Richmond Destroyers INTER ARMA & BASTARD SAPLING Join Forces for Summer Tour

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, June 8, 2014

Richmond has produced some great bands over the years, and two of my favorites are going on tour together this summer. Inter Arma and Bastard Sapling will begin their tour on July 13th, which leads to both bands performing at Gilead Fest in Oshkosh, WI on different days. I’ve had the chance to see both of these groups live and they put on powerful performances that stick with you, so if any of the dates below are near your local area definitely go check this out.

Two of Richmond, VA’s finest offerings to the gods of extreme metal, INTER ARMA and BASTARD SAPLING, will be hitting the road together this July with their sights set on Oshkosh, WI’s semi-annual Gilead Fest. This isn’t the first time the two bands have toured together – given that they share so many members, it’s kind of a no-brainer. This particular run will be special, though, as it sees both bands at the absolute top of their game. INTER ARMA is riding a strong wave of success from their Relapse debut Sky Burial and a slew of successful live actions, while black metal vanguard BASTARD SAPLING is gearing up to release Instinct is Forever, a career-defining double album via longtime conspirators Forcefield Records and new allies Gilead Media.

They’ll be looping down through the South and up towards the Midwest on their path to Gilead Fest, where they’ll share the stage with a dizzying array of underground talent like Thou, The Body, Ash Borer, Wolvserpent, Barghest, Uzala, Seidr, Alraune, Loss, Mutilation Rites, and more.



7/13 – Fredericksburg, VA @ KC’s Music Alley
7/14 – Knoxville, TN @ Poison Lawn
7/15 – Lexington, KY @ Al’s Sidecar
7/16 – Madison, WI @ Forbidden Pleasures
7/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hex Bar
7/18 – Oshkosh, WI @ GILEAD FEST – Oshkosh Masonic Center – Inter Arma*
7/19 – Oshkosh, WI @ GILEAD FEST – Oshkosh Masonic Center – Bastard Sapling*
7/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Franks Power Plant
7/21 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Drinkery
7/22 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile



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