill, Holy Mountain Top Removers, is an instrumental band that reminds me of a modern version of artists like the Ventures and Link Wray. Now go check out these videos below and tell me what your favorite concert in a small venue was!
Inter Arma – The Summer Drones
Holy Mountain Top Removers – The Ones Disappearing You
Inter Arma is one of the best bands to come out of that awesome Richmond metal scene. On Tuesday, July 5th they’re kicking off their new tour with a show at DC9 and we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the show to one of you lucky DCHM readers! To enter leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite metal album of the summer is (so far). It can be a brand new release or an old favorite you’ve been playing more for whatever reason. At 5pm EST this Friday, June 17th, 2016, the contest will close and I’ll pick a winner at random (using Random.org) from all valid entries to win the tickets. Be sure to use a valid email you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any spam lists or sell your info or anything sleazy like that. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen at random. If you can’t wait to see if you win or the contest is already over when you read this, then you can get tickets from Ticket Fly for $12 here.
Inter Arma is hard to place into a genre, I generally tell people they sound kind of like if Neurosis was super pissed off. They always put on an intense live show but this should be a special one. Inter Arma’s new album, Paradise Gallows, is being released by Relapse Records on July 8th and since this is the first date on their tour supporting the album, we’ll be among the first to hear some of these new tunes, and in a live setting no less! Support on this tour is provided by Withered, a black/death band from Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve also got a new album, Grief Relic, that was just released on Season Of Mist. Now check out these videos of the bands below (including a sick new Inter Arma track!) and let me know what your favorite metal album of the summer is!
Inter Arma – Transfiguration
Withered – Feeble Gasp
Corrections House is something of an under the radar super group (more on that in the next paragraph) and they’re playing at DC9 on Thursday, January 24th! DCHeavyMetal.com is pretty stoked about this show and since we’re lucky enough to get one of their first live performances in our city we decided to make it even better and give away a pair of tickets to one of you lucky readers! To enter just leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to go. At 5pm EST on Wednesday, January 23rd I’ll pick a winner at random (using Random.org) from all valid entries. Be sure to enter using a valid email address you check regularly so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any email lists or anything like that, I hate spam too. If you enter more than once then all of your entries will be disqualified. If you can’t go, aren’t sure if you can go, might get called in to work that night or anything else, then PLEASE DON’T ENTER! The winner is being picked the day before the show and I just don’t have enough time to try to contact another winner if you find out you can’t go and I want to make sure the winner is someone who will be there. If the contest is over when you read this or you simply can’t wait to find out if you win the contest you can buy tickets from Ticket Alternative for $10 here.
Corrections House is a new band with members from diverse backgrounds in the metal world. The band is make up of Scott Kelly of Neurosis fame, Mike IX Willaims from Eyehategod, Sanford Parker of Nachtmystium and Bruce Lamont of Yakuza. For this show they’ll all be doing solo sets spanning the realms of experimental, spoken word and acoustic performance art and it will end in a big jam where they all play together as Corrections House. I’m not really sure what to expect from this show but you can bet it will be interesting if nothing else. There’s a promo teaser clip below you can listen to for a sample of Corrections House. The opening act for this show will be DC’s own Tone. They’re an instrumental band that isn’t really metal but is really good and definitely worth getting there early enough to see play. Now check out these videos and enter the contest below. Good luck!