Inter Arma covered in the Compound: Live at Chesterfield East

If you’re lucky enough to have encountered Inter Arma off stage as well as on, then you’ll be well aware that whilst they take their craft very seriously, they’re more than capable of letting loose and having some fun. Last year they delivered Garbers Days Revisited – a compilation of cover songs ranging from Neil Young to Prince – a release that is in many ways the antithesis of 2019’s intensely brooding Sulphur English.

Being fans of Inter Arma in any and every guise, we’d booked them to perform Sulphur English in full for the ill-fated Roadburn 2020 – and now we’ve asked them to perform a covers set at Roadburn Redux. Although we’ll not be able to experience it up close and personal, if anyone can communicate an after-party vibe through the airwaves and in pixel form, it’s these guys.

Of their upcoming set they tell us: “The compound is where Inter Arma HQ has been located for the last 5 years, at an undisclosed location in Chesterfield County, Virginia, U.S.A., just south of Richmond. Unable to make the trip to Tilburg this year for obvious reasons, we’ve whipped up a batch of cover tunes that we hope everyone will enjoy. Some of the songs are from our cover album Garbers Days Revisited (Neil Young, Hüsker Dü), some are old punk rock favorites that we love (Minor Threat, Cro-Mags) and there may be a few other little odd balls thrown in there as well! So even though we couldn’t make it over this year, we’re all glad you get to see us anyway! Ya’ll be safe. We miss you.”

So, line up the Jagermeister, stash a bottle of white wine, whatever takes your fancy… Inter Arma will deliver the tunes, you just have to join in from wherever you are.

Inter Arma will perform as part of Roadburn Redux between April 16-18.

Date: April 16

Time: 00.45 CEST

Type: Exclusive Sets