black midi announce new album, share “Welcome To Hell”

black midi announce new album, share “Welcome To Hell”

Atiba Jefferson

black midi have announced details of a new album. The U.K. trio’s follow-up to 2021 album Cavalcade is titled Hellfire and is due on July 15 via Rough Trade Records. Today’s announcement comes with new song “Welcome to Hell,” which you can stream below

Talking in a statement about comparisons between the new album and last year’s, Geordie Greep of the band said, “If Cavalcade was a drama, Hellfire is like an epic action film.”

“Almost everyone depicted is a kind of scumbag,” Greep adds. “Almost everything I write is from a true thing, something I experienced and exaggerated and wrote down. I don’t believe in Hell, but all that old world folly is great for songs, I’ve always loved movies and anything else with a depiction of Hell. Dante’s Inferno. When Homer goes to Hell in The Simpsons. There’s a robot Hell in Futurama. Isaac Bashevis Singer, a Jewish writer who portrays a Satan interfering in people’s lives. There’s loads!”

In addition to news of a new album, black midi have also confirmed plans for three North American dates this summer. They will play in Boston, New Jersey, and New York in July. See below for dates and venue details.

Hellfire tracklist:

“Eat Men Eat”
“Welcome To Hell”
“The Race Is About To Begin”
“Dangerous Liaisons”
“The Defence”
“27 Questions”

Black Midi live:

July 21 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
July 23 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
July 24 – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage
September 6 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
September 7 – Richmond, VA – The National
September 9 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
September 10 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
September 12 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
September 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
September 16 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
September 20 – Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress Plaza
September 22 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
September 23 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
September 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theatre
September 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
September 28 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
September 29 – Reno, NV – Cargo Concert Hall
October 3 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
October 4 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
October 7 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
October 8 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
October 9 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
October 12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
October 14 – Columbus, OH – The Athenaeum Theatre
October 15 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall