"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

Weedeater, Golden Haze Fest, Album Release, and more! 

We've been pretty quiet here at the beginning of 2019, but things are starting to get hot!

On Friday, May 24th, you'll be able to pick up our latest release, Tower! ( Pre-order here! )

Then, beginning Wednesday, May 29th, we'll be heading out for a brief run with Weedeater. This tour will take us to Tennessee, Ohio, DC, and Virginia, so be sure to check out when we'll be close to you!

We're also very excited about Golden Haze Fest, in Golden, CO, and Descendants of Crom III, in Pittsburgh, PA. We'll be announcing tour dates around these festivals, so keep and eye on our shows page!

We're just getting revved up, and hope to have many more announcements soon!

See you on the road!


We haven't had enough of you yet! We're looking forward to playing with Cusses, Night Battles, Totally Slow, and King Buffalo over the next couple of months! Check out the shows  page to see where we'll be and who we'll be hanging with!

Irata and Sierra 2018 

We are happy to be heading out on the road once again, this time with label mates Sierra from Ontario. We'll be hitting the upper-east coast, and there are several NC dates as well. Head over to the shows page to see when we'll be near you!

Tour Time! 

We thought we were done with the road this year, but the itch has struck again. We'll be traipsing through the middle of the US with our good friends Caustic Casanova starting this Saturday in Dayton, OH, and ending in Albuquerque, NM.

These shows are going to be super-special because we'll have: A) Owen Burd making our sound even thicker and scarier than before B) Sweet Loris Vinyl!!! You wanted it, we have it!!! and C) New songs which will be on the upcoming album!

Go to our shows page to see when we'll be destroying your hometown.

New Member! 

Everyone please join us in welcoming Owen Burd to Irata! He'll be co-slaying on guitar, keys, vocals, carrying heavy shit, and terrorizing small children. 

We have some shows coming up that will be announced soon; you can catch the new lineup AND some brand new songs!



Doin' Stuff 

Hey! Huge thanks to everyone who came out to the shows the past couple of months! We had an absolute blast with our pals in Freedom Hawk and new buddies All Them Witches, and we couldn't have done it without you guys!
So, what's next? Well, we're working on getting Sweet Loris on vinyl, and writing some more music! We hope to have a new release out within the year. In the meantime, keep an eye on our shows page for special appearances near you!

Irata, back on tour in 2017 with All Them Witches. 

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we will be returning to the road in March, 2017 with Nashville band All Them Witches. This tour will be the first to take us out of the country for a couple dates in Canada. All dates for this tour are currently listed on the shows page, along with links to tickets; we recommend grabbing tickets soon, as all shows are expected to sell out.

Summer Tour has begun! 

Irata is steamrolling their way to the west coast! We've got dates in Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Denver. Check out our shows page, and see whwn we'll be in your area!

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Previous events


Irata / Dee Calhoun / TBA

Guido's, 543 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701

Dee Calhoun- the voice of Iron Man and Spiral Grave bringing us a heavy set of acoustic doom.

More TBA!

Free show!



The Mix, 2423 N St. Mary's St. , San Antonio, TX 78212

Sell Your Soul with... Mountain Tamer, Zed, and Salem's Bend all from California. Also Wasted Theory from Delaware and Stonecutter's from Kentucky. Most of the band's have brand new LP's you can check out. If you are into Hard Rock/Metal/Doom I would not want to miss any of these bands. This is a FREE event! It is 21+ and will start at 7 pm. Will be food provided and some giveaway's throughout the evening. Support touring bands, support your scene, support your venues.

Spider House Ballroom Stoner Jam 19!

Spider House Ballroom, 2908 & 2906 Fruth St., Austin, Texas 78705

Garden Stage: 1:30 Shadow Giant (la) 2:15 Blue Dream (chi) 3:00 Monte Luna (atx) 3:45 Prieur&Landry (Canada) 4:30 Tia Carrera (atx) 5:15 MALA HIERBA (Mexico) 6:00 Salem's Bend (Ca) 6:45 La Chinga (Canada) 7:30 Irata (nc) 8:15 Backwoods Payback (pa) 9:00 Howling Giant (nash) 9:45 DUEL (atx)

Small Stone showcase at SXSW 2019

Lamberts, 401 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

War Cloud/Irata/Mountain of Smoke/Doomfall

Double Wide, 3510 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226

War Cloud brings their high energy heavy metal to the Double Wide on their Southwest Striker Tour, aligning forces with Irata, Mountain of Smoke, and Doomfall!

8pm $10



Irata with King Buffalo

Cat's Cradle, 300 East Main St., Carrboro, NC

Irata with Night Battles, Totally Slow

Monstercade, 204 W. Acadia Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27127


NIGHT BATTLES ( Raleigh ) https://nightbattles.bandcamp.com/ Dark, thick, propulsive post punk / doom punk with a lyrical nod towards the seedier side of the human experience.

TOTALLY SLOW ( Greensboro ) https://totallyslow.bandcamp.com/ Fast, catchy, thoughtful punk rock that brilliantly rides the line between 80's frontside grinds and 90's basement punk.

Torche / Irata / Unruly Boys

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

Torche and Irata with special guests Unruly Boys (members of No Power, K-9 Unit, Funeral Chic, Stepdad SS & Extermination Rite) and Joules

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