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Black Midi Detail New Album, 'Hellfire'
Christian Eede , May 9th, 2022 16:30

It's the UK band's third full-length release in as many years

black midi have shared details of their third album, Hellfire.

Due out in July, the nine-track record was written in isolation in London shortly after the release of the band's second album, Cavalcade, last May. Comparing that record with the new album, black midi's Geordie Greep said in a statement, "if Cavalcade was a drama, Hellfire is like an epic action film." Above, you can watch a video for the album's lead track, 'Welcome To Hell'.

Hellfire is said to tell "the tales of morally suspect characters," according to a press release, with each story presented with a first-person narrative. "Almost everyone depicted is a kind of scumbag," Greep said. "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."

Rough Trade will release Hellfire on July 15, 2022.