September 2, 2017 | doors at 9:00pm
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Tight Bros. Network and A. Rippin Production present:
Brain Tentacles | Lazer/ Wulf
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Inter Arma
Formed in 2006, Inter Arma is one of the most talked about heavy bands to come out of Richmond, VA. The group (consisting of T.J. Childers - Drums, Steven Russell - Guitars, Trey Dalton - Guitars, Mike Paparo - Vocals, Joe Kerkes - Bass) formed in 2006 and released their crushing debut full-length Sundown via Forcefield Records in 2010 to much critical acclaim. Combining a punk rock ethos with an esoteric blend of psychedelia, black metal, and doom/sludge, the quintet quickly developed a name for themselves in the underground through relentless touring and mesmerizing live performances. After Sundown's release, Inter Arma began a rigorous DIY touring schedule, playing shows with bands like Cough, Krallice, Mutant Supremacy, Castevet, Royal Thunder, Ken Mode, The Body, Hull, Batillus, Black Breath and many more.
In 2012, the band released a 12" EP entitled Destroyer via Toxic Assets Records. Based on the strength of this EP they immediately signed to Relapse Records and embarked on a self-booked month long tour. The band excitedly commented, "It's pretty crazy to think that we'll be tacitly associated with bands like Neurosis, Amorphis, Human Remains, diSEMBOWELMENT, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Incantation, Mastodon, et al. That's a pretty high standard to hold yourself to, but we'll give it our damndest." Expect Inter Arma to deliver on their promise.
Lazer/ Wulf
To say Lazer/Wulf is on point is an understatement— with each song, the intensity grew and even the most jaded and pretentious of audience members could not help but drop their jaws. The brief silence following the set was an appropriate response to the performance. When the universe aligns and a band pulls off that kind of flawless and crisp congruity, there are really no words." – Flagpole Magazine

It's worth noting that the progressive trio Lazer/Wulf formed in the indie-rock microcosm of Athens, GA, where it was recently named Flagpole Magazine's Band of the Year, and now reside in Atlanta, the state's thrash- and sludge-smeared capital: they're also lodged stylistically somewhere in between. It's hard to place, really: L/W is an instrumental metal trio at its core, or an evil funk group with thrash roots, or an aggro jazz trio with doom issues. Whatever it is, it's not the easiest thing to describe, as the band bridges surprising gaps between genre devotees. Just ask the band's diverse and rabidly devoted following.

Lazer/Wulf continues to expand its already-debatable style with the new Vinyl, Cassette, and Downloadable EP, There Was A Hole Here. It's Gone Now., with the Cassette iteration available for the first time tonight. The art for each cassette was hand-crafted by the band, so that every piece is unique. Inspired by the band's exploration of various abandoned prisons and mental hospitals, this four-song EP is much darker than L/W's previous recordings, and flows effortlessly as one, contiguous piece. You can stream this album, and Lazer/Wulf's previous releases, at