"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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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

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.


Irata with King Buffalo

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

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