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High On Fire, the highly-regarded stoner metal band from Oakland, California, have announced they are to tour the UK for nine dates before heading over to mainland Europe for a further fifteen, taking in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden (all the best metal countries, then).

The band, which consists of ex-members of the legendary Sleep, are already scheduled to play Southern Lord’s Power Of The Riff mini-festival later this month in LA with SunnO))), Dead In The Dirt and Loincloth (themselves on tour), as well as Corrosion of Conformity and Void Ov Voices amongst others. They also released their sixth studio album in April this year called De Vermis Mysteriis through E1 Music, the title of which nods towards Lovecraftian themes, and is a concept record about Jesus Christ’s fictional time travelling twin. As you do. It was also produced by the prolific Mr. Kurt Ballou of Converge, which is always a fairly good barometer of quality.

Check out the events calendar for a full list of all tours mentioned to see if they come near you. A bit for our brethren in the U.S. and Europe!