Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Inertia East Coast US Tour - Part 2

So, second part of the tour blog.. Second day of our 2 night stay in Manchester, NH. 
Good news is that Hurricane Irene is now downgraded to a tropical storm, so it's mainly wind and warm humid rain over us at the moment. We decide to venture onto the empty streets into town and find a great Mexican Restaurant.. Great food and good margueritas!
Not bad day off, considering we were due to play Boston today which was cancelled due to the storm..
We are still awaiting news on if the New York show will go ahead.. The club is in a basement, so if the storm hits Manhattan then there could be a possibility of flooding.. Finally we receive confirmation that New York WILL go ahead!!
Woke up early to make sure that we get to New York in plenty of time.. The city was locked down during the storm with people fleeing to other, safer parts of the country.. We suspect most will be returning today.
Get to venue early which is near Chinatown, so we take a walk to St Marks and have a great lunch at a tapas bar.. Beautiful sunny day with the front panels of the restaurant open for a cool breeze and great spot to people watch.. Food was superb!
ABOVE:  With the Synthetic Division guys outside The Delancey in New York.
New York gig is Free entry, we have a good gig and decent turnout.. Also see some old friends!
We stay in New Jersey overnight then head out early for a 8 hour humid drive to North Carolina. We stay in Durham, NC overnight as its only an hour to our gig in Charlotte the next day.. We take it easy the next morning, go to hotel gym and get ready to leave for the show..  
Just as we are pulling away we get a call from Tony from Bella Morte.. Charlotte is cancelled for no apparent reason! Promoter decided to pull the show but failed to let the bands, agent and venue know! 
Another day off, so we decide to head down to Savannah, Georgia a day early  and spend some time at the beach.. Gotta make the best of a bad situation! 
Sad thing is that this was to be the last show with Synthetic Division so we never had a chance to say goodbye properly:-(
We check into our hotel in Savannah, have dinner at Houlihans (great family food) and find a great dive bar near the hotel.. Alexys stays at the hotel as she is tired, while myself, Andrew and Gabe head to the bar.. For ONE drink... We get to the bar and as usual in bars of this nature, everyone knows who you are and that you are "rockstars" within the first 5 minutes if sitting at the bar! 
The bar lady is sweet, and can't believe that a "real" band are in her bar! She buys us a jagermeister each.. Each shot is the size a large glass of wine!! 
More beers and locals start buying us more jagers! Then Karaoke breaks out! The locals want to show us how "well" they can sing!!!! Not Good! They are awful!!!! 
They continue this while we get more drinks thrown our way.. 
We finally leave in the early hours of the morning, completely intoxicated!!! The bar take a group photo with us and we are off! Me and Gabe get the hotel and realise we lost Andrew along the way.. ! We head back to the bar, grab Andrew and help steer him back to the hotel!  Excellent evening of drinking!!!
The next day we spend walking through the gorgeous Southern charmed alleyways of Savannah.. Beautiful colonial houses, spectacular riverside views, great food and free drinking on the streets! 
We spend most of the day doing this then head out to the venue for tonight's show. We are playing a Gay Drag venue on a Fetish night! It's our last gig with Bella Morte tonight .. Gig goes well but not many people, as everyone is saving their money for DragonCon on the weekend.. Pity, as the promoters were great and provided us with a nice feast before the show.
We say goodbye to the Bella guys then head to the hotel.
Wake up super early for the 1000 mile drive to our next gig in Columbus, Ohio! 12 hours later, we are there, after driving through some gorgeous mountain views in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
This is the first of our final 2 shows as Inertia headliner only.. We are greeted at The Shrunken Head by Kristy from Nilaihah Records and The Azoic. She owns this venue together with her husband.. Nice small venue.. There is a blues band playing a day session as we walk in, we head to the back tiki patio for a much anticipated cold beer.. Its about 100 degrees and humid!
We soundcheck and Kristy makes an announcement before we hit the stage about how we know her. Gig is amazing!!! Best all tour!! The audience dance throughout the set, then they all swamp the merch table after the gig ! Excellent evening with great fun people!
The next day is a day off before our last show in Ithaca. We decide to drive to Niagara for a bit of sightseeing. We get to the hotel early evening after the 6 hour hot drive.. And promptly all jump into the pool for a cool down and swim. Later we eat at a great "wings" restaurant.. Then turn in.
In the morning we head to the Niagara Falls and do some sightseeing. Spectacular.
Then we head to Ithaca in upstate New York.
On the way there we drive though very small villages including some Amish towns, we even pass an Amish family on an Amish buggy.. We all got excited:-)
We pull up to the venue in Itgaca, The Haunt. Great venue by the Riverside.. Lots of great bands have played here. Tonight they are having a "white" party for the goths in honour if Labor day.. All the goths have to wear white!! And they do!!! They all make the effort and look amazing! 
We are treated to venue's well known BBQ dinners and have a great last show of the tour.. Staff and promoter rock!:-) great end to an interesting and exciting tour, where we landed in an Earthquake, dodged hurricanes, went through cancellations but most importantly, had a fun time with some great people.. 
Reza (Inertia)

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Inertia East Coast Tour Blog 1

So, we arrived in New York on the 23rd August.. stayed 2 days in Long Island City in preparation, met up with our guitarist for this tour, Gabriel Shaw from Boston.  Then we got extremely drunk in a Cafe 31 opposite Madison Square Garden.  Crazy thing is we only popped in there for a drink after walking about half Manhattan island that day!

Started off with Myself, Alexys and Andrew.. then we were joined by Xian from the band Eisdrive and his wife, then Athan (our booking agent and singer from Spahn Ranch/Black tape for a blue girl) and Gabe.. we got trashed!!

Next morning for our first show in Pittsburgh, we took the 7 hour drive West and had a great gig at the 31st Street pub!
Much thanks to Jim Semonik, who put the show on and was extremely welcoming.  Noitekk band, Die Sektor were also on the bill.

We also meet the Bella Morte guys., who seem really fun!

At this point we are hearing rumours of Hurricane Irene hitting the East Coast..  we watch the news and check out the potential areas to be hit and GREAT. it is to hit all the cities on our tour!

Anyway.. we take the 10 hour drive to Providence, Rhode Island.  Get there.. we a have a nice hotel and the venue is stlll setting up..  no stage, but adequate PA being set up..

We meet the Synthetic Division guys, who will be with us for he next few shows.. cool guys.

Unfortunately, this was a new venue and the crew and management have obviously never done something like this before..  The sound engineer did his best, but had no idea about sound.. period.

Gig goes ahead and we end up all playing through the in house system.. normally reserved to play background music in the pub.. not ideal, but all three bands did a kick ass job!

We are now hearing that Hurricane Irene is heading to Rhode Island, so we leave the next morning, heading North to Manchester, New Hampshire.

We also hear that our Boston show has been cancelled for Sunday, as Irene will be hitting the city that day..  sucks as this was a very important show for us.  We haven't played Boston for 9 years!!

We get to Manchester early so decide to book 2 nights in a hotel, as we now have a spare day.. plus we want to wait the storm out up here..

Gig in Manchester goes well..  excellent sets by all 3 bands, great treatment by the promoter and venue staff..

Wake up this morning and we are glad to hear that the hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

Raining consistently here now as the storm is above us.. but easy to deal with.

Another day here then next stop.. New York.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

INERTIA Newsletter July 2011


We will be going on tour in the USA (East Coast) this August with the excellent BELLA MORTE.  Also on the bill are SYNTHETIC DIVISION.
We are still waiting on full date confirmation, but as they stand, they are:-
August 25th Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Street Pub
August 26th Providence, RI @ TBA
August 27th Manchester, NH @ Milly's Tavern
August 28th Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
August 29th NYC @ TBA
August 30th Wash, DC @ TBA
August 31st Raleigh, NC @ TBA
September 1st Savannah, GA @ Club One

We have started an Indie GoGo (Like Kickstarter) campaign to help fund the forthcoming US Tour.  Due to low fee guarantees and high costs involved, we need a little help with the finances.
We have offered some great exclusive music, merchandise and offers in our Indie GoGo campaign.  This includes exclusive Inertia music that will NOT be available ANYWHERE ELSE apart from this campaign.
Check out the campaign and see if there is anything you like!  All monies will go directly to the tour fund!

We are organizing our own London Music Festival!!
Music For A Darkened Theatre is a festival organized by Reza & Alexys from Inertia. 
Held at The Cochrane Theatre in London on Saturday 13th August,  the line up features In The Nursery, Zodiac Youth, Attrition, Inertia, Mechanical Cabaret, The Ghost of Lemora, Maleficent, Alter Red, Black Light Ascension.
Tickets are £13 (Limited to only 300 Tickets!).
For more info and to get tickets, check out the festival website:-

Just in at INERTIA HQ are brand new “Deworlded” T-Shirts.  The shirts are available as Regular T-Shirts, Girlie Shirts and Vests.  To purchase your shirt follow the link below, shirts are priced at only £12 inc Shipping!!!

Monday, 23 May 2011

INERTIA Newsletter May 2011


Just in at INERTIA HQ are brand new “Deworlded” T-Shirts.  The shirts are available as Regular T-Shirts, Girlie Shirts and Vests.  To purchase your shirt follow the link below, shirts are priced at only £12 inc Shipping!!!

You can now buy your copy of the current album by Inertia, DEWORLDED directly through Bandcamp.  The download album is priced at $6.99 (USD), while the physical CD is priced at $8.95.  When buying the physical CD, you will also gain access to an immediate download version of the album, so you don’t have to wait to hear it!!

INERTIA are currently busy scheduling more shows for 2011/2012.
The band are working out dates for UK, USA, Canada, Australia and some parts of Europe.  Check the brand new revamped website for updates!

Current confirmed dates are:-
13.06.11 – Wave Gotik Treffen Festival, Leipzig, Germany
INERTIA will be playing at Halle 15, onstage at 16.20.  Other bands on the same stage include Nitzer Ebb, Dive and Hocico

22.06.11 – The Borderline, London, UK
Supporting the excellent JULIEN-K from the USA.  Featuring members of ORGY/LINKIN PARK.  Tickets only £8 from the link below.

05.08.11 – The Appleby, Burton-on-Trent, UK
(Headline show at Burton’s Alternative Music Venue)

13.08.11 – Music for a Darkened Theatre Festival, London, UK
Festival organized by Reza & Alexys from Inertia.  Held at The Cochrane Theatre in London featuring In The Nursery, Zodiac Youth, Attrition, Inertia, Mechanical Cabaret, The Ghost of Lemora, Maleficent, Alter Red, Black Light Ascension)  Tickets £13 from the link below (Limited to only 300 Tickets!).

10.09.11 – The Coven, Luton, UK
Inertia play at Luton’s long running club, The Coven.

If you know of anyone who is interested in booking INERTIA for a show Worldwide, please get in touch:

Inertia’s Alexys B is currently sining with ATTRITION on tour.  Check ATTRITION at:-
03.06.11 – Café Dekcuf, Ottawa, Canada
04.06.11 – The Spill Café, Peterborough, Canada
05.06.11 – Club Neutral, Toronto, Canada
10.06.11 – Amo Vivo, Pisa, Italy
09.07.11 – Lumous Festival, Helsinki, Finland
13.08.11 – Music for a Darkened Theatre Festival, London, UK

Check out Inertia’s Reza Udhin playing keyboards in KILLING JOKE this year at Summer Festivals:-
10.06.11 – Sonisphere, Warsaw, Poland
12.06.11 – Wave Gotik Treffen, Leipzig, Germany
02.07.11 – Rosklide Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
08.07.11 – Sonisphere, Knebworth, UK
22.07.11 – Tulska Open Air, Helsinki, Finland
31.07.11 – Summer Darkness, Utrecht, Holland
03.09.11 – Electric Picnic, Laois, Ireland

Also, if you live in London, check out Reza & Alexys’ club night HARD DRIVE, which occurs every 3rd Sunday of the Month at The Alleycat club, Denmark St, WC2H 8LP.  Music is played in a laid back relaxed atmosphere running from Industrial to Goth to 80’s, with a live band on at 9.30pm.

Monday, 14 March 2011

INERTIA Live this Sunday 20th March in London!!

Come and see Inertia live at the only London show announced this year and as part of this amazing line up!


A night not to be missed!!!

Tickets are available at £19 (inc Free Postage) directly from the Inertia website:

This price is cheaper than other outlets, where you can expect to pay £22 and upwards for these tickets!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

INERTIA USA Tour postponed

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our forthcoming US Tour scheduled for April 2011. As a result of certain developments in the tour including some shows dropping out, it would have been financial suicide for the band to go ahead with this tour.

The band are looking immediately into booking a new US tour for later this year.

We apologise to our US fans who were planning on attending one of the cancelled shows. We hope to have some good news for you soon.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Inertia US Tour Campaign

Inertia US Tour Campaign

INERTIA only have 7 days left in their campaign to raise funds for their forthcoming US
Tour as part of DARKFEST.


Unfortunately, due to the scale and cost of this tour, fees and merchandise will only
cover the cost of Lodgings, Gas, Vehicle Rental and Food.  This will not cover the high
flight fares that Inertia & Attrition will incur.

So, we need your help raising these funds via our Indie GoGo Campaign!  Indie GoGo is
like Kickstart, it is a way of people contributing to the arts and in return reap rewards. 
We can accept all major credit/debit cards and paypal.

Rewards for contributors include Digital Downloads, CD's, Posters, Unreleased tracks,
exclusive live footage, handwritten lyrics, personal recipe books, autographed
merchandise, backstage access, guest list to future shows and plenty more!!

Please check out our campaign and see if anything interests you and help us reach our
goal of $3000 within the next 7 days!!!!!!!!!!


-April 6th Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
-April 7th Savannah, GA @ ClubOne
-April 8th New Orleans, LA @ HiHo Lounge
-April 9th Tulsa, OK @ Eclipse
-April 10th Nashville, TN @ The Rutledge
-April 11th St. Louis, MO @ Crack Fox
-April 13th Raleigh, NC @ Legends
-April 14th Baltimore, MD @ Orpheus
-April 15th Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub
-April 16th New York City (TBA)
-April 17th Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

Thanks in advance for your support!!


Thursday, 24 February 2011

Inertia & Attrition in Weston Super Mare

Saturday 26th February 2011





15 Carlton St
Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom

Doors 8.30pm / Admission £5