"IRATA from Greensboro, NC...not only know the right way to rock; they are fully unconcerned with the trends of today. (They) make raw, unrelenting rock music that grooves when it's supposed to, crushes when it needs to and will leave you wanting more." - Keith Chachkes of Metal Distro

Good health, new shows! 

After a brief recovery period, Jason has completely healed from his injury/illness, and Irata is back! We have several NC shows scheduled throughout the first few months of 2016; check out our shows page (www.iratalive.com/shows) to see where we'll be!

Also, if you live in the upper/middle eastern part of the US, keep your eyes and ears open. We'll be announcing a March tour with dates in your area soon!

Irata on NPR 

If you're a fan of public radio, you'll be happy to hear that we have an appearance on 88.5 fm, WFDD. Today at 5:45pm, Triad Arts is re-airing the interview Cheryl did last year which discusses the writing of Semjase. This Friday, also on Triad Arts, you can listen to a live studio recording of the whole band playing songs off the upcoming album, Sweet Loris. Afterwards, Irata weighs in on writing, playing, and touring. Listen on your computer or mobile device at www.npr.org.

Irata announces new album, tour. 

Hey everybody! We are super stoked to announce the upcoming release of our new full-length album, Sweet Loris. It will be available on CD and in digital formats on October 9, 2015. Vinyl lovers, fear not! You all will have something to play with, hopefully by the end of the year.

We are incredibly excited to be supporting this album with an East Coast tour in support of Kylesa, and their newest album, Exhausting Fire. We will be playing alongside Inter Arma and Indian Handcrafts.

Click here for the official press release and check the right side of this page to see if we'll be playing near you!
See you on the road!

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Previous events

Stoned Meadow of Doom

The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St., Omaha, NE 68104

Stoned Meadow of Doom! We'll be playing Saturday, August 11 with Telekinetic Yeti, Mos Generator, Mothership, and Wo Fat!


Telekinetic Yeti, Hyborian, Irata

Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Telekinetic Yeti with Hyborian and Irata Local 506 Tix: $12 Doors 8, show 9

Telekinetic Yeti https://telekineticyeti.bandcamp.com/ Telekinetic Yeti is a two piece Stoner Doom band from Iowa.

Hyborian https://hyborianrock.bandcamp.com/ Stoner metal band from Kansas City. Debut LP "Vol. 1" released by The Company in 2017.


2018 Spring Tour with Sierra

Starlight Social Club, 47 King St. North, Waterloo, ON N2J 2W9

SIERRA Album release show! First 15 people will receive a FREE copy of the record at the door!


$15 advance 19+

Global Warming follows the show at 11pm


2018 Spring Tour with Sierra

The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd., Charlotte, NC 28208

Irata and Sierra with Charlotte's own GREEVACE


2018 Spring Tour with Sierra

Reggie's 42nd Street Tavern, 1415 S. 42nd Street, Wilmington, NC

Irata - hard rock / metal / stoner Sierra - psychedelic / stoner / prog rock from Canada. w/tba $7 8pm

2018 Spring Tour with Sierra

The Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton, PA 18503

Earthmouth E57

2018 Spring Tour with Sierra

Gooski's, 3117 Brereton St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Price: $10 21+ 9pm

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