Drone metal pioneers Earth announce new album, unveil “Cats on the Briar”: Stream

They've also announced a tour in support of the upcoming LP, Full Upon Her Burning Lips

Earth, via Sargent House

    Thirty years after launching their career, drone metal veterans Earth are back with a new song “Cats on the Briar”, premiering right here at Heavy Consequence. Moreover, the band has announced details of its new album along with dates for a US tour.

    Featuring the core duo of guitarist-bassist Dylan Carlson and drummer Adrienne Davies, Earth will release the album, Full Upon Her Burning Lips, on May 24th. It marks the band’s first full-length release since 2014’s Primitive and Deadly.

    As with the majority of the Olympia, Washington band’s music, “Cats on the Briar” is an instrumental tune, serving as the third track on the upcoming LP.


    “‘Cats on the Briar’ is simultaneously uplifting and ominous, with a sense of perilous beauty,” Carlson tells us of the song. “It contains some of my favorite melodic embellishments, and I’m proud of the succinct solo at the end (all of which were developed during the recording, ‘off the cuff,’ so to speak).”

    He adds, “It was the first song written for the new album. Inspired by a vision of my wife, Holly, dancing through a desert landscape, filled with dangerous flora and fauna. It was first performed in 2016 at Hellfest, in France. I feel this album is the strongest statement of what Earth is and does since I re-started the band in 2002, and this song is a great representation of that fact.”

    Earth will support Full Upon Her Burning Lips with a US tour that kicks off in Seattle on May 24th, the same day the album is released. The trek, featuring opening act Helms Alee, runs through June 29th in Boise, Idaho. See the full list of dates below, and pre-order the new album at this location.


    Earth 2019 Tour Dates With Helms Alee:
    05/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    05/25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    05/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American
    05/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    06/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
    06/02 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
    06/04 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    06/05 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    06/07 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
    06/08 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Mid City Ballroom
    06/10 – Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
    06/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
    06/12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    06/14 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
    06/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
    06/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    06/18 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
    06/19 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    06/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall
    06/22 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    06/23 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
    06/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
    06/27 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
    06/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    06/29 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

    Full Upon Her Burning Lips Artwork:

    Earth - Full Upon Her Burning Lips

    Full Upon Her Burning Lips Tracklist:
    01. Datura’s Crimson Veils
    02. Exaltation of Larks
    03. Cats on the Briar
    04. The Colour of Poison
    05. Descending Belladonna
    06. She Rides an Air of Malevolence
    07. Maidens Catafalque
    08. An Unnatural Carousel
    09. The Mandrake’s Hymn
    10. A Wretched Country of Dusk