Barnstorming alt-metal outfit Inertia have returned with one last single, 'Arisaka' off their highly-anticipated forthcoming EP.
After the success and plaudits that surrounded Inertia’s debut Connexion in 2020, the considerable hype surrounding upcoming EP Memoria – out via Resist Records on March 18 – has come as little surprise.
Anticipation surrounding the four-piece has been consistently enhanced by a further string of excellent singles. Last year we heard ‘Cry Me A River’, this year we’ve been belted by ‘Hivemind’ and now ‘Arisaka’ – a crushing opener. The second you hear those distorted synths, you can tell ‘Arisaka’ is meant to lead, and the subtle but rewarding complexities within the hardcore explosion that follows tells you everything you need to know about Inertia’s plans now that they’re with Resist.
Keep up with the latest music news, features, festivals, interviews and reviews here.
“Every great story needs an attention grabbing opening,” tells vocalist Julian Latouche. “Arisaka is that powerful beginning we wanted for the story we created with this EP, following the protagonists descent into blind rage and vengeance, wanting only retribution.”
The band intend for ‘Hivemind‘ to build on the foundations “Arisaka” lay, describing both tracks as exploring the rage and anxiety of dealing with the new world we have created through over consumption, societal division through status, and the modern day concept of capitalism.
They’ve already formed a considerable reputation in the Australian alt-scene from supporting the likes of Dream on Dreamer, Ocean Grove, Void of Vision, Story of The Year (US), Slaves (US) and Thornhill.
Now, to celebrate the release of Memoria, Inertia announced an Australian club tour co-presented by AM//PM and The Neighbourhood beginning April 1 in Adelaide at The Fat Controller, before a hometown headliner at Sydney’s Burdekin Hotel on April 14, then travelling to The Brightside in Brisbane on April 16 and rounding out the tour in Melbourne at Inflation on May 7. Tickets are on sale now.