Inter Arma – “The Paradise Gallows” Video

It was almost a year ago to the day that we first premiered “The Paradise Gallows,” the lead single and title track from Inter Arma’s third full-length. Paradise Gallows closed out 2016 with the top spot on our list of the year’s best metal albums.

Inter Arma are old-school road warriors: They tour pretty much non-stop, and they’re a fucking transcendent live act. And they’re headed back on the road for the better part of spring and summer 2017 (including a leg with another really good band called Pallbearer), and to help get the word out, they’ve released a new video for “The Paradise Gallows.”

The track is 11 minutes and change, which is the length of a decent short film, so it’s fitting that this clip is subititled, “Film By Jordan Vance.” There’s not much in the way of narrative, though — it’s just a reel of apocalyptic-looking imagery that goes well with the apocalyptic-sounding song, the timing of which dovetails nicely with the actual apocalypse. Haha, I’m joking! But just in case the end is nigh, I’m gonna urge you to go see IA if they’re playing in or around your neck of the woods. You absolutely want to see them at least once (or once more) before the world ends. Here’s a reminder why.

Here are those tour dates. All the Pallbearer gigs are marked with a *.

05/02 Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
05/03 Bristol, UK @ Exchange
05/04 Arlons, BE @ Festival Aralunaire
05/05 Tours, FR @ Le Temps Machine
05/06 Toulouse, FR @ Le Saint Des Deins
05/07 L’Hospitalet, ES @ Salamandra 2
05/09 Marseille, FR @ Jas Rod
05/10 Milan, IT @ Ligera
05/11 Luzern, CH @ Sedel
05/12 Cologne, DE @ Underground
05/13 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
05/25 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room *
05/26 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
05/27 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mes *
05/28 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
05/30 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *
05/31 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater *
06/01 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
06/05 Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony *
06/06 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
06/07 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar *
08/05 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
08/06 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
08/07 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
08/08 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
08/11 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
08/12 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
08/13 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
08/17 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
08/18-19 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas
08/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
08/21 Boulder, CO @ Marquis Theater
08/22 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
08/23 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
08/24 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
08/25 Tempe, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
08/26 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
08/29 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
08/30 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
08/31 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
09/01 Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate
09/02 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
09/03 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight