Drone metal greats Earth are back with a new album called Full Upon Her Burning Lips, which is due May 24 via Sargent House (pre-order). In a statement (via Pitchfork), Dylan Carlson said, "I wanted this to be a ‘sexy’ record, a record acknowledging the ‘witchy’ and ‘sensual’ aspects in the music. Sort of a ‘witch’s garden’ kind of theme, with references to mind altering plants and animals that people have always held superstitious beliefs towards. A conjuror or root doctor’s herbarium of songs, as it were." The lead single is the mesmerizing "Cats on the Briar," which you can hear below.

Earth have also announced a tour with psychedelic sludge band Helms Alee, who recently announced that their new album Noctiluca would be out April 26 via Sargent House and released the very promising lead single "Interachnid."

This very cool double bill hits NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on June 19. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon. All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
1. Datura's Crimson Veils
2. Exaltation of Larks
3. Cats on the Briar
4. The Colour of Poison
5. Descending Belladonna
6. She Rides an Air of Malevolence
7. Maidens Catafalque
8. An Unnatural Carousel
9. The Mandrake's Hymn
10. A Wretched Country of Dusk

Earth / Helms Alee -- 2019 Tour Dates
Fri, MAY 24 Neumos Seattle, WA
Sat, MAY 25 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Tue, MAY 28 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Wed, MAY 29 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Fri, MAY 31 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Sat, JUN 01 Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
Sun, JUN 02 Sister Albuquerque, NM
Tue, JUN 04 Barracude Austin, TX
Wed, JUN 05 Club Dada Dallas, TX
Fri, JUN 07 The Secret Group Houston, TX
Sat, JUN 08 Mid City Ballroom Baton Rouge, LA
Mon, JUN 10 Wills Pub Orlando, FL
Tue, JUN 11 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Wed, JUN 12 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Fri, JUN 14 Gallery 5 Richmond, VA
Sat, JUN 15 Ottobar Baltimore, ND
Sun, JUN 16 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Tue, JUN 18 Once Ballroom Somerville, MA
Wed, JUN 19 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
Fri, JUN 21 Spirit Hall Pittsburgh, PA
Sat, JUN 22 El Club Detroit, MI
Sun, JUN 23 The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Mon, JUN 24 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, MN
Thu, JUN 27 Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
Fri, JUN 28 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Sat, JUN 29 Neurolux Boise, ID