Lightning Bolt – “The Metal East”

Last month, the Providence, RI-based noise duo Lightning Bolt announced some details of a new album, Fantasy Empire, their first new LP in five years. The album was recorded at Pawtucket’s Machines With Magnets studio (where Krieg and the Body recorded their recent albums), it’s coming out on Thrill Jockey next month, and its release will be followed by a two-month US tour. Today, they give us the first single, “The Metal East” — and even though the band have been away for half a decade, they haven’t lost any of their punishing intensity. Listen and check out tour dates below.

Fantasy Empire is out 3/24 via Thrill Jockey.

Lightning Bolt tour dates:
04/15 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
04/16 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
04/17 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
04/18 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
04/19 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
04/20 Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
04/21 St. Louis, MO @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
04/22 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
04/24 Denver, CO @ GLOB
04/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
04/27 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
04/28 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
04/29 Portland, OR @ Dantes
05/01 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
05/02 Oakland, CA @ Leo’s
05/03 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
05/04 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
05/05 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
05/06 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
05/08 Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest
05/09 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
05/10 Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
05/11 Raleigh, NC @ Kings
05/12 Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
05/13 Baltimore, MD @ Floristree
05/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
05/15 Brooklyn, NY @ The Wick
05/16 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge