Irata, from Greensboro, NC, defy specific categorization. Their sound dodges to the side or straight up smashes through genre barriers with a dexterous, infectious groove.
Jason Ward: drums/percussion/vocals
Jon Case: bass guitar/ vocals
Cheryl Manner: guitar
Owen Burd: guitar/vocals
October 2015 saw the release of Irata's most recent work, "Sweet Loris."
In 2016 the band traveled a large portion of both the Eastern and Western United States.
2017 tours included a West Side tour with Freedom Hawk in February, and an Eastern jaunt into Canada with All Them Witches, and a fall run with Caustic Casanova.
A new release is anticipated within the year.
"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